Marketing Opportunities

The Chamber endorses several opportunities to better increase awareness of your business. Some of these include:

The Cheatham County Fact Book

This list of members is published and distributed annually by the Ashland City Times. A copy can also be picked up at the Chamber or Ashland City Times offices. The publication is FREE to everyone.

Event Sponsorship

The Chamber hosts a number of events each year that we encourage our member businesses to sponsor:  the New Year Kickoff Dinner (January), the Career and Education Expo (March), the Academic Excellence Awards Dinner (May), Teacher Grants (July/August), Mayor's Back to School Bash (August), and the Fall Member Picnic (September).  We're always looking for member businesses to sponsor monthly meetings and food for those meetings.

Ribbon Cuttings
Newly opened, renovated, or relocated member businesses may host a ribbon cutting for $75.  Ribbon cuttings include the ribbon and bow, a Chamber employee on site during the ribbon cutting, use of our giant scissors, and a photo and press release delivered to all county newspapers.

GiftLocal Gift Card Program

We work with to offer three types of gift cards:
  • a Chamber-branded card--features the Chamber logo and background images of Cheatham County landmarks.  Cards are available for purchase online by businesses and the general public and may be used anywhere that accepts Discover cards.  These make wonderful gifts for your valued clients, teachers, employees, friends, and family members.
  • non-premium cards--may be offered by member businesses in available categories.  Cards are printed with the member business' name in plain black letters and may be purchased online.  They may be used anywhere that accepts Discover cards.  There is no cost to the business to offer these cards, but normal merchant account processing rates will apply for purchases made at your business.
  • premium cards--These cards come printed with your logo or artwork, may only be used in your store, and may be purchased online.  In addition to a branded card, you'll also have access to analytics including the number of cards purchased, how much was loaded on the cards, and how much has been spent in your store using the cards.  There is a $199 annual fee for the premium card program.  Normal merchant account processing fees apply for purchases made at your business.

Cheatham County Map
Our county map is available free to the public at several locations throughout the county and positioned in Welcome Centers across the state. This is another way to inexpensively reach out to potential customers.  It's printed every two years and advertising is limited to Chamber members in good standing.

Mailing Labels
Target new customers by purchasing up-to-date mailing labels for $25. This is a great way to market your business and promote member-to-member relationships.

Banner Ads

Business members may purchase banner ads of up to 480 x 60 pixels to appear on our website under designated categories.  Banner ads may be purchased on a quarterly, semiannual, or annual basis.

Brochure and Business Card Display
Display your brochure and business cards at the Chamber Office in our Preferred Business rack.

Email Newsletter
We encourage our members to let us know about upcoming events and specials, which we post in our email newsletter to our members.

Job Postings

Business members may post available positions on our website at no cost.

Member to Member Deals

Business members may post deals to one another on the Chamber's members-only portal at no cost.

Hot Deals
Business members post deals available to the public on the Chamber's website.