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Membership Packet Claremont Chamber of Commerce 205 Yale Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 www.claremontchamber.org

Welcome to the Chamber Dear Future Chamber Member, Thank you for your interest in the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. We are excited to partner with you! Let me first say that I’m eager to get to know you, your business, and to learn how the Chamber of Commerce can help your business grow and succeed. The Chamber is a strong voice for the business community and provides members with essential services and many opportunities to promote their businesses. These include:     

Monthly Networking Meetings Marketing and Advertising Opportunities Legislative Action Updates and Recommendations Business Referrals Complimentary Website Listings

Maureen Aldridge, CEO

The Mission of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce is to provide strong leadership in serving the interest of business, promoting the inter-relationship between business and community, and encourage business participation with civic and educational organizations and programs within the Claremont area. Our primary goals are to strengthen our local economy, to promote the community, provide networking opportunities and represent the interest of business with government. We are confident that you will find value in joining the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. In the words of our members, the Chamber is “an unparalleled resource for networking and current, critical information for business.” Please call our office today at (909) 624-1681 or email us at [email protected] to become a member or get answers to any questions you may have. We look forward to having you join our wonderful Chamber Team. Sincerely,

Maureen Aldridge CEO

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

Chamber Events Networking Breakfast– The Chamber holds a monthly networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. every second Tuesday of the Month at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. This is a perfect networking opportunity that starts off with a tasty breakfast buffet and omelet bar . A 15 minute presentation is made by a chamber member, followed by new member and renewing member recognitions, self-introductions, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing. A networking table is available for Chamber members to display their business information. Estimated attendance: 75+ After Hours Mixer– Mixers are held 4 times a year on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. It is sponsored by a Chamber Member and provides a networking opportunity after hours with fellow colleagues and potential customers. Estimated attendance: 30+ Ladies Luncheon– This bimonthly Ladies Luncheon is a chance for business women in the community to get together and network in a fun social setting. It is held at various Chamber Member locations from 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. It gives our female entrepreneurs a chance to socialize, swap ideas and naturally, do business! Estimated attendance: 30+ Claremont Young Professionals Networking Mixer– These bi-monthly mixers are held at various Chamber member locations every second Thursday of the month from 5:30– 7 p.m. These mixers target young entrepreneurs ages 21-40 to meet in a casual setting and network amongst other young professionals. Estimated Attendance: 20+ Claremont Young Professionals Lunch and Learns These bi-monthly lunch and learns will consist of a 30 minute presentation on a topic relative to personal and professional growth. This will be sponsored by the CYP's and all Chamber members are allowed to attend. They will alternate months with the Mixers and will be held at the Claremont Community School of Music, 951 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont (unless otherwise noted), from 11:45-1pm. Estimated Attendance: 20+

Inland Empires Largest Mixer – This annual mixer brings Inland Empire Chambers and business organizations together for the ultimate business networking event. This is a great opportunity to reach small to large companies, meet new clients and learn how the different Chambers of Commerce and business organizations can make your business grow. The Mixer will feature 200 exhibitors and an impressive list of local sponsors. Estimated Attendance: 2,000+ Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire– This annual event is held every fourth Saturday in October and it has become the largest Arts & Crafts Faire in the Inland Empire. The streets of the Claremont Village are filled with over 500 arts and crafts booths including photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing and garden knick-knacks, just to name a few. A business and organization block has been added for local organizations and businesses. A discount for a vendor booth is given to all Chamber members. Estimated Attendance: 15,000-20,000 Annual Golf Tournament– Each year the Claremont Chamber, the Claremont Unified School District and the Claremont Educational Foundation collaborate in the Education Classic Golf Tournament. 50% of the profits are donated to Best B.E.T. (Business and Education Together). Which benefits students in the Claremont Schools by providing funds to develop classroom programs which address advancement of educational enterprise and promote student self-esteem, learning and motivation. Estimated Attendance: 80+

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

Value’s of Membership What is your Membership worth? As a Claremont Chamber Member you automatically receive all the following benefits with no effort required:

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Claremont Chamber Lobby Display Listing in Bi Annual Business and Community Directory Spotlight for New Chamber Members in Chamber Newsletter Spotlight for Chamber Members in Chamber Newsletter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Membership Plaque and Window Decal Chamber Website listing with link to your website List of Chamber Members printed for you at no cost Subscription to the Monthly Claremont Chamber Newsletter Weekly Email Bulletin/Current Events Update and Crime Alerts Score Business Consulting Educational Luncheons/Workshops Multiple Networking/Sponsorship Opportunities Exclusive customer referral service Opportunity to provide member testimonials

