Benefits

Membership Benefits

Referral System
Chamber Membership directories are also provided in all relocation packages and by request to all visitors.
Members are recommended to all inquiring visitors and callers.

Brochure Display
Your brochure or business card is displayed in the Chamber lobby as a resource for newcomers & visitors.

Membership Plaque 
Provided for display in your business to demonstrate that you have made an investment in our community.

Monthly News Paper Column
Chamber newsletter provides up-to-date information about the Chamber & the membership as well as notification of Chamber activities for publication each month in our local newspaper.

Networking Opportunities
Educational Seminars, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings,  Saturday Showcase,
Annual Membership Event, & Open House

Business Showcase
Annual event available to exhibit your business to the public.

What We Do

Advertisements
The Travel & Tourism Committee participates in state & regional co-op advertisements to drive business to
our area.   The committee also initiates many special projects such as brochure distribution, media visits, county maps & brochures, and trade show exhibits.

Chamber Sponsored Events
Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Open House, Winterfest, other membership events

Scholarships
The Chamber awards two $1,000 scholarship to local high school seniors each year.  A luncheon is also
sponsored to honor all NC Scholars.

Regional & State Involvement
The Chamber maintains membership in the Blue Ridge Parkway Association,  Blue Ridge Mountain Host -
(a regional marketing organization),  and the North Carolina Travel Industry Association.

Local Initiatives
Some of our partners include local government, Economic Development Commission, NC Department of
Commerce, High Country Council of Governments, and Mayland Community College.   The Chamber is also
involved with Cultural Resource Commission, Toe River Arts Council, Blue Ridge Heritage Council and Burnsville Main Street program.

Committees
Members have the opportunity to serve on the following annual committees: Business, Events, Finance, Travel & Tourism and Winterfest. There are also numerous volunteer opportunities available to assist the Chamber with activities such as: Crafts Fair, Scholars Luncheon, Business Showcase, Business Before Hours, Business After Hours, and our Visitor’s Center. Contact the Chamber directly if you would enjoy contributing volunteer time to our community.

Special Services Available to You Through the Chamber

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
Available for new and expanding member businesses

Sponsorship Opportunities
Available for the newspaper column, events & luncheon.

Internet Exposure
Web site that includes a full listing of all Chamber members (alphabetically and by category). We will display your logo and link to your web site as well as providing our link logo for members to link to our web site. For our link logo and information on linking to this site Click Here.

Tax Deduction
Chamber membership is considered a necessary business expense.