Join the Chamber 2018-08-29T19:23:15+00:00

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE APACHE JUNCTION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Celebrating 50+ years in operation, the Chamber offers benefits and advocacy for more than 425 Chamber members. Serving the areas surrounding Apache Junction, the Chamber facility also houses the Apache Junction Visitor Center. This Arizona Office of Tourism designated visitor center accommodates over 35,000 visitors annually while receiving thousands of phone calls allowing us to distribute information for relocation and tourism.

 

Complete the fill able form to become a Member today
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The Apache Junction Chamber is focused on giving the business community the opportunity to affordably advertise and network while advocating for business on a local, state, and federal level. 

We would like to thank our current members for their support; and if you are not a member, please consider joining. We are committed to making Apache Junction a great place to live, work and prosper.

 

 

COST OF JOINING THE APACHE JUNCTION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Full Time Employees (FTE)    Specialized Categories    Financial Institutions    Hotels, Motels, Apartments, Mobile Home Parks
1-5 $240   Attorney/CPA/Doctor/Dentist $350   One branch office $550   1-100 $375
6-10 $275   Attraction Partner $500   Each additional location $155   101-200 $425
11-20 $325   Charitable, Churches $195   Addt. Categorical Listing   $50   201-400 $500
21-40 $375   Developers $500   Dutchman’s Club $50   401-800 $600
41-75 $425   Hospitals  $600         801-1500 $700
76+* $525   Individual (non-business) $150         1501-2500 $800
*Plus $2 additional employee    Schools/Colleges $400         2501+ $950
* Part time employees = 1/2    Utility Companies $800            

 

 

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE APACHE JUNCTION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

  • Display your business cards and tri-fold brochures in the Chamber Visitor Center which has approximately 34,000 visitors annually. Learn more about our Visitor’s Center by clicking here. 
  • Attend monthly Mixers for only $5. Enjoy networking, food, drinks, and raffle prizes. Become a Mixer host and have your information broadcasted to all of our members and a custom flyer made for your company. Check out our upcoming Mixers by clicking here. 
  • Utilize the display table in the Visitor Center to promote your business one-on-one to our visitors once a month, for a half a day, for free.
  • Have a free Ribbon Cutting for your business and get coverage in the local press, Chamber website, Chamber Newsletter, weekly ‘In the kNOW’ e-broadcast and Social Media. learn more about our Ribbon Cuttings by clicking here. 
  • Each year the Visitor Center receives thousands of telephone calls requesting local business information. Chamber members are always referred first.
  • Attend free Quarterly Business Seminars about how to evaluate your business and prepare for growth. 
  • Use our newly renovated Conference Room one time per year for free. After complimentary use, a small fee will apply.
  • The AJ Chamber website receives approximately 2.3 million hits each year and 74,000 unique visitors. All Chamber members are listed by business name and category.
  • Your business is published in the Chamber’s Annual Discover Magazine which is distributed to 20,000 people including our members, visitors, RV Parks, Resorts, Attractions, Hotels and the PHX-Mesa Gateway Airport. Check out our online flipbook by clicking here.
  • Volunteer as an ambassador, committee member, and/or special event volunteer. Learn more about becoming a Chamber Ambassador by clicking here. 
  • Shape the future of the Chamber by joining the Board of Directors or Executive Committee. Learn more about Becoming a Leader by clicking here. 
  • Join the Summer Shop Local Program which runs May 1st though October 31st and promotes your business on the Chamber website, social media, email broadcasts and local publications. Offer a 10%, 15%, 20%, or 25% discount to locals through the summer months to help boost business. If you are a restaurant you can host a Lunch Mob which brings in 25-50 people at a time. Learn more about the Shop Local Program by clicking here. 
  • Receive special member-to-member discounts. Check out a list of all of our participating businesses by clicking here
  • Get notary services at the Chamber for only $5 per stamp
  • Join a Leads Group to build business relationships & increase sales for only $75 per year. Learn more about our Leads Group by clicking here. 
  • Advocacy at local, state and federal levels through our partnerships with the City of Apache Junction, East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance, Arizona Chamber Executives, Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition, Pinal Partnership, and Gold Canyon Business Alliance.
  • Showcase your business on the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon Street Map, published once per year. One side is a fun caricature map where you can add your company logo or be as imaginative as you’d like, creating a custome icon to fit your business. The other side is a geographical street map where you can add your company advertisments. Learn more by clicking here. 
 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
What Is a Chamber?

A chamber of commerce is a voluntary partnership of businesses and professionals working together to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in a community. As a chamber works to accomplish these goals, it must champion many different functions: economic developer and planner, tourist information center, business spokesperson, economic counselor and teacher, government relations specialist, human resources adviser, and public relations practitioner.  Designed to help protect and promote business interests. Some say they are essential to the economic growth of a community. 

However, if you own a small business, your membership in a chamber of commerce is not mandatory. Businesses are essentially voluntary paying members of a chamber, paying dues to belong and they in turn anticipate receiving the benefits of membership as long as they continue to invest in the organization.

Who Are Chamber Members?
Chamber members are businesses, organizations, and individuals concerned with the socioeconomic climate of a community. These groups have joined together because they stand a better chance of getting things done when speaking with a collective voice. Chamber members can include the small hardware store on the corner, the mom-and-pop diner, the established bank downtown, franchise and major retailers, and the local baseball team. There are no limits or restrictions on the number or kind of members that choose to get involved in a chamber of commerce.
What Are the Benefits To Join The Chamber?
  • Gain Credibility Within Your Community
  • Enjoy Endless Networking Opportunities
  • Benefit from Member-Exclusive Discounts
  • Extend Your Voice to Local and State Government
  • Experience a Flexible Range of Support and Events
  • Explore Continuous Education and Training Opportunities
Who Leads a Chamber?
A chamber of commerce is run by its members. They elect a board of directors who determines policies and sets goals. The chief elected officer presides over all board meetings. A chamber’s day-to-day operations are handled by a professional manager. This person is a paid employee.  You can increase participation by encouraging members to work on committees. Committees can include economic development, education, government relations, human resources, public affairs, and tourism.
What Are the Objectives of a Chamber?
The chamber keeps these broad objectives in mind as it works to improve a community’s economy and quality of life:
  • Help businesses prosper and grow.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community.
  • Contribute to the overall economic stability of the community.
  • Promote the nation’s private enterprise system of competitive marketing.