• Membership Levels and Benefits

  • Chamber Membership Means Better Business

    Advocates of chambers of commerce have long believed that when a company is active in its local chamber, it is doing the right thing not only for the community but for its own success as well. A study commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives determined what the real value is to companies active in their local chambers.

    Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall, and 12% of consumers are more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition. Why? Because Consumers equate a business' chamber involvement with trustworthiness, caring about the community, and being a leader in its industry (Shapiro, 2012).

    For example, when consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it. When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 40% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.

    When you financially support the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, you allow for more than just our programs, products, and networking opportunities to continue. You also allow us to help improve St. Johns County's pipeline for a better workforce, create good jobs by diversifying the economy, support infrastructure improvements for smart growth and development, and engage local government entities to become more efficient and effective.

    Your Chamber is growing, and we invite you to grow with us. Get involved with one of our many councils or join us at one of our many networking events and find out how you can help the business community grow and make a difference in St. Johns County.

  • Membership Tiers

  • Entrepreneur: $400 (Non-Profit $350) Entrepreneur: $400 (Non-Profit $350)

    An opportunity to develop your business, network with potential customers and business owners, and build credibility for your business. You will be able to take advantage of all the networking and connection opportunities the Chamber has to offer. Your business will be listed in the online Chamber Directory. Additionally, you will be welcomed into the Chamber through social media postings, and you will have the opportunity to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially kick off your membership.

    • Member pricing on events, products, and services; including Business Councils and the Ponte Vedra Beach Division
    • Business listing in Chamber online directory
    • Ribbon cutting for your business
    • Official Chamber welcome promoting your business on social media

    Business Builder: $800 (Non-Profit $700) Business Builder: $800 (Non-Profit $700)

    The Business Builder Membership helps you ascend to the next level of business. It not only includes the features and benefits of the Entrepreneur Membership, but it admits your company to membership in the elite Economic Development Council (EDC). As an EDC member, you will receive periodic updates that will inform you of all of the development activities taking place in  St. Johns County. This membership is perfect for small businesses looking to grow and develop new clients and customers.

    • Membership in the Economic Development Council
    • 2 category listings in Chamber online directory

    Chamber Partner: $1,900 Chamber Partner: $1,900

    With a Chamber Partner Membership, you are significantly stepping up your commitment to the business community in St. Johns County and at the same time stepping up your business profile within the Chamber. At this level of membership, you can not only take advantage of what’s available to you in the previous levels of membership, but you can also use a portion of your membership towards sponsoring an event, which will offer you and your business additional exposure. If you have more than one location, the Chamber Partner Membership will also allow you to add an additional office to your membership at no additional cost.

    • $500 in sponsorship credit
    • Membership for 1 additional branch or office
    • 3 category listings in Chamber online directory
    • Chamber member mailing labels

    Community Builder: $3,100 Community Builder: $3,100

    The Community Builder Membership will offer you an ever-increasing business profile within the Chamber and beyond. With $1,200 available in sponsorship credit, you will now have the ability to sponsor multiple events if you so desire. Additionally, if you have multiple locations, this tier will cover two additional locations under your Community Builder Membership. This membership is an ideal fit for a business that is established and continuing to grow.

    • $1,200 in sponsorship credit
    • Membership for 2 additional branch/ office locations
    • 4 category listings in Chamber online directory

    Visionary: $6,500 Visionary: $6,500

    Step up your involvement and investment with the Chamber with a Visionary Membership. You will receive up to five category listings in the Chamber Directory which will ensure that your company has increased exposure to potential clients and customers. Additionally, you will receive $2,500 in sponsorship credits.

    • $2,500 in sponsorship credit
    • Membership for 5 additional branch/office locations
    • 5 category listings in Chamber online directory
    • Additional advertising opportunities

    Benefactor: $12,500 Benefactor: $12,500

    Investment in the Chamber at the Benefactor level will send a signal to the business community that you intend for your business to be involved and committed to multiple business issues. With this membership, you become a member of the prestigious Board of Advisors and automatically receive invitations to the invitation-only, Chairman's Roundtable meetings. A Benefactor membership comes with $5,500 in sponsorship credit which gives you flexibility on how best to use it for your company. Your company will also receive five complimentary seats to EDC Quarterly Breakfast events.

    • $5,500 in sponsorship credit
    • Membership for 6 additional branch/office locations
    • 6 category listings in Chamber online directory
    • 5 complimentary seats to EDC Breakfasts
    • Seat on the Board of Advisors
    • Invitation to Chairman’s Roundtable

    Trustee: $18,500 Trustee: $18,500

    As a Trustee member of the Chamber, you will have all of the benefits associated with the Benefactor Membership, $8,500 in sponsorship credit, as well as additional features and benefits that go along with a Trustee investment in the Chamber.

    • $8,500 in sponsorship credit
    • Membership for 7 additional branch/office locations
    • 7 category listings in Chamber online directory
    • 6 complimentary seats to EDC Breakfasts
    • Table for 8 at the Chamber annual signature event

    Elite: $22,500 Elite: $22,500

    An Elite level membership with the Chamber allows you to customize a membership that is best for your company. Not only will you receive the features and benefits of all other membership tiers, but you will also enjoy increased flexibility and negotiating power in how you utilize your membership.

    • $10,500 in sponsorship credit
    • Unlimited number of memberships for additional branch/office locations
    • 7 category listings in Chamber online directory
    • 6 complimentary seats to EDC Breakfasts
    • Table for 8 at the Chamber annual signature event
    • Customized options (consultation with a Chamber representative)

    Innovator: $26,000+ Innovator: $26,000+

    As an Innovator member of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, you are establishing your business as a premier partner of the business community. Your membership is fully customizable, with the flexibility and negotiating power of the Elite level along with an increased sponsorship credit amount and additional options available exclusively to you as an Innovator member.

    • $12,500 in Sponsorship Credit
    • Unlimited number of memberships for additional branch/office locations
    • Complimentary table at EDC quarterly breakfasts
    • Complimentary table at legislative breakfast
    • Complimentary table at the Chamber’s annual signature event
    • Complimentary team of four at the Chamber’s annual golf tournament
    • Customized options (consultation with a Chamber representative)

  • Chamber Programs and Products:

    • Ambassadors
    • Business Councils
    • Working Groups
    • Industry Groups
    • Economic Development Council
    • Member Newsroom
    • Leadership St. Johns
  • Meeting Opportunities:

    • Ponte Vedra Beach Division
    • Quarterly EDC Breakfast
    • Tourism & Hospitality Council Meetings
    • Historic St. Augustine Area Council Meetings
    • Women with Vision Council Meetings
    • Annual Membership Awards Event
    • Annual Leadership Affairs Event
  • Education Opportunities:

    • BIZZed: Business Education
    • Educate: Monthly Education Newsletter
    • Chamber At Noon Luncheon
  • Networking Opportunities:

    • All About Networking series
    • Chamber After Hours
    • Chamber Before Hours
  • Communication Opportunities:

    • Member News
    • Community Calendar
    • Media Partners