Q: How will the Rainier Chamber help my business?
A: Members benefit in several ways: networking, marketing and referrals; business support, training and mentoring; priority promotion; and discounts. Members have priority to sponsor events/months and promote their company, such as logo with link on the newsletter (see above) and on the website, as well as time on agenda at our monthly luncheon.
We hold “idea” sessions with our members and connect them to the “right” people.
At the advocacy level the Rainier Chamber engages with civic issues and “big picture” economic development that help our members and neighborhoods, because strong communities are good for business. Civic priorities set by the Chamber: education, jobs and public safety.
Q: How can I network and make new contacts at the Rainier Chamber?
A: We have several opportunities for our members: attend our events: Monthly Luncheons, New Member Breakfast, After Hours and join an Action Group: Marketing, Events, Membership/Ambassador, Business and Civic, Youth Education, Parade and Festival, Finance. Rainier Chamber is also available for private consultations, as needed.
Q: What is considered the Rainier Chamber district?
A: Our boundaries are: Jackson St to Skyway (north to south) and Lake WA to I-5 (east to west). Basically: the Valley and Beacon Hill. See Map.
Q: Is the Rainier Chamber a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?
A: No. Chambers of Commerce are independent organizations and can choose to affiliate or join other regional or national groups.
Q: What other benefits do you offer your members?
A: All members are listed on the Rainier Chamber website with extensive information and can be updated at any time. Members also get a window cling decal for their window showing they are a member in good standing.
Rainier Chamber members get priority vendor opportunities and referrals. Food service businesses have exclusive rights to cater the Rainier Chamber’s events.
Q: What’s the difference between the Rainier Chamber and the Rainier Chamber Foundation?
A: The Foundation was founded in the early 1990’s as a 501 c (3) to conduct community activities and the Scholarship Fund. (Rainier Chamber was founded in 1923). The Foundation produces the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade, Bridge to Beach Earth Day Clean Up, Community and Business Awards, Officer of the Quarter Honoring, and other community-based activities. Together, the Chamber and the Foundation can cover all issues related to a safe and prosperous district.
Q: How does the dues structures work?
A: For as little as $190, for up to 5 full time equivalent employees (2 half time employees equal 1 FTE), you and your employees can enjoy full benefits for the entire calendar year. Join Now