Advertising, Exposure and Publicity
Everybody knows that the key to a successful business is marketing. If nobody knows about your business, then customers will not know where to go. The Durango Chamber of Commerce offers many outlets for its members to gain exposure for their business and services. From referrals to business card representation in the Durango Visitors Center, the Chamber works to publicize its members.
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As a benefit of membership, Chamber members can receive significant savings of up to 60% off a list of 175 most commonly purchased items (click here to print Store Purchasing Card). Most other items are discounted at least 5% over everyday low web price. In addition to your special pricing you can receive free next business day delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more. Click here for details.
You will receive a free panoramic tour showcasing your business when you sign up for 360Durango.com's 180, 360 or Premium Package. The panoramic tour gives a 360-degree, HD tour of your business, demonstrating a spectacular view of your company. For more information on how your business can take advantage of this offer, please contact 360Durango.com at (970) 317-5387 or email us at email@example.com
Billboard and Button Ads
Every week, as a service to its members and the community, the Durango Chamber of Commerce produces and distributes via email the "Business Facts". It's a great opportunity for Chamber members to announce events and specials to the entire Chamber membership on a weekly basis. For more information about our weekly Business Facts click here.
The Community profile is our most significant publication. Published annually, it is distributed to thousands of people locally, nationally, and sometimes internationally as our free relocation packet. For many people, it is the first step in relocating to Durango, and therefore is their first glimpse at local businesses. Space is limited so make sure you don't miss out on this valuable advertising opportunity!
The Durango Chamber of Commerce produces a complete membership directory that is distributed to all Chamber members. A hard copy of this directory is published once a year, but the complete directory is also available online and is updated weekly.
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The Durango Chamber of Commerce offers its Membership the possibility of purchasing a set of Avery labels ($50) with the entire membership's addresses. A CD with addresses or an emailed Excel spreadsheet are also available ($100).
Monthly, the Chamber newsletter offers advertising opportunities that can fit the needs of any member, with prices ranging $65 for a 1/4 page ad to $100 for a full page ad.
- Table Top Expo
Every year the Chamber of Commerce holds a Table Top Expo in conjunction with October Business After Hours. The Table Top Expo is a mini tradeshow that serves as an outlet for Chamber members to display their goods and services to the business community. The exhibitors, as well as great food and prizes, make this a highly anticipated event every year.
As part of your chamber membership you are invited to display your business cards and brochures in the Durango Visitors Center in Santa Rita Park. The Visitors Center is extremely busy with more than 50,000 visitors a year, so it's a great opportunity for you to get your business noticed!
Connecting People & Networking
Here at the Durango Chamber of Commerce, we believe that communication is the key to a successful business community, so we have dedicated ourselves to serving as a catalyst for the business community to interact and communicate. Not only do we provide our membership with the resources to find the people you are looking for, but we also bridge the gap between different members of the community. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you can use our vast resources to help develop and expand your business by meeting new people and showcasing your business. Events such as Business After Hours, and the Table Top Expo allow both Chamber members and members of the community to discover new businesses and share ideas.
Personal & Professional Development
We are dedicated to improving your chances to achieve success in your business and professional life.
Business After Hours
The Durango Chamber of Commerce keeps its members in touch through monthly Business After Hours hosted by various businesses that showcase their goods and services.
Durango Area Diplomats
The Durango Area Diplomats are the goodwill ambassadors for the Chamber of Commerce and the Durango community as a whole. The Diplomats provide a volunteer base for the community, assist with ribbon cuttings to celebrate grand openings and other special events throughout the year.
Eggs & Issues
The Durango Chamber of Commerce frequently hosts “Eggs and Issues” breakfast meetings to discuss local, state and federal legislation, and feature current political representatives.
Leadership La Plata
Leadership La Plata is the leadership skills and broad based community education arm of the Durango Chamber of Commerce. Each year, 18 diverse, civic minded and active community members from throughout the county are selected to participate in this influential program. For more information visit www.leadershiplaplata.org
Lunch & Learn
The purpose of this program is two-fold. It is educational and offers networking opportunities to our membership, and it also provides Chamber members an opportunity to present to other Chamber members on topics of their expertise, and in doing so enhance business opportunities.
Each year, the Durango Chamber of Commerce hosts seminars which are designed to help business owners become aware of current issues and policies that affect the business community. Individuals who are experienced in their field present the seminars.
Chamber Chats air on Mondays at 11:45am on AM 930-KIUP and Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. on FM 91.9-KDUR. Chamber Chat explores community issues, businesses and events as we interview various members and individuals who affect our businesses.
Currents air on Saturdays 9am. Currents is a half hour radio show.
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Young Professionals of Durango (YPODS)
The Young Professionals of Durango is the newest program of the Durango Chamber of Commerce and its goal is to target young professionals (ages 21-39) in the early stages of their career and offer them professional and social connections within the community as well as a forum for them to voice their opinions.
Girls Gone Golfing
Girls Gone Golfing – Annual golf outing “for women only” featuring a golf clinic for beginners and intermediate players, a golf scramble, networking opportunities, games, prizes and more. Held in the spring at Hillcrest Golf Course. Open to Chamber Members and their guests. Call the Chamber for more details at 247.0312.
Every year, thousands of people call the Durango Chamber of Commerce as a resource for information about Durango and its businesses. The Chamber is the first place people call when they are searching for information about visiting Durango or looking for a particular business. As a member of the Durango Chamber of Commerce, you will be referred to many potential customers. A member of the Chamber is always referred over non-members. It pays to become a Chamber member when your business is exposed and recommended to visitors and locals who call the Chamber.
| Durango Chamber of Commerce provides Tools for Business on its website, with local, state, federal and best-of-the-web resources to start and grow businesses. Tools for Business contains a business start-up kit with all the forms to comply with government requirements, links to funding resources, green business practices, business tax incentives, employer resources, online classes and more. It is also viewable in Spanish.