The greatest value of Chamber membership is derived from its successful programs to solicit new business and improve the economic climate and quality of life in Lamar County.
These programs lead to a healthy, expanding economy which creates more demand for goods and services and ultimately benefits every business and professional person in the area.
VISIBILITY, PROMOTION & REFERRALS
BUILD RECOGNITION FOR YOUR BUSINESS!
Ribbon Cutting: A ribbon cutting celebration is included with your membership. A photo and write-up will appear in The Paris News and the Chamber Social Media. To schedule your ribbon cutting contact the Chamber at 903.784.2501.
Website: One listing of your business is included with your membership and will be posted in our online directory at www.paristexas.com. Website banner advertising may also be purchased. For more information, contact the Chamber at 903.784.2501.
Chamber Publications: Access to useful information such as mailing labels of the membership roster, Visitor and Newcomer Guide, Manufacturers Guide, Calendar of Events, city maps, and promotional brochures.
The Chamber News: Chamber of Commerce’s Newsletter, distributed to all chamber members and interested parties.
Annual Visitors & Newcomers Guide: Approximately 5,000 of these glossy publications are distributed to prospective new residents who request information from the Chamber. They are also distributed in local hotels, motels and chamber member’s businesses real estate offices and are also included in Tourism Welcome Bags.
Lamar County Maps: Distributed by the Chamber to all hotels, attractions and visitors. Also included in tourism welcome bags.
Event Sponsorships: The Chamber holds many events each year, ranging from community-wide celebrations and family recreation-oriented to educational programs, shopping local program and political forums. As an event sponsor, you receive promotion in our collateral materials and publications. For more information, contact the Chamber at 903.784.2501.
Member Literature Distribution: Brochure racks are located in the lobby of the chamber for the dissemination of members’ promotional flyers, brochures, and collateral materials. For information and requirements, please contact the Chamber at 903.784.2501 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Referrals: Each month the Chamber of Commerce receives thousands of phone calls and hundreds of visitors requesting information about area businesses. As a member-funded organization, our policy is to give out information only for businesses that are Chamber members.
NETWORKING AND RELATIONSHIP-BUILDINGPEOPLE DO BUSINESS WITH THOSE THEY KNOW AND TRUST!
Business After Hours: A networking meeting designed to facilitate Chamber members in making new meaningful business contacts, while promoting their business.
Ambassador Club: These Chamber members serve as individual representatives of the Chamber throughout the community at ribbon-cutting celebrations, Chamber events, and service visits.
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONSUCCEED WITH THESE CHAMBER RESOURCES!
Seminars and Workshops: The Chamber offers seminars, workshops, training, counseling, expansion & retention resources for businesses of all sizes, in all phases. Contact the Chamber for more information at 903.784.2501.
Leadership Programs: The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce has an intensive leadership development program. For more information about the leadership programs contact the Chamber at 903.784.2501.
Tourism Services: This critical economic effort is a joint effort between the City of Paris and the Chamber of Commerce, with a Board of Directors specific to this focus. The Paris Visitors and Convention Council is charged with marketing Paris as THE destination of choice for business and leisure travelers. For more information regarding The Paris Visitors and Convention Council or to find out what they can offer your visiting employees and clients contact the chamber at 903.784.2501.