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Total dollar value for your membership: $4,800 These items have a cost but the value is more than the investment:  Host a networking event  Sponsor a breakfast or lunch  Attend a Breakfast, Mixer, Ladies Luncheon, Seminar, etc.  Advertising opportunities  Village Venture booth discount  Newsletter advertising  Labor Law poster  Membership labels For simply being a Chamber member, your return on investment will astonish you. Remember, this is only the benefits of membership if you do not participate in any programs. This is what your business can receive for doing absolutely nothing but being a member.

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

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Referrals  Telephone, e-mail & walk in Networking nd  Networking breakfast every 2 Tuesday of the month  After hours mixers, 4 times a year  Ladies Luncheon alternating months  Claremont Young Professionals (CYP) Networking Mixers  CYP Lunch and Learns  New member orientation  Opportunity to be a volunteer on a Chamber Committee  Awards/installation Luncheon Visitor’s Center/Chamber Office  Member business cards & literature  Specialist brochures  Event posters displayed in public window  Claremont City and Village Maps  Claremont Visitor Guide & Directory Business News  Monthly newsletter mailed and emailed  New member focus article  Spotlight on a Chamber Member  Front page Member Testimonial  Paid advertising opportunities Business Directory Listing  Published every two years  Available in the Chamber Office  Distributed to all hotels & colleges in the city  Available at the Metrolink Depot  Mailed to all Tourist & Relocation requests Representing Business to Government  Actively reviews legislation  Presents concerns to local, regional & state governments

Chamber Website  Listed on chamber site by business, category, contact name & website  Log-in access to website to add or update your member information, post events in the Chamber calendar and post Hot Deals  Spotlight on a Member page with links to your business  Member Testimonial page with links to your business  Events calendar  Paid Advertising Opportunities  Membership Directory sponsorship  Enhanced web listing  Weekly e-mail blast sponsorship  6 month business card in monthly Business News  Business News available via e-mail and on the website  Claremont Map: every two years  Business Directory: every two years  Event Sponsor– Breakfast, Conferences, Golf Tournament, Mixers, Luncheons, and Village Venture  Business Seminars  Variety of informative business forums and seminars  Other  Village Venture Vendor Discount  Crime Alerts  Weekly E-Blasts  Membership Mailing Labels  Chamber Gift Card Program 

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

Getting to Know You As a new member of this business-oriented organization, you are encouraged to tell us more about YOUR business. In the process, you’ll be taking advantage of your initial member-only benefits. Here are several ways to promote your business right away and they’re all free of charge. In the Chamber Office  Provide business cards, brochures and/or flyers for distribution from the Chamber office  If you have an event to announce we accept an 8½” by 11” poster for display in the public window, also you may want to list your event on www.claremontcalendar.com  Request information regarding hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony within your first year of membership On the Chamber Website  Your business name, contact name, address, phone number etc., will be displayed on the Chamber’s website; don’t forget to include your website as there will be a direct link from our site to yours. If you do not have a present website to let us know when you do!  Also as part of your membership there is the complementary 25 word description of your business to be added to your chamber website listing. If you wish to list your business under an additional category, there will be a $50 fee per category In the Chamber Newsletter Submit the information by the 15th of the month to be included in the following month. You have two choices for a focus article:  100 word article with a LOGO  100 word article with a PHOTO  (Photos must be sent in Jpeg format & 300dpi)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cuttings are available any time during your first year of membership and also for Business ‘re-openings’ after re-modernization or moving to another address, and are a great way to meet new Chamber members. Ribbon Cuttings provide a rare opportunity to "look under the hood" of businesses and learn more about Claremont’s wide array of products and services. No RSVP is necessary and there is no charge to attend. The Chamber C.E.O., City of Claremont Mayor along with Chamber Board and City Council members, as well as local elected officials, are often on hand to join us in the festivities. Ribbon Cuttings are held MondayThursday at 12:15pm or 5:30. (Ribbon cuttings are not available on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, due to City Council Meetings.) Home-based businesses are welcome to utilize the Chamber Office to host a Ribbon Cutting. The responsibilities of the Claremont Chamber staff will be to:  Notify its membership of the event through weekly e-newsletters and the monthly Business Newsletter  Add the event to the on-line calendar on the Chamber website  Provide Chamber Ambassadors to assist you and your guests  Notify Chamber Board of Directors and City Officials  Provide giant scissors, red ribbon, and set up the group for a great photo  Use the photo from the event in the monthly Business Newsletter and possibly future e-mail newsletters/website articles Contact the Claremont Chamber and schedule a date and time for your event.

