New Member Announcement:
When first joining the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, new members are listed in the e-newsletter, print newsletter, and on our Facebook page.
All members are entitled to a free list of all of our Chamber members. This list can be emailed anytime. The only thing not included in our marketing list is the email addresses of our members. (See Business Promotion member for email promotion opportunities.)
The Chamber office is available for your meeting needs. Our back room has Wi-Fi, presentation capabilities, white board, and seats up to 25. Pop, coffee & water included.
Plaque and Membership Decal:
Some people see the membership plaque and decal as a stamp of approval. Other people see them as meaning you’re one of the “good businesses in town” or a leading business in the community. No matter what people believe, they always have a sense of reassurance and confidence when they see your business belongs to the local Chamber of Commerce.
Following the original mission of chambers, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce works to protect the interests of the business community in and around Livonia.
Forums with public leaders:
The Chamber gives members a chance to interact with policy makers through its Government Affairs Committee. The Committee conducts traditional and online video forums so the Livonia business community can learn about candidates running for office.
Public Discussion on Local Business Issues
In recent years, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce has worked with policy makers, educators, and leaders of industry to develop strategies to enhance community marketing, address business concerns with workforce development, taxation, and signage, and provide productive guidance on dealing with local bureaucracies. Chamber members are regularly informed through the Chamber’s online resources which make you aware of new businesses, expansions, road projects, and other changes in policies that impact the local business community.
The Chamber uses a number of economic development and promotional tools to continually work to improve the quality of life in our community to ensure Livonia remains a vibrant economic entity.
The Chamber coordinates and schedules Grand Openings for new businesses moving into Livonia, and Grand Re-openings after renovations, expansions, and/or relocation. The Chamber staff, ambassadors, and the Mayor of Livonia help celebrate the accomplishment of opening your own business.
Community Welcome Center:
The Chamber has created a Livonia Welcome Center that is the place for new residents, visitors and members of the community to get information on the city and local businesses. For those new or visiting our community, the Welcome Center provides a warm, friendly face in Livonia to help them become acquainted with our wonderful city.
Livonia.org is the first glimpse many potential new residents, new businesses, visitors and others see of Livonia. Through the Chamber’s website we provide valuable information in an entertaining manner that gives the best first impression possible of our community.
To support the mission of developing a strong community, the Chamber works as a partner with public leaders and other community organizations to promote the community and plan for a healthy future.
The Chamber has many different opportunities for you to get involved in these efforts: I-275 Industrial Council, Government Affairs Committee, Ambassadors, or one of our networking groups.
Through membership there are many fantastic promotional opportunities to get your company in front of potential customers.
Livonia Chamber of Commerce Website:
Visitors to the Chamber of Commerce website can search for companies by name or business category to look for goods and services. Enhance your listing with your logo, description, Facebook URL and Twitter handle. This is a great interactive tool for our members and for those who want to do business in Livonia.
Members are listed both alphabetically and by business category in the Chamber’s Business Directory. Over 5,500 copies are printed and distributed through the Chamber’s Welcome Center, New Resident Bags, events, and members distribution.
The Chamber is on a variety of social media sites that keep you informed about what is going on in the Livonia community. We also post your events and news to these sites to help get the word out about what you have going in your business.
The Chamber of Commerce gives hundreds of business referrals each year from phone calls, online requests, and people coming to the Chamber Welcome Center. Many people contact the Chamber for referrals because they feel the best companies in the community are members.
New Resident Welcome Bags:
Each month the Chamber mails a postcard to new homeowners providing them the opportunity to pick up a welcome bag from the Chamber filled with promotional material, advertisements and coupons provided by member firms, along with a map of Livonia and Business Directory.
New Member Welcome Packet:
When welcoming new Chamber members, we distribute a package of promotional material from member firms, along with their plaque & decal. This is a great way to encourage fellow members to use your products and services.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Member Benefit Program:
Members can access Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans through the Small Business Select program. Small Business Select is available exclusively to chamber members.
Members Get More:
Take advantage of Small Business Select*
Members save up to 45% on 500+ items that chamber members purchase most often, including exclusive discounts on ink and toner. Plus, save up to 10% off just about everything Office Depot stocks in stores and the Business Solutions Division annual catalog. Plus, members get deep discounts on Copy & Print services- 2.5¢ black & white and 24¢ color copies and 40% off finishing services every day!
Chamber members save quickly at easily at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Simply text “LIVONIASPC” to 555-888 to receive a Store Purchasing Card and present the image at checkout. Save the image for future visits! Contact the Chamber to receive your own in-store purchasing card for business, home office or classroom purchases, or Jessica Samp with Office Depot at 248-842-7514.
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Observer and Eccentric Newspapers Advertising:
Through the Observer and Eccentric’s “Gold Program”, Chamber members can receive 25% to 30% off regular ad rates and additional savings on all other services. This discount is for first time advertisers only. For more information call the Observer & Eccentric at 866-887-2737.
Today, people communicate in a variety of ways. The Chamber utilizes numerous channels of social media and publications to reach our broad audience.
Join our Livonia Chamber of Commerce business page! You can add us as one of your 'favorite' pages, and we will do the same for you! Also, we offer a 30 minute one-on-one setup and intro to Facebook for your business.
Livonia Chamber of Commerce and our President/CEO Dan West are on Twitter! Follow us at @LivoniaChamber and @DJWest777. Our tweets focus on current news and events within the Livonia community.
Join other professionals on the Chamber’s LinkedIn page. Become part of the discussions about current events that are taking place right now! We offer a 30 minute one-on-one intro to teach members how to use LinkedIn for your business.
Visit our YouTube Channel. The Chamber puts up video clips of all our Grand Openings and Events featuring our members for you to view.
Weekly E-mail Chamber Update:
Informing our membership is a priority—our easy-to-read weekly email does just that. Announce your upcoming events in the update.
Chamber Print Newsletter:
Our bimonthly print newsletter, The Chamber News, informs members of: upcoming events, recent grand openings, member profiles, ambassador of the month, new chamber members and renewals, and articles written by President Dan West.
The Chamber website posts all information about upcoming events, membership and a community profile.
To fit into your busy schedule throughout the year, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce offers you convenient networking opportunities during breakfast, lunch or after hours. The Chamber hosts 30-35 events every year.
Peer Networking Groups:
The Livonia Chamber has four networking groups, which are hosted at the Livonia Chamber office. These groups are industry specific and are included in your membership with the Livonia Chamber.
The groups are very popular and a great way to form business relationships with your fellow chamber members:
Members are limited to one group in order to make it available to as many members as possible.