Membership with Williamson, Inc. provides unique value for our business partners, investors, our citizens and our community through innovative programs, networking events, vocal business advocacy and business growth opportunities.
Your Williamson, Inc. investment comes with many value-added benefits that non-members cannot access.
Networking – A 2013 survey of Chamber and community members found that the No. 1 benefit businesses value and want from their membership is relationship-building through networking with peers and potential clients. To deliver this access, the Williamson Chamber hosts a variety of monthly meetings, mixers and special events.
Chamber Directory – Reach thousands of visitors to our website through your company listing in our online directory. Your Chamber membership gives you control over the information you want to share in the directory to promote your business. This could include a business and contact information, directions, social media options, and much more.
Business Referrals – The Williamson Chamber routinely receives emails and inquiries asking for business recommendations from residents and visitors. Using our extensive online directory, the Chamber recommends only members for any services requested.
Member Signage – At our popular Williamson 101 meeting, all Williamson Chamber members receive a decal to visibly promote their Chamber affiliation.
Business Promotions – The Chamber offers a multitude of ways to promote your business through both paid and unpaid promotion. For example, upon request the Chamber posts relevant business news on the website for free and also shares member news through social media.
Target Marketing – Williamson Chamber members have exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at our online membership directory. Members may purchase mailing labels for all 1,400 Chamber businesses — a valuable promotional asset unavailable from any other source.
Government Advocacy – The Williamson Chamber is an effective advocate for the business community, monitoring local issues and providing members with relevant information on legislative affairs. Our Town Hall series provides attendees direct, personal access to legislative and local officials.
Educational Programming – From events and meetings that feature nationally renowned speakers to small-group discussion sessions with local government officials, the Williamson Chamber offers many programs to provide businesses with the information and access they need to succeed and grow. We strive to be the go-to source for business information.
Leadership – Chamber membership offers extensive leadership development opportunities at various levels to meet the needs of professionals in both small and large companies.
Prestige – According to a study by the American Chamber of Commerce, if a company is highly involved in its local chamber, consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against competitors. Also, when consumers know that a business is a member of a chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it.
Meeting Room Rentals – Our modern Chamber office space offers all the technological and physical amenities needed to host a successful meeting or event. Chamber members may rent the space at a discounted rate.
Ribbon Cuttings – The Williamson Chamber is proud to announce to the community and other members that you are open for business, adding on or expanding by hosting a ribbon cutting at your location. Ribbon cutting ceremonies cost from $150 to $250. Please contact Claudia Herrera for more information.
Member Discount Program – The Chamber partners with several member businesses to offer members-only discounts that you can’t access anywhere else. Get the deepest discounts possible and save money at participating companies. View a full listing of our affinity partners.
Tax Deduction – Williamson Chamber dues are tax-deductible as a business expense.
1 – 10 full-time employees: $400.00
Includes sole proprietors, independent contractors and home based-businesses.
11 – 50 full-time employees: $500.00
51 – 99 full-time employees: $650.00
100 – 299 full-time employees: $750.00
300+ full time employees: $1,500.00
Gold Level: $2,500.00
Platinum Level: $5,000.00
Community and Non-Profit Partners
Community Partner: $200.00
Retirees, professionals in transition and community volunteers.
Designed for individuals who want to take advantage of chamber
programs and networking, but do not have a business affiliation.
Non-profit Partners: $250.00
Includes 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 organizations
How do I update my personal membership information ex. address or email?
When you join the Chamber, you are assigned a username and password. This login information allows you to register for events, pay bills and update your directory listing online. To update your personal membership information, log into your account and click “Account Settings” at the top of the page. Then select “Employees/Reps” under “Company Information.” Select your name. Update the contact information you wish and click “Save Changes.”
How do I update my business information?
To update your business information, log into your account and click “Organization Info” under “Profile” at the top of the page. Update the information you wish and click “Save Changes.” From this page, you also can edit your webpage info and map pin info.
How do I pay my bill?
To pay your bill online, log into your account and click “Make Payment” under “Account” at the top of the page. Follow the prompts to make a credit card payment. The Chamber also accepts payment in the forms of cash or check made payable to Williamson Chamber.
How do I register for an event?
To register for an event, go to the events calendar and click on the event for which you’d like to register. Click the blue “Register Online” button and type in your login and password. (If you are not a Chamber member, click “Not a member?”) Once logged in, the page will populate your contact information. Click “Next” and then choose your fee item. If you are a Chamber member, choose the “Member” fee and if you are a non-member, choose the “Guest” fee. To add additional attendees to your registration, click “Add Additional Attendee” and fill in the name(s) of your guests. Click “Next.” After confirming that all information is correct, click “Next” to proceed to the payment screen. Fill in your credit card information, then be sure to click the “I Agree” box. Once you have clicked “Purchase Now” you will receive an email receipt of your registration for your records.
How do I create or update a Hot Deal?
The cost to create a Hot Deal is $25.00.
To create a Hot Deal, log into your account and click “Hot Deals” on the left hand side of the page. Click “Add Hot Deal.” Fill out all fields and then click “Purchase” to pay with a credit card online. (If you wish to create your deal and come back to it later, click “Save” instead.) Once your Hot Deal has been created and approved by Chamber staff, it cannot be updated in your account. If you would like to update your Hot Deal, please contact Leigh Bawcom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that members are only allowed to submit one Hot Deal per month.
For additional information, see our help sheet: How To Place a Hot Deal (PDF)
How do I create or update a job listing?
To create a job listing, login into your account and click “My Job Postings” under “Share”. Click “Create Job Posting” and fill in all available fields. To submit, click “Submit for Approval” and your job posting will be reviewed and approved by Chamber staff in a timely manner. (If you wish to create your job posting and then come back to it later, click “Save” instead.)
For additional information, see our help sheet: How To Create a Job Posting (PDF)
Can I bring a colleague to a member event?
If your membership is a company membership, all employees of the company are considered members of the Chamber. We would love to see as many of you as possible at all events! Most of our events are open to both members and non-members, with a slight fee increase for non-members. If you ever have a question about someone you’d like to bring, feel free to call us at (615) 771-1912.
My company is having an event. How can I advertise that to Chamber members?
The Chamber will help promote your business news or events on our website, Facebook page, and include a link in our Williamson Weekly e-newsletter. However, due to the volume of events, we cannot post your events on the Chamber calendar. We also offer paid promotional opportunities through e-newsletter advertising, print newsletter advertising and Hot Deals. To be considered for the free promotional opportunities, please send your event information, along with a press release, to email@example.com.