Here's how to join the Chamber:
Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 113
Winamac, IN 46996
And here's why you should join the Chamber:
The Chamber actively presents a wide variety of programs, providing you with many opportunities to make profitable new business contacts.
Enhanced Skills: Knowledge is power! Increase your company's profitability and competitiveness by participating in Chamber programs. Information-packed meetings, seminars, issue forums and workshops are designed for improved business performance.
Marketing: Visibility is key to effective marketing. Member businesses are promoted on The Chamber's online business directory. As a member, you'll have exposure to many business people at Chamber programs and are given dozens of cost-effective advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
Business Referral Service: Every day The Chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and we only recommend Chamber members. It's an easy way for us to market your company. Give the Chamber a call the next time you need a new service provider and to do business with a Chamber member.
Legislative Action: The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce does collectively what none of us can do alone - speak out loudly, clearly and regularly on behalf of business. As a member, you have a voice in The Chamber's actions to pass legislation that helps business and prevent the passage of legislation that hurts business.
Market Information: If you're looking for information about our business community, we have you covered.
Solutions: Receive practical solutions from free individualized business counseling and assistance through the Community Development Commission, Small Business Development Center and SCORE, Chamber affiliated partners.
Economic Growth: As a member of The Chamber, you are an investor in the economic growth of our community. Your membership helps The Chamber tackle the tough issues affecting the area's economy. When The Chamber assists companies locating here or expanding their businesses, it means more jobs -- and more customers for you.
Tourism & Visitor Development: The Tourism & Visitors Depot, an initiative of The Chamber and the Community Development Commission, promotes and coordinates Pulaski County's Agi-Tourism and hospitality industry. This development will create an annual impact of increased $$$ in our community.
Leadership.......Pulaski County's Youth Council: This program is designed to develop the capacity and commitment of people to recognize, understand and respond to their communities trusteeship needs through civic education, skill building and community service. The Youth Leadership Program prepares high school students for constructive leadership and responsible participation in the affairs of the community.
Affiliated Partners: The Chamber is a strong believer in collaboration and works with the following affiliated partners to strengthen the areas economy: Pulaski County Development Commission, Pulaski County Community Foundation, Pulaski County Historical Society, Women of Pulaski County, KV Works, Pulaski County Human Services, and the Small Business Development Center.
Programs and Events:
Business After Hours: Set in an informal environment, Business After Hours is a great way to mix and mingle and network with fellow Chamber members and other business professionals. Area businesses host this light hors d'oeuvres reception, which will be held five times throughout the year. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is no formal program during Business After Hours.
Interested in Hosting Business After Hours?
The Chamber receives many inquiries to host this popular networking event. Typically, the event is held 5-7 p.m. The hosting fee for Business After Hours is FREE. The host is asked to furnish hors d'oeuvres and beverages for the guests. The Chamber asks that you select your caterer from the list of Chamber members provided in the Business After Hours Hosting Information Packet. This packet also contains additional details for the host, as well as a confirmation sheet.
To promote the event, The Chamber will notify its members. In addition, The Chamber newsletter, Web site and other events will be used to promote Business After Hours. A news release is distributed to the media prior to the event as well. As host, you may also invite special guests. The Chamber will provide all registrants with printed nametags.
To be considered, you must have a facility large enough to accommodate 30-75 people. You are welcome to use an off site venue, as long as that venue is a Chamber member.
Business Expo: The Chamber combines a business-to-business and customer trade show, creating a perfect atmosphere to network and give your company premium exposure. Chamber members are get first opportunity for space. The next Expo is slated for Spring 2010. Look for further information to come.
Think Green Golf Outing: The ever-popular Think Green Golf Outing draws golfers to the links for an afternoon of sun, golf, networking, contests and prizes. Treat your clients and fellow colleagues to some fun and friendly competition. The Think Green Golf Outing is held each June.
Salute to Business: This annual high profile event celebrates business success in Pulaski County. Awards presented during the event include the Business of the Year Award, the Not-For-Profit of the Year Award, and the Volunteer of the Year Award. The February event attracts more than --- area business leaders and features a keynote speaker.
The Bottom Line: The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce offers your company significant benefits. Top-notch networking opportunities, legislative representation and access to valuable information and key decisions-makers are just some of the ways The Chamber's broad membership base can help your business succeed.