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

Advertising made Easy What do you have in your budget for advertising? We here at the Claremont Chamber have something for EVERY amount. Advertising in the “Business News” – the Chamber’s Monthly Newsletter Monthly Ads  $200 - full page ad  $150 - half page ad $100 - quarter page ad th  E-mail the PDF or JPEG of your ad by the 15 of the previous month Newsletter Flyer Inserts  $65– Flyer Inserts* *Provide 250 flyers and a PDF of the flyer by the 15th of the previous month Six Month Ads  $150 - business card size ad Website/Eblasts  $150 - Weekly E-Blast - business card size jpeg to “Spotlight” your company for one month.  $150 - Rotating Ad Space on Chamber Website - 6 months in the Events or Business Directory pages. Maximum image size is 360 x 60 pixels jpeg for the banner ad, rotates every 5 secs. Ways to increase your Membership presence  FREE - Spotlight on a Chamber Member, published on page 10 of the Business News – every event you attend, drop your business card in the fishbowl!  FREE - Become an Ambassador or join one of our committees!  $50 - Additional Category Listing - Increase your chances of being ‘found’ in the Business Directory Search. Charge renewable each year Sponsorships  $50 - Breakfast Sponsorship – 5 minute presentation  $150 - Breakfast Sponsorship – 15 minute presentation  Breakfast sponsorships include one breakfast reservation, a 6’ display table, information at each place setting.  $75 - Ladies Luncheon ‘Restaurant’ Sponsorship – 5 minute presentation included.  $150 - Ladies Luncheon Sponsorship – 10 minute presentation, one lunch reservation and your information at each place setting.  $Various - Golf Tournament  $Various - Village Venture  $Various - Other events and programs each year  After Hours Mixer– Host a Chamber Mixer at your venue. All sponsorships need to be booked ahead (dates go very quickly) and include advertising in the Chamber Newsletter, Calendar, Facebook and on the Chamber website. To answer any other questions or to advertise, e-mail Veronica at [email protected] For events and sponsorships e-mail or call Marlene at [email protected]

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

Membership Programs Chamber Gift Card Program

The Claremont Gift Card program is a FREE program available for ACTIVE Chamber members. This program has been successful since 2002 and currently has 140 Chamber members utilizing this as one of the many benefits to their membership. The intention of this program is to encourage more business for our Chamber members and to keep the money in Claremont. Throughout the year, many residents and visitors to the city purchase the Claremont Chamber cards, for family, friends, coaches, teachers, etc. Each card distributed from our office includes a list of merchants participating in this wonderful program, giving each recipient a huge array of choices as to where they can spend their gift. All participating members are given a window cling to show they accept the gift cards. Claremont Gift Cards are sold exclusively at the Chamber Office in denominations of $10 and $25. When a customer uses the gift card, the merchant must treat it as cash and must give cash as change, if necessary. Then the merchants brings the card(s) into the Chamber office, where we will write a check for the full amount. To participate in this program, simply circle “YES” for Chamber Gift Card Program on your membership application.

Claremont Chamber Young Professionals (CYP)

The Claremont Chamber Young Professionals (CYP) is a group of business professionals from the ages of 21-40 years old. CYP exists to strengthen the vitality of Claremont and surrounding areas by providing a network of professional development, social opportunity, economic development, and community service programs. CYP meetings alternate between a Lunch and Learn and a Networking Mixer held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Lunch and Learns are FREE and open to all Chamber Members. They feature a variety of speakers that present topics which benefit members both in their personal and professional lives. The Networking mixers are held in the evening from 5:30-7pm at different venues. These Mixers provide a casual environment for CYP’S to mix and mingle while building stronger business connections. Another asset of the CYP’s is the volunteer committee. The Chair of the volunteer committee finds different Chamber member events for the CYP’s to participate in as a group. Volunteering is a great way to help the CYP’s be more visible in the community while supporting fellow Chamber members. The CYP’s host an Annual Bowling tournament Fundraiser in the summer to benefit a nonprofit organization. In 2014, the tournament raised $1000 for the Claremont Community School of Music. This event is a great way to give back to the community while giving business people the opportunity to get out of the office and have fun. For more information on how to get involved with the CYP’s contact Veronica at [email protected]

