Member Benefits

Benefits of Membership

Ribbon Cuttings: A great way to introduce a new business to the community, or to celebrate milestone anniversaries, expansions, remodeling or relocation of an existing member business. The Chamber’s Ambassador Committee will be happy to set up a ribbon cutting for your business and submit it to the newspaper.

Membership Directory: The annual Chamber Membership Directory is a valuable tool to newcomers in the Alvin and Manvel areas. The Directory provides information on businesses, area attractions, community events, demographics, quality of life, our outstanding school systems and much more. In short, your membership directory promotes the advantages of living and doing business in the Alvin and Manvel areas. The Directory is also a valuable way for you, as an investor, to promote your own business and attract customers. Professionally printed, we anticipate the directory will be approximately 52 pages, will include 4-color processing and will be a reference source you’ll keep handy throughout the coming year. Every Chamber investor in good standing will be listed in the directory both alphabetically and in the “Buyer’s Guide” according to business classification. There are also opportunities for your business to purchase further advertising in the Directory, even up to full-page ads.

Chamber Newsletter: The Chamber’s newsletter, The Chamber Connection, keeps members updated on Chamber events and activities in the community. Advertising opportunities are available as an effective way to keep your business name in front of fellow members. As a new Chamber member, you’re entitled to one free insert in the Chamber’s monthly newsletter within your first year of membership. The newsletter is also available online here, on the Chamber’s website.

Business Referral Service: We receive thousands of requests from local citizens and visitors each year for the names of local businesses, professionals, services and other establishments in the Alvin-Mavel area. We are happy to refer member businesses, but ONLY Chamber members get these referrals. The Chamber also allows member businesses to display their business cards and information brochures in the lobby. For a small fee, we can also provide your business with address labels of local businesses and groups that are also Chamber members to make your business mailings easier.

Community Involvement & Exposure: Chamber membership is an excellent way to get involved in the local community and even help impact local business and commerce. There are a variety of ways to get involved each year, including: Serving on one of the Chamber’s special divisions, participating in the Annual Business Expo and many of the other Chamber-sponsored events, supporting business initiatives on the political front to ensure the voice of business is heard by local and state government, and much more.

Networking Opportunities: The Chamber provides networking mixers that allow you to meet other business owners and leaders in the community. This is an excellent way to make social and business contacts. Through various Chamber events, meetings and activities, you meet fellow members who can send you valuable business, as well as keep up-to-date on political issues in local and state government

Special Events: There are many opportunities throughout the year to participate in Chamber events and highlight your business. From our special annual events (Golf Tournament, Business Expo, Annual Banquet) to our traditional Business Luncheons, we know that staying involved in the community is important to your success.

Affiliate Membership: The Alvin-Manvel Chamber is a member of several organizations applicable to business. Our membership in these organizations means our investors also have access to this information and applicable benefits.

Educational Opportunities: The Chamber works in conjunction with several educational entities in the area to provide our investors with opportunities to enhance their business operations and even the skill-sets of staff members. There is a particular focus on helping the small business succeed in the Alvin-Manvel area. Check the Chamber Calendar of Events for upcoming seminars and training opportunities.

Online Directory & Advertising: In addition to our printed membership directory, Chamber members receive a free listing in our online directory, which can be located from anywhere in the world via Internet at www.alvinmanvelchamber.org. The Chamber also provides online advertising at different levels. For more information on this benefit, please callus at 281-331-3944 or email us:j_mcwilliams@amacc.org

Chamber Ad Click Program

The Chamber Ad Click program allows advertisers to reach every unique site visitor of alvinmanvelchamber.org. The Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer these advertising opportunities.

PROGRAM ADVANTAGES:

  • Delivers alvinmanvelchamber.org monthly average of 1,340 unique visitors.
  • Includes creative development of your online banner at no extra cost *.
  • Select from display ads, enhanced membership listings, and position vacancies.
  • All ads link directly to your website.

* Please allow five days for creative and online placement. No guarantee on number of Impressions.

AD RATES:

Display Ad Enhanced Membership Ad
  • Home Page – $55.00 per month
  • Inside Page – $35.00 per month
  • 3 Month Minimum
  • Required Size: 2.75″ x 1.75″ (282 x 180 pixels)
  • $125.00 per year
  • Includes Logo
  • Color Enhanced
Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce
105 W. Willis
Alvin, TX 77511
Phone: 281-331-3944
Fax: 281-585-8662

Legislative & Community Lobbying: Another important function of the Chamber is to serves as a lobbyist and the voice for business interests at local, state and federal levels. The Chamber is active in addressing and reacting to issues that impact local businesses and the community at large.

Alvin-Manvel Area Electric Coalition: Your Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber has teamed up with Fox, Smolen & Associates to help the businesses in this area take advantage of the restructured electric industry by forming a local “aggregation group”. By bringing together a large group of diverse businesses, we are able to shop the competitive market and find a Retail Electric Provider that will offer the best pricing and the best contract terms for this “coalition”. CLICK HERE for more information.

Member To Member Discounts: As a member of the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce, you will receive the following discounts from our other members:

  • Alvin Sun & Advertiser provides Chamber Members who advertise in their newspapers a special 10% discount.
  • AAA Storage FM 528– Chamber Member Savings: Pay for 3 months, Get 4th Month FREE with coupon available at the Chamber.
  • Admired Occasions– Chamber Member-to-Member discount: Receive 15% off all orders over $35.
  • Alvin/Santa Fe Best Coupons is offering $100 off the purchase of 4 ads. Some restrictions apply. Contact CR Cooper at (281) 685-7309 for details.
  • Monterey’s Little Mexico offers a 15% VIP Member Discount to chamber members with discount card available at the chamber office.
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