Support the Chamber that supports you.
The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce was established in 1952 by local business people to help local businesses – something that still rings true today. You may be surprised to see how many different ways that is being done. Some of the benefits are direct, such as networking. Still, other benefits are indirect, such as government relations that serve as an advocate for your business, allowing you to succeed.
Whether you have time to become an active, regular participant or if you never leave your place of work, you can find real, bottom-line value in your Chamber membership. We are passionate about improving our community! We are a volunteer-driven organization with a 29 member Board of Directors, 5 advocacy committees, and a dedicated staff that works collaboratively to meet our goals and mission. Please contact Katie Yarrow at (907) 374-6703 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about becoming a member.
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ADVANTAGES OF MEMBERSHIP
We are the voice of business; advocating for business at the local, state and federal levels of government. You don’t have time to stay on top of all the local, regional, and state issues which could impact your business, but that’s at the heart of what we do. We keep you informed so that you can concentrate on growing your business. Your organization has a say in what happens in government through the Chamber's advocacy. Your ability to influence public policy on common business problems becomes greater as more voices are added to advocate on behalf of businesses like yours.
Members and their employees have the opportunity to serve on any of our committees.
- Education & Workforce Development
- Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
- Government Relations
- Military Affairs
- Transportation and Infrastructure
Make face-to-face connections and enhance your presence in the community. A few of the networking opportunities we facilitate are:Meet in a relaxed atmosphere with Chamber members and community leaders while listening to educational and informative guest speakers discuss issues of importance to businesses and the community.Join any of our five advocacy committees to help advise the Chamber on issues that may affect our members, and network with fellow advocates.Chamber EventsAttend annual Chamber events like the Annual Meeting, Military Appreciation Banquet, Golden Days, Operation: Standing Together, or the Tanana Chiefs Conference Reception to meet other members and community officials.Typically held at the host’s place of business with heavy hors d’oeurvres, refreshments, and door prizes, this event provides the host an opportunity for more thorough and personal interactions with guests.
VisibilityThe Chamber provides many opportunities for businesses to enhance their online presence:Stay in front of over 700 Chamber members, business owners, non-profit directors and government officials and make the world your marketplace - we list your business on the web, including your contact info, current job openings, press releases, social media channels, and a link to your website.Press Exposure and Milestone RecognitionShare breaking news and prominent milestones by posting press releases and development highlights on your member profile. Your good news can also be featured on our social media as a Membership Monday post, or in The Scoop as a Members on the Move post. We can also help you celebrate a milestone with a Ribbon Cutting! We can bring the big scissors.Event & Jobs PostingPost your events on our community calendar and job listings on our Member Job Postings page. Member events also get pulled from the calendar into our twice-weekly newsletter, the Scoop, to be featured.Sponsoring a Chamber event is a great way to showcase your business to a targeted audience.We have a dedicated advertisement section in our twice-weekly newsletter, The Scoop, that goes out to around 2,000 subscribers. This membership perk allows you to post your own flyers, call-to-action requests, and community events for a nominal fee.Gain brand and community exposure by advertising on our website for locals and tourist to see.Social MediaIf you have an account, we follow your business and interact with you! Whenever you are featured you will be tagged to help attract more visitors to your page.Search Engine Optimization BenefitsOur website is a trusted source, and if you are listed on our site it is more likely to be higher up in search results than businesses that are not listed.
Research shows that consumers are more likely to do business with a company if the company is a member of their local chamber of commerce. Chamber members are recognized as being a reputable business. Membership in a Chamber of Commerce is considered a must in order to be taken seriously and be considered as a viable player in your industry.
We keep you connected and informed. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, The Scoop, to stay up to date on all things Chamber and community related.
Everyday we receive calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential service providers and area information. If you’re a member, you’re referred because we know what you offer and have a relationship with you as a member.
Buy from members for less! Increase your savings and network through Member Deals. Devise your own exclusive, meaningful discount and promote it through us.
Tip: Chamber membership can be written off as a business expense!
We host major events like Golden Days and Clean Up Day. These events brings tourist dollars to our city, creates goodwill and promotes our community. You can have a presence at these events to show your dedication to the Golden Heart City.
You are part of a group of business professionals who care about their community, how it works, and where it’s going. Just by being a member shows your support of these efforts. Stand out in your industry as a leader by showing your dedication to the success of your business and all businesses in the area. When the business community is vibrant and strong, the local economy is stronger. Our work is good for all businesses.
110% CHAMBER SUPPORTERS
The 110% Club is a great option to support the Chamber above and beyond your normal dues. This donation is an extra boost to the Chamber in our effort to support a healthy business environment for our members and our community.
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