Chamber of Commerce
The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce is an active network of local businesses, committed to promoting local industries and the Village of Pentwater in general.
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Website Links & Listings
The Pentwater Chamber Website provides a web presence for your business. We are linked to Pure Michigan and other village and area websites. This website provides your business page/listing/links, news, our Pentwater and area events, community calendar, email registration, as well as access to our entire membership base! Every member is listed in our Online Business Directory by business name, business category and contact information.
Advertising: Publicity & Exposure
Through promotion in the Chamber newsletter, advertising in newspapers, radio, magazines, email and fax, you will gain exposure to more than 200 chamber business members, as well as the community at large. Market your products and services by taking advantage of the Chamber's low-cost marketing opportunities. You'll reach hundreds of business owners and visitors, anxious to learn more about your products and services. Plenty of advertising and sponsorship opportunities exist through the Chamber's events, programs, Web site, and publications, too. You are also welcome to display your business brochure within our office.
Visitors and Buyers Guide
The 13,000 Guides are distributed throughout the year. All members are listed by name with address and short description in categories. Members are given the opportunity to purchase additional advertisement in the guide for an additional fee.
Weekly / Monthly Updates
The Chamber will maintain distribution lists of members, visitors, and special interest groups (i.e., Pentwater Events, Pie Contest Team, Farmer Market Participants) for people who benefit/enjoy receiving event information and updates from the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber will participate in Social Media (i.e., Facebook group, Facebook Page, Twitter, YouTube) to communicate with members and Pentwater Visitors and Residents. This benefit will grow as our members start to participate in Social Media with us.
Our Center has excellent foot traffic based on our location in Pentwater. Members' brochures are on display. Our center is staffed with Volunteers from May – September is focused on referring potential business to our members. Your business has a sleeve available in a folder to place your business information in it. It may contain: pictures, sales, hours, prices, etc. as long as it fits the 8 1/2"x11" sleeve. This is used by our volunteers to provide accurate information to our visitors.
We partnered with Silver Lake Area Chamber on Pure Michigan promotions.
The Chamber receives thousands of inquiries each year (i.e., online, phone, in person) and we seize every opportunity to only refer potential customers to our Chamber Members. We do not make referrals to organizations that are not Chamber Members.
Events & Festivals
The Chamber organizes and hosts events & Festivals that bring thousands of people to town each year, growing business for the area. These events bring 1000's of visitors and local residents to Pentwater.
Official Chamber Logo
Members receive the right to use our official Pentwater Chamber of Commerce logo on their website and publications. The use of the logo lends credibility your business. Members receive a membership sticker to display in their place of business.
New Business Contacts
Members gain access to hundreds of prospective customers. Business to Business opportunities abound for businesses who become involved in the Chamber's variety of special events. Make new business contacts by networking at Chamber events. This helps you meet potential customers, clients and vendors. The Chamber provides great opportunities to get to know new people — and expand your prospect base.
Members receive opportunities for networking with other business and community leaders through the Pentwater Chamber sponsored events such as: Business After Hours and membership luncheons/breakfasts.
Chamber Committees Involvement
Members are given opportunities to serve on the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce Committees. Being a committee member allows members to meet fellow business leaders, help improve economic development and quality of life, promote tourism, build relationships with fellow members, expand your business opportunities, and more! You can take an active role in your community's development by being a member of the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce.
Commitment to Community
The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce is committed to community and economic development, the success of businesses, and the improvement of the quality of life for you, and all those who live or work in and around Pentwater. The Pentwater Chamber invests in a healthy economy by assisting businesses that are relocating here or expanding their business, it means more jobs — and more customers for you. Your investment in the Chamber helps to market Oceana County and promote quality growth.
Member to member discounts are available. Please contact us with your member to member discount.
The Chamber will help you organize a ribbon cutting if you are a new business or you have a new location. We can also assist you with your press release & photo by including it in an upcoming Chamber newsletter.
We are the "Voice of Pentwater Business" day in and day out – at Village Hall, the State Capital or wherever we are needed to be an advocate for our businesses, our community and quality of life. Legislative Action – You receive a voice in the Cities in the Chamber's service area, Oceana County and beyond. The Chamber provides this voice through open lines of communication with those elected to lead us on all levels.
As a Chamber member business, group insurance programs are available to you. Call the office for a list of area insurance agents you can speak to about this program.
Fun and Fellowship
Yes, the Chamber is a business organization, but we also like to have fun. You will, too! Call today to learn more about the Chamber and how you can get involved. 231-869-4150 or 1-866-869-4150.