Join the Chamber - An Invitation!
Join the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Today
A cohesive community that works for all includes quality jobs, vibrant commerce, stable families, and treasured natural resources. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce intends to work together as a community to take action to meet four challenges: sustainable business, housing, transportation, and a balanced multiple use approach to conservation of natural resources. Such a Chamber will provide opportunities for members and volunteers to participate, to make a difference, to form new relationships and new bonds of community.
When consumers know that a small business is a Member of the Chamber of Commerce, they are...
- 12% more likely to think that a company’s products stack up better against its competition if a company shows that it is highly involved in its local Chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board).
- 40% more likely to eat at a restaurant when they know a restaurant franchise is a Member of the Chamber of Commerce.
- 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from a company who is a Member of the Chamber of Commerce.
- 44% more likely to think favorably of a business and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from them in the future.
- 59% more likely to think that being active in the local Chamber of Commerce is an effective business strategy overall.
One of the most important functions the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce performs throughout the year is driving business your way. Our goal is to inform as many customers of your products and services and drive those customers to your business. There are a number of ways the Chamber accomplishes that - our Visitor Services operation, our highly utilized website: www.jacksonholechamber.com, our publications, and our on-going public relations efforts.
We have some new services available that you will want to take advantage of. These tools will allow us to DRIVE BUSINESS YOUR WAY! To join, fill out a Membership application, pay the requisite fee, and submit both to the Chamber Membership Services Manager.
Getting the Most of Your Chamber Membership: When you join the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, please consider the ways that you'll make the most of your investment. Edward D. Warren offers the following tips and insights: Getting the Most from Your Chamber Membership (9/11/14 via LinkedIn).
PROMOTING THE COMMUNITY
One of the greatest benefits of belonging to the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is the wide variety of marketing services and advertising opportunities we offer to promote the community. Some services are included as part of your membership dues. (indicated by a single asterisk *)
Additional opportunities are available for those businesses seeking supplemental advertising for their business or service.(indicated by a double asterisk **)
Explorer Magazine: The comprehensive vacation planner for Jackson Hole, with a wide distribution of over 60,000 copies, plus PDF downloads from the Chamber website. **
Explorer Online www.jacksonholechamber.com Over 300,00 unique visits per year with 2 million page views. **
Sponsorships: Advertising exposure through specialized, targeted markets pertaining to special events, Chamber programs and partnerships, including year-round marketing campaigns, brochures, website and printed materials. **
Membership Directory: All Members receive a business listing in the Explorer Magazine. *
Chamber Website: All Members receive a business listing and link in the business directory on the Chamber Member website. *
Professional Services Directory: This directory is distributed to Members and individuals relocating to Jackson, promoting member businesses. *
Leads and Mailing Lists
Inquiry and Group Travel Leads: Receive leads from tour operators, group leaders and travel agents interested in sending clients to Jackson Hole. Available on mailing labels or as a list. *
Familiarization (FAM) Tours: The Chamber hosts travel writers, tour operators, meeting planners, and travel agents throughout the year. Highlight your business by offering complimentary rooms, activities, services and meals. *
Visitor Inquiries: Purchase a list of visitors who have requested information on Jackson Hole. Available twice monthly. **
Membership Database: Purchase our membership database as a means to communicate your message to the business community. Please allow 3-4 days to prepare. **
Communications & Public Relations
The Lowdown: Weekly electronic newsletter featuring Chamber Members, local issues, tips, news, trends, and calendar events. *
Travel Writer FAM Tours: The Chamber hosts a myriad of travel writers and media throughout the year. Highlight you business by offering complimentary rooms, activities, services and meals. *
Designed to increase business in the off-season, special events also contribute to the heritage of Jackson Hole. We are proud to hold the following successful events on an annual basis: *
- Elk Fest (Mid-May)
- Old West Days (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Shoot Out Gang (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
- Stage Coach Concession (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
- Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival (September)
- Town Square Lighting (November)
- Santa on the Square (December)
Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center: Funded through local government and staffed along with remarkable cooperation among federal, state, and NGO partners. Receiving over 300,000 visitors per year. *
Brochure Distribution: Only Chamber Members are permitted to distribute their brochures at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. *
Visitor Service Agents: Respond to questions about Jackson Hole, refer and handout/mail member brochures, and answer over 60,000 calls and over 12,000 emails per year. *
FOSTERING A SUSTAINABLE LOCAL ECONOMY
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is a trusted source to promote business growth in the community. We provide an outlet to foster strong relationships and increased commerce among members.
Chamber Members can host a Chamber Mixer to showcase their business and offer a venue for members to network and socialize. We help you to publicize your event through a public relations and advertising campaign. The host provides the location, entertainment, doorprizes and refreshments. *
Business Over Breakfast
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce holds monthly Membership breakfasts with featured speakers on issues facing the business community. Breakfast venues change throughout the year. **
Providing Economic Indicators for the Business Community
The Chamber tracks various economic indicators to provide businesses with a barometer of the local economy. These reports can be obtained at the Chamber office or online. *
- National Park Visitation Numbers
- Sales Tax Revenue
- Jackson Hole Airport Enplanements
Representing the Interests of Business with Government and Influencing Political Action
The Chamber represents the interests of business on important federal, regional, state and local issues. We are the voice of business policies through discussions and formal votes by representatives on the Chamber Board of Directors. *
Providing Networking Opportunities
Based on recent Chamber surveys, the business community has indicated that networking is an important benefit. That is why we offer the following events as a means to network: *
- Chamber Mixers
- Business Over Breakfast
- Chamber/Rotary Joint Programs
- Board of Directors Meetings
Become a Volunteer!
For more information about volunteering for Chamber events or participating at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Administrative Offices and Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, please click here.