Chamber members receive access to Trippons.com
The Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Trippons.com to provide local businesses a great benefit.
Trippons provides virtual coupons on smartphones and handhelds for local businesses. Contact the Chamber to learn how to drive more business to you and our members.
Joining the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber is one of the best investments you can make for your business. The CB/Mt. CB Chamber is the only organization in the area dedicated solely to the purpose of enhancing the entire local business environment. We are here to listen to our membership and serve it accordingly. Your voice is important and plays a significant role in the future of this organization.
We want your business to succeed. If your business thrives, this Chamber and our amazing resort town will only continue to grow stronger. Let's work together to get things accomplished.The moment you join the Chamber/Bureau, our staff goes to work for you. Take a few minutes and discover the list of the many benefits that you will enjoy with membership.
The benefits are constantly changing and growing. To provide the highest return on your investment, we will continue to introduce new benefits and purge old ones that don't seem to be working. We constantly evaluate the effectiveness of everything we do.Most importantly, we encourage you to provide feedback on what we can do to help the business that you care the most about - yours!
If you haven't made up your mind about joining the CB/Mt. CB Chamber, please ask us about existing opportunities for you to see what our organization does before you make your investment. This can include a seminar, luncheon, social, or an appointment to talk one-on-one about your business and discuss how we can work together.
A summary of the benefits of membership
[please remember that benefits vary depending on level of membership]:
From Crested Butte Bike Week to Light up the holidays, already in 2012, the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce events have generated $1,731,548 US in economic impact for the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte businesses. Our goal is $2,000,000 by the end of this year.
A chamber researches, lobbies and routinely discusses with local and regional government units, politicians and the media to keep people up to date on central issues of importance pertaining to their membership and the community.
Your business included in an online directory. This increases the overall exposure and web presence. In 2012, a print directory will be providing your business even more exposure.
Business After Hours:
A great networking tool to showcase your business.
· September 27 Crested Butte/Gunnison Wellbeing Connection
· October Elk Avenue Dental Center
· November 8 CBMR Food & Bev.
· November 15 Romp Skis
· December 13 Lobar
Business Over Coffee:
NEW PROGRAM - Business Over Coffee is a monthly meeting for the business community. The program will include time for networking, new Member introductions, and event announcements. A featured speaker will be highlighted each month.
Many members use this space on an ongoing basis. This space is free of charge to Chamber Members. Enhanced services are also available at an affordable cost that includes food, beverage, and multimedia.
Visitor Center referrals:
We operate two locations; one in Crested Butte and one on the Mountain. These visitor centers serve as the #1 referral source in the area - pointing visitors to directly businesses. Each year, we personally talk face to face with over 50,000 visitors. Direct phone and email referrals add to the face-to-face number of visitors we interact with each month.
Training and Education Opportunities:
Affordable and educational, the upcoming training programs offer businesses opportunities to promote, manage a run their business in a number of ways. From Constant Contact 101 to how to use Microsoft Office there is a seminar, learning opportunity for any business.
Discounts and Savings:
There are many benefits that come with your membership. We continue to look for new ways to provide more. Here is a sampling of a few of our newest programs open to all members. As far as visibility at the local level, a chamber offers a wide range of free or affordable advertising options and sponsorship packages for just about every business or nonprofit, regardless of how big or small their budget may be.
· Bulk Mailing Permit
· Low Cost Advertising
· Free promotion via Trippons.com
· Constant Contact discount
· Additionally, we are exploring offering our membership an affordable health insurance option.
Season Pass Benefits:
One of the most popular benefits of your membership is the Season Pass discount through Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
Web site listing(s) and Mobile enabled website
Over 4,000 unique visitors click on the Chamber's website during an average month. Our interactive team continually evaluates the effectiveness of our site and maximizes exposure through numerous search engine optimization techniques.
Our Social Media push is gaining a larger presence on the web with daily postings on multiple facebook sites and other social media outlets such as Tumblr, Twitter, Blogger and others. The 2012 CB Bike Week's social media blitz reached over 85,000!
Our (travel & lodging, dining & nightlife, arts, activities & shopping) members have the opportunity to place offers in our "Hot Deals!" section. As one of the most popular areas of our site, "Hot Deals!" is a place for locals and visitors to find the best deals in town on lodging, dining, activities and more.
The Member Marketplace offers all members the opportunity to post and view deals or promotional offers available only to fellow Chamber/Bureau members.
Winter/Summer Special Event Inserts
The Chamber/Bureau produces mini business directories for special events for special events throughout the area. These marketing pieces contain tourist-oriented member contact listings as well as area maps. These are distributed via goodie bags and/or information locations at special events in Mt. CB and CB.
Membership lists and labels
One of the easiest ways a business can market to locals is by obtaining the Chamber's membership list. We can provide a complete listing of our members to your business at no charge via email. We will even print ready-to-use labels of our entire membership at the low cost of $15.00 per set.
There are two visitor information centers staffed by the Chamber where guests are directed to Chamber properties and services on a daily basis. The larger, located at the 4-way stop in Crested Butte, contains membership brochures and general area information. The Chamber also staffs an information desk in Mt. Crested Butte at the Visitor/Transit Center.
Think Local First Program:
Think Local is a Chamber-driven Buy Local advertising and promotions campaign that aims to:
For more information please contact Dan Marshall at  349-6438 or firstname.lastname@example.org