Membership Benefits

Website Business Listing in the Business Directory. Your business will be listed under the type of service you provide. Listing under additional headings and Web Links, for a small fee, will give your business even more exposure.

Bulk Mailing Permit Use - The Chamber's Bulk Mailing Permit is available for use by Members for a nominal fee. This $200 
value allows you to send a minimum of 200 pieces of bulk mail for as little as 17.8¢ to Craig and 29¢ elsewhere.

Prince of Wales Island Guide - As a member of the Chamber your business is listed in the annual Island Guide. There were 20,000+ copies printed in 2014. This means your name is distributed 20,000 + times. These are given to every person requesting information about Prince of Wales Island, whether they are a tourist, local, or relocating to the Island, which puts your name in the forefront of the person's mind before they arrive.

Brochure Distribution - Your flyers, brochures, menus, discount offers, and business cards are distributed by mail, given to walk-in traffic, enclosed in Relocation packets, and displayed in the Chamber office.

Business Referral - For as little as 71¢ a day (based on a $150 membership), you have your own personal sales representative. Also, your name and phone number are provided when the inquiry is specific to the nature of your business.
Co-op Advertising - This allows for a less expensive group rate in such publications as the Milepost, Local Paper Recreation Guide.
Networking - Periodically throughout the year, the Chamber meets with a guest speaker on various topics pertaining to Prince of Wales Island. This provides a forum to meet other members of the business community.

Information Source - You will find many sources of information, from visitor information and Relocation packets, to business start-up and tax information, to funding through different state and federal agencies. A small, but growing library of statistics, economic trends, and much more is available at the Chamber office.

Newsletter - The "POWer Newsletter" is distributed to our membership monthly. It is used to keep information flowing to our members, including  events that your business is sponsoring (open house, meetings, etc).
Voting Privileges - All Members in good standing are eligible to vote in the Board of Directors election held once a year. 

Other Activities - Published 4th edition of "Alaska Connections" Cookbook with recipes from Southeast Alaska. A copy of the cookbook is available for $10.00. The Chamber sponsors Graduate Scholarships in May with underwriting provided by individuals and businesses on Prince of Wales Island. The Chamber coordinates the clean up of the 26.2 mile route of the Prince of Wales International Marathon in May.

The Chamber maintains Employment Opportunities-on the classifieds page-under JOBS-send in your job opportunities and the office manager will post them. Job seekers can advertise as well and the office manager will notify businesses of any prospects.