Kyle Chamber Benefits

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Website
Your Chamber website is the catalyst for commerce for Kyle, Texas area businesses. Each member receives a webpage on the Chamber's website. You can include your images/logos, business detail, and links to your own website. This is a valuable service that includes a full description, keyword search capability that provides you with online prescense and can help your own company website's ranking.

Business Resources
Free one-on-one, personalized business planning sessions take place monthly with trained business counselors from the Texas State University Small Business Development Center for existing and start-up businesses. This service provides guidance and options on marketing, finance, international trade, or any aspect of establishing and updating a business plan. To schedule your free appointment, please contact our Chamber office.

Networking Opportunities
Monthly membership functions provide forums for making business contacts. These include membership luncheons (new members are introduced), business after-hours the Ambassador's B.A.S.H. (Ambassador's BASH stands for Business Advancement Social Hour. They are free to the business community and a great way to make new contacts in the area), and other events.

Referrals from the Chamber
Members' names and phone numbers are distributed each year to thousands of people inquiring about goods, services, shopping, and visiting opportunities via our annually published Kyle, Texas Guide and Membership Directory, mail-outs, phone calls and walk-ins to the Visitor's Center.

Ribbon Cuttings
Upon request, members receive a ribbon cutting hosted by Chamber Ambassadors, and publicized by local media. Ribbon cuttings are available to new members, businesses that expand, relocate, or come under new ownership.

Workshops and Seminars
The Business Development Committee of the Kyle, Texas Chamber hosts programs on business topics requested by members. Subjects include customer service, business plans, networking, financing, human resources, and e-commerce, to name a few.

Business Expo
Members may participate in the highly successful North Hays County Business Expo held at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle in October, where firms target other businesses and consumers to market their products and services.

Brochures Displayed
Members may display flyers or brochures in the Visitor's Center and at a number of official functions hosted by the Chamber including luncheons & networking events.

Membership Directory
All members are listed in the Chamber's Membership Directory, used as an informational piece of the area, and a guide of recommended businesses to newcomers, residents, and local and out-of-town businesses.

Banner Advertising
Over the past few years, most of us have heard about all the money being made on the Internet. This new medium of education and entertainment has revolutionized the economy and brought many people and many companies a great deal of success. Websites make money, but one of the main sources of revenue is advertising. One of the most popular forms of Internet advertising is the banner ad.

Remember Members First Discount Program
Members are encouraged to provide a discount or incentive that is available to fellow Chamber members only. As a member, you are able to receive these special discounts offered by your fellow members. Interested in signing up?

Economic and Demographic Information
The Chamber serves as a reference point for members when they seek the latest statistical and demographic information for business planning purposes.

E-Newsletter
All chamber members gain access to the latest information from the Chamber and the Community through a weekly email newsletter, the Chamber Chatter. Even if you didn't catch the email version, the last four weeks are posted on the website as a reference point. Advertising in the Chamber Chatter is open and limited to Chamber members only.

Membership Labels
Reduced rates are offered for the Chamber member list printed on labels or members can choose to have membership information emailed as an excel spreadsheet for no additional costs.

TTIA.org
As a Kyle, Texas Chamber member, you have access to discounts offered by Texas Travel Industry Association (ttia.org). You also have the opportunity to selectively promote your business with a variety of vendor request for proposals.