• Sponsorship & Marketing

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  • Workforce Development Workforce Development

    • Sponsor or Host: Facility Tours for Manufacturing Month
    • Post your available jobs to our website via ChamberMaster
    • Share jobs available to high school students on our monthly Job Board
    • Volunteer: Guest Speaking in Careers Classes; High School Senior Exit-Interviews; Middle School Reality Fair
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  • Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities

    Market your business by giving your time:

    • Wedding Expo
    • Lemonade Day
    • Fort Farmers Market
    • Annual Golf Scramble
    • River Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
    • Rhapsody Summer Music Festival & Downtown Extravaganza
    • Chamber Clay Shoot
    • Holiday Market & Parade
    • and more! 
  • Marketing Opportunities Marketing Opportunities

  • B2B E-blast B2B E-blast

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    Have the Chamber send a Business to Business communication on your behalf!

    The Chamber ensures the confidentiality of member emails and therefore does not release the distribution list, but we will happily send a flyer or announcement on your behalf to our 1000+ recipient distribution list.

    Specifics:

    • Your message should include event and contact information. (This can be a flyer or marketing materials you have already created.)
    • B2Bs must be primarily informational or promotional. The Chamber does not "sell" products or sponsorships on behalf of other organizations.
    • Allow at least one week notice of when you'd like your message sent. As part of the B2B package, your email will be the only mass communication we send to members that day.
    • A specific date can be requested: we recommend a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to reach the most members possible.
    • This service is exclusive to Fort Atkinson Area Chamber members in good standing.
    • The Chamber reserves the right to determine appropriate B2B content.

    Pricing: $100 per e-blast sent

    To schedule your e-blast today, send us an email!

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    Fortchamber.com receives over 120,000+ page views annually. Make sure your message is being seen!

    Banner Ad Placement:

    Located on our top five most viewed pages:

    • Business Directory Category Page
    • Calendar of Events
    • Hot Deals
    • News Release
    • Job Posting

    Your Investment: $99 / 30 days

    Optional add-on: Home Page Advertisement for $129/ 30 days

    Interested? Send us an email!

    Business After Hours Business After Hours

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    You host! We'll invite our members!

    Quarterly, we allow ONE Chamber member to:

    Select a date: Coordinate with chamber staff for a date. Time frame is 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

    Select a venue: An establishment that can accommodate up to 100 people and provide food and beverages. Want to host at your office? Great! Bring in the food and drinks or ask us about our catering members. 

    Who is invited: Member businesses/organizations and their employees, potential members, chamber leadership and staff. We'll handle the marketing! We will send email invitations to our members and post the information in our newsletter. This is an exclusive benefit of membership.

    Day of the event: Provide food and drinks (at least one on the house). Have a table ready for the chamber staff to set out name tags and welcome materials. Help the chamber staff greet guests as they arrive. At 6:00pm the Chamber Director will introduce you as the host of the event and draw the 50/50 raffle winner.

    Cost: You are responsible for paying the food/beverage costs associated with the event.

    Publications Publications

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    Quality of Life Book

    This colorful reference targets newcomers and people considering relocation to our area. It provides information on education, housing, health care, business, and recreation – all of the things that go into good living. Display ads purchased in the publication reach thousands of prospective residents, as the publication is distributed at the Chamber and by mail in response to telephone and written inquiries. The book is published every two years and distributed to area Chambers, Visitor Centers, Fort Atkinson businesses and realtors to promote our members and local community. 

     

    City Map

    Our four-color Fort Atkinson street map provides valuable information to area visitors, residents, tourists, businesses, and newcomers. Display ads are available on the map, which reaches thousands of potential customers and clients. The City Map is the Chamber’s focus pieces in our relocation and visitor packets.

     

    Membership Membership

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    Here is how your membership is working for you:

    • Web page: All members are listed on the Chamber web page Preferred Business Directory, and can have a link from the Chamber web page to their own business page. Search for you business on our website to see your online listing.

    • Printed Business Directory: All Chamber members are listed, free of charge, in our membership directory which is distributed to hundreds of visitors and residents each year. 

