Become an Investor

Become an Investor

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By becoming a Member Investor of the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce you hire us to help your business or organization become stronger. This, in turn, makes our community a better place to live, work and play!

If you are interested in investing, you can:

Contact Tom Weiss, VP of Sales, (715) 258-7343 or 888-417-4040.

Please fill out the Membership Investment Agreement and submit it to the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce.

New Business Opportunities

As a Member Investor of the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, you have access to over 400 business leads, including over 4,000 area employees. With such a wide membership, you can enhance your bottom line by networking with your fellow Chamber members, who are also customers for your products and services. The Chamber provides many opportunities for you to make your service known.

Networking

  • Groundbreaking, Ribbon Cutting and Business Welcome Ceremonies
  • Monthly Business After 5 Events
  • New Member Orientation
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Golf Outing
  • Leads Network
  • Morning Mixer
  • HR Network

Exposure

  • Membership Directory
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Brochure or Business Card Displayed in the Chamber Office/Visitor Center
  • Website
  • BizBlast – Weekly Email
  • Brochure Rack Program
  • Visitor Services

Information

The Chamber’s Newsletter, Forums, Special Events and contacts with business leaders throughout the area, state and the nation enable members to stay up to date with the latest business news in the area. The Chamber holds seminars and workshops to help you hone your skills, as well as those of your employees.

2017 Membership
Investment Schedule

Base Rate
$265.00 plus additional fees per category, see below.
(Base Rate includes one owner/professional)
Financial Institutions
$19.50 per million in local assets
Hospital/Nursing/Care Facilities
$4.10 per bed (locally)
Hotel/Motel/Inn/Bed & Breakfast
$8.05 per room/unit (locally)
Industry/Retail/Service/Technical/Home-Based Business
$9.85 per full-time equivalent up to 100 (includes additional owners/partners)
$2.00 each additional full-time equivalent (over 100 employees)
Professional
$98.50 per additional professional (Accountant, Engineer, Doctor, Attorney, Pharmacist, Funeral Director, Architect)
$49.25 per additional professional (Independent Agent, Insurance, Real Estate)
$9.85 per full-time equivalent
Utilities
Additional $419.00 (No worksheet needed)
Agriculture/Associate/Clubs & Organizations/Governmental Agencies
(No worksheet needed)
Multi-Business Rate
(Must have same Federal ID number as first business)
Base Rate = $93.00
Plus appropriate additions from categories above (i.e. per full-time equivalent employee, per million in assets, per room, or per bed).

Access to Decision Makers

Your views are very important. Combined with views of your fellow Chamber Member Investors, your views take on more significance. Through meetings with local and state officials and Chamber committees that meet to discuss or propose solutions to issues as governmental affairs, area development and education, you have a voice as a Chamber Member Investor.

Support from Chamber and Other Investors

You benefit by the strong support of Member Investors doing business with other Member Investors and backed up by the Chamber staff that makes sure the tools you need to succeed are available. The list of benefits includes:

  • Referrals to your business
  • Membership lists and mailing labels
  • Member Investor Directory
  • Chamber meeting room facilities
  • Event planning

Resource Materials

In addition, resource materials of all kinds are maintained for your use at the Chamber Office.

  • Clubs and Organizations List
  • List of Major Employers
  • Waupaca Area Map with Street Directory
  • Relocation Packets
  • Area demographics
  • Brochures for Visitors including lodging, restaurants, churches, etc.

Small Business Benefits

Small business is important to the growth of every community. Below is a listing of services that will help small businesses to get the word out.

  • Membership Directory
  • Chamber Newsletter
  • Brochure and Business Card display in the Chamber office/Visitor Center
  • Event sponsorship
  • Save Local Now
  • Website

Finding New Customers

Your Chamber staff works hard to ensure that your business is known to all potential customers by referring them to you through Direct Referrals – the Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for the names of local businesses, professionals, services and products. Only Chamber Member Investors are referred.

So if your question is “What’s in it for me?”

The answer is “Opportunity!”

Join Today

Contact Tom Weiss or Sign Up Today.