The Lead Area Chamber of Commerce promotes the community with our marketing and advertising in several tourist publications each year. We also host several events through out the year including WinterFest, Black Hills Wine Festival, National Trails Day on the Mickelson Trail, 4th of July Gold Camp Jubilee Days, Mile High Bike Fest, Flavor of Lead and much more.
Click here to download and print an Application for Membership. Bring it in or mail it to our office or call us at (605) 584-100 for more information.
Some of the duties that we do as a chamber are:
Business Referral System: To the many phone calls and emails we receive, we make an effort to always refer our members.
Publish an annual Business Directory & Tourist Guide: For a business this is a huge benefit and the most economical form of advertising for your bucks! We have sent out 6,500 of these information booklets in the past year, this year we have increased it to 7,000.
Monthly Newsletter: We publish a monthly newsletter that updates the entire membership on the different upcoming events and happenings. This informative piece acts as a monthly planner for some people. This also gives business an economical way of reaching other businesses in the area.
Free Use of Bulk Mail Permit: We allow members of the chamber to use our bulk permit. This comes in handy for some of the smaller businesses. Friends of the Chamber can take advantage of this form of advertising. It’s a fantastic way to announce a community event or wedding.
Free link to your website from the Chamber website: We permit anybody who is a member to link to our website and we will in return link to their website. This is an enormous benefit, due to the fact that the internet is such a big part of our daily lives.
Business Mixer: There are at least 12 chamber mixers throughout the year. This is a wonderful way of getting to know other business owners and people in the community.
Ribbon Cuttings: We do a ribbon cutting for any businesses that have joined the chamber. This is a nice way to get more publicity for your business. Also, all members are encouraged to attend the ribbon cuttings. This allows the other members to market for you. Word of mouth is some of your best advertising, as long as it is good.
Staff assistance with promotions: If businesses are interested in receiving help with promotional ideas, our office staff is willing to find out what market you are targeting and identify the most effective way of advertising.
Special Events: The Lead Area Chamber of Commerce hosts several events throughout the year and this is a great opportunity to be involved! Just being a member helps support these wonderful events that bring people to Lead.
Display your information in the Chamber Office: If you have a form of publication for your business (i.e. rack cards, brochures, business cards, etc.) We will be happy to display them for you!