Membership benefits tailored for your business.

We’re looking at membership in a whole new way.

By putting the focus on a more modern, choice-driven approach, we put you in the driver’s seat to take your business where you’d like to go and offer you a variety of ways to get there! Whether you consider your membership an investment to help our business community grow, or you intend to take advantage of our member benefits to grow your business, we are confident you’ll find a strong community partner in the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce.

Where do you begin?

It all depends on your goals.
We share the goal of wanting you to succeed as you grow your business in our local community.

Our membership structure focuses on two tracks.  The first track, our Service Membership Levels, targets members needing our services to grow and develop their business.  There are a multitude of options available to help you choose the Chamber offerings that best suit your business needs.   The second track, our Investment Membership Levels, targets members who wish to invest in the Chamber as a community resource, helping us play a larger role in attracting and retaining talent, developing our downtown and promoting our region.  Both options also allow access to our a la carte menu which allows for the ultimate customized experience!  Let’s get started!

Service Membership Levels

Basic

The Basic Level is anything but ‘basic’ and is a great place to start, especially if flexibility is important to you. This level provides overall simple benefits that you can take advantage of right away, while also giving you the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of a la carte options that could serve as useful ways to reach your individual goals when the spending feels right.

Access

Here, we go a bit beyond basic and toss in even more flexibility with the addition of a universal credit to be used towards our a la carte menu in whatever ways suit your needs. Give networking a try and take advantage of small business education seminars that you won’t find anywhere else. The Access level gives you the ability to tailor your membership in a very affordable way.

Marketing

If promoting your business and gaining exposure is one of your main goals, this level just might fit the bill. This level offers great opportunities for visibility, encourages regular networking, and helps spread exciting news and updates about your business. Also in this level, we bump up your universal credit for even more opportunities, making the Marketing Membership a solid investment for the business owner who is focused on being seen!
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Investment  Membership Levels

Your investment membership level includes your membership dues. In addition to the Basic Membership Level benefits, Chamber Investors enjoy the following:

Bronze

$1,500

  • 1 Member Mention per week with Investor Recognition Badge
  • 2 Season Tickets to Business After Hours (excludes December)
  • Directory Listing with Investor Recognition Badge (Unlimited Categories)
  • 1 Membership List with addresses per year
  • 1 Ribbon Cutting per year
  • Unlimited Conference Room and Education Room Rentals
  • 2 Tickets to all special events*
  • Sponsorship recognition at the Bronze Level for one special event of your choosing

Silver

$3,000

  • 1 Member Mention per week with Investor Recognition Badge
  • 2 Season Tickets to Business After Hours (excludes December)
  • Directory Listing with Investor Recognition Badge (Unlimited Categories)
  • 1 Membership List with addresses per year
  • 1 Ribbon Cutting per year
  • Unlimited Conference Room and Education Room Rentals
  • 4 Tickets to all special events*
  • Sponsorship recognition at the Silver Level for one special event of your choosing

Gold

$5,000

  • 1 Member Mention per week with Investor Recognition Badge
  • 2 Season Tickets to Business After Hours (excludes December)
  • Directory Listing with Investor Recognition Badge (Unlimited Categories)
  • 1 Membership List with addresses per year
  • 1 Ribbon Cutting per year
  • Unlimited Conference Room and Education Room Rentals
  • 6 Tickets to all special events*
  • Sponsorship recognition at the Gold Level for one special event of your choosing

Take your membership to the top!

Our Platinum investment level guarantees you maximum exposure all year.

Platinum

$7,000

  • Limited spots available – Only 6 total-INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE!
  • 8 tickets to all special events*
  • Brand recognition at all Chamber events (approximately 20 throughout the year)
    Recognition at every special event
    • Logo on “Platinum Investor” banner
    • Verbal recognition
    Recognition at every Business After Hours event
    • Logo on Chamber step & repeat (shared)
    • Logo on “Platinum Investor” banner
  • Signage at the Chamber Offices recognizing you as a 2020 Chamber Platinum Investor
  • Logo in “Platinum Investor” footer across entire website
  • 2 standalone emails per year
  • 1 Member Mention per week with a “Platinum Investor Badge” and prime placement in our top #1-6 spots
  • 2 Season Tickets to Business After Hours (transferable)
  • Directory Listing with Platinum Recognition Badge (Unlimited Categories)
  • 1 Membership List with addresses per year
  • 1 Ribbon Cutting per year
  • Unlimited Conference Room and Education Room Rentals
  • All Basic Membership Level benefits
  • First right of refusal for following year

*Events include: Business Person of the Year, Chamber Cookout, Business of the Year. The Choo Choo Golf Tournament is excluded in ticket benefits.

Get noticed with affordable add-ons.

Available at all Membership Levels!

Customize your membership to pick the items that make the most sense for your business or organization.

Access & Marketing Level Memberships may use universal credit dollars towards add-ons and/or a la carte sponsorships.

