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  • Member Benefits

  • What the Chamber Does for You . . . .

    The Chamber of Commerce can help you reach people who may become new clients or customers. As a Chamber member, you will expand your new business contacts by attending regularly scheduled activities organized by the Chamber to bring the business community together.

    Networking Opportunities

    • Business After Hours -- One of the most popular Chamber programs, our members host eight after hours mixers a year, providing members with an opportunity to exchange business cards, make new contacts and have a lot of fun.
    • AM Connection - our members host four AM Connection mixers a year, providing members with an opportunity to exchange business cards, make new contacts and have lots of fun.
    • Quarterly Luncheons – With different topics each quarter, this is another great way to meet people. Be on of our lunch sponsors and you get 10 minutes to present your business to us.
    • Committee Meetings -- Various committees and numerous projects provide avenues for your ideas and leadership. See our committee page for more details

    Annual Membership Meeting

    The Chamber holds this meeting annually in the first quarter to present our Program of work for the upcoming year.

    Internet Exposure

    Member businesses are listed by category in our online membership directory.  Members have access to their contact information to add text and pictures to the directory, this access will also allow them to post jobs, hot deals or specials.  In addition, each member has an opportunity to submit promotions to be distributed in the weekly news letter. .

    The Chamber website receives numerous visits each week, giving your business exposure to thousands of potential customers over the course of a year.

    Ribbon Cutting

    The Chamber will welcome you with a photo opportunity either at your business or the Chamber office. The Canton Herald publishes your photo giving your business even more exposure.

    Facebook

    We post our new members and member events on our facebook page.

    Business Referrals

    We refer to member businesses exclusively through walk-in customers, phone and e-mail requests. Your business information is also included in the membership listing on the Chamber website.

    We encourage you to provide the Chamber with your business cards and promotional literature for us to distribute in the front office area. 

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    Membership Levels

    Local Business Members (Canton and Van Zandt County)             $200.00 annually

     Firms, partnerships, government entities, corporations, estates, and persons of good standing residing and engaged in business in Canton or in Van Zandt County.  Local Business Members may hold office, have voting rights, and receive all applicable Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce benefits.

    Remote Business Members (Outside Van Zandt County):               $250.00 annually

    Firms, partnerships,   government entities, corporations, estates, and persons of good standing engaged in business outside of Van Zandt County.  Remote Business Members may hold office, have voting rights, and receive all applicable Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce benefits.

     

    Non-Profit Members:                                                                            $75.00 annually  

    Any qualified person or organization including all non-profits (such as religious affiliations, educational associations, social and service groups) interested in the civic, commercial, professional, and general welfare of the Canton and Van Zandt trade area.  Non-Profit Members may hold office, have voting rights, and receive all applicable Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce benefits. 

     

    First Monday Members:                                                                        $75.00 annually  

    Businesses that are active in the Canton trade area only during the First Monday weekend. First Monday Lodging Members may be listed on the Lodging Reservation System for an additional fee.  First Monday members may not hold office or have voting rights but will receive all applicable Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce benefits.

    ***First Monday Members to be added to the Lodging Reservation System :                    $100 annually 

     

    Individual Members:                                                                            $25.00 annually    

    An Individual Member is an individual Canton/Van Zandt County citizen who wants to join to show support for our community.  Individual members may not hold office or have voting rights.  Individual Members will receive e-mailed newsletters and be listed in the Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce membership directory.