Membership Information Retail, Restaurant and Professional Businesses Employees and Licensed Associates – Number of employees includes owners/proprietor plus the maximum number of full-time equivalent employees over the course of a 12 month period. A Full Time employee is considered as 30 hours or more per week Part-Time employee is considered as 29 hours or less per week Two part-time year round employees equal one full-time employee 1-8 Employees $219.00 9-22 Employees $325.00 23-50 Employees $427.00 51-75 Employees $545.00 76+ Employees $661.00 Hotels, Motels, B&B, Cabins, Cottages – Accommodations 1-3 Bedrooms $195.00 4-8 Bedrooms $294.00 9-15 Bedrooms $405.00 16-22 Bedrooms $526.00 23-33 Bedrooms $651.00 34-50 Bedrooms $791.00 51-75 Bedrooms $1043.00 76+ Bedrooms $1062.00 An additional fee of $20.00 per bedroom is required for accommodations located outside the city of Green Lake and the Township of Brooklyn. This is in lieu of the Room Tax that is collected in the city and the town. These fees will be used strictly for marketing and promotion. Campgrounds – Campsites $3.00 per campsite 120 site maximum An additional $0.50 per site, if located outside the City of Green Lake or the Township of Brooklyn Additional Listing $100 in addition to Full Membership – Receive an additional listing on the Chamber website and in the Visitor’s Guide. EITHER: Your primary business listed in an additional directory category to increase your exposure. For example, “Jane’s Quilt Shop” could be categorized as “shopping” and as an “attraction.” OR: An additional business name listing. (Businesses must be directly related) For example, “Jane’s Quilt Shop” and “Big J’s Design Center,” both part of the same related contiguous property. The Design Center is located within the Quilt Shop. NOT: A separate business located at a separate address would be considered as additional Basic Membership, not an additional listing. For example, “The Happy Candy Shop” owned by Jane but located down the street from “Jane’s Quilt Shop” would be an entirely separate Business Membership. The listing would target a different consumer. Associate Membership Associate membership shows support of the organization and is available only to non-profit groups, clubs and/or organizations. Associate members receive the chamber mailings and may participate in Chamber activities, but cannot cast votes. To be an associate member, dues total $115. Supporting Membership Supporting members are private individuals which are not promoting a business venture. Supporting members receive the Chamber mailings and may participate in Chamber activities, but cannot cast votes. To be a supporting member, dues total $74. Payment Terms Annual Membership is September 1 through August 31 Installment payments are welcome, however, dues must be paid in full within 90 days of sign-up or member will be removed from the Chamber Full payment must be received before Visitor Guide publication to include your business listing Dues will be pro-rated upon renewal of a second year’s membership Membership Benefits For less than a weeks-worth of newspaper advertising, you can become a part of an institution for 12 full months! Here at the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, we are a team of residents who are committed to growing local business and promoting the community as a whole. The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce stands out as our area’s premier business-enabling advocacy group. Through our meetings, events, and other activities, we provide you with extraordinary opportunities to grow and gain new insights. We want your business to be a part of our growth! As a chamber member, you can the immediate chance to post your own business information on our website, as well as in the most trusted source for local information, the official Green Lake Vacation and Travel Planner. In 2015, the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce spent over $95,000 promoting Green Lake, Wisconsin as a destination – which represents an almost 25% increase from the 2014 year. The Chamber hosts five major community events that attract thousands of people to spend money in our area. We’ve also created monthly email advertising campaigns that reach 3500 email inboxes on behalf of our members! Outlined below are additional benefits to your membership. The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce focuses on supporting Green Lake’s economic growth by promoting our area and organizing events that highlight Green Lake’s treasures. Credibility CREDIBILITY – Demonstrate your commitment to the Green Lake area business community and residents by joining the Chamber, the best positioned business organization in the area. And increase your business’ positive image as membership with our Chamber directly infers that your business is trustworthy and actively involved in our business community. Business Listing BUSINESS LISTING – By joining the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce you are entitled to posting your business information in our website’s directory and in the Green Lake Area Vacation and Travel Planner under your area of expertise. Through our new website, businesses have the opportunity to upload their own business listing and also can contribute to our Calendar of Events. Referrals and Literature Distribution REFERRALS AND LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION – In 2014, the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce served 13,367 face-to-face visitors, and fielded 3,610 calls about Green Lake. These visitors and phone calls are visitors and residents inquiring about businesses in the area. By choosing to be a member, your business has the chance to be referred to these visitors. Additionally, chamber members often choose to recommend other chamber members. Social Media SOCIAL MEDIA – The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is uniquely positioned to post your unique events and activities via our weekly e-blast that reaches an audience of over 3,500 people who have a viable interest in the Green Lake Area. Additionally, we host the official Green Lake Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. These accounts have a combined 7,700 followers who can see what your business is up to throughout the year. Community Involvement and Networking COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND NETWORKING – The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community by offering you the opportunity to connect with other local professionals whether it is showcasing your business by hosting or attending a “Second Tuesday” or serving on any of our committees. Marketing Campaigns MARKETING CAMPAIGNS – the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee researches a wide variety of publications and radio stations to promote the Green Lake Area as a premier destination using seasonal campaigns. Mere samplings of the venues we use are: WAUH radio, Midwest Living, Midwest Meetings, Milwaukee Magazine, The Willy Street Coop Newsletter, Silent Sports Magazine and Midwest Golf. Educational Seminars and Professional Development EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce values our small business sector and will be offering workshops and seminars on relevant topics that are vital to your business’ success three times per calendar year. Special Events SPECIAL EVENTS – The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is also host to many of our renowned events that enrich the quality of life for area residents but also draw visitors from throughout the State of Wisconsin and beyond. Some of our more well-known events include the July 4th Celebration, GL100 Bike Ride and Harvest Fest. Small Business Savings SMALL BUSINESS SAVINGS – Complimentary annual membership list database or pre-printed membership labels as well as reduced costs printing copy on letters or tabloid stock.