10 REASONS TO JOIN THE KNOXVILLE CHAMBER
1. The Chamber provides your business an affordable marketing platform.
What other marketing vehicle priced under $1,000 offers you a year’s worth of marketing opportunities? Whether it is the advertising, marketing, or referral opportunities; you can’t find this much exposure for this little money.
2. The Office Depot Chamber Advantage Program will save you money on office supplies.
Exclusive to our members, the Office Depot Chamber Advantage Program, allows you to save money on your office supplies whether you are a large company with a purchasing department or a micro-business working from your home office.
3. Chamber events offer you opportunities to network, learn, and market your business.
The Knoxville Chamber produces over 70 events a year for our members ranging from networking events like Schmoozapalooza, to educational sessions like Legislative Briefings, to social events like the Pinnacle Business Awards Gala. Whether you are looking to connect with other area businesspeople or looking to improve the way you do business, we have events that will suit your needs.
4. Associate your business with one of the oldest and most recognized brands in the world.
The term “Chamber of Commerce” dates back 400+ years. We receive 600,000 business inquiries each year either via phone, mail, email, or our website. A 2012 study by the Schapiro Group revealed that when consumers know that a business is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably about the business and 80% more likely to buy from them.
5. Stand side-by-side with the region’s leading business alliance and advocate.
The Knoxville Chamber is not only the region’s largest Chamber, it is also the most vocal Chamber when it comes to the interests of the business community.
6. Chamber Member MD and Rx are unique business tools that help you discover the tools and resources you need to help grow your business.
Developed to help small business owners navigate their way to a healthy business, this online business analysis tool helps you identify potential hazards on your road to success. Chamber Member MD and Chamber Member Rx were developed by the Knoxville Chamber and aren’t available through any other organizations.
7. Get informed and stay informed.
Your Chamber membership provides you with multiple sources of information. Whether it is the complimentary subscription to the Greater Knoxville Business Journal; the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, Commerce, which is located in the back of each month’s business journal; research and data products provided by the Chamber’s research specialist; or the reciprocal membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, you have access to all you need to be an informed business leader.
8. Get KNOWN on iKnowKnoxville.com.
The Chamber offers its members the opportunity to promote their business on its online business directory, iKnowKnoxville.com. The site has become a go-to resource for Knoxville-area business information, averaging more than 40,000 page views per month. Available features range from basic business information to videos and visual tours based on Chamber membership level. Membership has its benefits, and this is one you will not want to miss out on!
9. Join the region’s leading businesses, with an added investment, and become a Premier Partner.
Premier Partners make a vital commitment to the economic development of the region through their enhanced investment in the Chamber. They also serve as key advisors, enjoy exclusive benefits, and maintain a close link to the organization.
10. Help support the Chamber's economic development efforts.
As John F. Kennedy once said "A rising tide lifts all boats," and the Chamber's economic development efforts are focused on job growth which in turn drives our region's economic prosperity. As the economic development agency under contract by the City of Knoxville and Knox County, the Chamber is actively recruiting new companies to the area, as well as helping local companies expand.