As a member of the Ozona Chamber of Commerce, you will have multiple opportunities to introduce yourself and tell fellow Chamber members about your business, including luncheons, banquets, Chamber events and training. These events allow you a chance to spread the word about your business through interaction and networking as well as sharing your business cards with potential clients.
Your company name, address, phone, fax, email, website, social media links, products and services will be listed in the Membership Directory on the Chamber’s website as well as the printed directory. New businesses and new residents often turn to the Chamber first for recommendations and referrals. Each year an updated printed copy of the Membership Directory is distributed to all Chamber members. With over 40,000 visitors to our website each year, your business listing in our online directory provides an opportunity to reach a global audience.
New Chamber members are listed in the Chamber Dialogue, a monthly newsletter sent to all members. Several businesses are featured each year in the newsletter through our Business of the Month and Business of the Year recognitions. Members may also have one of their business flyers or brochures distributed in this monthly mail out.
A section of the display area in the Visitor Center is reserved for Chamber members. Displaying your brochures or flyers will give you exposure to the thousands of visitors and new residents who pass through our Visitor Center each year.
Your Membership Plaque offers visibility and credibility to your business. Your customers will instantly recognize that you support your community.
The Chamber distributes Relocation/Information packets and brochures to anyone requesting information about Ozona. Whether it is one of the millions who find out about Ozona through the See Texas First advertising program or just plain word of mouth, the Chamber makes sure that all requests for information are filled and continually promotes our community to a state and world-wide audience. Through our website, mailings and other advertising venues, the Chamber works hard to help you get your business information in front of the public.
Local and county maps are available at the Visitor center, making it easier for people to find and visit your business.
Networking & Events
Your membership will provide exposure for your business. The Chamber offers opportunities for members to attend functions and meet fellow members as well as potential new customers! We encourage you to attend any or all of these events:
Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet – Held each spring, this banquet allows the Chamber to honor outstanding businesses and announce the Business of the Year chosen by the membership. This is also the annual business meeting with reports from the President and other committees. Each banquet ends with entertainment followed by networking providing opportunities to reach out to potential customers from throughout the area.
Bi-annual South West Texas Oil & Gas Trade Show – Held every other year, this show brings in businesses involved in the Oil & Gas industry in West Texas. With attendees and vendors with regional and global influence, members can make business connections with far-reaching and long-lasting impact.
Evening on the Town – This annual event organized by the Chamber allows participating member businesses to showcase products & services they provide to the community. During this event, participating businesses remain open from 6:00-8:30 pm with an emphasis on local and holiday shopping. Shoppers are treated to many special delights, including discounted prices, refreshments and other exciting experiences at each location. The Chamber provides advertising and sponsorship opportunities to promote this special event.
Educational Seminar/Workshops/Training – Throughout the year the Chamber provides educational luncheons and meetings where member businesses can learn about topics that help them be more productive and efficient. These meetings also help local businesses keep abreast of pending legislation and other regulations that affect their operations.
National Connections – The Chamber provides meeting facilities and opportunities for members to meet to meet with State and Federal officials and representatives to discuss legislative issues affecting our county and region. The Chamber also monitors pending legislation in Austin and Washington in order to keep you informed about issues that affect your business and your community.
Communications & Updates
Chamber Dialogue – Mailed each month, this monthly newsletter recaps the previous month’s activities, Chamber statistics, business announcements as well as other information that may be useful to our members. Chamber members are also welcome to submit a flyer or brochure to be included in the mail out.
Hunting Lease List – Each year the Chamber provides a list of local hunting leases available from our Chamber members. This popular list is also available online, where it receives thousands of views each year. As a Hunting Lease Member, your property will be viewed by hunters all over the globe.
Membership Welcome Packets – Each new member will receive a Welcome to the Chamber packet with information about our members and our community, including a current printed membership directory to help you make those essential contacts with area businesses and individuals. Also included are brochures explaining your Chamber benefits, recent newsletters, a Chamber Membership Plaque and more!
Free Advertising/Hot Deals – Each business day, the Chamber sends an email to all who have joined our online mailing list. This “Hot Deal” email allows us to feature three member businesses each day by sharing information about special promotions or just reminding others about their presence and specialties. Free to all members who choose to participate, the Hot Deals remain visible on our website allowing a global audience access to your special deal for weeks and sometimes even longer!
Calendar of Events – As a Chamber member, information about your events may be posted to our printed annual calendars distributed to local media as well as our online events calendar.
Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreaking Services – As a Chamber member, we can assist you in holding a ribbon cutting at your place of business to commemorate your grand opening. The Chamber will help you organize your event, publish it in the Chamber Dialogue and submit the information to local media outlets.
Business Referrals – Many people turn first to the Chamber for referrals and recommendations. When you join the Chamber, we gather as much information about your business as possible so that we can send business your way. Referrals are sent your way via phone calls, email and our web site. Click here for our online Membership Directory.