Benefits of Membership

Frank Thomas, Wash & Thomas Attorneys

My experience with the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce evidences that the return on my time invested in the Chamber has been and continues to be very worthwhile due to the opportunity it has provided to me for the development of business and personal relationships while also providing for me opportunities to serve and grow as a leader.  I have had the opportunity this year to see more clearly than ever before what a first rate Chamber of Commerce we have due to our phenomenal staff and the great group of volunteers, ambassadors and directors who continually stepped up to meet the challenges and needs at hand.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as President of the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce in 2015.

Mike and Donna Muhlman, Mr. Electric, Owners

Mike and I have owned Mr. Electric for 21 years and we have been a member of the Hewitt Chamber of Commerce almost that long.  I became an ambassador in 2008 and a board member in 2009.  The Hewitt Chamber has been extremely helpful in promoting our business and has offered us numerous networking opportunities and ways to market Mr. Electric.  Every member is made to feel special – you will never get lost in the shuffle here!

Regina Martinez, Incommons Bank

The Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce is unique as to the number of opportunities that a new member can utilize to help grow their business. This chamber really steps up to the plate to help you grow your business. If networking makes you squirm, this is the Chamber that will help you make it second nature. I am pleased to be a member of the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce and can say that it has helped me to enhance my business on behalf of the Bank.

Adam Price, Better Business Bureau, Regional Director

As a director for the Hewitt Chamber of Commerce, I am proud to play a small role in the growth and development of business in our area. Through networking events, the Hewitt Chamber plays an active role in helping me establish relationships in our business community. The vision of Better Business Bureau is an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. Teaming with a resourceful, vibrant and well-connected Hewitt Chamber better positions us in achieving our mission and vision.”

Gregg Dungan, KXXV News Channel 25, Senior Marketing Expert & Sales

As a director for the Greater Hewitt Chamber, it’s been exciting to play a role in the growth and development of business in our area. The networking events help establish relationships in our business community. As a Senior Marketing Representative for KXXV News Channel 25, it is important to create that bond where buyers and sellers can trust each other. Serving on committees has allowed me to play a part in the planning of upcoming events, and it’s also enabled me to make friends in areas maybe not otherwise possible. There is a huge sense of achievement and pride felt when you become actively engaged and involved in as many areas of the chamber as possible. Working with a vibrant Hewitt Chamber has better positioned me in growing not only my business, but more importantly, for me and my company, build a bigger perceived value to the marketplace.

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Business Referrals

The Chamber office receives many requests from people across Central Texas – and even across the country – seeking information on local businesses, and we work hard to refer these prospects to you, our Chamber members.  We also encourage relationship-building and stress the importance of getting to know your fellow members, which brings us to…

Networking Opportunities

Event attendance is the number one thing you can do to see a return on the investment of your chamber membership.  The more events you attend, the more people can get to know who you are and what you do, the more you’ll be top of mind for your fellow chamber members.  Building relationships is key as it enables members to send business your way, just as you’ll be better equipped to refer possible customers to members you’ve met.

Visibility & Credibility

The Greater Hewitt Chamber offers several sponsorship opportunities to increase your visibility in the community, whether you prefer to reserve space in our print publications – the quarterly Hewitt Express magazine or annual directory – or on our digital platforms.  The Chamber’s event sponsorships, offered exclusively to business members, are also a great way to show your chamber and community support while building brand awareness.  Sponsorships also have added value as studies show that people are 44% more likely to rate a business favorably and 63% more likely to want to purchase goods or services from that business if they know it is a chamber member.

Leadership & Personal Development

Business development and personal development go hand in hand, which is why the chamber offers educational programs to enable our members to grow both professionally and personally.  From leadership to organization to goal-setting, our programs feature experts that are both knowledgeable in their fields and passionate about helping others to succeed.

Committee & Ambassador Involvement

Another avenue for personal growth is through leadership opportunities.  Business members are welcome to serve on our committees or as a chamber ambassador.  Ambassadors are the face of the chamber. For more information on the ambassador program, please call the chamber staff.

Public Policy

Small businesses contribute greatly to the strength of our local economy, and it is vital our business members have a voice in state and local government. The chamber, as a member of the Texas Association of Business and a part of the McLennan County Chamber Alliance, will continuously advocate for our members.

Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking Ceremonies

These complimentary events allow the public and chamber to gather together to support a chamber member in a business milestone, whether a business is breaking ground, just opening or celebrating a special anniversary.  For more information on these events, contact the chamber staff.

Community Partnerships

By getting involved with the Chamber, you and your staff will have several opportunities to partner up with other local organizations to strengthen the community through events and fundraisers. Developing relationships with other organizations will raise awareness to other chamber members and residents of your business’ efforts to provide support that will positively affect our economy.

Benefits also include:

Business Benefits:

  • Membership sticker for storefront display
  • Market research tools available at Hewitt Public Library sponsored by Greater Hewitt Chamber
  • Business listing in print, online & mobile app directories to display your support of the Chamber’s mission
  • Distribute marketing materials through welcome bags & office display at no cost
  • Exposure through sponsorships, including networking events, golf tournament, annual banquet & more
  • Exposure through the annual directory, Hewitt Express magazinedigital advertising options &/or e-blast sponsorships
  • Receive mailed invitations and publications
  • Discount on event tickets and sponsorships (and access to members-only events and sponsorships)
  • Complimentary spotlight in Hewitt Express magazine including 100 words of text and your logo
  • 25% discount on e-mail marketing with Constant Contact
  • Discount on local Welcome Wagon Marketing Campaign
  • New member welcome on HewittChamber.com and in e-bulletin
  • Receive weekly e-bulletin and e-blasts for member offers and event announcements
  • Offer a special on the chamber’s mobile app
  • List job openings on the chamber’w website at no cost
  • Attend Portraits & Pancakes networking event in December at no cost
  • Serve on a committee or as an Ambassador
  • Attend member orientation (all members) & Coffee with the President (new members)
  • Business photography session by Charles Turner Photography available upon request

Non-business Benefits

  • Personal listing in print, online and mobile app directories to display your support of the Chamber’s mission
  • Receive mailed invitations and publications
  • Receive weekly e-bulletin and e-blasts for member offers and event announcements
  • New member welcome on Hewittchamber.com and in e-bulletin

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Annual Dues:

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

  • Non-business $79
  • 0 Employees $206
  • 1-13 Employees $221
  • 14-50 Employees $254
  • 51-299 Employees $291
  • 300+ Employees $334
  • Additional Listings of same ownership inside McLennan County (e.g., two locations) $57