There are many benefits to joining the Chamber. Click on the options that interest you:
Programs and Events
There are many Programs and Events offered for members to participate including Business After Hours, Seminars, Get Up and Network, and Golf Tournaments only to mention a few.
Your Chamber of Commerce helps your business grow and prosper by providing useful demographics, census figures, city and county services, major industries, traffic counts, building permits information, Retail sales, unemployment rates, and projected growth rates.
Small Business Counseling
Small business counseling is offered free of charge by your Chamber of Commerce. Counseling by the Small Business Center of Gaston College, NC Technology and Development Center and SCORE. Information regarding this service can be given by calling 704-735-3096
We promote your business by distributing hundreds of newcomer packets to prospective new residents and businesses annually.
Serving on Committees
Your Chamber provides all members an opportunity to serve on committees that work to improve our community’s quality of life. By serving, members are able to promote their business at the same time by meeting with other members.
"Grand Opening" Services
New member businesses are also provided grand opening services as a benefit. Your Chamber’s staff will be glad to contact Chamber, City and County Officials to take part in the Grand Opening Ceremonies. The local media will also be contacted and a picture will be placed in the paper and on the Chamber’s Facebook Group Page at no charge to the member.
Free Membership Mailing Labels
An additional marketing tool for new members is free membership mailing labels, which can be used for direct marketing purposes. Mailing labels after the first batch are $25.00 for members and $200.00 for non-members.
All new members are also promoted in The Chamber’s Electronic Newsletter. This publication is e-mailed to over 1,000 business contacts.
“Spotlight on Chamber Member Businesses”
Chamber members can promote their business electronically at no charge. Through “Spotlight on Chamber Member Businesses” The service offers up to two promotional paragraphs written by the submitting business member.
Business contact luncheons sponsored on a quarterly basis provide business members with an excellent opportunity to exchange business cards, promote their business, and hear a speaker address small business issues.
Support Your Chamber, Support Your Community
By joining your Chamber, your financial support will help to continue the work of a full time staff on a daily basis. Your Chamber’s staff not only promotes Lincolnton and Lincoln County to prospective newcomers, it also assists in economic development efforts supported by our City and County governments
New Chamber members are also listed on the Chamber’s web site. The website promotes Chamber members, its committees, Chamber activities and Board members. All Chamber members are encouraged to establish a link with your Chamber’s web site for additional promotion of their business. Demographics and a community calendar can also be found on the web site.