Business After Hours Season Ticket-$80

Includes one ticket to each Business After Hours for the year. Tickets do not roll over and must be used at each Business After Hours. Tickets are transferrable. December is not included.

Stand Alone Email-$250 for 1, $800 for 4

Sent to the Chamber’s 2,700 subscribers email list. Your email is designed by your business or organization.
Includes one link.

Week In Action Ad-$100 for one week or $350 for one month

Exclusive!  Square ad in top portion of the Chamber’s Week in Action e-newsletter featuring the Chamber’s weekly news. Includes one link.

Member Mention-$150 for one month

Your business or organization’s news featured in our weekly Member Mentions e-newsletter. Includes headline, teaser copy and link to the Chamber’s website where your full story including one link will be listed.

Member Mailing List-$100

Delivered as an Excel document. Includes member name, key contact and mailing address.

Extra Category Listing-$25

Add an extra category to your listing in our member directory.

Ribbon Cutting-$250

Includes stand alone email promoting event to our members, press release and media alert sent to media, email invitation sent to elected officials and your contacts, Chamber Executive Director as emcee of event, ribbon, scissors, plaque recognizing your business, live broadcast on the Chamber’s Facebook page, post event pictures posted on Chamber’s social media, and a feature in the next edition of Week in Action and on the Chamber’s website

Podcast Sponsorship-$150-$550

Logo displayed during on-screen rotation throughout entire show. 60 times per hour – 6 Episodes=$150, 12 episodes=$275, 24 episodes=$550

Enhanced Podcast Sponsorship-$300-$1,100

Includes all benefits above plus live mention during broadcast, and commercial airing before and after show (play your own, or production services available for additional fee) 6 episodes=$300, 12 episodes=$575, 24 episodes=$1,100

Conference Room Rental-$50

Reserve the Chamber’s Conference Room for your next meeting or for the entire day. Seats 8. Coffee, water and select A/V equipment is included.

Education Room Rental-$100

Reserve the Chamber’s Education Room for your next meeting or for the entire day. Seats 30 at training tables, 40 for auditorium-style seating. Coffee, water and select A/V equipment is included.

A La Carte Sponsorship levels available for our core events:

Available at all Membership Levels!

Our event sponsorship opportunities offer multiple benefits including brand exposure, tickets and recognition, depending on the level of support.

Access & Marketing Level Memberships may use universal credit dollars towards a la carte sponsorships.

Please contact the Chamber for up-to-date availability.

The Business Person of the Year Award is given to one or more individuals who have shown exemplary service to the Chamber and/or community.   This event is an informal reception, offering light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and features a video presentation for the honoree.  Attended by a variety of Chamber members, the recipient’s business and personal associates, and the community at large.

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Presenting-$3,000 [Exclusive] Includes:
-Headline Recognition on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-8 tickets with reserved seating
-Promotional video from CEO or company representative of your choosing for use on social media and email marketing
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event
-Opportunity to formally welcome attendees at event
-Promotional Table at event
-First right of refusal for 2021

Gold-$2,000 Includes:
-Recognition on all marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-4 tickets
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event

Silver-$1000 Includes:
-Recognition on all promotional print and digital marketing materials
-2 Tickets
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event

Bronze-$500 Includes:
-Recognition on all print promotional marketing materials
-1 Ticket
-Visual recognition of your investment level at event

Logo-$250
-Visual recognition of your investment level at event

The Chamber Cookout, hosted by our Catalyst Young Professionals Group, is a unique offering as it is family friendly!  The event is casual and takes place in early summer, on a weeknight.  We serve traditional cookout fare and guests enjoy entertainment, lawn games, family-friendly activities and contests, and more.   This event is open to both members and non-members of the Chamber and the demographic is mainly young families.

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Presenting-$3,000 [Exclusive] Includes:
-Headline Recognition on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-8 tickets with reserved seating
-Promotional video from CEO or company representative of your choosing for use on social media and email marketing
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event
-Opportunity to formally welcome attendees at event
-Promotional Table at event
-First right of refusal for 2021

Gold-$2,000 Includes:
-Recognition on all marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-4 tickets
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event

Silver-$1000 Includes:
-Recognition on all promotional print and digital marketing materials
-2 Tickets
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event

Bronze-$500 Includes:
-Recognition on all print promotional marketing materials
-1 Ticket
-Visual recognition of your investment level at event

Logo-$250
-Visual recognition of your investment level at event

Our Business of the Year Awards event honors 15 finalists across 5 categories for their commitment to the region, staying power, and Chamber involvement.  The winners in each category are announced at the event. This event is a luncheon, that takes place in early-mid December annually.   Attendees include finalists and their networks, and fellow Chamber members to hear the finalists announced and help celebrate!

