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PROMOTE & GROW

The Chamber offers affordable and effective ways to advertise your business!

The Chamber’s mission is to help businesses be more successful. One of the most powerful benefits of membership is the ability to promote your business at affordable rates to the right people.

These are exclusive opportunities for Chamber members only, and you don’t have to leave your office to take advantage of them!

For more information, please call the Chamber at 860-423-6389.

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING

CHAMBER ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

What: Electronic newsletter containing Chamber info, events, benefits and special offers. Also contains list of new members, news about members, community calendar, member to member discounts. Only members can advertise. Vertical ad is 199 X 199 pixels, horizontal is 740 X200 pixels
Timing: Produced weekly, published on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Reach: Over 5000 subscribers including members, business professionals, municipal leaders.
Deadline: Friday of each week.
Cost: $25 per month or $250 per year (a savings of $50)

PURCHASE E-NEWS AD

CHAMBER NEWSLETTER

What: 8 newspaper pages of news about members and the community. Members Only
Timing: Produced monthly, published on the last day of each month.
Reach: Over 8000 homes in the Windham Region, emailed to 5000,  mailed to 400 members & featured on website.
Deadline: The first day of the month and 30 days before publication date.
Cost: $200-$800 per ad depending on size. Discounts on multiple ad purchases.

PURCHASE NEWSLETTER AD

PROMOTIONAL FLYER INSERT IN CHAMBER NEWSLETTER

What: Our monthly printed newsletter is mailed to all Chamber members each month. You can insert your flyer, promotional materials, advertisement, brochure, coupons, rack cards, postcards, etc. into this mailing. The packet is in an envelope and sent via USPS first class and has a very high open rate.
Timing: Mailings are done monthly, last week of the month.
Reach: Approximately 400 members.
Deadlines: 400 copies must be brought to the Chamber no later than the 20th of each month for the insert.
Cost: $100 per insert. An “insert is one 8 1/2″ X 11” flyer. It can be printed on one side or both, folded or flat. Larger sizes or multiple pages can be inserted but prices will be additional and must be negotiated depending on the weight of the piece.

PURCHASE INSERT AD

PRINTED PUBLICATION ADVERTISING

REGIONAL VISITOR’S GUIDE

What: 8.5” X 11” color, glossy magazine, approximately 32 pages, with feature stories about places to visit, places to eat, things to do and all things that make Eastern CT such a wonderful place to staycation. This is a partnership between the Chamber and Windham Arts.
Timing: Produced annually and ready for spring and summer distribution.
Reach: 10,000 copies will be distributed to regional places of interest, visitor centers, state highway visitor centers, town halls, libraries, area festivals, special events and fairs. Largest distribution during the Big E in September. Also in Sturbridge, Westerly, Western Rhode Island, and Western CT. Electronically available on Chamber website and Windham Arts website as well as mailed to guests requesting information about the Region and in recruitment packages for the region’s largest employers.
Deadline: APRIL 24. Art must be 300 dpi or higher. Ads can be created for clients for a discounted price of $25 (some exceptions apply).
Cost: $100-$600 per ad depending on size. Discounts on ads purchased in multiple guides & publications.

 

PURCHASE REGIONAL VISITOR'S GUIDE AD

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

What: 5.5” X 8.5” color, glossy booklet, approx. 42 pages, listing members by category and alphabetically with contact information. Readers are residents and business owners of Windham Region.
Timing: Produced annually, published at the end of the year in December.
Reach: Over 8000 homes in the Windham Region, town halls, libraries. Electronically available on website and e-news.
Deadline: December 1.
Cost: $200-$650 per ad depending on size. Discounts on ads purchased in multiple guides & publications.

PURCHASE BUSINESS DIRECTORY AD

STUDENT GUIDE

What: 5.5” X 8.5” color, glossy booklet, approx. 38 pages. Highlights fun things for students as well as necessary services such as phones, computers, auto, banking, restaurants, shopping. Readers are college students and some staff.
Timing: Produced annually, published in time for “back to school” in Aug/Sept.
Reach: 10,000 copies used at UCONN, Eastern and QVCC campus orientation programs in spring and winter, new student programs in fall, student housing.
Deadline: July 1.
Cost: $200-$650 per ad depending on size. Discounts on ads purchased in multiple guides & publications.

PURCHASE STUDENT GUIDE AD

EASTERN CT’S HEALTH & WELLNESS MAGAZINE

What: 8.5” X 11” color, glossy magazine, approx. 28 pages, with feature stories on providers, agencies, health and wellness topics, informative and of interest to all ages, youth and elderly.
Timing: Produced four times annually: January, April, July, October
Reach:
5,000 copies will be distributed to health and wellness
providers and organizations, town halls, senior centers and places of interest. Electronically available on websites and e-news of Health Council members as well as the Chamber’s.
Deadlines:
December 1 / March 1 / June 1 / September 1
Cost: 
$200-$1,000 per ad depending on size. Discounts on ads purchased in multiple editions.

