The mission of the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate and enhance business development through a partnership with our community to achieve growth and prosperity.
Membership in the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is one of the best ways for businesses, organizations and individuals to support and connect with their local community, but members also receive some important benefits, as well. Here are some of the most common:
Chamber Identification: RACC members receive a distinctive membership decal to place on their door or window for visible membership recognition. National surveys have shown that over 70% of consumers believe that Chamber member businesses are more likely to support and invest in their community, provide better customer service, stand behind their product or service, and treat consumers with more integrity and respect than non-Chamber members.
Ribbon Cuttings: New RACC members are encouraged to hold a Ribbon Cutting to gain exposure to the general public through local media outlets and other Chamber members.
Direct Referrals: We refer our members, and ONLY our members every chance we have! Each week we provide dozens of referrals and recommendations to our member businesses and organizations.
Website Listings and Links: Each RACC memberis listed on our website along with a brief description and a link to their website. When appropriate we also list member information and events on regional television channels and websites, Facebook pages, local radio, newspaper and other media outlets.
Networking Opportunities: RACC members are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in our Annual Meeting, Golf Outing and Business After Five gatherings. These networking opportunities give Chamber members a chance to meet and stay connected. You have direct access to over 240 of the most experienced, resourceful and dynamic people right in the RACC membership! You have access to RACC membership lists / mailing labels and several sponsorship and donation opportunities – it is an easy way to get your name out. RACC gives out “Welcome” and relocation packages to newcomers – members can advertise for free in those packages.
Supplemental Marketing: Most businesses have a marketing budget which they use to advertise their product or service locally, but the Chamber supplements that with advertising throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. We advertise in print, digitally, and on television in markets that reach far beyond our local area.
Weekly E-Blasts: Each week we email our members a newsletter that is full of information about RACC member activities and a calendar of events that looks ahead 30 days. It also provides space for job openings, volunteer opportunities, member to member specials and more.
Peer Recognition: Each year as a part of our Annual Meeting we accept nominations in advance and give out awards to our members for various accomplishments. It has become our most enjoyable night of the year, so you won't want to miss this great Chamber of Commerce evening!
Member Brochure Racks: The RACC is the primary source of information in our community for both visitors and area residents, and we have bulletin boards as well as brochure and business card racks to display "member-only" information. Over 10,000 people come into the Chamber every year and we give every person courteous, friendly and professional service, leaving them with a great impression of Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce members and our community!
Chamber Gift Certificates: The RACC sells over $35,000.00 in Chamber gift certificates each year, which can only be used at participating Chamber member locations. They are often given as prizes, gifts, customer appreciation incentives or for employee recognition, and there is no cost for a Chamber member business or organization to participate in the program. Best of all, these dollars only benefit Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce members.
Need a Place to Meet or a Ticket Outlet for Your Event? We can help! We have a private meeting room that can be used by members during our normal business hours. If you are hosting a special event and need a ticket outlet, we can help you with that as well.
Visible, Community Focused and Involved: Chamber staff are connected to the community in so many ways, which gives us many face-to-face opportunities to talk about what our members can offer. Being a part of the Chamber is not just "what we do"... it is who we are! We are enthusiastic about the RACC, our community and most importantly, about YOU!
We Are Here to Serve You! The RACC office is staffed 7 days per week from May through October. The RACC office is staffed Monday-Friday the remainder of the year. We are available in person, by phone or by em-mail. We make an effort to be accessible and to stay connected to our members, because OUR primary goal is to help YOU reach yours!