Networking and Marketing
Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet – Annual event held in January to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year, recognize new and outgoing board members, review the Plan of Action for the upcoming year and present awards for Business of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year, Community Volunteer and the Marie Blakeman Award.
Spring Showcase Tradeshow – Opportunity to purchase a booth to display and sell your product/services over 2,000 attendees from the community and surrounding areas.
Golf Tournament – Chamber members can enjoy a day full of networking with fellow business leaders while playing golf at a Chamber Member golf course.
Simply Social AM/PM – Before-hours or After-hours networking event designed to connect you with member businesses. Hosted at various member locations.
Chamber LEADS Groups – The groups provide members of various businesses the opportunity to further their business interests through the exchange of business referrals, tips, and information. Only one member per business or professional category allowed. Fee to participate. There are currently two LEADS Groups that meet. Group 1 meets every Tuesday morning. Group 3 meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the afternoon.
Monthly E-Newsletter – Got News? Promote your business by submitting a business brief in the members news section of the monthly newsletter. FREE. Have more to say? Purchase advertising in the newsletter sent to the Chamber’s entire distribution list that includes members and key area business leaders.
Membership Directory – Get listed online and in print in the MEMBERS ONLY business directory; included in your membership. Expand your reach by purchasing additional category listings or an ad. The online directory is available 24/7 for the public to access. Have a website? We’ll link to it directly from our online directory. The printed directory is distributed to your peer Chamber members representatives and key community business leaders.
Relocation Packet – Reach potential customers through this relocation kit, featuring information about housing, businesses, schools and attractions in the Hudson area. This packet is mailed to individuals and families from all over the United States who may relocate to the Hudson area – a great way to tap this market at the very beginning of their relocation process! No fee to participate. Only available to Chamber members.
Rack Cards – Bring in your advertising flyers and business cards for the display racks in the Chamber office; included in your membership.
Ribbon Cuttings – We offer free ribbon-cutting ceremonies for our members! We celebrate Chamber member grand openings, reopenings, remodels, and new ownership. Celebrations are held during normal business hours and are a great way to network with Chamber staff and representatives from the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee. We’ll bring the ribbon and BIG scissors and publish the photo of your celebration in a variety of local media and Chamber promotional avenues as well.
Sponsorships – The Chamber sponsors many monthly and annual business/social events aimed at increasing member contacts and fostering involvement in the Chamber. Sponsoring these events increases your organization’s visibility and promotes your business. Sponsorship opportunities are available in the following program areas: Good Morning Hudson membership meeting, Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet, Spring Showcase, Golf Tournament, Simply Social, Spirit of St. Croix Art Festival, and the Chamber Newsletter and Website.
Committees and Task Forces – Make your voice heard by shaping policy, identifying solutions and implementing new programs. There are volunteer committees in the following area: Ambassadors, Annual Meeting, Christmas Tour of Homes, Golf Outing, I-94 Business Alliance, Manufacturers Council, Membership, Pumpkin Party, Retail, Spring Showcase.
Tourism Bureau – The Hudson Chamber of Commerce is also the local Tourism Bureau for the Hudson area. We strive to attract tourists to the area through advertising, events, “Stay & Play” packages and itinerary ideas. Countless inquiries about our local activities, schools, businesses, and attractions are answered daily through our office. We send out dining, lodging, and shopping guides, tourism information, county and city maps, relocation packets, brochures, demographic information and special event information that result with more visitors to our area.
Website Advertising – Market your business on the Chamber’s dual purpose websites! You will find a host of marketing opportunities ranging from high traffic/high exposure to market- specific targeted web pages, and everything in-between. If driving consumers to your business is a priority, download the Website Advertising Rate Sheet & Contract and find ways to utilize the marketing opportunities on the Chamber’s business and tourism websites!
Additional Member Services – These services are offered to Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau members exclusively (Please contact the Chamber for more information):
*Chamber Gift Certificates
*Member Mailing Labels
Chamber 101: Chamber 101 is a comprehensive membership orientation. In this session you will learn about the Chamber mission, Member benefits, meetings and networking events, committees, and how to maximize the benefits of your Chamber investment. Attend this orientation to meet the staff and get the facts about how we can serve you and your business. Download the Chamber 101 Handbook.
Leadership Hudson: Leadership Hudson is the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau’s premier community leadership program. This bi-annual program takes a full day each month, September to June, to bring together emerging leaders from all sectors of the Hudson area. Leadership Hudson is dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning experience that cultivates community leadership while participants explore key community issues and avenues of involvement.
Good Morning Hudson: Join other Chamber members to hear “what’s hot” in the local business community. Program features include special introductions, a business card/networking exchange, updates and a guest speaker.