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2017 Investor Benefits & Opportunities

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business association that serves, protects and promotes member investors. As the second largest chamber in the Des Moines area, and the only 5-Star Accredited Chamber in Central Iowa, the more than 760 members welcome you to join today and begin growing your business.

New member exclusive benefits include: 

  • Business listing on the Chamber’s OnMedia TV Commercial for one full month
  • Business mention in the Chamber’s Cumulus Media radio commercial for one week
  • Complimentary advertisement in the Urbandale Des Moines Register
  • Business introduction at a membership luncheon
  • iPad video introduction posted to social media
  • Business announcement in eNewsletter
  • Special advertising discounts

Each business is different. The Urbandale Chamber offers membership benefits designed to meet the needs of a diverse business community and budget range. Every level includes a strong package of benefits centered on Advocacy, Marketing, Networking and Education: 

  • Business Advocacy Participation and Support
  • Business and Economic Development Assistance and Referrals
  • Receive and Offer “Member 2 Member” Discounts To and From Fellow Members
  • Online Marketing Benefits Include: 24/7 Member Login to add Hot Deals, Press Releases, Unlimited Job Postings, Marketspace Items for Sale and more
  • Business Listing on Chamber’s Mobile App (MyChamberApp)
  • Receive a Complimentary Membership into the Greater Des Moines Partnership (GDMP), which has over  5,000 regional members (Business Listing on www.dsmpartnership.com, Unlimited Job Postings, Monthly Region Events and more)
  • Business Connection Events with Free or Discounted Admission Annually www.uniquelyurbandale.com/events
  • MOXIE Business Owners Group Participation
  • Contacts & Contracts Lead/Referral Group Participation
  • Business Updates distributed monthly
  • Ability to be nominated in annual “Best In Class” awards, voted by customers and awarded at annual “Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business”
  • Ribbon Cuttings for Special Occasions
  • RODAN board room usage
  • Electronic Request for Proposal Listing
  • Social Media Promotion Facebook/Twitter
  • Membership Decal
  • Inclusion of Business in the Urbandale Community Directory/Buyer’s Guide
  • genYP membership for only $25 (50% savings) (Young Professionals)
  • Educational Opportunities Through Seminars and Events
  • Legislative Updates During Session
  • Targeted Marketing Opportunities (eBlast, Mailing Labels, Sponsorships, etc.)
  • Certificates of Origin – $5.00 each (50% savings)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Connectors
    • Event Committees (Sample Urbandale, Urbandale Dash, etc.)
    • genYP and Let’s Read Program
    • Focus Groups
    • Advocacy
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • More!

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CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT OPTIONS: 

Gold Investor: The Gold Investor is the MOST POPULAR CHOICE of membership, as it includes includes a marketing package to enhance an organization’s presence to stand out (ability to add photos and video, additional links between our site and yours, map, additional key words/company description, printed magazine enhancement to your company name, eNewseletter recognition as Gold Investor, one magnetic name badge). Based on number of full-time employees (2PT=1FT), calculated by the following ranges:

0-9 employees              $   369

10-25 employees           $   464

26-49 employees           $   548

50-99 employees           $   713

100-249 employees       $   962

Over 250 employees      $1,498

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Business Investor: Entry level business membership. Based on number of full-time employees (2PT=1FT), calculated by the following ranges:

0-9 employees              $   307

10-25 employees           $  387

26-49 employees           $  456

50-99 employees           $   594

100-249 employees       $   801

Over 250 employees             $1,247

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Investor Partnership Opportunities (not based on employee size, but rather unique marketing, brand and access benefits, based on your company’s unique goals.)

Chairman’s Circle – Annual Investment of $10,000

This premier level of membership investment includes a customized benefit package centered on your business and its unique goals. Please work with Director of Investor Relations for customized packages for this level of community partnership.

Trustee – Annual Investment of $5,000

This premier level of membership investment includes a customized benefit package centered on your business and its unique goals. Please work with Director of Investor Relations for customized packages for this level of community partnership.

Elite Partner – Annual Investment of $3,000

This level of membership allows a company to be seen as a strategic partner of the chamber, giving extraordinary brand awareness, marketing package, as well as access into the exclusive partner level of membership in the chamber. Please work with Director of Investor Relations to review full package of benefits.

Platinum – Annual Investment of $1,750

This is another popular level of membership as it enhances the members’s brand, marketing, and access into the exclusive partner level of membership in the chamber. Please work with Director of Investor Relations to review full package of benefits.

Individual Member Investors are available for those who are retired or between jobs, at the rate of $100 per year. There is no business affiliation with this level and limited benefits.

Please contact the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce with any questions on the investor packages described here by contacting the Director of Investor Relations at:  mharken@urbandalechamber.com or (515) 331-6855.