BECOME A MEMBER OF THE MOSCOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Moscow Chamber of Commerce was originally formed in 1910-11. In 1948, the Chamber was incorporated as an IRS 501(c)6 and currently serves members in Moscow, Latah County, and the Inland Northwest region.
The Mission of the Chamber is to strengthen, promote and lead the business and economic community as well as support the free enterprise system while preserving and enhancing the quality of life.
For 70 years, the Chamber has been an integral part of the community, providing leadership in business, culture, social, education, and government services. The Chamber leadership has come from you, the Member. By being a member of the Chamber, you and your organization have the opportunity to be a leader in the business community, provide leadership to future generations, and be a part of cultivating community on the Palouse.
“Why should I join?”
The Moscow Chamber of Commerce + Visitor Center (MCOC+VC) is where commerce and community come together.
Our team is dedicated to ensuring your membership experience is just right for YOU! The list of opportunities and benefits below are just a baseline of what you can expect as a member of the MCOC+VC.
Moscow has a diverse business community and we are always looking for new creative ways to collaborate with all of our industry partners. If you don’t see the benefits you’re looking for, let’s talk about it!
“How does my organization benefit?”
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
The Chamber steers consumers, tourists and new residents to member businesses. We refer nearly 1000 visitors, locals and businesses to our members for goods and services monthly.
Make important business contracts and expand your customer base through the many Chamber functions, committee and programs. You and your staff are welcome to attend all Chamber Networking Events! General Membership Luncheons, Business After Hours, Grand Openings, and many other special events.
The Chamber focuses on issues related to the business community and places special emphasis on the needs of our membership.
Education and Training
The Chamber works with business educators, local talent, and outside sources to provide the very latest in education and training opportunities for business. One of our premier leadership development programs is Leadership Moscow.
We offer advertising opportunities in many of our print publications and electronic media platforms, as well as sponsorships for many of our large-scale community events. These are all cost-effective ways to use your membership in promoting your organization.
We promote tourism and livability in Moscow and across the Palouse region. We are always promoting the diversity and economic vitality of our business community. The MCOC + VC tells the story of Moscow’s magic by continually highlighting the vibrancy of our downtown, marketing our year-round recreational activities, and our community’s shared appreciation for inclusivity.
The Chamber is a member of the Idaho Chamber Alliance and during legislative sessions our team is working hard to keep you informed on legislative activities that directly affect our business community.
As a member you have access to 10+ committees and subcommittees working in education, government affairs and community development.
Being a member says that you believe in partnerships that are collaborative and inclusive, and that you share our passion for bringing commerce and community together.
CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Listing in the Chamber Business Directory
Our referral source with over 4,800 distributed annually.
Website Listing and Link on www.moscowchamber.com
Your business will be included in our online directory. Businesses are listed alphabetically and by category. Your directory listing can include links to your business’s current website, social media pages, a personalized description of your business, and photos. We also have a tourism specific website, visitmoscowid.com, that features businesses and activities that promote tourism in Moscow.
Weekly E-Mail Updates
Keeping you current on business relevant news, Chamber events and civic events.
Invitation for ALL Employees to Chamber Networking Events
Attend General Membership Luncheons, Business After Hours, Grand Openings and many other special events.
Local Job Resource Program
When you are hiring, we can help get the word out. We share member job postings in our weekly newsletter as well as on our website’s job board.
Display racks are located in the Chamber office and available for you to stock with your own brochures or pamphlets.
Referrals! Referrals! Referrals!
We refer nearly 1000 visitors, locals and businesses to our members for goods and services every month.
PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS
Chamber Newsletter Feature
We will announce in our Newsletter that a new business has joined the Chamber.
Every year we send out roughly 500 relocation/ visitor packets to potential Moscow residents. You can provide us with brochures, pamphlets or fliers of your own to be included in these popular packets. $10/ month
Membership Mailing List
A complete mailing list of all Chamber members is available either in a reusable excel format. Take advantage of this great opportunity to expand your customer base. $30 Electronic List
Website Banner Advertisements
Get your business noticed! The Chamber website attracts over 10,000 visits per month and a banner ad on the main Chamber webpage really gets the message out. $150/ month
Business After Hours
The Chamber invites your business to host a Business After Hours! We will assist in planning and promote the event for you. This is a unique opportunity to bring community members into your business and to make valuable networking contacts. All After Hours events are promoted by the Chamber through a membership email, press release and newsletter feature. Contact the Chamber for more information. Free!
Moscow-Pullman City Map
Our map is a collaborative effort between the Moscow and Pullman Chambers, and is distributed to over 20,000 of your potential customers. It is a highly effective advertising tool that comes with a 12-month shelf life. Contact the Chamber for more information.
Chamber Business Luncheon and Forum Sponsor
Sponsor our monthly forum that regularly attracts Moscow’s top business leaders. Set up a vendor table to share promotional material prior to the event kick off, and take advantage of your 5 min presentation time to share all the great happenings your business has to offer. $300 to Sponsor a luncheon.