Networking and Marketing

Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet: The banquet held each January is the Chamber’s annual membership meeting that celebrates the extraordinary things local community members, businesses, and organizations do throughout the year and is the Chamber’s opportunity to present the Chamber’s plan of action for the year.

Spring Showcase Tradeshow: Your 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.

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 Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau views sponsorship as a joint marketing activity involving both the Chamber and a corporate partner. Through sponsorships, the Chamber aims to create and maintain win-win partnerships with our partners. By helping businesses in the area and greater St. Croix Valley area to achieve their marketing objectives through sponsored events, publications and web pages, the Chamber fosters the growth of businesses in our region.

Website: Members have numerous opportunities to promote their business through the Chamber website including banner advertising, hot deals, detailed business descriptions, and job postings.

Member to Member Email Blast: Members who renew within 30 days of their renewal invoice due date qualify for a onetime FREE Member to Member E-Mail blast of 100 words.

St. Croix Valley Young Professionals: Young professionals, 35 years of age or younger, dedicated to growing business in the St Croix Valley by networking with other professionals. Join to network with other young professionals, advance your career, develop your leadership capabilities, and give back to the St Croix Valley — all while having a great time. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at a current Chamber Member business in St. Croix County. Social Hour starts at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Following there is optional dinner for those that wish to stay and network longer. There will also be additional activities for volunteer projects or outings throughout the year. Visit the group's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scvypg/


Member Development

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.


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Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
502 Second Street
Hudson, WI 54016

OFFICE HOURS:   Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Phone: 715-386-8411 (direct) or 800-657-6775 (toll-free)
Fax: 715-386-8432

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