Updated May 2015
YOUR FLOYD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP
OFFERS A VARIETY OF BUSINESS-RELATED SERVICES
AND FREQUENT OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET AND NETWORK WITH OTHER BUSINESSES.
Business After Hours Socials
Members can host these socials which offer chamber members
and their guests a chance to keep up on the changing Floyd scene while
developing relationships with other business owners. Members who host business after hour socials have
the opportunity to showcase their business.
Ribbon Cuttings for Members
The Chamber facilitates ribbon cuttings to promote new
businesses, expansions, new locations, and new services for businesses within
the county. These events appear in the
Floyd Press along with an article about the business. Requests for help promoting ribbon cuttings
outside the county will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
All members receive highlighted placements in the Visitor Center
for brochures, rack cards, business cards, etc. The Chamber's Facebook page helps endorse
member events, promotions and special achievements. Cooperative Advertising is available to
members to help maximize their advertising efforts.
Web Site for Visitors
The site provides a Member Directory
that showcases Member businesses by category and also
The directory provides direct links to member websites.
"Member of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce" Website
This badge is a sign of professional distinction to display on member's
website. The chamber is often asked to
verify a membership status for potential customers who favor Chamber
members. Customers are more likely to
buy from businesses that are members of a chamber according to a 2012 study
done by the Schapiro Group based in Atlanta.
The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce now offers affordable opportunities
for members to advertise on the Chamber's website with banner ads that will
through to member's site and provide traffic statistics.
Annual Dinner and
Each Fall, the Chamber holds its Annual Dinner and
Silent Auction which is its most popular, best attended member only event of
the year. The Silent Auction helps raise
funds for a Community Enhancement Scholarship Program to assist a Floyd County
High School Senior.
Annual Recognition Awards
year at the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, awards
will be given to outstanding chamber members.
Categories of distinction include Business of the Year, Chamber Member
of the Year, and Best New Business, among others.
Lunch and Learns
Members have the opportunity to present topics in their area
of expertise for other members and for the general public at Lunch and Learn
Membership Lunchtime Board
Every other month, on the 4th Tuesday, the
Chamber holds membership-focused meetings featuring a presentation of interest
to the business community. Lunch is
provided to members along with networking opportunities. Time and meeting locations are posted in the
Chamber's newsletters and on our website calendar. Members are welcome to attend Board of
Director's business meetings held the other months on the 4th
Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm.
Information about each meeting is posted on the Chamber website: floydchamber.org.
Member To Member
The Chamber e-newsletter and e-blasts help members share
information with other members, provide information on resources and events
that benefit members, and keep members up to date with Chamber meeting and
projects. The Chamber also provides forums for members to share
information with other members privately, such as in a private Facebook group.
Consultation and Referral Services
can seek advice and outside perspectives with challenges they are facing in a
casual setting. Come have coffee with
Chamber will facilitate peer reviews for any member who seeks objective opinions
of how successful their business is in areas such as advertising, products,
signage, customer service, customer amenities, and other aspects of business
have the opportunity to sponsor the yearly membership fee for another business
or organization, or sponsor an event such as a Lunchtime Board Meeting or a
Lunch and Learn event. Sponsors will get
a free banner ad on the Chamber's website for an entire month.
And More To Come...
We are striving to offer more benefits to our members in the months ahead!
How to join the Chamber
the Chamber is simple. You can go onto
our website (www.floydchamber.org) and
fill out the membership application and make a payment. Once the Board approves the new membership at
its monthly meeting, the membership is official.
you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 745-4407 or
stop by the office at 109 East Main Street, Floyd. (We are next to Blue Ridge