Membership Investment Levels
The choice is yours! Select the membership package that best suits your business needs. There are two packages to choose from:
Networking Membership – $300 Annual Fee
• Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking hosted
• Promotional materials displayed in Chamber Lobby
• Leadership through committee involvement
• Exclusive invitation to all Chamber Functions
• Weekly Chamber E-blast
• Category Directory listing on www.weslaco.com with map locator
• Discount on Conference Room & Board Room rental
• One Vote (Annual meeting, board election)
• Member Only Referrals
• Window decal
• Events listed in online Calendar of Events
• Use of “Member of Weslaco Chamber” logo
• Complimentary job posting on Chamber website
• Basic listing on Think Weslaco mobile app
• Networking luncheon and breakfast free admission
• Promotion of business events on Chamber Facebook page and Twitter
Marketing Membership - $500 Annual Fee
Benefits—All of the Networking Benefits PLUS
• Members Mailing Labels (one/year)
• Solo E-Blast to Chamber list (one/year)
• Enhanced listing on Think Weslaco mobile app - includes company logo, turn-by-turn navigation and a listing under the "Featured" section of the app
• Ad on Chamber weekly E-Blast (one/year)
• Visit from Chamber Ambassador
• 25% discount on select Chamber publications and online promotion
• Your announcements on Chamber-Visitor Center Lobby Monitors
If you are interested in becoming a premium level investor, please contact Doug Croft at 968-2102 for more information.
Advertising & Publicity – All members receive a free listing and/or publicity on our membership roster in our website at www.weslaco.com. You receive immediate publicity upon joining as we announce new members on our social media sites Facebook and Twitter, our e-blast (est. 700 subscribers), our Visitor Center lobby monitors (on display for about a month) and the Mid Valley Town Crier Chamber Page, which is published the last Sunday of every month.
Affiliate Organization Membership – The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce holds memberships in the following organizations: Rio Grande Valley Partnership, US Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Business, Better Business Bureau, Hidalgo County Tourism Cooperatives, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, Texas Travel Industry Association, Texas Association of Fairs and Events, and the Texas Festivals and Events Association. Information and applicable benefits as a result of the Chamber’s membership in these organizations is made available to the Weslaco Chamber Membership accordingly. The chamber participates in other local, state and national associations.
Business and Political Contacts – The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce provides its membership various opportunities to network with fellow members and establish business and political contacts. Chamber members are also kept abreast of state legislative issues that affect local business. Members ultimately become a part of a “customer referral service” for future business activities
Networking – The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce holds a monthly Speed Networking Luncheon, where members can make new connections. Members may attend any of these events free of charge while non-members are required to pay a fee.
Business Referral Service – Current Chamber members are referred to the public when requests/inquiries are made for the names of local business, professionals, service-oriented organizations/businesses, and various product oriented establishments.
Promotional Display Area – Members of the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce are welcomed to display promotional material such as brochures, business cards, announcements, etc., in the lobby of the Chamber office. Tourists, visitors, and business representatives visit the office daily and often request information about local businesses and Chamber members.
Groundbreaking Ceremony – Weslaco Chamber members who build a new facility are encouraged to hold a groundbreaking ceremony (at no cost to the member) prior to construction. Additionally, new businesses constructing a facility in the Weslaco area are encouraged to host a groundbreaking ceremony as well upon joining the Chamber. Among the guest list are the Chamber’s Red Coat Ambassadors, City of Weslaco officials and media. Members who wish to host a ceremony must contact Chamber staff to schedule a date.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Upon joining the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce, new businesses in the Weslaco area are encouraged to host a ribbon cutting ceremony at no cost to the business. Existing Weslaco members who relocate, renovate and or expand are also invited to hold a ribbon cutting celebration. Among the guest list are the Chamber’s Red Coat Ambassadors, City of Weslaco officials and media. Members who wish to host a ceremony must contact the Chamber staff to schedule a date. A photo from the event is included on the Chamber Facebook page and published in the Mid Valley Town Crier Chamber Page.
Mixers – Members of the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce are invited to host a mixer as an opportunity to promote their business among representatives of other Chamber members. Also, a mixer, traditionally held after 5 p.m., provides members with a networking opportunity in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Members who would like to host a mixer should call the Chamber office for the mixer fee schedule. Traditionally, the Chamber provides the “border buttermilk”. The guest list includes all Chamber members who are encouraged to invite their employees.
Seminars & Workshops – Throughout the Weslaco Chamber’s year, staff members coordinate various seminars and workshops open to the membership. These seminars provide members insight into areas such as advertising, business management, communication skills, customer service, financial management, human resources, marketing and promotional work.
Publications – Many hours of research and production go into the design and publishing of various Weslaco Chamber brochures. This type of publicity includes advertisements for the print media, brochures, church information, educational literature, fliers, lists of civic clubs and service oriented organizations, maps, radio and television advertisements, and statistical information. Publications produced by the Chamber are used for marketing purposes. The Weslaco Chamber invites members to participate in these types of opportunities to ensure that a general presentation is provided to tourists and individuals visiting the Weslaco area.
Event Promotion on web page, social media and lobby monitors – The Weslaco Chamber’s web page at www.weslaco.com is an interactive site that is promoted throughout the Valley, state and nation. The site provides a member with free listing and an opportunity to post specials and coupons. Member events such as ribbon cuttings and grand openings can be placed on the calendar of events. Chamber will post and share your events on the Facebook and Twitter pages as well. Member events will also be announced on the TV monitors in the Visitor Center Lobby. The conference and board rooms are booked rougly every week, bringing a significant amount of traffic coming through the Visitors Center, particularly during Winter Texan season.
Special Events – The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce invites all members to participate in the Chamber’s special events such as the Annual Luncheon & Awards Ceremony, Miss Onion Fest Pageant, Miss Weslaco, and the Texas Onion Fest. Members are also encouraged to join the Chamber staff at various trade shows/expositions and help staff members promote Weslaco.