Q: Why join the Chamber of Commerce?
A1: Because your membership expands your ability to reach existing customers and potential new ones, which can have a direct impact on your bottom line.
A2: Because the Chamber is able to collectively speak for your business and the other members of the Chamber simply through your participation.
A3: Because your membership allows you to have sponsorship opportunities that tie your business to the community in a very visible way.
A4: Because as a member, you are exhibiting that you support your community, your town, and your fellow businesses as a collective. You are a part of the solution, to help bring prosperity to your area.
“We are the Business Voice of Grimes County.”
Member benefits of the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce are many. Discover all that we have to offer, and take advantage of any number of the following services.
Chamber Website / Member Landing Page
Chamber Members are listed by Name and Category on the Chamber website with a link to your homepage and/or e-mail. Additional online listings for your business may be placed on www.visitnavasota.com and www.explorenavasota.com.
Online advertising opportunities are available on our website with limited availability. Creation of an individual landing page for your business may be created through the Chamber for a small fee.
Chamber Members receive up to two listings (alphabetical & categorical) at no charge in the Relocation Guide / Membership Directory that is provided to visitors, to new residents at closings, and mailed to out of town businesses and residents as requested. Advertising opportunities are available in the Chamber Directory.
The Business Expo is held annually and attracts several hundred people. Chamber Members may display their products and services during this event. Booth rental opportunities are available to Members and all participants receive publicity before and after the event.
Members’ names and phone numbers are distributed to thousands of people inquiring each year about goods, services, shopping, and visiting opportunities. Members are referred first! The Chamber office is open five days a week each month of the year to serve its Members.
Business After-Hours Mixer
Chamber Members may sponsor a mixer at their place of business. The mixer is open to all Chamber Members and their guests and allows businesses to showcase their store, product or service. There is a nominal fee associated with hosting a mixer.
Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings
New Members receive a free ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber staff arrange for local publicity and sending invitations to the event. Additional ribbon cuttings are available for a small fee.
Workshops and Seminars
The Chamber hosts’ workshops and seminars for small business owners throughout the year. Subjects may include customer service, telecommunications, business planning, financing, etc.
Economic and Demographic Information
The Chamber serves as a reference point for Members when they seek the latest statistical trends for business planning purposes. The Chamber is the economic development center for Grimes County through an agreement to promote county-wide attractions and business growth opportunities.
Our membership mailing list (printed and/or electronic) is available upon request to Members at no additional cost.
Chamber Chatmail E-Blast
This weekly email blast tells readers about special promotions, upcoming events and informative tid-bits that generate interest in your company. Get your information to the Chamber (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon Thursday the previous week that you would like your information included.
The Chamber sponsors printing and distribution of a city and county map every other year. This publication is free to Chamber Members and some 6,000 are handed out and mailed annually. Advertising space is available and arranged through the Navasota Examiner.
Members may display flyers, brochures and business cards in the Chamber office.
AgniTEK- Website Hosting Discounts
As a new Chamber Member, you will receive a certificate from AgniTEK. This package includes website design ($299 value and may be upgraded for an additional charge), three months of hosting, and a domain name.
Navasota Examiner Advertising Discounts
20% off your first newspaper advertisement each year; half off of a one year subscription to the Navasota Examiner Newspaper.
KWBC- 1550 Advertising Discounts
$200 free advertising on Navasota News 1550, to be used within six months of joining the Chamber.
Suddenlink Media Advertising Discounts
Suddenlink Media has partnered with us t help boost your business by offering the following in effective cable advertising. New Members will also receive a certificate for $1000 free advertising (with purchase of $300 a month for three months). Complete production of commercial is $275.
Insite Printing Discounts
20% off your first print job with Insite Printing.
The Chamber acts as your spokesperson, sales manager, goodwill ambassador, and business agent. We are the business voice of Grimes County. We have frequent interaction with our elected representatives at every level, local, regional, state and federal, representing the business interests of Grimes County. Additionally, we are the Economic Development center for the County, tasked with attracting new business and tourism, promoting Grimes County, and helping to plan the inevitable growth of our area.
The Chamber offers gift certificates, Classic Currency, which can only be used at Chamber Member businesses and purchased at the Chamber in any amount specified. Classic Currency promotes shopping locally for Chamber Member businesses and brings business to our supportive Members. Note: The Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce does not profit from the sale of Classic Currency.