This past year has been an extremely active one for the Chamber, thanks to the high energy and goals established by our progressive members on the board of directors. We have many business owners, employees and community members to thank who chose to serve on one or more Chamber committees and we extend our appreciation to them as well as our 400 plus members for their continued faith and investment in the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau.
As we move into 2012, the Chamber will continue to provide services and assistance that help make our businesses more successful along with opportunities to network with other business owners to grow their businesses. Programs initiated this past year proved extremely popular for members with a variety of free marketing workshops, a significant expansion of social media marketing, marketing purchases and editorial coverage in regional and national media, and our ongoing “Buy Local First” promotion to the community. Our weekly community email blast database has grown to 1,400 as has our number of Facebook fans who have chosen to keep abreast of activities and news occurring within the Bayfield area. This fall looks extremely promising as well with over $60,000 in marketing funds dedicated to attracting the fall visitor thanks to a matching grant from the WI Department of Tourism.
Please take the time to review the membership brochure (PDF) so that you realize all of the benefits you receive as a Chamber member. And if our members think we should be doing something we are not, we ask them to let us know so we can consider how we might incorporate their ideas as well. This is a member driven organization, and the staff and board are ready to serve our members the very best we can.
David Eades, Executive Director
Download the following membership materials:
- Membership Contract (pdf)
- Lodging Membership Contract (pdf)
- Home Based Membership Contract (pdf)
- Membership Benefits Brochure (pdf)