Owatonna.org – All members have a link on chamber website (Average 300 referral/views per year). Business information and logo, map view of business, post job openings, post events, register for events.
Membership Directory – On line and print directory available.
Referrals – Chamber staff refers members first and website lists members only. Incoming calls transferred to members.
Chamber Gift Certificates – Accept Chamber Gift Certificates (average $175,000 sold annually)
Ambassador Visit – New members receive a visit with a plaque presentation, photo and door decal. Photo is shared on social media and in the Owatonna People’s Press & Steele County Times
Chamber Media – Electronic News and Updates; Business Brief Newsletter; Member Press Releases; New Member Profile; Owatonna.org Tools
Door Decal – Membership Recognition
Government Advocacy – Unnecessary Business Taxes are Fought so You can Grow and Maintain a Healthy Profit; Chamber advocates on 8-10 local, state & federal issues annually
Economic Advocacy – 55 Business and Expansion Consultations per yr; 100 Available Property Listings per year on owatonnadevelopment.com
Tourism Advocacy – Making Owatonna a Travel Destination; Each Visitor Dollar Returns $53 in Gross Sales
U.S. Chamber Membership – Automatic Membership; Inside Business News and Federal Legislative Updates
Minnesota Chamber Legislative Updates – Businesses with 50 or Less Employees Receive Bi-weekly State Legislative Updates.
Chamber Media Marketing – Chamber Pack Inserts/Ads; Newsletter Ads; Membership Labels; Chamber Radio Show Appearances (approximately 83,000 views/yr)
Event Sponsorships – Annual Dinner, Golf Event, Business After Hours, Chamber Growth Breakfast Series, New Member Orientation
Networking Events – Average of 60 events/yr; Make over 2,200 Contacts
Member Introduction – Business After Hours Event and Board of Directors Meeting
Committee Service – Serving on a Chamber Committee = More Contacts
Owatonna Community Leadership Academy – Ten Month Leadership Development and Community Awareness Program
Notary Public – Notary on Staff
Employee Recruitment Materials – Professional Community Sales Materials for Your Use
Chamber Publications – Clubs & Organizations
Conference Room – Reserve Conference Room for Meetings
Chamber Credibility – Shows you are a trusted member of the business community.
Business Resource Center – Answers to your business questions-no headaches!
Business Advocates – Work with community partners to sustain and grow Owatonna through government affairs advocacy, economic and tourism development.
5 Star Accreditation – OACCT is recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce as offering quality programs, practicing sound organization procedures, and reliably contributing to positive change in the community.
Owatonna.org/Social Media – Check out our Facebook page, Twitter profile, YouTube channel and Calendar of Events to keep up-to-date on current OACCT events and business news.
Email Notifications (TUESDAY TALK) – Receive timely event and information notices from OACCT staff.
Business Brief Newsletter – Keep informed of chamber happenings around Attract and Retain Talent, Restore the Core, Strengthen the Economy, Attract Tourism and Member Communication.
Annual Events – Attend the Annual Dinner and Golf Event to connect with OACCT members.
Board of Directors Introduction – Introduce your business to the OACCT’s Board of Directors. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month beginning at 7:30am at the Steele Waseca Co-op Board Room. Please notify the OACCT of your top three month choices.
Business Meetings – Reserve the Chamber Conference Room to host your business meetings in a professional atmosphere. Presentation equipment is available; holds approximately 20 people.
Owatonna Community Leadership Academy – This is a ten month leadership program geared toward providing an intense look at the business community, politics, education, quality of life, health care, human services, law, media, diversity and other topics inherent in our community while focusing on building leadership skills. Designed in cooperation with Riverland Community College, the monthly program sessions run from September-June. Applications are available at the OACCT, Riverland and online at www.owatonna.org.
Chamber Radio Guest – Sign up to be a featured member guest on the Chamber’s monthly radio show! The OACCT President is hosted monthly by a local radio station to give updates and highlights happening for the month. Members can sign up to talk about their business products and services during the show.
Our Chamber has approximately 530 members that invest their resources, employee volunteerism and confidence in the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the business community.