Member Benefits

IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE

The more you get involved with Your Chamber, the more opportunities you’ll get to network and prosper. We actively encourage our members to use other members’ services. We all need an emergency plumber, a banker, a landscaper and so on. Look them up on Your Chamber’s Member Directory. By attending our seminars and events, you’ll learn first hand that others have experienced the same issues as yourself and they‘ll be able to help you with their knowledge. A problem shared is a cost cut in half! We encourage all of the visitors to our office to utilize the services of our Chamber members. We’ll offer each one of them a Chamber referral card so you know that we have shared your information with them and so that you know we are working for you!

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK

We expect 300 people to attend our Annual Dinner and Dance at which the incoming Board of Directors is installed.

Our Friday Facts – our weekly e-newsletter that tells you what is going on in the Chamber in the coming weeks and offers you special deals from other Chamber members. This is YOUR opportunity to market yourself to an estimated group of 6000 local people. If you are not currently receiving this e-newsletter, contact chamber@puntagorda-chamber.com

Networking Luncheons – a monthly gathering to which a guest speaker is always invited. This event allows you to network as well as to gather very useful and relevant information that may concern your business. 

Our BAH’s and BOB’s – always a hit. See our events’ calendar.

ACHIEVE COMMUNITY RECOGNITION

Each year the Punta Gorda Chamber bestows the Donna Heidenreich Business of the Year Award to a local company which has achieved excellence in their field as well as contributed positively to our local community.

This award is a great way for us to recognize great companies in our area, and give them as much exposure as possible.

ENHACE YOUR COMPANY’S CREDIBILITY

Chamber membership gives a clear message to your customers that you are a reputable company to do business with and that you fully participate in the local business community. Each member receives a beautiful membership plaque to proudly display at your place of work.

LEARN

We hold a frequent series of free seminars that will assist you in working in the Punta Gorda area. Topics cover everything from “Working with City Departments” to insurance coverage, to financial planning etc. etc. These are invaluable training tools for you and your staff. They can help you prepare your business plans and can save a tremendous amount of your time, learning from both experts and other local businesses.

COMMUNITY

Be a good citizen in YOUR Chamber and give back to the community that has helped develop your own business. You can be a part of the Chamber’s programs and can offer your services to talk and present to your commercial peers. We participate in community events and often ask for volunteers to help in local beautification projects that will benefit our entire community.

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Become A Partner In Action

Several years ago, the Chamber launched a brand-new marketing program, called Partners in Action. The program has proven highly successful for both participants and the Chamber. It offers a “packaged” way to be involved in all that the Chamber undertakes and presents a very cost-effective way to market your business to our business community and the general public, over the entire year. By “packaging” the costs of each of our events and programs, we are able to offer a very competitive package that will ensure the promotion of your business year-round.

We realize that as you start to prepare both your Business and Marketing plans for coming year, that you will consider YOUR Chamber as a solid partner as you start to prepare your plans.

Dependent on your contribution, the program offers a wide range of marketing and advertising opportunities, covering the entire year. It also offers your Company excellent value vis-à-vis comparative marketing opportunities. As a Partner in Action, you will be eligible for a wide range of promotional opportunities and will receive full recognition at all our Punta Gorda Chamber events throughout the year.

Traveling with us to every event will be our Partners in Action banner, which will proudly display your logo or Company name (dependent on support level). It will not only offer you sustained marketing opportunities, but it will also show your proud support of both YOUR Chamber and the local Community.
Following, you will find a comprehensive list of all of the benefits that your Company will enjoy. We are adding additional events this year and, as you have all experienced from recent gatherings, the attendance at our many scheduled events has dramatically increased, thus adding additional exposure for your Company at every level.

Each month we have an established calendar of Business Over Breakfasts, Business After Hours, Networking Luncheons and Seminars – all of which have your Company’s support clearly displayed for all attendees and guests to see.
Your logo or Company name will be seen every week on our weekly e-newsletter and don’t forget our website, which is rapidly becoming the main communication medium for our members to get updated information on what the Chamber is doing each week.

Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners are listed in all chamber emails.

Launched several years ago was our mailed newsletter—the PG Beat. This newsletter carries the logos and/or names of all of our Partners in Action every time it is published. Also included is the Talk Radio Show, hosted by iHeart Media, and compered by John Wright. Partners in Action will now be rewarded by getting FREE access to this show, reaching all of Charlotte County and beyond.

WE ARE OFFERING YOU A YEAR-ROUND MARKETING PACKAGE THAT CANNOT BE MISSED


To ensure your inclusion, kindly confirm your participation to jrwright@puntagorda-chamber.com or by calling 941.639.3720 confirming what level of support you are prepared to offer.

Payments should be made out to THE PUNTA GORDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Even if your financial year differs from ours, we can accept your written commitment and accept that you will fulfill your obligation to the Chamber within an established period of time, once your own budgets are approved. For Companies interested in Platinum, Gold or Silver level support, we can also accept a payment plan that divides your contributions into four easy installments, spreading the cost of your sponsorship over the entire year. At the time of your confirmation, we kindly ask all Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners to attach updated copy of their most recent logo, so we can produce the banner etc.

Your support of YOUR Chamber will ensure that YOUR Company is seen as a pillar of YOUR local Community!

Investment Levels

Platinum

$ 10,000
  • Festivals - Banner & Stage Sponsorship
  • Website Recognition - Logo & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Recognition - Logo & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Special Partners in Action Box
  • Monday Morning Updates - Name & Link to Website
  • Flyers on Top Shelf in Literature Room
  • Annual Meeting Plaque
  • Annual Website Ad
  • Full Page Ad in Directory
  • Priority Guest Speaker at BOB/BAH
  • Banner Signage at All Chamber Events
  • Recognition at All Chamber Events
  • Quarterly Newsletter - Free Inserts
  • Priority with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Free Membership Mailing List - 1 per year
  • Staff E-Mails - Listing under Signature Line
  • Guest on John Wright's Radio Show (Quarterly)

Gold

$ 5,000
  • Festivals - Banner & Stage Sponsorship
  • Website Recognition - Logo & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Recognition - Logo & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Special Partners in Action Box
  • Monday Morning Updates - Name & Link to Website
  • Flyers on Top Shelf in Literature Room
  • Annual Meeting Plaque
  • Half Page Ad in Directory
  • Priority Guest Speaker at BOB/BAH
  • Banner Signage at All Chamber Events
  • Recognition at All Chamber Events
  • Quarterly Newsletter - Free Inserts
  • Priority with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Staff E-Mails - Listing under Signature Line
  • Guest on John Wright's Radio Show (2 Per Year)

Silver

$ 3,000
  • Festivals - Banner & Stage Sponsorship
  • Website Recognition - Logo & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Recognition - Logo & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Special Partners in Action Box
  • Monday Morning Updates - Name & Link to Website
  • Flyers on Top Shelf in Literature Room
  • Annual Meeting Plaque
  • Priority Guest Speaker at BOB/BAH
  • Banner Signage at All Chamber Events
  • Recognition at All Chamber Events
  • Staff E-Mails - Listing under Signature Line

Bronze

$ 1,000
  • Festivals - Banner & Stage Sponsorship
  • Website Recognition - Name & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Recognition - Name & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Special Partners in Action Box
  • Monday Morning Updates - Name
  • Annual Meeting Certificate
  • Banner Signage at All Chamber Events
  • Recognition at All Chamber Events

Support

$ 500
  • Festivals - Banner & Stage Sponsorship
  • Website Recognition - Name & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Recognition - Name & Link to Website
  • Friday Facts Special Partners in Action Box
  • Monday Morning Updates - Name
  • Annual Meeting Certificate
  • Banner Signage at All Chamber Events
  • Recognition at All Chamber Events