The Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce is the vanguard of community stewardship and regional responsibility in the River Region. The Chamber is a membership organization comprised of local business owners and executives who believe strongly in the free enterprise system. As a special interest group for business, the Chamber provides a host of programs and services designed to help businesses of all sizes grow and prosper. Here are just a few of the exclusive benefits that a Chamber membership provides.
The Core Benefits of Membership Include:
Who you know does make a difference! Make important business contacts at Chamber functions.
- Annual Banquet
The banquet is held annually to present the new volunteer staff and the ideas and mission for the year. It includes dinner, entertainment, silent auction and much more.
- Business Before & After Hours
Chamber members may sponsor a mixer at their place of business. The mixer is open to all Chamber members and their guests and allows businesses to showcase their stores.
Chamber members may sponsor a luncheon at their choice of places. This a great place to present a speaker
- Special Events
Events such as Farm City Banquet and Christmas Open House are additional networking opportunities provided throughout the year.
Demonstrate your commitment to the community by becoming a part of the vision and strategies of the most influential business in the community.
- Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Open Houses, Grand Openings
Assistance with these events will be provided to all Chamber members. A short notice must be given to Chamber staff to schedule one of the above events. Photos of these events are featured in local media publications.
- All Chamber Publications
Members will receive all print materials sent out by the Chamber of Commerce. This will include invitations to all events and seminars, chamber guide, and other community activities.
- Mailing Labels ($50)
Chamber members may purchase mailing labels of Chamber members.
- Monthly Mail-out ($150)
Members can reserve advertisement space in the Chamber monthly mail-out for a minimal fee to pay for postage and labor. Please contact Annette Ray at 365-7392 to reserve your space today.
Members are entitled to one free announcement each quarter in the Chamber e-blast that is sent out once a week. Please contact Brenda Ward at 365-7392 to be included in an e-blast.
Members’ names and phone numbers are distributed to thousands of people inquiring each year about goods, services, shopping and visiting opportunities. The Chamber office is open five days a week to serve its membership.
- Brochures Displayed
Members may display flyers, brochures and business cards at the Chamber office.
- Event Sponsorships
The Chamber offers many opportunities for you to promote your business through event sponsorships.
- Small Business
Small Business Incubator through the Council of Small Business Enterprises (COSBE)
Seminars and educational opportunities are made available throughout the year at little or no cost to Chamber members. Please watch your mail out, web site, or paper for listings. If you would like to suggest a program please contact the Chamber.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Small businesses are eligible for free membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Membership gives you access to the U.S. Chamber online resource library, weekly e-newsletter, and discounts on various products and services to help your business.
The Chamber maintains data useful to business or residents in the community. Such data includes major employers’ directory, demographics, census information, apartment guide, clubs and organizations, state directory of manufacturers, zip code book, and the world wide chamber of commerce directory.
The Chamber takes a pro-business stand on legislative issues under the directive of our members. The Chamber is dedicated to monitoring relative issues, and consistently offers feedback to our local and state legislators. If you would like to offer direct feedback to Chamber or have issues that affect your business please call (334) 365-7392.
The Chamber serves as the Tourism/Visitor information center for the city. Businesses are referred daily concerning places to stay, eat, and shop. Special tourism events are coordinated by the Chamber. Examples are golf tournaments, bass fishing tournaments, sporting events, Historic District tours and much more.
- Alabama Sunrise Region
Alabama Sunrise Region, Inc. membership, a 15 county organization promoting community development in east central Alabama
- Central Alabama Hospitality Association
Promotes hospitality organizations such as hotels, restaurants, chambers of commerce, tourist attractions, etc.
Add extra value to your Chamber membership with involvement in programs focusing on tourism, membership, small business, military affairs, special events, technology, legislative matters, and more.