Our Business is Promoting Your Business
As a business owner, membership in the Swain County Chamber of Commerce is your best way to connect with a nationwide audience of consumers interested in visiting the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
For example, in 2014 GreatSmokies.com was viewed by approximately 471,000 visitors looking for information about the North Carolina Smokies. That's more than a million page views.
Additionally, the Swain County Visitor Guide was distributed to more than 25,000 people who requested more information about the area.
For any tourism-related business, inclusion in these two powerful marketing tools is reason-alone to join the Chamber. Yet. as you can see to the right, there are dozens of additional benefits that make Chamber membership even more valuable.
You're invited to drop by the Chamber office and meet the staff that will be working to help you promote your business. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Benefits of Chamber Membership
A free listing on the Chamber of Commerce website (desktop and mobile versions), GreatSmokies.com, plus a free link to your web page, email and social media
An opportunity to publicize your special offers and coupons on our Deals and Discounts section
A free listing in the annual Visitors Guide – distributed to 85,000 visitors and included in relocation packages and guest information packages; contains All Aboard, the official Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Guide
An opportunity to advertise your business in the Visitors Guide
A free listing on the North Carolina tourism website, VisitNC.com, for accommodations, events, outdoor adventure, restaurants and specialty foods
A partnership program with Fun Things to Do in the Mountains which provides new members with a one-time introductory ad, calendar listing, and feature story
Prospective visitor and relocation leads via email
Tailored marketing opportunities designed to fit any budget
Free workshops and seminars covering social media such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as other business related topics.
A members-only referral program
Mailing Lists: The chamber's membership list is available to all members in Excel format
Grand opening and ribbon cutting services for new or remodeled business, complete with newspaper coverage, photo opportunities, and email campaign
Business After Hours: we provide the press and email campaign, you provide the rest! Excellent networking opportunity!
Weekly membership e-newsletter filled with timely news and information for members
Opportunities for sponsorship of community events such as Chili Cook-Off, Christmas Parade, Folkmoot, and Freedom Fest. Provides an excellent advertising opportunity!
Awards recognizing the Business Citizen of the Year and the recipient of the Duke Power Citizenship and Service Award
But Wait, There's More
Did You Know?
Consumers are 44% more likely to think favorably of a business that is a member of the Chamber of Commerce
57% are more likely to think positively of its local reputation
63% percent are more likely to shop with that business in the future
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