The mission of the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote and enhance opportunities for our membership and the whole community, while also communicating our assets to visitors.
Small businesses represent the largest segment by number of most local chamber membership rolls. Results in the research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street indicate the impact of local chamber membership on small businesses is very powerful. If a consumer knows a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys a 44 percent increase in its consumer favorability rating, a 51 percent increase in consumer awareness, a 57 percent increase in its local reputation and a 63 percent increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future. Research also indicates that chamber membership stimulates business-to-business commerce in the local community. Other businesses in town are more likely to do business with you and your company if you are a member of the local chamber. Because a major part of a small business typically comes from business-to-business services, it is essential to maintain a positive standing within the local business community. We look forward to helping your business grow and prosper. Please call us today (605-584-7393) to find out how the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce can work with you, for you!
BENEFIT GALORE FOR OUR MEMBERS!
Advertising/ Promotion: We promote the community and our member businesses via different marketing publications throughout the year.
Annual Banquet: We host an annual party to celebrate the best business achievements of the year.
Business Referrals: We are in business to send you business and that is what we do best! While we see our job as promoting Lead as a whole, we make our members top priority! They’re our biggest supporters and we in turn want to send people to them first and foremost!
Public Planning Meetings: We aim to be as open to ideas and comments from the community as possible. We hold a monthly meeting to talk about our upcoming plans, events and activities with anyone that would like to come. While members are the only ones that can actively host or participate in our events, we love to get feedback and ideas from everyone.
eNews: This is a weekly letter from our director that goes to over 700 people. It features our members’ news and events. 56% of subscribers open often, and it averages over 30+% weekly open rate each week. We’ve developed quite a following for Sierra’s personal reflections on life in Lead.
Events: The Chamber is responsible for several community-wide events throughout the year that brings thousands of people to our town.
Magazine: We publish an exceptionally popular publication every year, distributing over 15,000 copies featuring our members and community. It features half for the visitor – where to eat, stay and play and half for the resident (new and current) with info on services and resources.
Mixers: The chamber hosts monthly mixers with local businesses to offer the best networking opportunities around.
Monthly Newsletter: This monthly print publication features happenings, businesses and member highlights. We’ve had rave reviews since our redesign in 2019 and can boast that recipients read it from cover to cover and always look forward to receiving our full color paper – full of not to miss content!
Ribbon Cuttings: We for new (and new to the chamber) businesses and entrepreneurs to gain exposure for their new venture.
Small Business Assistance: We can help your business get started and pointed in the right direction for all of your business resources.
Social Media: We have an active and successful social media presence and high engagement levels that allow us to efficiently refer and promote members and their activities.