Investing in and promoting Boerne business through service, education and community.
UNIQUE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
By joining the Chamber, you open a door to several unique marketing opportunities: advertising options in Chamber publications that reach the city's top business leaders, and sponsorship arrangements with the Chamber for major seminars and other functions.
Chamber members are allowed rack space at the Chamber for their brochures and business cards. Power Partner and above are offered a free ad welcoming them as a new member compliments of the Boerne Star newspaper.
Every day, the Chamber fields many calls and/or visits from people asking for a reference. Much of the detailed information is mailed, e-mailed or faxed to supplement what is answered by phone or in person: Where can I find a plumber? Who can help me with my tax problem? What is the number of a bed & breakfast in town?
The Chamber always refers its members. Industry specific lists are distributed by the Chamber upon request, such as lodging, dining, realtors, meeting facilities, and any others that are requested. This information is also available on the Chamber website.
New Residential Leads
When out-of-towners decide to relocate to Boerne, they usually get much of the information they need through the Chamber.
As a member, you have free access to all the relocation information the Chamber develops regarding individuals who are considering a move to the area through email.
Business Community News
You'll stay up-to-date with all of the Chamber's many activities and programs and keep abreast of business community news through the monthly e-newsletter and the popular email blast.
Every week, members receive special notices of current Chamber programs via email and they can also view the calendar online for upcoming events.
One-On-One Professional Business Consultations
Twice a month, free to Chamber members, a business counselor is ready to sit down and meet with you on a one-on-one basis to help find solutions to your specific business problems.
The program is made possible by a contract between the Chamber and the UTSA Small Business Development Center, and Kendall County Economic Development Corporation.
Membership Directory Listings
As a member of the Chamber, all members are automatically listed in the membership directory, both alphabetically and by business category.
The online directory is updated regularly and the annual hardcopy is widely distributed.
Mailing Labels of Chamber Membership
The Chamber membership labels are one of the best business contact tools you will find.
The first set of mailing labels are available to all new members with no cost; as outlined by your respective membership level.
Ribbon Cuttings for Grand Openings
It's the happiest time for a business - a grand opening or other milestone celebration. Let the Chamber assist in celebrating with a ribbon cutting - available to Chamber members from Get Connected level and above.
Chamber members have the opportunity to highlight their business by hosting a Chamber Business-After-Hours. This is a great networking tool for our members with up to two scheduled every month.
These gatherings bring together hundreds of business people in an informal environment. It's the ideal way for Chamber members to make new business contacts.
Guidelines to host a Business-After-Hours are available at the Chamber.
Using its webpage (www.boerne.org) and listings with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Texas Chamber Executives, The Chamber works around the clock in sharing business information with people around the world. Each business receives a directory listing on our website and a free reciprocal link to your website.
New Member Orientation
The Chamber hosts a bi-monthly New Member Orientation to greet new members and acquaint them with the many Chamber benefits available.
Forums and Seminars
As a Chamber member you will have the opportunity to attend our periodical Forums and Seminars on business discussions.
Leadership Boerne is one of the most exciting and beneficial programs to be offered in the community.
Leadership Boerne was established by the Chamber of Commerce for the purposes of identifying and motivating future leaders. This annual program develops the participants for community leadership roles by exposing them to the realities, opportunities, and problems of our community.
Each year's class participates in a series of educational programs focusing on business, government, social services, justice, education, and quality of life. Call the Chamber for an application or more information.
Business Awards/Recognition Programs
Each year, the Chamber members honor excellence in the workplace and the community at an annual awards gala.
Additionally, all new members are recognized in the monthly newsletter and the local newspaper.
At the heart of the Chamber's work is its councils which address strategic matters in small business development, membership, leadership, and governmental issues. To get involved in one of these councils please contact the Chamber staff.
To view the Membership Levels and price points, please click on the following link:
To discuss our membership levels and their respective benefits in further detail, please contact Mary Sue Hurdt, Director of Membership Development, at (830) 249-8000.