The Member benefits
The work of the APCC is made possible by the time, money, products and services contributed by our members. These contributions support the top-quality educational, leadership development and networking opportunities the APCC offers. That’s why member partnerships and sponsorships are so important. When members invest in the APCC, the companies they represent gain unparalleled visibility, credibility, brand recognition and access to quality business relationships.
To take advantage of these and other valuable benefits, learn more about how your company can support the Chamber of Commerce at a level of engagement that suits your needs.
Be in the know. Observe from afar. If you provide face to face sales of a product or service, this level keeps you in the know through the newsletter, Eblast and luncheons. Artisan vendors, Nonprofit organizations or Direct Sales companies, this level serves you.
You are welcomed here. If you are a Sole Proprietor or Small Business owner, this level provides access to all members with basic services provided by the APCC. We will help make connections for the continued growth of your business.
Stay awhile. This level of engagement is more than casual, you provide a level of ‘works’ for the Chamber that is critical to being rooted locally. At this level, you are invited to sponsor our Monthly Networking Luncheons, to share your products and services. The exchange between this level of membership and the Chamber helps to grow your business network and gain from the expertise of the partnerships invested locally. You will have the opportunity to seek wisdom collectively from the Chamber and other members. Your organization will be recognized on all Social media platforms as a Chamber Friend.
You are a believer in carrying out the mission of the Chamber. At this level of engagement, you have all the benefits of a Chamber Friend with the added bonus of having the Chamber advocate for your business and work hand in hand with you, to accomplish your business goals. At this level, you are invited to sponsor our Monthly Networking Luncheons and you are listed in The Membership Directory.
We are in this together. By investing in your local Chamber of Commerce, you are investing in your community. The dollars collected are used for many services above and beyond the incentives offered to you. As the “Welcome Center” for our community, you provide information and services to the residents and visitors to our city. We serve as a point of contact for tourists, an information center for residents, and a help center for community organizations to gain vital information and partnerships to achieve their goals. The Chamber also helps to celebrate our community and business milestones. We assist with grand opening events, ribbon cutting ceremonies, relocation and expansion projects, community events, scholarships for students, economic development, workforce, and tourist development initiatives. The contacts and connections through your Chamber office and by becoming a member at this level are endless. At this level, you are invited to sponsor our Monthly Networking Luncheons, events and advertise in The Membership Directory.
Your voice matters. This level allows your input to effect change. The APCC’s vision is to “Enhance the business climate & quality of life throughout our community”. By choosing to be a Vision Partner of the APCC, you are investing in the continued growth of the Avon Park community. With the fast paced world we live in, constant evaluation of how the APCC will successfully foster this vision and provide needed services and resources our business community needs, to be prosperous and successful, will be evaluated for sustained success. We will provide proper recognition for your support in our brainstorming and idea generation for future engagement of the business community. At this level, you are invited to sponsor our Monthly Networking Luncheons, events and advertise in The Membership Directory.
We are side by side, your wisdom is needed to be shared. At this level, your organization strives to advance the economic programs and practices of the Chamber by assuming a leadership role in expanding the income potential of member businesses and organizations thereby maintaining a “quality environment in which to live, work, and conduct business”. A strategic partner is a partner that believes in the Chambers mission and ability to help drive the business communities’ economic success. The dues associated with this level will support the Chamber’s business plan and the advancement of the programs and services we provide. We will show proper recognition for your support in our community efforts. This level offers your business the option to sponsor events and be recognized as such. Your logo will be displayed on annual events banners, all promotional platforms and will be recognized as an economic and business contributor locally. At this level, you are invited to sponsor our Monthly Networking Luncheons, events and advertise in The Membership Directory.
Together, we are the Chamber. We are ‘builders’ of the community. You create an environment for conversation and action. As an Investment Partner, your input and feedback to the Chamber will be integral in our planning to fulfill our vision and strategy for economic growth. We will provide proper recognition for your support in our community efforts as well as enlist your wisdom as part of our Educational and Leadership series. This level offers your business the opportunity to invest locally and ‘serve above self’. Your logo will be displayed at events, all promotional platforms and your organization will be recognized as a Chamber builder. Your organization would be eligible to apply for a Chamber board seat as one becomes vacant. Your organization invests in the Chamber building as a historic representation of Avon Park, preserving local history. Your organization endorses the Executive Director, working hand in hand to liaise with the City and local government to build and grow the local community. At this level, you are invited to sponsor our Monthly Networking Luncheons, events and advertise in The Membership Directory.
The Chamber’s fiscal year is June – May. Renewals will be invoiced by end of April for the upcoming fiscal year.