Welcome to the new Seward.com!

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Welcome to the new Seward.com!

The Seward Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Staff is excited to present the new Seward.com! Creating this website is a work in progress, so as you explore everything our town has to offer if you have any comments or recommendations, let us know at communications@seward.com. 

Seward Chamber Member Benefits

PROMOTION

Seward.com Web Listing

All business memberships include an online directory listing on Seward.com. Customizable listings include business contact information, photos, direct links to your website, Tripadvisor profile, social media profiles, google map location, as well as distinct amenities, keywords, and a robust description to highlight your services to visitors. 

Seward Visitor Guide Business Directory Listing

Member businesses enjoy a business directory listing in the annual Seward Visitor Guide, printed and distributed to 80,000 individuals seeking information about Seward.  Additional directory category listings can be purchased individually.

Additional business directory listings in print and on Seward.com ($100). Premium members enjoy one additional business directory category listing. 

Visitor Center Referrals & Brochure Display

Our Visitor Center staff works year-round in person, online, and on the phone, generating thousands of targeted referrals each year to member businesses. Track service referrals monthly in the new online member portal!

Gain exposure to thousands of visitors and residents annually by displaying your rack-size brochure at the Seward Visitor Center.  Take advantage of additional à la carte opportunities to display your brochure at seasonal displays at the Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward Cruise Ship Terminal, or Seward Silver Salmon Derby Booth. 

Additional rack card spaces in the Seward Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center or seasonal off-site locations ($50 each).

EDUCATION

The Chamber Newsletter

You’ll receive a bi-weekly member e-newsletter which includes timely information on Chamber programs, important updates, upcoming member event information, and more. 

Business Learning

With a rolling, membership-driven curriculum of professional development and business management skills, the Seward Chamber connects members with learning opportunities and resources throughout the year.

NETWORKING

Membership Meetings

Chamber lunches, virtual check-ins, and membership meetings (traditionally the 2nd Thursday of each month) connect our members with local business resources, legislative representatives and government officials, community leaders, and each other. 

Chamber After Five

Highlight your business to your best referral network – other chamber members! Join other Chamber of Commerce members in a social setting and make connections, grow business partnerships, and just get to know one another. Each event is hosted by a Chamber member, giving them the opportunity to highlight new facilities, products, or services to you. 

ADVOCACY

The Seward Chamber of Commerce strives to stay abreast of relevant issues, and advocate for its members at every opportunity and level from City to Borough, State to Federal. Seward Chamber members enjoy representation locally at City of Seward Council Meetings, and throughout the community via an involved and active Board of Directors. 

PREMIUM MEMBER BENEFITS

Our Premium Membership was designed for those businesses that offer more than one, or a variety of, services. The following additional benefits let Premium members get the most promotional impact for their investment. 

Online Member Spotlight

Premium members are included in our online Member Spotlight series – a Seward.com feature about them and their business. Through these great Q&A interviews, the Spotlight series introduces members who make our community an incredible place to live, work, and play. 

Additional Directory Category Listings

Additional directory category listings on Seward.com AND Visitor Guide ($100 each). An opt-in for Classic members, Premium Members enjoy an extra directory category listing for their business included in their dues. 

NON-PROFIT & GOVERNMENT BENEFITS

Our non-profit and government members keep the Seward Chamber connected to our community, which we strive to make a better place to live, work, and play every day. 

E-News & Social Media Event Promotion 

Along with our community and economic development partners, non-profit members can share in the Chamber’s online promotional efforts via Chamber social media channels like Facebook and Instagram, and through the bi-weekly e-newsletter.  

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

This exclusive partnership level includes all classic Chamber member benefits, plus many enhanced partnership options to maximize co-promotional opportunities for our community business leaders, including (3) print and online business directory category listings; permanent E-newsletter logo placement; preferred visitor center brochure display options; exclusive advertising and sponsorship opportunities; and e-news & social media marketing opportunities.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Member Orientation & Strategy Sessions

Looking to grow your business? We can help. Our membership director will schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss ways that you can maximize your benefits and leverage our paid marketing opportunities. Be sure to follow up with a Visitor Center orientation session to share details and highlights about your business with our seasonal staff. 

Online Member Portal

Seward Chamber Member benefits are integrated into our online member portal, which allows for exclusive access to updates, invoices, business listings, community information, and functions as a member communication tool with the Chamber and each other.

Membership Decal

Let visitors, residents, and other businesses know that you are a member of the Chamber. This annual window decal sets your business apart as one that supports the Seward community through active membership. Many visitors and residents prefer to shop for goods and services from Chamber members – so be sure they can find you!

Tax Deductions

The Seward Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 professional organization. Your membership dues are a tax-deductible business expense.

Discount on Additional Businesses

Members are given a $100 discount on joining the Chamber with additional businesses. Each additional business must have its own necessary licensing and unique DBA.

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