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Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce

Membership can be very rewarding...

ADEL NEWS TRIBUNE

All NEW Members receive a BUY ONE/GET ONE FREE offer from the ADEL NEWS TRIBUNE. You may purchase any size ad UP TO a 1/2 page and get that same size ad FREE the next week! To qualify for this offer, you must contact Payj Tucker at 229-896-2233 PRIOR to placing your first ad.

BUSINESS REFERRALS

The Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods and services to be purchased in the Adel-Cook County area. We refer Chamber Members to these newcomers, visitors, new industries, and area residents using our CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY.

PROMOTION

Every year the Chamber partners with Members who are interested in cross-promoting events with our organization.  The Cook County Historical Society, Cook County Council for the Arts, Cook County Workforce Develpment Center, the Cook County Exchange Club, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cook County, to name a few, are examples organizations with whom we co-sponsor events each year.  Your group or organization, as Chamber Members, will enjoy the same benefits that these fine organizations receive when the power of the Chamber is working with you and for you.

DISCOUNTED HEALTHCARE RATES

Chamber Members with 2 or more full time employees are eligible for DISCOUNTED HEALTHCARE RATES.  Most Members who participate in this program find that the money they save in yearly premiums exceeds their annual Membership investment.

DISCOUNTED AUTO-OWNERS INSURANCE

Chamber Members are eligible for a discount on insurance premiums. For more information, contact Adel Insurance Agency, 229.896.4551.

DRUGS DON'T WORK

Chamber Members receive a 7.5% DISCOUNT off Worker’s Compensation premiums when they become a certified drug free work place through the DRUGS DON'T WORK program. For more information, contact Mike Stalvey at 229-247-8100.

FREE WEBSITE LISTING

All members receive a FREE LISTING on the Chamber website.

MAILING LABELS

Improve your company’s mailings by using the BEST list around. We provide a complete set of Membership mailing labels to our Members at a very reasonable price.  Call the Chamber office for details.

ANNUAL APPRECIATION DINNER

The Adel-Cook Chamber hosts an Annual Appreciation Dinner to say "THANK YOU" to all our Members and to recognize outstanding businesses within the community.  Special appreciation is also given to Chamber voluteers and community leaders at the Annual Dinner.

MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM

This program will help Members pinpoint their organization’s STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES. Only you and a representative from the SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER will know the results of this evaluation. This is a free service offered through the Chamber that would otherwise cost as much as $75.00/hour.

NOTARY PUBLIC

Notary services are available FREE to all Chamber Members.  Call or come by when you need the service of one of our Notaries.

PUBLICITY

Chamber Members receive thousands of dollars in publicity annually through the Chamber's Newcomer WELCOME PACKETS distributed to new residents. Additional publicity is generated by allowing Members to display their promotional materials in the Chamber lobby and by referring Members to the dozens of inquiries received daily.

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

All Chamber Members receive the INFORMER, a quarterly newsletter, which gives updates on events, awards, and new members.

RIBBON CUTTING AND GROUND BREAKING CEREMONIES

The Adel-Cook Chamber plans and organizes ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremonies for NEW businesses, NEW locations, or NEW ownership for any Chamber Member. Invitations are sent to the media, local dignitaries, Chamber Ambassadors and the Board of Directors.   A press release with photo is prepared for the Adel News Tribune.

NETWORKING

Become an active Member of the Adel-Cook Chamber and making GREAT BUSINESS CONTACTS is easy simple and easy!  Business After Hours and other events are a great way to meet new people in the business community.

COMMITTEES

Based on our Annual Plan of Work, Members are encouraged to VOLUNTEER to work on one or more Committees within the Chamber. The Committees are organized into five divisions: Community Development, Educational Development, Membership Development, Resource Development, and Small Business Development.  Committee Members are provided with an excellent opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with other community leaders who often become prospective new clients or business associates.

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