PURCHASE HEALTH & WELLNESS MAGAZINE AD

REAL ESTATE & HOME OWNERS GUIDE

What: 8.5” X 11” color, glossy booklet, 4 pages, containing ads for real estate agents, mortgage lenders, attorneys, appraisers, home inspectors and licensed contractors. Business card (3.5″ X 2″) 1/4 page (3.5″ X 4.75″). Only members can advertise.
Timing:
Produced annually, published in the summer.
Reach: 5000 copies given to the advertisers, town halls, libraries,
banks and local businesses. The Chamber will mail and email to
customers requesting a referral. Electronically available on website and e-news. Included in Welcome Neighbor Basket. 
Deadline:
September 1.
Cost: 
$100-$200 per ad depending on size.

PURCHASE REAL ESTATE & HOME OWNERS GUIDE AD

PARTY PLANNING & BRIDAL GUIDE

What: 8.5” X 11” color, glossy booklet, 4 pages, containing ads for professionals in the party planning, special event & bridal industries including venues, DJ’s, photographers, make -up & hair stylists, spas, caterers, florists & event planners.
Timing: Produced annually, published in the summer.
Reach: 5000 copies given to the advertisers, town halls, libraries, banks and local businesses. The Chamber will mail and email to customers requesting a referral. Electronically available on website and e-news. Included in the Welcome Neighbor baskets.
Deadline: July 1.
Cost: $100-$250 per ad depending on size.

PURCHASE PARTY PLANNING & BRIDAL GUIDE AD

WEBSITE ADVERTISING

WEBSITE BANNER AD

What: Banner ad on home page of Chamber website. A maximum of four ads will rotate at any one time. Ad will include a link to your website. Sizes include 728 X 90 pixels, 970 X 90 pixels, & 300 X 250 pixels.Only members can advertise.
Timing: Ads sold by the quarter year.
Reach: There are approximately  80 users & 200 page views per day.
Deadline: Ten days before start of the quarter.
Cost: $250 per quarter year.

PURCHASE WEBSITE BANNER AD

MEDIA PACKAGES

If your business plan includes name recognition and reaching out to a broad audience, then this marketing package is for you

ULTIMATE MEDIA PACKAGE

“Get Your Name Out There” Adverting Package: 

  • 12 business card ads in each monthly edition of printed newsletter
  • 52 e-newsletter ads in each weekly edition
  • 3 quarter page ads (Visitors Guide, Student Guide, Business Directory)
  • 365 days of website banner ads

Cost: $2650

PURCHASE ULTIMATE MEDIA PACKAGE

WELCOME NEIGHBOR PROGRAM

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

What: Each month the Chamber delivers a beautiful gift basket to new home owners. You can add a gift item with your business card attached. Your name & contact info will be included in a pamphlet in the basket & you will get a list of the homes we deliver to each month.
Timing: We have two participation cycles per year, each 6 months. We deliver to every month.
Reach: Every new home owner in the towns of Windham, Mansfield, Coventry, Hebron & Columbia.
Cost: $50 every six months plus you have to supply approximately 300 items for the baskets.

PURCHASE WELCOME NEIGHBOR PROGRAM

FREE BUSINESS PROMOTIONS

Be Heard On The Local Radio

What: As a Chamber member you can be a guest on our radio show & promote your company for about twenty minutes. All shows are recorded. You must call the Chamber to schedule.
Timing: Produced weekly on Tuesday mornings. Show airs on Tuesdays at 5:05 PM on WILI 1400

Article Submission in Monthly Newsletter

What: As a Chamber member you can submit an informational article to the newsletter every month. Examples include: an announcement of a new staff person or an award you have received, an article specific to your business. All articles must be submitted in Word. One accompanying photo must be submitted as a high resolution pdf. Articles are at the discretion of the Chamber.
Timing: Deadline for article submission is the first day of the month or 30 days before publication date.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ALL ADVERTISING

The Chamber has the right to refuse to print any inappropriate content. It also has the right to pull any ad that has not been paid for or a “members only” if a member does not pay their dues.
Billing: Members can elect to be billed monthly for their ads. Payment for each ad must be made in full before that publication goes to print. Monthly statements and invoices are electronic and sent via email. Package deals can be spread out over 12 months upon approval of the President.
Payments: The Chamber accepts cash, check or charge cards including American Express. For your convenience we offer automatic payments to be charged to your credit card or debit card for no additional charge.
Submission Guidelines: All ads must be submitted electronically to info@WindhamChamber.com. They must be flattened, high resolution acrobat PDF. All graphics and artwork should be at least 300 dpi and must be 4-color process (CMYK).
Creating Ads: The Chamber uses Golden Acorn Studio, LLC for its design work. They offer members a discounted rate of $50 (regular retail $75) to create a basic ad. Please contact Melanie Brule at cell 860-335-1636 or Melanie@goldenacornstudioct.com.

All publications are sent out Electronically “in flipbook format”
(they look like a real book) to our members, to visitors, people moving into the area, those looking for a referral from the Chamber, and business owners who use them for recruitment purposes.

DOWNLOAD MEDIA PACKAGE HERE
Helping businesses be more successful.

Questions or Request? Please email us at: Info@WindhamChamber.com

Windham Region Chamber of Commerce
1010 Main St., P.O. Box 43
Willimantic CT 06226
Phone: (860) 423-6389
Fax: (860) 423-8235

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A very special thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for your dedication and continued support to our region.

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