The Chamber hosts a GALA in January to celebrate its members and allow leadership to look back at the past year and ahead to the coming one. The event includes a reception as well as a program featuring a number of awards and recognition of the previous year’s sponsors.
Business After Hours
Scheduled the second Tuesday of the month, from 5:30-7:00pm, 100+ members come together at the host member’s location for a networking reception. There is a brief program that includes recognition of the host, announcements from the Chamber, an opportunity for new members to introduce themselves, and door prizes. Hosting this event is ideal for a business or organization who wants to show off its facilities. For more information, including applicable guidelines, click HERE
The annual Expo is one way we can offer great value to businesses and the community. Our goal is to showcase as many Chamber businesses as possible to as many community members as possible in a fun and meaningful way.
A candidate’s forum allows candidates seeking local/state public office to express their views openly so community members can make informed voting choices. The Chamber hosts this event, and engages local media via press releases, advertising, and on-site attendance, as a public service.
Held the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 8:00-9:00am, and held at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. Members network over coffee and muffins and enjoy a word from the sponsor and featured speaker, typically a public official at the local or state level. Attendance is usually 40-50 (max of 50). For more information, including applicable guidelines, click HERE
Chamber Members have access to a steep discount on Constant Contact email marketing service for their business as well as a robust “Bonus Package” including Custom Designed Email Template and personalized coaching and help. Click HERE
Downtown Brevard Parade
The Chamber hosts the annual parade to celebrate organizations in the community. Roughly 50 beautifully decorated floats travel through downtown Brevard as thousands enjoy this event that kicks off Twilight. Members can participate for a nominal fee and there is an opportunity for sponsorship.
This weekly publication includes an update for membership of important news and notes, as well as a section for members to update the business community on special events & news on their organization. Click HERE
for submission guidelines.
Elected Officials Breakfast
This is an opportunity for the business community to engage with one of our elected officials. The event is planned by the Chamber Governmental Affairs Committee and in 2015 the well-received event involved a presentation by an expert in North Carolina politics.
Biz Litter Pick Up
The first Thursday of every month is Biz Litter Pick Up day! We encourage businesses in Transylvania County to take a little time out of their day and pick up trash around their property. We also ask that you take a photo for social media and tag @brevardncchamber or #brevardncchamber and #bizlitterpickup so we can share your good deeds with our audience.
Mega Networking is the business equivalent of speed dating! The event begins with a reception for relaxed networking, followed by a focused networking program where professionals share key information about their business to a series of small groups. Typical attendance is 50+.
Meeting Room Usage
Members of the Chamber are allowed, under certain conditions, the use of our upstairs meeting room. Click HERE
for a list of parameters.
New Member Reception
This reception allows for fellowship and networking with other new members and a chance to meet Board leadership and staff to learn a bit more about the services and amenities the Chamber offers.
For a yearly fee, you will receive information gathered in the Visitor’s Center on prospective new residents. This information will be sent to you two times per month.
At your request, the Chamber will organize your ribbon cutting or ground breaking. We assist by contacting elected officials and other appropriate “official” participants, as well as the local media, and of course, we’ll make sure to bring our massive scissors. For more information, including applicable guidelines, click HERE
The Chamber provides a number of educational opportunities for members to learn from experts in marketing, social media, leadership, and more. These are free to members.
Shhhhh…..it’s a secret. Chamber staff and member ambassadors visit an unknowing member with balloons, snacks, and more, as a way of reminding our membership how much we appreciate them.
All members are invited to have their brochure or business card displayed in our Visitor Center, which is visited by more than 18,000 individuals.
Promote your business through the Chamber website, www.brevardncchamber.org
, where you can find a membership directory, both by alphabetical listing and by category. We receive several thousand hits on the site annually. Your Chamber investment includes one listing. Additional categories are available.
WNCCE Legislative Trip
A WNC Delegation of approximately 50 Chamber Executives and Members will join NC State Legislators in Raleigh for an annual legislative visit to promote the region’s top Legislative Priorities. The agenda includes events with opportunity for direct interaction with legislators, presentations/updates from legislators and select organizations, and a chance to set up or attend meetings with state officials.