Ames EDC

The Benefits of Being a Gold member

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Calli Sandahl

At the Ames Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to have over 350 Gold Members. Out of the 593 total Chamber members we have, this adds up to over half of our membership. A Gold Member is an individual or business that pays 10% more than their annual member dues each year and as such receives some additional benefits to thank them for their investment.


Here’s what you gain when you become a Chamber Gold Member:

Weekly Email Recognition

We’re excited to announce that in February 2020 we launched a new email template for our weekly emails. Part of this template includes a space reserved to share our Gold Members and say thank you. This email sends to over 1,500 contacts each week.

Window Decal

All of our Chamber Members are provided with a special window decal denoting them as an investor in the Ames Chamber of Commerce. However, our Gold Members receive a gold decal for their window, highlighting them as a Gold Member to all their customers and clients.

Social Media Recognition

In addition to our weekly email recognition, Chamber Gold Members are recognized at least once a month on the Ames Chamber social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be specific), and we make sure to tag your business page on Facebook and LinkedIn if applicable. We are excited to have over 1,000 likes, follows, and visitors on each of our pages, providing an ample audience to reach and engage with on a daily basis.

Social Media Share

Alongside the social media highlight thanking you for your investment, we offer our Gold Members a social media share on each of our pages. If you have a big event and you’re hoping to gain more attendance, or a special deal you’d like to highlight, we will promote your opportunity to our social media pages to help spread the your message! This once-a-year opportunity is offered exclusively to our Gold Members and Inner Circle Sponsors.

Directory Listing

Part of being a Chamber Member includes having a listing on our online directory. However, as a Gold Member, your listing will include a special little icon noting you as such. This will draw more eyes to your listing.

All the Other Benefits!

Of course, you get to take advantage of the many other benefits we offer to all our Chamber Members! Some of these great opportunities include the use of a notary (we have two staff members that are certified notaries), the opportunity to post coupons and events to our website, and receive mailing labels for all our members (only $125 for over 500 contacts!). These are just a few of the great opportunities we offer our Chamber Members.


Because of the additional contributions for our Gold Members, we are able to provide enhanced programming to our membership that supports our efforts to help you succeed as a business – such as our Business Builder Series, advocacy efforts, and Workforce Solutions programming. We appreciate that over half of our membership finds value in our programming and chooses to invest 10% more in their annual dues. So, if you are a Chamber Gold Member – THANK YOU for your investment!

To learn more about the benefits you receive as an Ames Chamber of Commerce member, please visit our Benefits Page on our website, or contact our Director of Membership, KK O’Neill today.

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