Chamber Member Benefits
Chamber members are eligible for many free or low-cost services and ways to promote their businesses or organizations.
Do you want a Chamber presence at your grand opening, ground breaking, new location, or to welcome new management? A picture will appear The Journal, on this website, on social media, and your event will be mentioned on KNUJ Radio‘s Good News program.
All members have a free listing on our website. This site gets an average of 30,000 pageviews every month! Use your login and password to change your business profile and contact/location information. Search alphabetically, by key word, or by type of business. Choose two category listings, or add more for $25 each. Upgrade your member page to include more text or photos or add banner ads by calling ChamberMaster (our software provider) at 1-800-825-1785.
Conference Room Rental
Need a place to hold your next meeting? The Chamber offers you their second-story conference room for your meeting needs between 8a.m. and 5p.m. Holds 12-15 people. Cost: free to members, $35 for non-members. The Chamber also has a projector and a portable speaker system that chamber members can use for free, either on-site or off-site.
The Chamber offers a business list on labels. This value-priced list will be just what you need to customize your direct marketing needs. Cost: $37.50 for members, $107 for non-members.
Chamber Members are invited to post their job postings to our website. This page on our website gets an average of 500 unique pageviews every month! This is a great place to post your local job openings, and it’s free to post for members!
Chamber Members can post their local deals and discounts to the Hot Deals section of our website for free! These deals then get emailed directly to the Hot Deals email list. Reach potential new customers who have voluntarily signed up to receive the latest local deals!
Post your business news releases here on our website! We’re happy to help you spread the word about the latest and greatest happenings at your company. Log into your Chamber Account to submit a news release (contact the Chamber for assistance).
The Chamber office has the ability to Broadcast e-mail to our Chamber members. If you would like to send an announcement concerning your business, contact us. Cost is $50 to members, $120 for non-members.
Hospitality Table Sponsorship
The Chamber offers refreshments to visitors and members when they come into the office. Be a hospitality table sponsor for a month and showcase your business for $35.
The Chamber will sell tickets for Chamber-member events: pancake breakfasts, concerts, special dinners, etc., at no charge to the member.
The Chamber has three sections in a window available to our members to showcase their products or services. Priority is given to those members who do not have a downtown presence. Free to Chamber members on a first-come, first-served basis.
Brochure Rack/Promotion Opportunities
The brochure rack at the Chamber has New Ulm Visitor Guides and information available on local attractions, Chamber businesses, and several Minnesota towns and vacation areas. Chamber members may provide their brochures free of charge to the Chamber to distribute to guests. Chamber members are listed in our Membership Directory, and many are also listed in a Relocation and Resource Guide that is available for people who are considering moving to New Ulm. Chamber members also advertise in our annual Visitor Guide, available to visitors and by request. Members with products for sale are also listed in the special Shopping Section.
The Chamber refers Chamber members often and professionally through our website www.newulm.com, Chamber Membership Directory, social media, and Office staff to those seeking information by phone or in person. Free to all Chamber members.
The Chamber allows members the use of their Bulk-Mail permit for postage savings on their pre-printed items. User must fill out a user form, the Chamber determines the postage charges due and signs the form, and the member writes the check to the post office.
The Chamber sells about $150,000 in Chamber Dollars each year. These dollars are purchased by businesses and individuals to ensure that money is spent and circulated in New Ulm. Chamber Dollars can only be redeemed at Chamber-member businesses. Search the Business Directory to see the list of businesses that accept Chamber Dollars.
Network New Ulm, a Community Leadership Program, gives 24 individuals the opportunity to enhance their community knowledge, civic network and leadership skills. The one-day-a-month program runs from September through May of each year. Long-time residents and newcomers, alike, recognize it as a valuable growth experience. Contact Jenny for an application, 233-4302.
Home & Health Show
Showcase your business at our spring event, which draws as many as 10,000 visitors in one weekend. Contact Jenny at 233-4302 to receive more information or to reserve your booth. New Ulm Chamber members qualify for a considerable discount.
Hot Topics Breakfast/Lunch
The Chamber sponsors a breakfast or lunch presentation to inform our members on community and state issues as needed.
Become a leader worth following! The Chamber co-sponsors the Leadercast leadership training program at Martin Luther College.
Parade of Lights
The Parade of Lights is organized by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce and held annually the Friday after Thanksgiving. The registration fee is waived for Chamber Members.
Annual Banquet Table Sponsorships
The Chamber invites sponsorships of tables for the Annual Meeting and Banquet. Member sponsors are asked to decorate a table to showcase their business and receive two free tickets for the banquet. First-come, first-served availability. Cost to members: $100. Contact Jenny at 233-4302.