The Albia Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary non-profit organization of the business community advancing the interests of businesses, industries, services and professional firms in the Albia, Iowa area. Most importantly, the Chamber is people just like you who realize that through the Chamber they can accomplish collectively what none of them can not do individually. The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a united pool or resources from which to draw ideas, energy and finances. Ultimately, the Albia Area Chamber of Commerce is Business helping Business.
Marketing – The Albia Area Chamber of Commerce has many marketing venues, including our website, social media, community events, radio and print advertising. Our NEW website provides a member directory with your business logo, contact information, map to your location and link to your website, plus a rotating member spotlight on the homepage. The chamber has a large following, so any exposure the chamber gives your business can be benefical.
Advocacy – The Albia Area Chamber of Commerce supports member businesses. It acts as a voice for the common interests of members. Our office is a centralized information center and offers referrals to our members. Our member directory is available for viewing to the public and available for other chamber members to use.
Credibility – Being a chamber of commerce member makes your business more desirable to customers. When a small business is a chamber member, consumers are 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the business in the future. Our ChamberBucks offer customer loyalty to our members.
Discounts/Deductions – Save operating dollars by receiving insurance discounts or deducting membership fees as allowable business expense. Speak to your agent/accountant for details.
Professional Development – The Albia Area Chamber of Commerce hosts events like Lunch & Learns and shares other area training opportunities.
Networking – The Albia Area Chamber of Commerce offers many networking opportunities throughout the year. At events like Community Coffee, you get to know others in your community, develop partnerships and support other businesses.
Get Involved – When you get involved with the Albia Area Chamber of Commerce, you will become better connected to your community. You will become more aware of community and business issues. There are many levels to get involved: Board of Directors, Sub committees for events or retail, sponsorship opportunities or volunteering.
Resources – The Chamber office offers a fully functional meeting room. The meeting room may be reserved for Chamber members.