Membership Benefits

Benefits of Your Chamber Membership Investment

Profile Enhancement
Your Chamber website is the catalyst for commerce for San Marcos area businesses. The member self-serve content system allows members to add information to their profiles free of charge. Include your images, business detail, and links. The service includes a full description – keyword search capability, as well as free links to your website.

Small Business Consultations
One-on-one, personalized business planning sessions take place weekly with trained business counselors for existing and start-up businesses. Provides guidance and options on marketing, finance, international trade, or any aspect of establishing or updating a business plan. To schedule your free appointment, please contact Texas State University – Small Business Development Center or CORE.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Monthly membership functions provide forums for making business contacts. These include membership breakfasts (new members are introduced), Business After Hours mixers, and periodic luncheons, among other events. For more information please click here.

Referrals from the Chamber
Members’ names and phone numbers are distributed to thousands of people inquiring each year about goods, services, shopping, and visiting opportunities.

Ribbon Cuttings
Upon request, new members receive a ribbon cutting hosted by Chamber Ambassadors, and publicized by local media. Ribbon cuttings are available to businesses that expand, relocate, or come under new ownership. Click here for more information.

Workshops and Seminars
The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping our members improve their business through low-cost, and sometimes free, training workshops and seminars. Subjects include customer service, business plans, financing, human resources, and e-commerce, to name a few. Visit our Calendar for a full list of upcoming Chamber events.

Brochures Displayed
Members may display flyers or brochures in the Chamber office racks. Please review the Member Brochure Display Policy.

Membership Directory
All members are listed in the Chamber’s Membership Directory, used as an information piece on the area and a guide of recommended businesses to newcomers, local and out-of-town businesses, and residents.

Member-to-Member Discount Program
Members are encouraged to provide a discount or incentive that will be available only to Chamber members. Key tags are distributed to all Chamber businesses, couples, and individual members to identify them as Chamber Members. You can download the complete list of discounts here.

Chamber Seal
Members have free access to the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce seal used for exporting merchandise.

Newsletters
All new and renewing members are listed in the newsletter, and all members receive this monthly publication highlighting opportunities and activities either electronically or by surface mail. Click here for all the Chamber’s publications.

Membership Labels
Reduced rates are offered for the Chamber member list on labels. For more information contact the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at 512.393.5900, or click here to email the chamber.