Benefits of Chamber Membership

BACC Membership = ROI

Advertising Opportunities

“Insights” Magazine: The primary marketing tool used for newcomers, businesses and existing residents. This publication also houses the Membership Directory and is distributed within the Northeast Shelby County community. 15,000 are published each fall with an estimated 100,000 readership.

Regional Map: The only street map for Northeast Shelby County is included in all relocation and prospect packages. The map is also distributed free to all members, newcomers and existing residents. Five thousand are printed bi-annually. One of the least expensive yet effective advertising opportunities available to businesses.

Relocation Packets: The premier information source regarding the communities of Northeast Shelby County. Packet contains “Insights” Magazine, the Regional Map and other useful information provided to hundreds of inquiries annually.

For more information contact the BACC at dmalone@bartlettchamber.org

Networking Opportunities

Ambassador’s Club: The public relations arm for the BACC, this core group of volunteers is among the first to greet new businesses in the area with Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Opening events. See more by clicking here.

Chamber Mixer – After Hours: Usually held every quarter, this is a popular socializing and networking event held at various member locations.

Committee Participation: The BACC depends upon volunteers to aid in implementing the Chamber’s mission by serving on committees and councils. Committees are an excellent way to develop contacts and find out what’s going on in the community.

Membership Luncheons: The Monthly Chamber Membership Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 – 1:00. Featured speakers address business and community related topics and is a great networking opportunity for all.

For more information contact the BACC at dmalone@bartlettchamber.org

Activities

Annual Chamber Gala: Held in early November, this fun event is exclusively for members and their guests. DJ, excellent food, a silent auction and good company makes this an event you do not wish to miss.

BACC Golf Tournament: Held in the spring, this activity not only gets you away from the daily grind, but provides some networking and friendly competition.

Bartlett a la Carte’: Experience the best the Bartlett area has to offer in culinary delights in one enjoyable evening. Held annually, Bartlett a la Carte’ features the area’s finest restaurants in a beautiful setting. This silent auction benefits Youth Villages and is a cooperative arrangement between the Bartlett Area Chamber and the Bartlett Cordova Rotary.

Bartlett Business Expo: This one day event, held in March allows businesses to showcase their products and services. On average about 1500 consumers attend. It’s a great way to introduce your product to the membership and the general public.

Holiday Heroes: One of the Chamber’s more personally rewarding activities, this annual holiday event for children at Youth Villages offers an opportunity for members to sponsor a child at Christmas and to interact with that child at a gift-giving party.

Industry Appreciation Picnic: Each year the Bartlett Area Chamber shows its appreciation for the primary industries that make up the economic foundation of Northeast Shelby County by hosting a picnic in their behalf. Employers and employees alike mix and mingle as chamber volunteers serve up a traditional American picnic.

Women’s Connection Luncheon & Expo: This event is designed for professional women to connect with one another, benchmark with others in similar environments and learn from successful women who have made a difference in their respective fields. Vendors catering to women’s needs and interest and some light entertainment is included in this exclusive event.

4-Top Lunch: This monthly event is for business-to-business networking at member restaurants. This luncheon is exclusively for BACC members.

Programs

Bartlett Education Foundation provides grants to teachers within the Bartlett City Schools for classroom projects and materials not funded under the normal school budget. The Foundation is chartered as a 501(c) (3).

Business Referral Service: The Chamber refers only current members to the hundreds of requests made yearly.

Councils & Committees: The BACC utilizes Councils and Committees to address the issues of business. Members are encouraged to participate in one or more focus areas, which include: Economic Development Initiative – Vision 20/20, Primary Industry Council, Public Policy Review Committee, Retail & Hospitality, Community Development, special events and other issues that may require the attention of the business community.

Leadership Bartlett: This program educates and challenges participants to the needs of the community, enhances their leadership skills, and expands business and personal relationships. It provides developing leaders a broad view of the community. Deadline to register is December.

Leadership Bartlett Alumni Association: Leadership graduates are encouraged to remain involved through the alumni association for many reasons: for the progress of the community, to enrich their lives by giving back, to help others by using the knowledge attained in the Leadership program, to develop personal and career goals, and to support each other and the community as a whole.

Membership Mailing Labels: Mailing addresses of current members are available for a nominal fee to Chamber members, allowing you to develop a database of business prospects.

Staying Ahead of the Curve Series: Sponsored by First Tennessee Bank – Experts speak on pertinent topics that provide cutting edge information and tips on how to stay ahead of the competition. Presentations are free to Bartlett Chamber members and are usually held early in the morning.

Youth Leadership Bartlett: Modeled after Leadership Bartlett, this program assists high school students in learning more about their community, as well as enhancing their leadership skills, providing ways of dealing with peers, and teaching good decision making.

Advantages

Advocate for Business: The Chamber is the voice of the business community in local, county, and state issues. The Public Policy Review Council regularly discusses business issues.

Chamber Website: The Chamber website is the primary portal for Northeast Shelby County. The website provides valuable information about the community and the BACC Membership. Your company listing and direct links to your website are complimentary. Advertising opportunities are available.

Economic Development Initiative: First and foremost the BACC is dedicated to maintaining and growing the economy of Northeast Shelby County. A Strategic Partnership of private & public institutions work together to ensure that the Bartlett Area remains a vibrant community in which all its citizens prosper.

Ribbon Cuttings: Chamber Board Members, staff and Ambassador Club Members will help celebrate your business opening. One of the most cost effective advertising methods. Complimentary to new and expanding businesses. Exposure in the Chamber newsletter, Bartlett Express and Bartlett Weekly.

Shelby County Chambers of Commerce Alliance: The suburban area of Shelby County makes up 30% of the County’s population yet is responsible for over 40% of its property tax revenues. It is also a significant contributor in Sales Tax revenues to both the County and State. If viewed as a separate entity, suburban Shelby County would be the State’s third largest city or fifth largest county. The Alliance was formed to create a single voice for the suburban chambers of commerce so that the needs and concerns of its members could be heard more loudly. The Alliance also serves as a collective agent for economic development initiatives in the suburban area.

Tax Deductible: 95% of Membership is deductible as a business expense. The remaining 5% covers lobbying expenses.

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