Value of Joining the Chamber

As a member of the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce, you have access to more than 1,000 potential business leads, including more than 25,000 area employees. With such a large membership, you can enhance your bottom line by interacting with your fellow Chamber members who are also customer for your products and services. The Chamber provides plenty of opportunities for you to make your service known. 

The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce is a globally-recognized brand, your membership in the Chamber networks you into a powerful community of business leadership. Every member of the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce enjoys a comprehensive and cost-effective package of benefits and privileges.
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BENEFITS

A Credible Brand

Showcase your Chamber membership at your office or retail space by displaying your "Proud Member" logo window cling or by incorporating it on your website and/or printed material.

Recognition

The chamber celebrates businesses and company representatives whose service merits public recognition such as:

•  Special recognition given in the weekly ChamberConnect e-newsletter’s Brags and Boasts section
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Special recognition given in the ChamberConnect to new members, ribbon cuttings, grand openings and
   groundbreakings. 
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Outstanding Chamber members are recognized at the Annual Banquet and Awards ceremony. 


Business Building Opportunities throughout the Year


You can build your business through participation in Chamber events and programming. As a member you are eligible to volunteer on Chamber committees and task forces, assist in Grand Opening celebrations as well as others. Discounted rates are available for the Chamber's publications mailing labels, and store offerings. We also offer member interaction such as:

 Groundbreaking, Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremonies
• Business After Hours Mixers
• Buenos Dias Morning Coffees (Monthly at 8 a.m.)
• Annual Golf Tournament
• Lunch & Learn (Monthly from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
• Membership Luncheons
• Governmental Affairs Informative Events


Member to Member Discount

In addition to discounted rates for events and advertising, members receive 12-25% discount on office supplies through the Office Depot Program as well as other Member to Member discounts.

Social Media and Website Advertising

Members receive a complimentary subscription to the monthly Business Matters E-subscription. Members can share company announcements and videos for the Member News section of the website. You can also take advantage of the many social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Youtube.

Partner+Plus Program

Go for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, platinum, or even Titanium. Chamber members can enhance the value of their and select the partnership level that is best for you.

Information and Advocacy

The Governmental Affairs division keeps you informed on local, state and national issues affecting your business because your time is already limited. Lunch and Learn series of Business Development Programs presents relevant seminars and workshops to help you work smarter and positively impact your bottom line. Buenos Dias keeps you up to date with current issues. Leadership Harlingen provides opportunities to learn leadership skills to incorporate into professional and community situations. The weekly ChamberConnect e-newsletter keeps you connected to the business community.

Getting Your Message Out

As a member of the Chamber you can use the following resources to publicize your business:

•  Brochure display in the Chamber lobby
•  Sponsorships at various events
•  Chamber Website at www.harlingen.com
•  Calendar listing in ChamberConnect weekly e-newsletter
•  Calendar listing in Business Matters publication


Social Media and Website Advertising

During the year many professional programs are held in the areas of customer service, business management, quality management and skills development such as:

•  Seminars and Workshops
•  Leadership Harlingen
•  Lunch and Learn

Small Business Benefits

Small business is vitally important to the economic growth of every community. More than eighty percent (80%) of your Chamber membership is composed of businesses with 20 employees or less. Recognizing this fact, the Chamber provides specialized training and small business counseling through a joint partnership with the UTPA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
If you have any questions or would like more information on joining the Chamber, please contact Vanessa Camacho:
956-423-5440 | vgcamacho@harlingen.com


Membership Rates

Ask about our “Refer a New Member" Discount!

A membership investment with the Chamber of Commerce is a tax-deductible business expense.


Business # Employees/Principals Investment
1-3 $195
4-10 $300
11-20 $375
21-30 $425
31-40 $525
41-50 $600
51-60 $750
61-75 $900
76-100 $1,200
101-150 $1,500
151-200 $1,800
201+ $2,100
   
Complexes (# of Rooms/Units) Investment
1-100 $375
101-250 $500
250-500 $650
501-800 $850
800+ $1,250
   
A La Carte Services Investment
E-Blast $125 - 2 Week Advertisement
Mailing Labels $50
Banner Ads
$1,200 - 12 months
$500 - 4 months
$900 - 8 months
***Pay in full up front for the year and get a $200 discount***
Billboard Structure

 $1,700 - 3 months

***14 ft. x 48 ft. one-sided billboard located at 307 Loop 499 in Harlingen***

Financial Institutions $550 per branch
   
Ribbon Cuttings  
Saturday
$300
Without 2 week notice $200


Partner Plus Program

 

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