Member Benefits

Membership Benefits

What Do Members Get For Their Dues?
As a member of the chamber you have access to a wide network of businesses and organizations. We want to help you make better connections and contacts. Through events, programs, and services, we are helping our members build beneficial business relationships. Below is a list benefits members are eligible for:

Membership Decal and Bag
Every Chamber Member receives a membership decal and bag for joining.

Members Only Networking Events
Throughout the year, the Chamber offers its Members, and only its Members, the opportunity to network and make new business contacts. Chamber members will host Mix & Mingle events each month on the 3rd Thursday. Whether you choose to take advantage of either or both, be sure to bring enough business cards to keep you networking.

Free Listing on the Chamber’s Website
Your business will be listed in a searchable directory (coming soon!). We will be able to change and personalize your directory listing to help promote your business.

Free Listing in the Chamber’s Membership Directory
We distribute this valuable resource to our Members and others who use it to find products and services they need. Additional listings and advertising are available for a fee.

Referrals
Calls to the office for business information are referred to only member businesses.

Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting is one of the most important events of the year. It allows the membership to come together to celebrate the year’s progress and highlights. Annual awards include the Spirit of Yazoo Award, the President’s Award, Pioneer Award, and the Hero Award. We also honor our outgoing president and welcome the incoming president.

Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking/Grand Opening
A Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremony/Ground Breaking is an opportunity to focus on your overall marketing and advertising plan. It is a great way to kick off a grand opening of a business. It offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in the community and get acquainted with your neighbors and chamber members. (Included: notifying the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Ambassadors, County and City Dignitaries, and Chamber members of event, putting you in touch with chamber members who can provide assistance in making the day special i.e. catering, deli, publicity, bring the giant scissors, provide a ribbon and bow, provide a professional photogpraher, send out a press release and media advisory, provide a framed “First Dollar”)

Discount at Chamber Events
For most of our paid events, seminars, and programs, Chamber Members pay less than non-members.

Membership Mailing List
Members have access to full business membership mailing list. We can provide via database or assist with a mail merge for printing directly to envelopes or labels.

Ambassador Program
Ambassadors are the goodwill arm of the Chamber. These visible volunteers serve as the Chamber’s liaison to new Chamber members. This committee focuses on the recruitment, retention, and communication of its members. They are charged with keeping the Chamber’s staff in tuned with the needs and concerns of its members.

Standing Committees
Members are welcomed to serve on one or several of the Chamber’s standing committees. These may include Shop Yazoo, Agriculture’s Promise, Annual Events, Christmas Festival, Clean Up Yazoo, Educate Yazoo, Fundraisers, Governmental Affairs, Healthy Yazoo, Yazoo Leads, New Business, etc. There is a place for everyone.

Member to Member Discount Programs
Good Hope Merchandise
30% off plants and containers that are used to improve business. Free delivery on fresh flowers (in town) 20% off women’s clothing that is for work (regular price merchandise)

Power 107
$100 value of free advertising for new Chamber members

The Yazoo Herald
3 month free subscription for new subscribers. $2 off annual subscription

Williams, Clark & Morrison
5% off land surveys