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Benefits

The Cozad Chamber of Commerce:

  • Provides united support from the Cozad Chamber businesses and professionals working for civic and business development.
    • Being a member of the Cozad Chamber of Commerce is the number one tool you can have to promote and strengthen your business.
    • Members are part of the leading organization that is consistently engaged in promoting the civic and economic development of Cozad.
    • The Chamber refers and uses the services of Chamber Member Businesses BEFORE non-members.
    • Joining the Chamber gives you the opportunity to be a leader in the community and make the changes you would like to see made.

 

Marketing & Communication

  • You will receive a FREE listing in the printed business directory and on the CDC website as well as the Chamber website.
  • You will have your choice of a FREE Basic webpage with your membership or you can upgrade to a Premium webpage for only $100/year. You will have your own account name and password to enable you to make changes, upload photos or video at your convenience.
    • With your Chamber webpage, you will have the ability to be linked to your own business website, Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-In.
    • You will also be linked to the CDC website.
    • You will be able to use the Chamber’s Bulk Mailing Permit FREE of charge.
    • The Chamber will help you promote your business through listings in our print and online Membership Directory, monthly print and E-Newsletters, and weekly Ambassador flier.
      • We offer our members 1 free full-color complimentary ad in our monthly newsletter per year.
      • We will promote your business open house, grand opening and ribbon cuttings in email updates for FREE.
      • You will be kept informed of Chamber events and promotions through our weekly email updates, weekly Ambassador flier and monthly Newsletters and special mailings.
      • Display your brochures and/or business cards at the Cozad Chamber of Commerce.
      • You will have the opportunity to include your business information, brochure or gift in the Chamber Welcome Packets and Perks-for-Parents packs.
      • You can have a Chamber hosted ribbon cutting ceremony, which is published and promoted prior to the event in the Ambassador, Newsletter, and on Facebook.
        • Your business’ ribbon cutting ceremony will be published in the Chamber Newsletter, Facebook and the Tri-City Tribune.
        • Your business will receive a “Stop Here! I’m a Chamber Member”
        • You will have the opportunity to participate in Chamber promoted events.
        • You will be able to host a Business After (or Before) Hours.
        • You can receive member address labels or “Cozad” name badges FREE of charge.
        • You will have complimentary access to the podium/sound system, portable marquee sign, Gott drink cooler, popcorn popper, 50-cup coffee pot and meeting space in the Chamber/CDC conference room.

 

Member Programs

  • Cozad Cash Dollars are checks drawn at a local bank that spend just like cash and deposited by the receiving business like a check. Anyone can purchase Cozad Cash Dollars at the Cozad Chamber of Commerce in $5 or $10 increments, but can only be spent at Bronze through Platinum Chamber member businesses. (A list of these can be obtained at the Chamber office). They make great gifts, contest prizes, donations and employee bonuses, because recipients can spend them in more than 150 Cozad Chamber member businesses - which encourages shopping in Cozad! Over $42,000.00 in Cozad Cash Dollars are purchased and spent at Cozad Chamber member businesses each year. Each member business receives a red stop sign to hang on their door or in their store to make shoppers aware they are able to accept Cozad Cash Dollars.
  • Preferred Shopper Program is a simple and completely free program that all Cozad Chamber business members are encouraged to participate in. All materials (cards, brochures, promotional materials and prizes) are paid for and supplied by the Cozad Chamber of Commerce. Chamber businesses obtain their cards and promotional materials at the Chamber office, then offer a new card and validate their customer’s Preferred Shopper card for every $10 spent. When fully validated, shoppers can drop their cards off at the Cozad Chamber office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a conveniently located drop box. Each week one card is drawn for $25 in Cozad Cash Dollars. Winners are published each week in the Chamber Ambassador Newsletter and on the portable Chamber sign located in front of the Chamber office. A poster of the latest six winners is printed and distributed every six weeks. All businesses who validated the winning cards are listed along with the winner.
  • Ribbon Cutting - All new Chamber member businesses are encouraged to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in their business. These short events may be attended by family, friends, customers and staff, the members of Cozad Chamber staff and the Chamber board, representatives of the Ambassadors, other businesses and community members. This provides an excellent opportunity to acquaint those in attendance with their business. During the ceremony the Chamber Director or President will present the business with a “First Dollar” and the Cozad Chamber “STOP Here. We’re a Chamber member” sign. A photograph is taken to commemorate the event and placed in the Tri-City Tribune (compliments of the Chamber and other contributing Chamber members). In addition, ribbon cutting photographs are featured in the Cozad Chamber Newsletter and on Facebook. This promotional opportunity alone is valued well over a Bronze level membership.
  • Cozad Chamber Newsletter is published monthly and emailed to all Chamber members and is also available on the Chamber website at www.CozadNebraska.net. Each issue contains a calendar of events, ribbon cutting photos, highlights of prior month’s activities, upcoming events and information pertinent to Cozad Chamber members. All new Bronze level and above business members receive free publicity through ribbon cutting photo and event postings. Each Bronze level and above Chamber member business is welcome to submit a half-page promotion each year in the Cozad Chamber Newsletter. This can either be in the form of an article or advertisement (minus prices). In addition, open houses, grand openings, and Business After/Before Hours are promoted at no charge in the monthly Chamber Newsletter, weekly ambassador, weekly Chamber reminder email and on facebook.
  • The Cozad Ambassador Newsletter is published weekly by the Cozad Chamber of Commerce and emailed to each member and distributed to each downtown business and many businesses on the strip for pubic display. The purpose of the Ambassador is to keep the community informed of local events. Open houses, fundraisers, dances and other community events can be listed at no charge by member businesses, non-profit organizations, etc. Printing and distribution of the Ambassador is possible due to the sponsorship of 24 Cozad Chamber member businesses annually. Each sponsoring business member receives a 2”x 2” ad on one side of the two-sided newsletter.

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