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					Omro Area Chamber of Commerce
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                                           Wo r k i n g f o r t h e O m r o C o m m u n i t y




Thank you for your interest in the Omro Area Chamber of Commerce. This packet has
been designed as a tool to help our members, community leaders, and future members
better understand the role of the chamber within the Omro community, and explain
some of the important member benefits that this organization has to offer.
Some people believe that the Omro Area Chamber of Commerce is a government en-
tity. We are not. We are a private organization that advocates for businesses, organ-
izes and promotes city events, and works in the best interest of the Omro community.
The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce is over 100 members strong and plays an im-
portant role in the growth and vitality of the Omro area.



    D i d Yo u K n o w ?
The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce has been serving the Omro community for over
20 years. Started in 1988 as a consolidation of the Omro Business Men’s Association
and Omro Promotions, the chamber’s purpose was to increase awareness of all member
businesses and the community of Omro.



www.omrochamber.org                                                                  page 1
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             Member Benefits
     Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
     Ground Breakings
     New Member Introduction
     Grand Openings/Re-openings
     Website links
     Chamber Business Directory


Whether you’re starting a new business in Omro or you just want to get the word out
about new services or products your business has to offer, the Omro Area Chamber of
Commerce can help. We will help you plan a ribbon cutting ceremony or grand opening
for your businesses big day. We also provide new member or business introductions
via our monthly electronic newsletter “The Communicator”. The Omro Area Chamber of
Commerce will link your business or organizations website to ours making it easy for
potential customers to get your contact information and locate your business. We will
also add your business or organization to our business directory and email list along
with other publications throughout the year including the annual Omro visitors guide.



    D i d Yo u K n o w ?
The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce has formed a partnership with the Oshkosh
Chamber of Commerce to bring you added membership value. If you are a member of
the Omro Area Chamber of Commerce you can join the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
for just ($100.00) and have access to all of the member benefits that the Oshkosh
Chamber has to offer. Check them out at www.oshkoshchamber.com


www.omrochamber.org                                                             page 2
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                                                       Member Benefits
                                               Networking Opportunities
                                               Chamber Bucks Rewards Pro-
                                               gram
                                               Volunteer Opportunities
                                               Chamber Gift Certificates
                                               Sponsorship Opportunities
                                               Business After Hours

Being an active part of your community is one of the best ways to let everyone know
about your business and the services you offer. The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce
provides many networking opportunities throughout the year. Hosting or attending a
business after hours is a great way to introduce yourself and your business to other
area business owners and their employees. Volunteering to help out for a few hours
with your employees at a community event or taking advantage of a sponsorship op-
portunity can help promote your business and show that you’re a community leader.
Ask us about hosting a business after hours or other sponsorship opportunities that
may be on the horizon.


    D i d Yo u K n o w ?
Volunteering has it’s rewards with our Chamber Bucks Program. When you or any of
your employees volunteer to help during a chamber sponsored event we will send you
chamber bucks that can be used to; reduce your annual membership dues, purchase
advertising or chamber TV show spots, rental of chamber equipment or billboard space.
Ask us for more details about our Chamber Bucks Program.


www.omrochamber.org                                                             page 3
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             Member Benefits
     Advertising Opportunities
     Chamber TV Show Appearance
     Website Development Assistance
     Public Access TV Commercials
     Chamber Website (Business
     Video Ads)



It’s time to get the word out and let everyone know about your business. Whether it’s
putting together a flyer for a mailing or helping you put your business on the internet,
we have the tools to help your business succeed. The Omro Area Chamber of Com-
merce is proud to offer many excellent advertising opportunities for our members in-
cluding; a chamber TV show appearance, website development program, public access
television commercials, chamber website video ads, and billboard rental spaces. As a
chamber member business, all of these opportunities are offered at a reduced cost and
some (such as the chamber TV show appearance) are even free of charge.




    D i d Yo u K n o w ?
The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce has discounted billboard advertising spaces
available along Hwy 21 at the East & West ends of town. We also have the ability to
help you create a website, TV commercial, or short internet video featuring your busi-
ness. Ask us about our website development assistance program and how having a
presence on the internet can help push your business towards future success.


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Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Memorial Day Weekend “Sell a
Bration” - Memorial Day Parade, Dedication, & Car Show -
Omro’s 4th of July Celebration - Omro’s Oktoberfest -
Christmas Parade Day Celebration & Holiday Gift Basket
Raffle - Annual Member Christmas Party… Join our team!
The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce has a strong history of community involvement.
Over the past twenty years the chamber has been very active in promoting the Omro
community, bringing thousands of people into Omro each year by organizing and put-
ting together community events.
The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce works closely with many individuals, groups and
organizations including; the City of Omro, Omro BID (Business Improvement District),
OADC (Omro Area Development Corporation), Kiwanis Club, Omro Lions, Fox River
Runners, Omro Area Historical Society, School District of Omro, volunteers and many
others. It is through these cooperative efforts with others that the chamber has been
able to successfully maintain annual events that have become community traditions.
As a chamber member you will have access to special co-op advertising opportunities
and many volunteer opportunities during all of our community events.




    D i d Yo u K n o w ?
The Omro Area Chamber of Commerce has a working board of directors. This means
that the people that are making the decisions are also the ones that are actively out
participating in community events and fundraisers. This gives our board of directors
valuable insight when making decisions, and is one of the reasons the Omro chamber
has been able to keep member costs low while increasing member benefits.


www.omrochamber.org                                                             page 5
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                             Membership Application


Business Name: _______________________________________________________________



Street Address: _______________________________________________________________



Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________



Main Contact: ______________________________ Phone: ___________________________



Mobile: _____________________________________Fax: _____________________________



Email: ______________________________Website: _________________________________



Number of Employees: (Full Time) _____________________ (Part Time) _________________



Business Type: ______________________________ Date Established: __________________


Why have you decided to join the Omro Area Chamber of Commerce?
[ ] Community Involvement [ ] Networking [ ] Programs & Services [ ] Events
[ ] Economic Development [ ] Local Issues [ ] Other ________________________

Large Business (16 or more employees) $325 [ ]

Medium Business (7-15 employees) $250 [ ]

Small Business (1-6 employees) $175 [ ]
Home Based Business (exclusively from home) $95 [ ]

Non-Profit Organization $65 [ ]

Associate Member (individuals not engaged in business activities $65 [ ]

*Mail with payment to 130 W. Larrabee Street, Omro, WI 54963

				
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