Benefits of Your Membership

Discounted Print Advertising – FREE Business Referrals – FREE Online Membership Directory – FREE Cross-Promotion with your Organization – Discounted Healthcare Rates – Discounted Auto-Owners Insurance – Drugs Don’t Work Program – FREE Website Listing – Discounted Mailing Labels – Discounted Postage – FREE Notary Public – FREE Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking Ceremonies – FREE Publicity – Networking Opportunities – Volunteer Opportunities

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 Maria Hardman at 229.896.2233 PRIOR to placing your first ad.

COOK COUNTY ADVERTISER – All NEW Members receive a BUY ONE/GET ONE FREE offer from the COOK COUNTY ADVERTISER. 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 Jim Long at 229.896.5002 PRIOR to placing your first ad.

FREE WEBSITE LISTING – All members receive a FREE LISTING on the Chamber website and periodic access to our TUESDAY TIDBITS services. The Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce also utilizes social media websites to better promote your business.  If you would like something to be promoted, contact the Chamber at 229.896.2281.

TUESDAY TIDBITS – All members are encouraged to use our weekly e-newsletter to promote special events related to their business and community events. A JOB BANK with postings of available jobs is also featured in our e-newsletter. TUESDAY TIDBITS gives you a quick overview of all the exciting events going on in the Cook County area each week. Over 750 Chamber members and community supporters receive Tuesday Tidbits each week.

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 online 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 Development Center, the Cook County Exchange Club, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cook County, to name a few, are examples of organizations with whom we co-sponsor events each year. Your group or organization will enjoy the same benefits that these fine organizations receive as Chamber Members.

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 The Chamber at 229.896.2281.

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 the Valdosta Chamber at 229.247.8100.

MAILING LABELS – Improve your company’s mailings by using the BEST list around. We provide a complete list of Members in a mailing label format to our Members at no cost.  

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

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. Tune in every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. on Talk Radio 92.1 to hear ChamberTalk, a bi-weekly radio show featuring upcoming events in Cook County, Chamber Star Business of the Week, and interviews with Chamber Members and other interesting guests.

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. Digital 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, NewMember Breakfasts, Lunch & Learns, and other events are a great way to meet new people in the business community.

COMMITTEES – To carry out 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, 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.

Annual Investments

Number of EmployeesAnnual Investment
1 - 3$200.00
4 - 10$220.00
11 - 15$250.00
16 - 20$275.00
21 - 35$315.00
36 - 50$360.00
51 - 100$410.00
101 - 200$455.00
201 +$500.00
Other optionsAnnual Investment
Individual$75.00
Civic Organization$75.00
Non-Proft$100.00