Chamber Kicks Off Membership Drive, Chance to Win Giant Media Package

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce (MUCC) has kicked-off a membership drive, offering new members the chance to win a Giant Media Package valued at over $4,000.

The package includes digital advertising on TV monitors at selected locations, a printing center package, screen printing and embroidery, an exhibitor booth at the annual Business & Consumer Expo, marketing firm services, and newspaper and radio advertising. The program will end July 29, 2011, and the winner will be announced on August 2, 2011. Thank you to the following Giant Media Package sponsors: The Marengo-Union Times; American Digital Signs; Service Printing; HyperStitch, Inc.; and STAR 105.5 Radio for making this program possible.

If you are a business owner located in the Marengo-Union area, or if you conduct business in this community, we encourage you to join our chamber now. Your return on investment will be worth the few dollars spent for membership. A national survey conducted by The Schapiro Group (Atlanta) indicates that membership in a chamber of commerce increases a company’s credibility with consumers. Fifty-seven percent of the respondents said they are more likely to patronize a business who is a chamber member.

The chamber is a coalition of area businesses, industry, organizations, and professionals that pool their resources to improve the economic, civic, and cultural climate of the community. MUCC members enjoy networking; workforce development; government relations and legislative updates effecting their businesses; marketing opportunities; economic development; professional development; business/education partnerships; business advocacy; referrals; and more. The chamber also works with special interest groups, like the Women In Business and the Marengo-Union Tourism Council.

Times are tough……Einstein said,

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.” Isn’t it time for something different? See what the chamber can do to help your business. Contact us at 815-568-6680, and visit our website at