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 $240 9-22 Employees $360 23-50 Employees $470 51-75 Employees $600 76+ Employees $725 Hotels, Motels, B&B, Cabins, Cottages – Accommodations 1-3 Bedrooms $215 4-8 Bedrooms $325 9-15 Bedrooms $450 16-22 Bedrooms $580 23-33 Bedrooms $715 34-50 Bedrooms $870 51-75 Bedrooms $1,150 76+ Bedrooms $1,200 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 $4.00 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 $125. 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 $100. 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. The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee executes a marketing plan valued at $26,000+ for this year, which targets a wide variety of avenues to promote the Green Lake Area as a premier destination. 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 5500+ 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 community and increase your business’ positive image as membership with your local Chamber directly infers that your business is credible. Business Listing BUSINESS LISTING – By joining the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, you are entitled to post your business information on our website and in our yearly visitor’s guide, which has a distribution of 20,000 printed copies and a digital copy available online with over 12,000 impressions. Referrals and Literature Distribution PROMOTION + REFERRALS – Over 13,000 people interact with the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce yearly, and by choosing to be a member we can refer these people to your business. Each member is entitled to have their promotional literature in our office to be distributed to visitors upon request. Additionally, you will have the chance to promote your business’ events and services via our website, visitor’s newsletter, or via our social media accounts. 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. 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 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 digital + printed publications and radio stations to promote the Green Lake Area as a premier destination using seasonal campaigns. Educational Seminars and Professional Development EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce values our small business sector and may offer workshops and seminars on relevant topics that are vital to your business’ success. 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, Green Lake 100 Bike Ride and Harvest Fest.