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"About a year and a half ago I began working for Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County in Resource Development and Marketing. At the time I had no previous business experience in
Josh Dougherty, Kitsap Habitat for Humanity
“The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce is a great way to network with other business professionals enabling you to make contacts and grow your business.”
Rob Putaansuu- Manager Columbia Bank & Port Orchard City Councilperson
"Business colleagues frequently ask me if membership in the Chamber of Commerce has been worthwhile. I have found the investment in time and membership dues to have an excellent return in a number of ways. The ties developed within the Chamber, meant not only jobs, but a chance to grow professionally and showcase my developing skills. I still get repeat business from some of those very same "charter customers" I acquired during the mid 90's when I first joined the Chamber and some deep friendships have developed over the years. Besides added business, Chamber membership has other rewards. Small business people who work in isolation are missing the sense of camaraderie and satisfaction of taking part in a noble cause, like that of the Port Orchard Chamber. As with any worthy effort, you only get out of it what you put in. Serving on special projects or a committee is where you really roll your sleeves up and get to know other members. It's funny but some of-my biggest accounts and most rewarding project for hire are directly attributable to relationship I developed whiles serving. As it is written, "Cast your bread upon the waters, and in many days it will return to you. " I offer my personal thanks to the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce for making Port Orchard a better place to live and pursue your dreams."
Ron Finney, Owner North Woods Productions
Click here for our Membership Invitation/Application Form. Please call the Chamber office 360-876-3505 for current dues and to have a membership form sent directly to you! For a pdf versionof our Membership Brochure please click here.
The Port Orchard Chamber wants your business to be successful. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities we offer. And we encourage you to communicate with us what you hope the Chamber can offer in the future.
Member Benefits and Services
The PO Chamber is now offering access to exciting additional benefits including: Merchant Discounts, Travel Discounts, Communications, Business Services and Healthcare Programs from the Affiliated Associations of America (AAOA). There are no additional fees - your chamber membership already qualifies you to access AAOA`s great benefits, including group medical and dental plans.
The PO Chamber offers ways you can promote your business at no charge and other ways to advertise for modest amounts to stretch your marketing dollars.
Free Listing on the Chamber's Web site. We will list your business in our searchable member directory which includes a hotlink to your business Web site.
Free Listing in the Chamber's Annual Membership Directory & Business Guide. Each year we distribute 4000 copies of this valuable resource to our Members and consumers, who use it to find the products and services they need. Additional listings and advertising are available for a modest fee.
Business Referrals. Each month the Chamber answers hundreds of calls, emails and walk-in inquiries from people looking for services, merchandise, organizations and contacts. We always refer to our Member businesses. Your business benefits from these referrals.
Brochure Display. Our chamber office offers members a display area for your marketing information and business cards.
Shop A Member. We encourage our members to offer a discount to their fellow Chamber members. You benefit by saving money and by gaining new customers.
Weekly E-Flash. The Chamber sends a weekly electronic communication to 400 businesspeople, community leaders and public officials each week. The first Friday of the month it is sent as an e-newsletter with short articles and topics pertinent to businesses and our chamber members and the other Fridays it is sent as an e-flash with chamber member, and community news and happenings. As a member you can publicize your events, promotions and business news free of charge in our E-Flash.
Relocation/Tourism Packages.Put your company's name before businesses and individuals who request information about moving to or about activities and entertainment in Port Orchard/South Kitsap. The Chamber receives an average of 15 requests a month for our relocation and our tourism packages. We send out our members marketing materials to the individuals making these requests. If you are targeting newcomers, there's no better way to stretch your marketing dollars.
Guides and Directories.The Port Orchard Chamber publishes several publications—the Membership Directory, a very popular Port Orchard/South Kitsap Map, Historic Port Orchard Walking Map, Port Orchard/South Kitsap DVD, Events and Tourism brochure and more. These publications can be an opportunity for you to advertise to customers.
Meet & Network and Build Your Business
Do you want to take maximum advantage of your chamber membership? Then start by attending the wide variety of events we hold for our Members! And don't forget your business cards!You want to be even more involved? Consider sponsoring an event or serving on a committee. The exposure for your company will be invaluable!
General Membership Luncheon Meeting.Each month the chamber meets for lunch, a special speaker/presentation, community and chamber announcements and an opportunity to network and greet other business-persons. Speakers are frequently very well known names in the state or region and meetings are well attended.
Chamber After Hours Each month the Chamber offers all it's members the chance to network and socialize and one to several members the chance to host an After Hours event. An informal stop by event to network and have bite to eat and beverages on the way home from work After Hours have no cost for members to attend and hosting members have a great opportunity to showcase their business.
T.G.I.F. Biz Breakfast
These provocative bi-monthly sessions provides an opportunity to educate members on legislative issues as well as other business education topics. The informal breakfast setting allows participants to ask the experts and discuss issues
Annual Meeting/Installation Banquet
Each year, the Chamber thanks it's outgoing President, installs it's new officers and board members and honors a specially selected Man and Woman of the Year. This is a great opportunity to meet other Chamber business leaders. Your company can benefit greatly from the exposure sponsoring this event offers.
Business Showcase and Best of SK Awards
Each spring the Chamber holds a Business Showcase- an opportunity for members to showcase their business, merchandise and services to other members and to the general public and community for a modest fee. This year the showcase will include business awards in "The Best of SK"
Are you interested leading, mentoring and shaping your business community? Want to meet other members who share your interests? Volunteer for one of the many chamber committees and be a very important part of the Chamber.
Ambassadors assist in Open Houses and Grand Openings of local businesses. They act as greeters at the Chamber monthly luncheons, welcoming new members and guests, sometimes even mentoring new members. Chamber Board members often come out of the Ambassadors group.
Networking "How To" Events
Make your networking efforts work for you and your business—advice from the best and time to practice what you learn.
Competitive Edge Workshops
Occasionally the Chamber offers low-cost half-day workshops designed to provide in-depth information on critical business skills to small business owners and employees in an interactive seminar setting.