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Join the Chamber

Join the Chamber!

Click here for our Membership Invitation/Application Form
Please call the Chamber office at (360)-876-3505 for current dues and to have a membership form sent directly to you! We also encourage interested individuals/organizations/companies to download the PDF of our Membership Brochure.

Click here to see why our members LOVE the Port Orchard Chamber!

Member Benefits and Services
The 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.aaoa_top.jpg


Marketing/Advertising Opportunities
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 PortOrchard.com!
    We will list your business in our searchable member directory which includes a hotlink to your business's website.
     
  • FREE listing in the Chamber's Annual Membership Directory & Business Guide
    Each year we distribute 4000 copies of this valuable resource to members, locals, new residents, and visitors. This directory reaches beyond the immediate area, as it is sent out to anyone seeking visitor or relocation information about Port Orchard. The directory includes a calendar of events and MANY details about the South Kitsap area. 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 in Port Orchard. We ONLY refer to Chamber businesses-- every time someone asks us for information, you gain a customer!

  • Brochure Display
    Our chamber office offers members a neatly organized display area for marketing brochures and business cards. These are passed out to everyone who walks in the door, and also to anyone requesting specific information about a service.

  • Shop A Member  
    Via the "Shop Local" movement, we encourage Chamber members to support each other and frequent other Chamber members. If you're in the community, and you're a member of the Port Orchard Chamber, you get priority referrals!

  • Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
    The Chamber sends a weekly e-mail blast to more than 300 business people, community leaders, and public officials each week. The newsletter is shot out on the first Friday of every month, and includes quick tips/articles for business owners and information regarding future events.

  • 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 anyone requesting information. 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 to Build Your Business
    To take full advantage of your Chamber membership, join us for all of the MANY events we hold for our Members-- don't forget to bring business cards! Not involved enough? Sponsor an event or serve on one of our eight committees! 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.
  • 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 and Small Business 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"
  • Chamber Committees
    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
    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 free or low-cost workshops designed to provide in-depth information on critical business skills to small business owners and employees in an interactive seminar setting.