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

Member Testimonials We all achieve more when we work together, and we’ve found the Claremont Chamber to be proof of this adage. Participation in the Chamber’s Discover Claremont Card partnership, for example, was something that benefited Hotel Casa 425, as well as other businesses that took part in the promotion. Through the Chamber, we’ve forged complementary working relationships with other like-minded, local organizations; our popular Vino & Vinyasa afternoons grew from an idea to bring flow yoga classes to the hotel with the help of Claremont Yoga. We’re looking ahead to similar successes with fellow Chamber members. -Tara Naughtin Manager, Hotel Casa 425

We are a full service real estate brokerage located in the Old School House and have been proud members of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce since 1999. With so many challenges and changes taking place in the California business climate, it's reassuring to know the support of the knowledgeable folks at the chamber is always just a phone call away. Thank you, staff & volunteers, for making the Claremont Chamber of Commerce such a valuable resource. -Tom & Nicole Troli, Mile One Real Estate

The Claremont Chamber rocks! For us, it is all about connecting people with the right jewelry to mark their celebration or treat themselves. The Claremont Chamber is great at creating fun events which build connection, charity and business in our community. Any organization is as good as its people and Claremont is fortunate to have a vibrant, driven and innovative Chamber of Commerce run by amazing people. The Chamber is particularly great at providing support and a unified voice to the many family, independent businesses that make Claremont a strong and unique place to shop and work. We’re proud to have been a member of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce for 19 years and we look forward to the next 19 years and beyond. -Ray Lantz, The Diamond Center Ever since we joined the Claremont Chamber, we have felt a part of this community. The Chamber has allowed us to meet and network with people and other small business owners in the area. They do a great job bringing people together and coordinate exciting events like Village Venture and Restaurant Week, that bring in consumers from surrounding cities. As Realtors, we need keep up to date with growth related to the city. The Chamber helps keeps us educated and is valuable asset to our business. We truly believe that it is because of the chamber that Claremont has become a destination city! -Carlos and Pat Samuelson Century 21 Prestige Properties

Claremont Chamber of Commerce | 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 624-1681 | www.claremontchamber.org

Claremont Chamber of Commerce 205 Yale Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 Phone: (909) 624-1681 Fax: (909) 624-6629

Membership Application

Company Name Address City, State, Zip Primary Contact

Title

Email Business Phone

Cell

Fax

Web Address Primary Business Listing Category Additional Business Category - $50 per category annually Additional Contact

Email

Claremont Gift Card Program: Yes/No (Please circle) Annual Member Investment Category 1

Employees 0-10

Employees 11-50

Employees 51+

$250

$300

$450

Employees 0-10

Employees 11-50

Employees 51+

$250

$300

$450

Employees 0-10

Employees 11-50

Employees 51+

$150

$200

$350

Retail, Professionals, Services & Independent Contractors Category 2 Restaurant & Entertainment Category 3 Non-profits other than below Category 4 Financial Institutions, Utilities, Auto Dealers, Manufacturing, & Airports Category 5 Apartments, Colleges, Hospitals, Hotels & Retirement Communities

Employees 0-50

Employees 51+

$400

$550

Employees 0-50

Employees 51+

$400

$550

Category 6

Individual

Non-Business & Retired Category 7 Business with multiple locations using same name

$130

Rates are subject to change: Join Date: ____________________ Membership Category(s) #_______ Membership Investment $________ Additional Fee

$________

Processing Fee

$ 30.00

Total

$________

Payment method: [ ] Check

[ ] Cash [ ] Credit Card

Multiple Locations

Credit Card Type: Visa or Mastercard

Additional $100 per location

CC # _________________________

Referred by: The Chamber

Exp Date________Billing Zip_______ Signature ______________________

Membership dues in the Claremont Chamber of Commerce may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Investment dues paid to the Chamber are not a charitable tax deduction for federal income tax purposes. The Chamber serves as an advocate organization for area businesses. We always recommend that you consult with your tax advisor for further clarification.