Ways to promote your business
Networking One of the main reasons people join the Chamber is for more networking opportunities. Many of our programs (monthly luncheons, Chamber Network Night, seminars, golf outing, & other functions & events) offer you that opportunity. We encourage networking & fully promote it.
Referrals The PACC office receives hundreds of inquires asking for business referrals. Our policy is to refer only chamber members.
Directory Listing Every PACC member is listed in the Chamber Business Directory both in alphabetical order & again by category. This directory is distributed to each member as well as new residents through our Greeter Program.
Chamber Network Night Our monthly Chamber Network Night provides each member a chance to network, provide & receive leads & referrals, & learn about the host business. You will also have an opportunity to host this event if desired. (Members – No Cost – Non-Members N/A)
Mailing List The PACC office provides an excel spreadsheet of the Chamber membership via e-mail. This is an excellent way for you to reach over 500 businesses in the community. (Members – $50.00 Non-Members $200.00)
Coupons New members will receive 2 coupons. One for a free set of membership mailing labels & one for a free luncheon admittance.
Inexpensive Advertising and Sponsorship Inexpensive advertising & sponsorships are available in our Business Directory, area map, business expo, golf outing, Internet website, 5K Run/Walk as well as other functions & events. E-Market your business to over 600 companies. Call Chamber Office for details. E-Mail Blasts for $50.00 each.
Banner Ads Place your banner ad on the Chamber website for $175.00 to run your ad for two (2) months.
Residential Greeter Program Our Residential Greeter Program is offered to PACC members only. This is an excellent program for businesses that would benefit from contact with new residents. Over 1200 new residents with a Plainfield address are greeted annually, by our professionally trained greeter who is very familiar with the area. These residents may be your next customers! Each subscriber will receive a monthly report containing detailed information on each new resident greeted for your follow-up or to create a valuable mailing list for future use. ($100.00 One time start up cost and $1.75 per home per month)
Internet The Chamber’s website offers members worldwide exposure of their products & services. Direct links are available from member’s listing to their own website.
Opportunities to Enhance Your Business Contacts:
- LUNCHEON – Meet & network with your colleagues at these monthly luncheons, which feature timely topics & interesting speakers. Sponsorship opportunities available.
- BUSINESS EXPO – Our annual Business Expo allows you to showcase your business to hundreds of people during this one day event.
- GOLF OUTING – This fun event provides you an opportunity to entertain clients, get to know members on a more casual basis & promote your business. (Sponsorship opportunities available)
- WOMEN’S GROUP – “Women You Should Know” (WYSK) – advancing their abilities to grow their business – expand on their business & community involvement.
EDUCATION & INFORMATION FOR YOU & YOUR EMPLOYEES:
Seminars – Educational seminars are held throughout the year focusing on issues of concern to you & your business.
Government Information– The PACC works with the Village of Plainfield on various issues relating to Plainfield. We are also up-to-date on all Village meetings to help keep you informed.
Candidates Night - The PACC hosts a candidates night to educate the public on those running for various governmental offices.
Business Directory – Members & residents are strongly encouraged to use the PACC Directory as a source of needed goods & services.
General Census & Community Data – General demographic information is maintained & available to the membership & general public. Most questions can be answered over the phone. Relocation packets are mailed out regularly & also available on our Internet website.
Community Map – The map is detailed to include streets, history of Plainfield, schools & parks. The map is given to all members & to Plainfield residents, through our Greeter Program. Maps are also available at the Chamber office, to the public.
COMMITTEE INPUT – Members are encouraged to become active in the PACC by participating as a committee member. Your input is vital in guiding the association into the 22nd century.
Resource Center – We receive over 2,500 calls a year from the general public & act as a resource center for their questions about the Plainfield area. We are also a resource center for our members. If we cannot answer your questions, we will find someone who can.
Publications & Information Center:
The following are items that the Chamber has either published or offers in the office:
- Business Directory
- Area Map
- Membership List
- Brochures of Member Businesses
- Places of Worship
- Park District Information
- Library Information
- List of Schools
- Membership Decals
Annual Promotional Events
- Business Expo
- Golf Outing
- Chamber Network Night
- Seminars / Workshops
- Monthly Membership Luncheons
- 5K Run/Walk
- WYSK Luncheons
- Cruise Nights
- Candlelight Christmas
- New Member Showcase
FREE Notary Services
- For Chamber Members Only