    • Website Advertising: There are several opportunities to advertise on our website. Each month, thousands of people view our website and utilize our tools such as the Preferred Business Directory and Events Calendar. Chamber members can post jobs, special events, business news, member to member deals and promotional hot deals. Log-in now to post your information! (it's included in your membership)

    • Looking for more? The Chamber offers banner and sidebar ads at competitive rates. Send us an email to learn how you can take advantage of this.

     

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    Qualifications for advertising on our electronic sign are as follows:

    • Chamber Non-Profit Member Events
    • Chamber Sponsored Events
    • Emergency Public Service Announcements

    Procedure for getting your event on the sign:

    Submit your event to the Community Calendar on ChamberMaster at least two weeks prior to the event.

    In your submission, please include the following information:

    • Contact Person(s)
    • Organization Name
    • Phone Number or Email
    • Event Description 
    • Date(s) of Event

    Message will be posted one week prior to the event. 

     

    The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to revise the submitted text. 

    Tourism Grant Tourism Grant

     

    Application for Financial Sponsorship for Advertising of Events that Promote Tourism

    The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Commission administers the Financial Sponsorship for Advertising program to help non-profit Chamber organizations promote tourism in the Fort Atkinson area.

    The Tourism Commission meets in February, May, August, and November.  Applications must be received by the first of those months in order to be reviewed. It is permissible to email applications.

    Click here to download an application

    Send applications and all materials to:

    Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce

    c/o Tourism Manager

    244 North Main St.

    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

    Applications may also be emailed.

     

  • Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Why Sponsor a Chamber Event? Why Sponsor a Chamber Event?

    Why Sponsor a Chamber Event?

    Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce events are the perfect outlet for your company to gain the publicity and brand recognition that every business desires. Through sponsorships, our Chamber strives to create a partnership that is valuable to all involved. 
     
    There are many great benefits that coincide with sponsoring Chamber events:
    • Access to new business relationships- The face-to-face marketing opportunities at Chamber events allow businesses to build relationships with an unlimited number of new clients and customers. These events are also a great place to strengthen or renew relations with existing customers or clients.

    • Customer/Community Loyalty- Your sponsorship and support of local community events builds rapport and increases the odds of your customers recommending your business to friends and other members of the community.

    • Advertising- Exposure in print, on our website and on-site advertising ensure heightened sponsor brand recognition among a targeted audience of business owners, executives and Chamber members.

    • Demonstrate Community Engagement- Small businesses play an integral role in the framework of strong communities. Your involvement in community events serves as further proof of your commitment.

    • Publicity- Chamber events are highly publicized and so are their sponsors. Your company’s name is included in print and online advertising which will earn you public recognition.

     

    Golf Outing Golf Outing

    Annual Golf Outing 

    Enjoy some fun in the sun, entertain your clients, build your network, and promote your business! We look "fore"ward to seeing you at this year's golf scramble! 😊

     

    (Image on left: team of four golfers out on the green)

    River Run River Run

    River Run 5K - 1-mile fun run 

    End of the summer bash, that includes live music playing throughout Fort Atkinson, Farmers Market specials, business specials, kid activities, and much more! The day will start off with a 5K Run and 1-mile fun run!

    Learn More Here!

     

    Farmers Market Farmers Market

    Farmers Market

    Market Sponsorships can increase visibility for your business while simultaneously supporting a treasured part of our community. The Fort Farmers Market serves thousands of local citizens and visitors each year. Hosted in downtown Fort Atkinson every Saturday May thru the end of October, 8:00am - 12:00pm.

    Sponsors, depending on level, receive recognition via market signage, print media, social media and/or other digital platforms. Please contact our Market Manager for details regarding opportunities and benefits.

    Send an email or call 920-397-9070 (Market Manager) or 920-563-3210 (Chamber of Commerce)

     

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  • “We belong to the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce because we want to be on a winning team where we all work together to make Fort Atkinson a fabulous place to live, work and play.”

     

    - Badger Bank