Chamber Membership Benefits

The Burnsville-Yancey Chamber of Commerce works to support & promote the local economy for business owners, property owners and residents. Joining the Chamber makes you eligible for many great benefits. If you’re interested, give us a call at (828) 682-7413 or stop by our office in the Visitor Center at 106 West Main Street. You can also email us at info@yanceychamber.com/

Referral System 


Chamber Membership directories are provided in all relocation packages and by request to all visitors.
 Members are recommended to all inquiring visitors and callers.

 

Brochure Display


Your brochure or business card displayed in the lobby of the Visitor Center.

 

Your Own Webpage

You’ll receive your own webpage on the Chamber’s website. Your webpage can have up to 10 pictures featured in a slideshow, a write-up about your business, contact info, GPS, and links to your website and social media. Visit the Directory to view current members’ pages. Your URL would be www.yanceychamber.com/business/your-name.

 

Membership Plaque

Provided for display in your business to demonstrate your investment in the community.

 

Newspaper Column

Chamber newsletters and e-blasts provide up-to-date information about the Chamber & the membership as well as notification of Chamber activities for publication in the local newspaper.

 

Networking Opportunities

Educational Seminars, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, Saturday Showcase,
 Annual Membership Event & Open House

 

Business Showcase

Annual event available to exhibit your business to the public.

After Hours Mixers

Every month between May and November, individual Chamber members host After Hours Mixers to give local business owners, residents, and others interested in the local economy a chance to get together, socialize, get to know each other, support each others’ businesses and endeavors, and connect together as a community. The event is free, and always held on Thursday.

See 2018 Schedule of After Hours Mixers

 

What We Do

 

Advertisements 


The Travel & Tourism Committee participates in state & regional co-op advertisements to drive business to 
our area.  The committee also initiates many special projects such as brochure distribution, media visits, county maps & brochures, and trade show exhibits.

 

Chamber Sponsored Events


Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Open House, Winterfest, other membership events

 

Scholarships


The Chamber awards two $1,000 scholarship to local high school seniors each year. A luncheon is also 
sponsored to honor local NC Scholars.

 

Regional & State Involvement

The Chamber maintains membership in the Blue Ridge Parkway Association,  Blue Ridge Mountain Host 
(a regional marketing organization), and the North Carolina Travel Industry Association.

 

Local Initiatives

Our partners include local government, Economic Development Commission, NC Department of 
Commerce, High Country Council of Governments, and Mayland Community College. The Chamber is also 
involved with the Cultural Resource Commission, Toe River Arts, Blue Ridge Heritage Council, and the Burnsville Main Street program.

 

Committees

Members have the opportunity to serve on the following annual committees: Business, Events, Finance, Travel & Tourism, and Winterfest. There are also numerous volunteer opportunities available to assist the Chamber with activities such as the Crafts Fair, Scholars Luncheon, Business Showcase, Business Before Hours, Business After Hours, and our Visitor Center. Contact the Chamber directly if you would enjoy contributing volunteer time to our community.

 

Special Services

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Available for new and expanding member businesses.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Available for the newspaper column, events & luncheon.

 

Internet Exposure

Facebook event information and pictures updated regularly. Plus, our website includes a full listing of all Chamber members (alphabetically and by category). We will display your logo and link to your website.

 

Tax Deduction


Chamber membership is considered a necessary business expense.