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Presenting-$3,000 [Exclusive] Includes:
-Headline Recognition on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-8 tickets with reserved seating
-Promotional video from CEO or company representative of your choosing for use on social media and email marketing
-Visual recognition of your investment level at event
-Opportunity to formally welcome attendees at event
-Promotional Table at event
-First right of refusal for 2021

Gold-$2,000 Includes:
-Recognition on all marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-4 tickets
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event

Silver-$1000 Includes:
-Recognition on all promotional print and digital marketing materials
-2 Tickets
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event

Bronze-$500 Includes:
-Recognition on all print promotional marketing materials
-1 Ticket
-Visual recognition of your investment level at event

Logo-$250
-Visual recognition of your investment level at event

Our annual Choo Choo Golf Open starts as you board the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Utica.  Golfers enjoy refreshments and cocktails on the train from Thendara Station where they spend the day golfing at Thendara Golf Course, enjoying hospitality, lunch, dinner, and awards.  Participants are comprised of a captive audience of key decision makers and company owners!

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Presenting-$3,000 [Exclusive] Includes:
-Headline Recognition on all marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-1 Golf Foursome
-Promotional video from CEO or company representative of your choosing for use on social media and email marketing
-Visual and verbal recognition at event
-Opportunity to formally welcome attendees at event
-Promotional Table at event
-First right of refusal for 2021

Gold-$2,000
-Gold sponsors are recognized on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media and are also visually recognized at this level on Golf Carts.

Silver-$1000
-Silver sponsors are recognized on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media, and are visually recognized at this level during lunch at the turn.

Bronze-$500
-Bronze sponsors are recognized on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media and are visually recognized on the train.

Logo-$250
-Logo sponsors are visually recognized with a Tee Sign placed at a hole along the course.

Hospitality
-Provide snack or refreshment offering for golfers at designated location along course (must provide own transportation to Thendara Golf Course, Must provide all required materials as well as staffing to run your offering for the day.  No fee to participate, hospitality provider assumes all associated costs)

Other sponsorship opportunities throughout the year:

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Unique Networking Opportunity
Limited to 30 spots, Members only
Each participant gets 2 minutes to deliver elevator pitch to entire group
Held either Morning, Noon, or Early Evening

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Leads Sponsor – $750 [Exclusive]
(3 Available-1 Event Each Per Year)
-Recognition on all promotional marketing materials as presenter, including print, digital, and social media, visual and verbal recognition at event)
-3 minute elevator pitch

Latte Host Sponsor (1 Available)
-Host provides morning refreshments, including beverages,  at their location
Recognition on all promotional marketing materials as host, including print, digital, and social media, visual and verbal recognition at event)
-3 minute elevator pitch

Lunch Host Sponsor (1 Available)
-Host provides lunch, including beverages, at their location
Recognition on all promotional marketing materials as host, including print, digital, and social media, visual and verbal recognition at event)
-3 minute elevator pitch

Lager Host Sponsor (1 Available)
-Host provides light refreshments, including beverages, at their location
Recognition on all promotional marketing materials as host, including print, digital, and social media, visual and verbal recognition at event)
-3 minute elevator pitch

Jingle-Jam-Logo with Catalyst and Chamber

The Catalyst Group Annual Jingle Jam FUNraiser raises funds for local charities that benefit teens and children during the holiday season.  This happy hour social event features music, basket raffles, drinks, and food specials and contests.  Attendees are young professionals.

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Presenting – $750 [Exclusive]
-Headline Recognition on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-6 tickets
-Visual and verbal recognition of your investment level at event

Santa – $500
-Recognition of investment level on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-Visual and verbal recognition of investment level at event

Snowball – $250
-Recognition of investment level on all promotional marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-Visual recognition of investment level at event

Reindeer – $100
-Visual recognition of investment level at event

Basket Sponsor
-Donation of basket valued at $75 or more

smbizseries

Two annual seminars offered by the Chamber’s Small Business Council, to inform and discuss issues pertinent to the small business owner with select panel of professionals, with varying subject matter.  Events take place in the spring and fall.

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Presenting- $250 [Exclusive]
2 Available
-Logo displayed on promotional marketing materials
-Visible Recognition at Event

annualmeeting

Serves as the opportunity for members to receive updates from Chamber’s leadership where we demonstrate our members’ investment impact over the past year. A brief presentation is given, followed by refreshments and networking. Attended to by any members in good standing.

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Presenting – $3,000 [Exclusive]
-Headline Recognition on all marketing materials including print, digital, and social media
-8 tickets with reserved seating
-Promotional video from CEO or company representative of your choosing for use on social media and email marketing
-Visual and verbal recognition at event
-Opportunity to formally welcome attendees at event
-Promotional Table at event
-First right of refusal for 2021

Logo – $250
-Visual Recognition at event

bizafterhrs

The Chamber’s most popular networking event, hosted by a different member business each month.  Chamber and community members are invited into your business where they network, tour and learn about you and what you do.  Host offers hors d’oeuvres and beverages (minimum of beer, wine, soft drinks) and assumes all costs for such food and drink.

Contact the Chamber to host a Business After Hours

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