Clifton Chamber of Commerce

Helping Businesses Thrive in Clifton 

The Clifton Chamber of Commerce is the business network for Clifton, a local organization of businesses and residents, whose goal is to further the interests of our Clifton area.  Business owners formed the Chamber to advocate on behalf of our community.  This includes tourism and economic development for the entire community.  Why have one?  To grow your community.  That is our purpose.

Membership in the Chamber is not limited to businesses and there are many benefits, below are just a few:

 

Community Visibility.

Open the door to experience the benefits of our ongoing marketing efforts to promote the Greater Clifton Area as a destination for business and recreation.  This includes retail businesses and those involved in tourism, as well economic development for the entire community.  As it was once said, what benefits business also benefits the community.

All members are automatically listed in the online membership directory. We create an online presence for your business, small and large, as we are continually working to increase our internet exposure online, as well as locally.  

As a small town, we all know one another, but do others outside of Clifton know what is available?  The website exposure is a great way to promote a business to others who are not aware of what Clifton has to offer.  We also have a Facebook account where we promote membership activities, such as ribbon cuttings, fairs and festivals, services and benefits of living in Clifton.  Our members can tell us about their happenings and we will post it online.

Chamber members are offered display space at the Chamber for marketing brochures and business cards. Sponsorship and advertising on our website is also available to chamber members.  Just ask!

In addition, we can create unique sponsorship opportunities to offer additional exposure.

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BUSINESS REFERRALS.

The Chamber receives calls, online inquiries and/or visits from people looking for local products and services, as well as places to go and things to see. Where can I find a plumber? Who can help me with my tax problem? What is the number of a bed & breakfast in town?

The Chamber refers our members as the primary source of information. We work to connect incoming inquiries to our members by providing member’s marketing material, contact information for our members.

 

New Residential Leads

When out-of-towners decide to relocate to the Greater Clifton Area, they usually get much of the information they need through the Chamber.

As a member, you have free access to all the relocation information the Chamber develops regarding individuals who are considering a move to the area through email.

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Ribbon Cuttings for Company Celebrations

Grand openings, business expansions and company milestones are a powerful way for us to promote your business.

From press releases, radio and online promotions to help you prepare to chamber official representation, the official scissors, a beautiful commemorative ribbon, and photos for the media, when you have important news to share, we can help spread the word.

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Research proves that chamber membership sends your customers the right message – yours is a respected company that actively participates in the local business community.

Members are encouraged to display a membership decal at their business locations. By getting involved, you’re giving back to the community by becoming knowledgeable about business issues and being active in local projects.

As a member of the Chamber, you have the opportunity to join various committees so you may have a voice, make a difference and make connections.

 

Recognition and Credibility.

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VISIBILITY

There are many ways you can increase your visibility in the community. We can help you build your leadership and presence in the community when you serve on a committee, host an after-hours networking event, submit a news article, sponsor an event, or participate in a networking event.

Each month, a section of the Chamber website is devoted to member news and a member spotlight.

 

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) RESOURCES:

B2B discounts help to bring business through your door, while offering your consumers valuable discounts.

Members can choose to offer members discounts to fellow members. The Chamber will help promote this with you.

Members are also eligible for a discount on Chamber events and access to the Chamber conference room and business center.

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Various Memberships we offer.

Open the door to experience the benefits of our ongoing marketing efforts to promote the Greater Clifton Area as a destination for business and recreation.  This includes retail businesses, those involved in tourism, as well economic development for the entire community.  As it was once said, what benefits business also benefits the community.

All members are automatically listed in the online membership directory, both alphabetically and by business category. We create an online presence for your business, small and large, as we are continually working to increase our exposure through search engines and targeted messaging through our internet marketing presence.  

As a small town, we all know one another, but do others outside of Clifton know what is available?  The website exposure is a great way to promote a business to others who are not aware of what Clifton has to offer.  We also have a Facebook account where we promote membership activities, such as ribbon cuttings, fairs and festivals, services and benefits of living in Clifton.

Chamber members are offered display space at the Chamber for marketing brochures and business cards. Sponsorship and advertising on our website is also available to chamber members.

In addition, we can create unique sponsorship opportunities to offer additional exposure.

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Volunteers are invaluable to the Chamber.

As a volunteer in the greatest Volunteer State, you can represent one of the most beautiful locations along the TN River at the at the Greater Clifton Area Welcome Center. Volunteers are the strength of our organization and we greatly appreciate your help. 

If these words resonate with you, please consider joining the team! Get Involved! The community needs you…and everyone benefits when we help others.

 

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

There are two computers with free WIFI for everyone to use. Free coffee station and plenty of room for several friends to enjoy an afternoon to gather and enjoy fellowship. 

Share Your Story! Residents and visitors alike love hearing about ‘times past’ and ‘what’s happening in town’. Be that voice that shares information to our visitors.  Be a part of the community in a way that only a local can provide. Clifton is home to a rich history and promising future. Many families have historical roots for more than two hundred years in this area. Come share your experience and help others gain information to help Clifton become a great location to do business, visit and live.

Get involved, get outside of yourself and find out you can make a difference... not only in your life, but in the lives of everyone in Clifton.

Bring your friends and start a trend to gather for a few hours and work on your favorite pastime such as craft work, quilting, book club or the like.   The Chamber office is available for the members, and availale to the community.  The chamber offers a warm and welcoming location with a large working area, a television with DVD available for movies, a comfy sofa and massaging desk chair to keep you comfortable.  As with many activities, folks begin to know when you will be at the chamber and the message spreads. You can meet new friends, visit with lifelong friends and be a part of a growing drive to help the community.

BONUS REASON!!! Specifically, for Students working on Community Hours on College Scholarships!

Future leaders are needed at the Chamber. Community hours can be gained through participation with Chamber events or Welcome Center, become a student-representative on the Board of Directors, lead the efforts of Chamber event, or help with our website and marketing campaigns. The opportunities are endless. Let the Chamber help pave your path to success in college!   The hours are flexible, and we work with you and your schedule. 

LEAD A COMMITTEE: These volunteers join forces to support one of the committee needs for the Chamber. The volunteer board of directors will help with each of these committees. We need leads within the community that can champion the efforts and allow the board to support and promote as needed.

Membership Committee: this team helps identify new members and helps with the membership packages, programs.
Volunteer Committee: this team helps identify and support the volunteers that staff the Welcome Center and Chamber sponsored events.
Ribbon Cutting Committee: this team will work directly with board and the hosting company that requests a ceremony. Activities include invitation coordination, marketing and promotion, event management at the ceremony and follow up support for press release and photos to the media
Events Committee: this team will help on an event basis and provide help with planning, coordinating and activities at the event. Some of these events include the Community Day, Horseshoe Riverbend Festival, Stroll through Christmas among others.
Historical Committee: this team will work together to help get the T.S. Stribling Museum operational on a regular basis. The Chamber Board and City Officials are available to help guide the mission of this committee.

PROVIDE EXPERTISE: These volunteers offer their time and/or expertise with some of the many responsibilities that the Board has to manage the activities of the Chamber. If you have experience in any of these areas, please consider offering your support.

Computer Maintenance
Office support for letters, emails, mailings, filing
Financials support
Website maintenance
Facebook marketing and advertising
Newspaper Press Release
Event Planning
Children and community activities
Photography (taking photos, editing, etc)
Radio voice to host the ‘Voices from the River city’ on local radio stations

The greatest personal enjoyment comes through volunteering your time on a regular basis to organizations who need your help. We hope you will join us and support the community in this way!

 

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