Marketing Opportunities

Marketing is an essential tool for any successful business. Check out the wide variety of marketing opportunities the Chamber offers its members. From Internet advertising to print ads, we will get your message out to the business community and increase your exposure.

Online Advertising

Banner Ads

The Chamber offers two levels of banner ads to be displayed quarterly or annually on the Business Directory pages. Check out the details on banner ads here.

Internet Exposure

As part of your membership investment, your contact information will be listed alphabetically and categorically on the Chamber’s Website (masoncityia.com), and has FREE hot links from the directory listing. For a small fee, upgrade to an Enhanced Listing and receive additional perks such as mapping, additional search keywords, and photos. More free privileges include offering Hot Deals and adding your events to the Chamber Events Calendar.

Special Email Blast

Would you like your very own email sent to chamber members? Send a PDF or JPG version of your message to chamber@masoncityia.com and for only $50, your email will be sent on the date of your choice. NOTE: These special email requests are limited to two per week. Please contact us to reserve your date in advance.

Video Production Services

Looking to attract more customers to your business? Whether you are looking for a short clip to promote an upcoming event, or a longer video to showcase your business, we can help you with your video marketing. Click here for some samples of our work. Video services start at just$100! Check out the video services we offer to our members!

Constant Contact

Because of our partnership with Constant Contact, members of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce qualify for a special discount on Constant Contact email marketing. Receive a 20% discount if you prepay for six months. Or, prepay for a year and save 25%!
If you haven't opened an account yet, you can start with a 60-day free trial.
If you already have a Constant Contact account and would like the discount, please email chamberprogram@constantcontact.com with your user name and let them know you are a member of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce.

Mailing Opportunities

Newsletter Insert

This is your opportunity to promote your business to Chamber members for only $100 (please provide 700 copies of your one-page insert to the Chamber office by the 20th of the previous month).

Newsletter Promotion

Your contact information and a brief description will be included in the newsletter to announce your membership. Additional newsletter exposure will include ribbon cutting photos, monthly membership anniversaries, and sponsorship mentions.

Mailing Privileges

New members may receive one free set of membership mailing labels (subsequent requests are $50). Members also have free use of the Chamber’s bulk mail permit.

Community Interaction

Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breakings

The Chamber Ambassadors would be pleased to come to your business and assist in making your ribbon cutting, grand opening or ground breaking a special event. A photo of the occasion will be included in the Chamber’s month newsletter for additional publicity.

Be Our Guest Radio Show

Every Friday morning at 8:40AM, Joe Malone hosts the “Be Our Guest” program on KRIB 1490. Alpha Media provides this benefit to Chamber members free of charge. Want to be a guest on the show and talk about your business? Let us know!

Chamber Bucks

Chamber Bucks is a program developed to support our local economy and members. Individuals and organizations may purchase “Chamber Bucks” in any amount to be spent only at member businesses (check our Chamber directory online for the most updated listing of members). Chamber Bucks are perfect for employee incentives, gifts for friends, corporate Christmas gifts, and birthday gifts.

What better way to stimulate our local economy than keeping the money where it belongs—in the community in which we live! Thousands of dollars will be funneled back into our economy.

  • Buying Chamber Bucks. Chamber Bucks may be purchased at most Mason City banks. If you have several to purchase, we request you allow the bank a day or two to produce the documents.
  • Giving Chamber Bucks. Your organization decides the amount each check will be issued for as well as the number of checks. Simply write a check for that amount payable to nearly any bank in Mason City. The bank will issue the Chamber Bucks (please request Chamber Bucks at least one week prior to date needed).
  • Redeeming Chamber Bucks. Chamber Bucks are treated exactly as a regular check. Please be sure that all employees handling funds are well-informed of this process and do not refuse the Chamber Bucks when offered as payment. Chamber Bucks cannot be redeemed for cash.