Chamber Membership Benefits

Increase Your Exposure

Online Business Directory

Our online directory lists local businesses alphabetically by category, but members are always listed at the top.

Events Calendar

Chamber members are welcome to submit their special events for addition to the community calendar.

News & Announcements

Have some exciting updates about your business? Are you hiring, hosting an open house, grand opening, celebrating a milestone? Members are invited to share these announcements through our website.

Publish Articles

Members can write community focused articles for publication on the Chamber’s website. These posts can help get your name out there, help the community, and take advantage of the SEO benefits of linking back to your own business website.

Facebook Page Access

The Chamber’s Facebook page has over 2000 followers, primarily local customers. Members can request posts to be shared or created on the Chamber page to increase your reach.

Referrals

We maintain a Wilmington phone number as a source of information for tourists, newcomers to town, and longtime residents. Callers are directed to member businesses first.

Local Opportunities

Networking

Attending meetings and participating in Chamber functions creates the opportunity to meet many local business owners and professionals. Being an active Chamber member help you make new contacts and promote your business.

Accept Gift Certificates

Only current Chamber members may redeem Wilmington Chamber of Gift certificates. Your business simply treats the certificates like cash, turns them into the Chamber, and are reimbursed for the full face value. The gift certificate program keeps spending local, and some members redeem more in certificates than the cost of their annual dues.

Programs

The Chamber awards a traveling Employee of the Month trophy. Winners have their photo published in the newspaper and your business is featured online.

Businesses in their first year of operation in Wilmington are eligible to receive our First Dollar award with reduced first year membership dues. Simply contact us to make arrangements.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies are available to mark major events at your business. Grand opening, remodeling, anything big worth celebrating. Contact us to get started.

For many years we offered a single $1000 scholarship to a local Wilmington High School graduate. With the support of our members, we have been able to double our scholarship award to a pair of graudates.

Events

Membership fees help sponsor the Route 66 Red Carpet Festival , part of Catfish Days, and a Christmas parade in an effort to attract customers to Wilmington and give members the opportunity to blend in their own promotion.