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  • Member Benefits

  • The Hanford Chamber has information on local clubs, businesses, health care facilities and more. We provide information to hundreds of people each week about Hanford businesses and places to visit in the Kings County area. We have information on college classes and employment training as well as brochures on upcoming business seminars.

    Information relating to business help and services is available through S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives). While the Chamber can provide you with names, addresses and phone numbers of other Chambers of Commerce in the United States and around the world, city directories are also available for some communities in our area. The Hanford Chamber maintains membership in the United States Chamber and in the California Chamber, so we can access information for you from there.

    All in all, the Chamber's business services are limited only to your needs... so please use them. Here are a few of the many benefits we have to offer:

  • Announcements Announcements

    What we'll do for you...

    Chamber Representatives will meet with your business to plan the event.

    Invitations and notices will be sent to local businesses, members, and VIP's.

    Ribbon with your name will be prepared for your ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Chamber Representatives will make introductory remarks at the event.

    Chamber Newsletter will print a photo and brief after the event.

    Grand Opening Grand Opening

    As a member...

    You have the opportunity to take advantage of many benefits that will provide great exposure to your business.

    Contact us today to schedule your special ribbon cutting, grand opening or other ground breaking ceremonies.

    These are just some of the many benefits provided to your business as a member of the Hanford Chamber of Commerce. If your business is soon to celebrate an anniversary (10, 15, 20, etc.), we can help promote that

    What you can do for us...

    Be a Chamber of Commerce member.

    Notify us at least three weeks in advance for availability of event and prepare a brief synopsis of your business for the Chamber Newsletter.

    Provide simple refreshments.

    Determine and provide any additional publicity for newspaper, radio or other media.

    Be present at the agreed time and date, ready to meet and greet your visitors.

    Ground Breaking Ground Breaking

    What we'll do for you...

    Chamber Representatives will meet with your business to plan the event.

    Invitations and notices will be sent to local businesses, members, and VIP's.

    Ribbon with your name will be prepared for your ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Chamber Representatives will make introductory remarks at the event.

    Chamber Newsletter will print a photo and brief after the event.

    What you can do for us...

    Be a Chamber of Commerce member.

    Notify us at least three weeks in advance for availability of event and prepare a brief synopsis of your business for the Chamber Newsletter.

    Provide simple refreshments.

    Determine and provide any additional publicity for newspaper, radio or other media.

    Be present at the agreed time and date, ready to meet and greet your visitors.

    Ribbon Cutting Ribbon Cutting

    As a member...

    You have the opportunity to take advantage of many benefits that will provide great exposure to your business.

    Contact us today to schedule your special ribbon cutting, grand opening or other ground breaking ceremonies.

    These are just some of the many benefits provided to your business as a member of the Hanford Chamber of Commerce. If your business is soon to celebrate an anniversary (10, 15, 20, etc.), we can help promote that!

    What you can do for us...

    Be a Chamber of Commerce member.

    Notify us at least three weeks in advance for availability of event and prepare a brief synopsis of your business for the Chamber Newsletter.

    Provide simple refreshments.

    Determine and provide any additional publicity for newspaper, radio or other media.

    Be present at the agreed time and date, ready to meet and greet your visitors.

    What we'll do for you...

    Chamber Representatives will meet with your business to plan the event.

    Invitations and notices will be sent to local businesses, members, and VIP's.

    Ribbon with your name will be prepared for your ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Chamber Representatives will make introductory remarks at the event.

    Chamber Newsletter will print a photo and brief after the event.

    Remodeling Remodeling

    As a member...

    You have the opportunity to take advantage of many benefits that will provide great exposure to your business.

    Contact us today to schedule your special ribbon cutting, grand opening or other ground breaking ceremonies.

    These are just some of the many benefits provided to your business as a member of the Hanford Chamber of Commerce. If your business is soon to celebrate an anniversary (10, 15, 20, etc.), we can help promote that!

    What you can do for us...

    Be a Chamber of Commerce member.

    Notify us at least three weeks in advance for availability of event and prepare a brief synopsis of your business for the Chamber Newsletter.

    Provide simple refreshments.

    Determine and provide any additional publicity for newspaper, radio or other media.

    Be present at the agreed time and date, ready to meet and greet your visitors.

    What we'll do for you...

    Chamber Representatives will meet with your business to plan the event.

    Invitations and notices will be sent to local businesses, members, and VIP's.

    Ribbon with your name will be prepared for your ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Chamber Representatives will make introductory remarks at the event.

    Chamber Newsletter will print a photo and brief after the event.

    Membership Directory Membership Directory

    Just another added benefit brought to our valued Hanford Chamber of Commerce members.

    Member Discounts Member Discounts

    One of the basic concepts of the Chamber is providing opportunities for business to do better, for the economic growth of the community and through that, encouraging consumers to shop in their home community.

    Through the Chamber, there is an additional emphasis on shopping with other chamber members! Let us know what special incentives you will provide to other chamber members.

    Here are some ideas...

    Percentage Off / Discount

    Two for the price of one

    Hour or Free Service

    Buy 1, 2, 3…get 1, 2, 3 FREE!

    Free Exam, Estimate, Product, etc.

    Incentives

    Recognition in the Chamber Newsletter for all participants.

    Membership Cards will be provided to all members.

    Listed in all Member to Member discount publications.

    New Management Information New Management Information

    As a member...

    You have the opportunity to take advantage of many benefits that will provide great exposure to your business.

    Contact us today to schedule your special ribbon cutting, grand opening or other ground breaking ceremonies.

    These are just some of the many benefits provided to your business as a member of the Hanford Chamber of Commerce. If your business is soon to celebrate an anniversary (10, 15, 20, etc.), we can help promote that!

    What we'll do for you...

