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The Benefits of Joining the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Benefits of Joining the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Benefits of Joining the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce

Joining the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce offers numerous advantages for businesses of all sizes. Here are some of the key benefits you can expect as a member:

1. Extensive Networking Opportunities

One of the biggest benefits of joining the Chamber is the opportunity to network with other business professionals. The Chamber offers a variety of networking events:

  • PriorNet Groups: Weekly meetings on Tuesday at 7:30 AM, Tuesday at 9:30 AM, Thursday at 9 AM (Zoom), and Friday at 8:30 AM.
  • Monthly Networking Events: These include Lunch & Learns, Ambassador pop-ins, Off The Clocks, and Membership Meetings.

These events provide the perfect platform for building valuable business connections and future partnerships.

2. Educational Resources

The Chamber provides ongoing educational opportunities for its members:

  • Lunch and Learn: Held monthly, businesses can sponsor these events, providing lunch and a opportunity to present their services or products.
  • Chamber Orientation: Offered twice a year to discuss the many perks of Chamber membership.
  • State of the City Meeting: Featuring insights from the City Manager.
  • State of the Schools Meeting

These sessions ensure that members are always learning and growing, both personally and professionally.

3. Marketing and Promotion

New members receive immediate exposure:

  • Social Media Welcome: New members are introduced to our 5,000 Facebook followers.
  • Website Directory: Members are listed in our directory, which garners over 8,000 clicks per month.
  • Event Promotion: The Chamber promotes member events, job postings, and special deals.

These marketing efforts significantly boost visibility and credibility for your business.

4. Advocacy and Support

The Chamber actively supports local businesses:

  • Local Advocacy: We have strong connections with city leaders and constantly promote the "Shop Local, Shop Often" initiative.

While we can’t share specific initiatives, our ongoing efforts ensure that local businesses have a voice in important community decisions.

5. Exclusive Discounts and Deals

Members can take advantage of exclusive discounts:

  • Dakotah Sport and Fitness: Chamber members receive special discounts.
  • Member-to-Member Deals: Although less common, there are opportunities for member-exclusive deals.

These benefits add value to your membership, offering savings and unique opportunities.

6. Community Involvement

The Chamber hosts numerous events that encourage community engagement:

  • Annual Events: Prior Lake Days, Fall Community Fest, Ladies Night Outs (3x a year), Phil Your Glass, Wellness Expo, and more.

These events foster a strong sense of community and offer additional avenues for business promotion.

7. Increased Visibility and Credibility

Membership in the Chamber enhances your business's reputation:

  • Membership Sticker & Plaque: Display your Chamber sticker and plaque to show your commitment to the local business community.
  • Website Listing: Inclusion in our heavily trafficked website directory.

These elements help build trust and credibility with potential customers.

8. Affordable Membership Fees

The Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce offers competitive and affordable membership rates:

  • Home Based Business $195
  • Non-Profit Business $120
  • Under 5 Employees $295
  • Under 20 Employees $345
  • Under 50 Employees $410
  • Under 100 Employees $475
  • Over 100 Employees $595
  • Associate Member $120
    • (includes Retired Individuals, Clergy, Elected Officials, and community members)
  • Student Member $50
    • (includes High School or College-full time)

We are proud to be the most affordable Chamber, making membership accessible to all businesses, regardless of size.

Join Us Today!

Becoming a member of the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce provides unparalleled opportunities for networking, education, marketing, and community involvement. Join us today and take advantage of all these benefits to help your business thrive!

For more information on how to join, visit or contact us at (952) 440-1000.

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