Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce Membership Benefits

Flagship Business and Community Events:

    • Annual Holiday Weekend – Tree lightings and holiday caroling launch the annual weekend festivities in Winnetka and Northfield. Horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Music and festive activities brighten the villages.
      Holiday Sunday Sale at participating merchants featuring promotions and discounts.
    • Farmers’ Market – Held for 22 weeks on Saturday mornings, May through October. Across from New Trier High Schoo Northfield Campus at 6 Happ Road. Featuring fresh locally grown produce, flowers, baked goods and specialty products. Saturdays in season from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm rain or shine.
    • Multi-Chamber Golf Outing – Annual golf outing co-hosted with other area chambers held at an area private club. All are welcome to join for a fun afternoon of golf followed by dinner and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities available.
    • North Shore Women’s Conference – Spectacular day of motivation, networking, exhibitors, learning and fun, featuring lunch and keynote speaker focusing on topics pertinent to women in business.
    • Recognition Lunch – Annual tribute to honor business leaders, local volunteers, village organizations, and staff for their extraordinary community service. Includes pre-event networking, silent auction showcasing local business merchandise, local retailers’ fashion show and gift bags with items from local chamber businesses.
    • New Business Ribbon Cutting – Promotes and celebrates new local businesses. Village representatives, media and chamber membership are invited.
    • Winnetka-Northfield Sidewalk Sale/Let Loose On Lincoln Block Party – A MEGA two-day outdoor event that features food, entertainment and bargains in four business districts: Hubbard Woods, East Elm, West Elm and Northfield. Top off the celebration with “Let Loose on Lincoln,” A Block Party.

Marketing:

Communication:

  • Monthly Board Meetings – Open to all members at 7:30 am, second Tuesday of the month.
  • Referrals – The chamber refers member businesses to inquiries made to their office through phone calls, emails and the chamber website.
  • Win-Net-Work – A monthly news summary of chamber business, distributed to all members highlighting new members, special events, promotions, and member news.

Social/Networking:

  • Business After Hours – Held monthly; networking opportunity for members to meet, mingle and make new contacts.
  • Business for Breakfast – Third Wednesday of each month: join chamber members and guests for networking opportunities. The structured breakfast includes time for informal networking, introductions and round table discussions that will give you solid business leads.
  • Let’s Do Lunch – Fourth Tuesday of every month; meet with Winnetka-Northfield and Wilmette/Kenilworth business members over lunch. Winnetka-Northfield and Wilmette/Kenilworth chamber members will have the opportunity to try out a “featured” restaurant for lunch while networking and meeting with potential business partners.
  • Quarterly Mega Connect Breakfast – Meet and network with regional area North Shore chamber members and non-members.
  • Women in Business Lunch — Designed to foster and promote the promotional success of women. This bimonthly event offers business owners and professionals from the area a comfortable atmosphere to network and learn about the personal and professional experiences of other women.

Public Relations and Publicity:

  • Banners – Business banners are placed throughout the village celebrating the seasons and area businesses. Banners are personalized with the member business name and are available for Winnetka located businesses
  • Community Guide – Annual all-purpose reference publication on Winnetka and Northfield that lists all chamber members both alphabetically and categorically. This guide is distributed to all Winnetka and Northfield households and businesses.
  • Chamber Website: www.winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com – All members are featured alphabetically and categorically with detailed contact information and description of their business.
    • Chamber website receives 3,000 monthly hits from businesses and individuals seeking community information and referrals.
    • Members Chamber webpages are linked to their own website.
    • Members ONLY access allows members to customize member page with graphics, photos, logos and personal business/product descriptions.
    • Members may post their own news and events for their business on the chamber website.
    • Members may post Hot Deals Promotion listings.
    • Keyword Search and SEO.
    • Member location mapping on website.
  • Kiosk panel – Informational display signs in two Winnetka locations: 1) Corner of Oak Street and Green Bay Road and 2) the corner of Tower Road and Green Bay Road. The kiosks promote Winnetka located members and their events.
  • Monthly Pioneer Press Column — Highlights chamber business news and member activities in the Winnetka Talk.
  • Social Media Interface – Chamber will share your Facebook and Twitter news. All member events in our Chamber calendar will be reposted and shared on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Weekly Pioneer Press Ad – Features chamber events and news in the Winnetka-Northfield local community newspaper.

Community Relations and Advocacy:

  • The chamber actively advocates for its member and acts as liaison to village trustees and management. Secondly, as a member of Village Business Community Development Commission (BCDC), the chamber is committed to the ongoing effort to address and improve the Winnetka-Northfield business community. The chamber works in conjunction with the villages to provide banners, holiday lighting, and informational kiosk signage.

Enhanced Memberships:

  • Upgrade your membership to create stronger connections to your market.
    Prices are in addition to Basic Membership dues.

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP | $1,000 plus Basic Dues

All Basic Membership benefits plus:

  • Platinum Members create significant visibility through placement of business names and logos on promotional materials for major Winnetka-Northfield Chamber events and publications.
  • Holiday Weekend Platinum Sponsor. Logo/Signage. ($300)
  • Recognition Lunch Platinum Sponsor. Logo/Program. ($300)
  • Farmers’ Market Map Platinum Sponsor. Logo/Signage. ($300)
  • Sidewalk Sale Platinum Sponsor. Logo/Posters. ($300)
  • Business for Breakfast Platinum Sponsor. Logo/Signage. ($300)
  • Platinum Member logo on 5’x4’ poster at Chamber Events.
  • Platinum Member logo on Chamber website home page and Monthly e-Newsletters with direct link to your website. ($500)
  • Platinum Member logo recognition on Community Guide title page plus Platinum highlighted business listings. ($300)
  • Featured Platinum Member article in Chamber website. ($300)
  • Two additional business category listings in Chamber Guide/Chamber website. ($100)
  • Four free dedicated e-blasts for your businesss. ($200)
  • Four passes to Business for Breakfast. ($40)
  • Two additional complimentary booth visits at Farmers Market. ($100)
  • Total Value: $3,040

GOLD MEMBERSHIP | $375 plus Basic Dues

All Basic Membership benefits plus:

  • Gold Member recognition on Community Guide title page plus Gold highlighted business listings. ($150 value)
  • One additional business category listing in Chamber Guide/Chamber website. ($50)
  • Gold Member listing on Chamber Monthly e-Newsletter with direct links to your website. ($300)
  • Two free dedicated e-blasts for your business. ($100)
  • Gold Member listing in Recognition Lunch program. ($150)
  • One additional complimentary booth visit at Farmers’ Market. ($50)
  • Two passes to Business for Breakfast. ($20)
  • Total Value: $820

SILVER MEMBERSHIP | $150 plus Basic Dues

All Basic Membership benefits plus:

  • Silver Member recognition on Community Guide title page plus Silver highlighted business listing. ($100 value)
  • Silver Member listing on Chamber Monthly e-Newsletter with direct link to your website. ($250)
  • One free dedicated e-blasts for your business. ($50)
  • Two passes to Business for Breakfast. ($20)
  • Total Value: $420