    Chamber Representatives will meet with your business to plan the event.

    Invitations and notices will be sent to local businesses, members, and VIP's.

    Ribbon with your name will be prepared for your ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Chamber Representatives will make introductory remarks at the event.

    Chamber Newsletter will print a photo and brief after the event.

    What you can do for us...

    Be a Chamber of Commerce member.

    Notify us at least three weeks in advance for availability of event and prepare a brief synopsis of your business for the Chamber Newsletter.

    Provide simple refreshments.

    Determine and provide any additional publicity for newspaper, radio or other media.

    Be present at the agreed time and date, ready to meet and greet your visitors.

    Lists & Label  from the Chamber Lists & Label from the Chamber

    The Chamber has available, at low cost to members, lists and labels of clubs, retail businesses, professionals and other Chamber members. These are handy to have if you wish to expand your mailing list of customers.

    Marketing specifically to Chamber members benefits you and your clientele.

    Business Cards Business Cards

    Our office is located in the core downtown shopping area and has constant exposure to visitors and shoppers to the City of Hanford.

    We maintain a display area for members business cards and other publications, as space permits. Members are encouraged to provide quantities of their cards or information, to be available for new residents, inquiries to the office, and others.

  • Flyer Service Flyer Service

    The Hanford Chamber of Commerce proudly provides the Flyer Mailing Service. We will assist you with your flyer-advertising program. This is a free service which occurs generally on the fourth Friday of each month.

    Chamber Newsletter Chamber Newsletter

    Prepare business or professional "TIPS" utilizing your expertise or that of your industry or profession which will be helpful to fellow Chamber members. The Chamber will publish "TIPS" in a special section of the newsletter under your name.

    You may also share your views on a subject of community and business interest by writing an editorial. Subject matter will be reviewed by the newsletter committee; and your name as the author is necessary.

    Scan the new members each month. Maybe there are people you need to offer your services to. A brief note to say "Hi, saw your name in the Chamber newsletter...," e.g. "If you need an expert dry cleaner, I'll be happy to accommodate you."

    Referrals From the Chamber Referrals From the Chamber

    New Business / Residents

    The Hanford Chamber of Commerce keeps a file of all members by category. This is referred to when new businesses or residents call needing a certain product or service.

    If you have special services for your business, please let the Chamber know. We need to list all specialties; I.e., a nursery, besides the obvious, does yard work, landscaping, soil analysis and plant pest control.

    When you need a new widget, call us for a referral. We may just have the name of the company where you can purchase the item. It's good business to trade with Chamber members. You help them and at the same time, make your services or products known.

    Prospective Resident Lists

    We receive daily, letters asking about moving to the area. These are excellent "leads" to contact before they settle in the area, particularly for real estate people, pre-school operators, banks, etc. Contact us for information about the HIT list.

    If you would like more information on how you can use the Referrals from the Chamber to benefit you and your business, please let us know.

    Coupon Book Coupon Book

    Every new member will receive a Hanford Chamber of Commerce coupon book. The coupon book is filled with valuable coupons for great savings all around the Kings County area.

    Mixers Mixers

    Again, bring your business cards and introduce yourself to everyone you have not met before. Spend a few minutes telling them about yourself, then listen to them. They have something interesting to say, and you never know when you'll pick up a lead...

    Do not stand in a corner eating and drinking by yourself. Circulate, network, take another person in tow and the two of you go around the group and network together.

    Have your top sales and service people attend the functions with you and introduce them to the people they need to know. Mixers are always open to associates and guests.

    Speaking Engagements Speaking Engagements

    If you have an excellent topic that you feel would be appropriate for the public, send us a letter giving such details such as your name, company, topic, and general content. This will give you and your company good exposure.

    We would like to keep the caliber of speakers high, and the subject interesting and topical. Ask for a list of the clubs and organizations from the Chamber and mail a letter to these groups telling them about your topic.

    Service groups have to get a speaker every week and they need you!

    Government Relations Committee Government Relations Committee

    The Government Relations Committee (GRC) provides Chamber advocacy for the Hanford community on local, state and federal levels. The GRC keeps membership informed of issues at all levels that effect our local business.

    Keeping you and your business involved in our community.

    The biggest advantage to you and your business that the Committee structure has to offer is Networking. The advantage lies in the development of crucial contacts with other business owners as will as prospective customers.

    As a member of the Hanford business community your involvement could be the most productive step to a successful venture you can take. Once you take that important step staying involved insures continued successful relationships with follow businesses that otherwise may not exist. These relationships will continue to grow and produce new valued contacts for the future of your business.

    Bad Check Warning Bad Check Warning

    Does your business want to be warned of counterfeit money and bad checks being passed in Hanford and surrounding areas?

    If so, Hanford Chamber of Commerce can help you become aware! As one of the many services provided to you as a member of the Hanford Chamber of Commerce, we can warn you by fax, phone, or email!

    Distinguished Man and Woman of the Year Distinguished Man and Woman of the Year

    Community Achievement Award recipients include those distinctive individuals in our community who have contributed in some special way.

    Christmas Party and Christmas Tree Auction Committee Christmas Party and Christmas Tree Auction Committee

    This event is for businesses and the community alike. All join together for a joint celebration and party. The spirit of the season abounds.

    Keeping you and your business involved in our community.

    The biggest advantage to you and your business that the Committee structure has to offer is Networking. The advantage lies in the development of crucial contacts with other business owners as will as prospective customers.

    As a member of the Hanford business community your involvement could be the most productive step to a successful venture you can take. Once you take that important step staying involved insures continued successful relationships with fellow businesses that otherwise may not exist. These relationships will continue to grow and produce new valued contacts for the future of your business.

    Business of the Year Business of the Year

    Can you and your Business make the grade this year?

  • Upcoming Events Upcoming Events