Chamber Member Benefits
Park City Chamber/Bureau has two types of members. Tourism Members are businesses that provide services and products to destination visitors. Professional Services Members are businesses that provide services and products targeting residents, both full-time and seasonal, of Park City. Please review the list below to see what benefits apply to the different membership type.
- Chamber/Bureau members receive mailings announcing new member programs and benefits and upcoming member events.
- Email newsletter from the Chamber/Bureau – On a bi-weekly basis, the Chamber/Bureau sends an email to the entire membership with a timely update on local business and Chamber/Bureau information. The newsletter includes announcements and articles of interest to the Chamber/Bureau membership and the business community.
- Business Intelligence Report – Chamber/Bureau members receive a free subscription to the Business Intelligence Report (BIR). Sent out monthly to all Chamber/Bureau members, this e-newsletter provides business owners and managers with updates on business trends and news along with strategies and tips for running their business more effectively. The publication saves the reader time and money by providing a concise, easy-to-read summary of the top trends and strategies in business.
Member's individual email preferences can be updated by logging into the Members Only Portal. Member email addresses will be used for Chamber/Bureau distribution only and will not be shared.
Community & Workforce Development
- Job Fair – The Chamber/Bureau hosts a Job Fair prior to the opening of each winter season to provide interested members with the opportunity to recruit employees. All full members are eligible to participate in the Job Fair.
- Buy Local Campaign – In 2007 the PCCB launched a Buy Local Campaign to educate consumers about the benefits of buying locally and to encourage businesses and residents to support local merchants. Whether a business or consumer, you can support the “Keep it PC” Buy Local Campaign. Please call 435.649.6100 to request Keep it PC logo/bumper stickers.
Exposure on VisitParkCity.com (Varies by Member Type)
- Website listing(s) – Each member receives one categorical listing per membership. Listing includes business contact information. Additional category listings may be purchased at an additional charge. This information may be updated or changed at any time in the Members Only Portal.
- Coupons/Deals - Tourism Members can post deals based on their membership category. These deals are attached to the website listing in addition to populating specific deal pages on visitparkcity.com. Members may add this information using the Coupon functionality in the Members Only Portal.
- Events - Tourism Members can submit events for approval through the Member Portal to be posted to the calendar of events. Adjustments to the events may be made before being published.
- Direct Referrals - The Park City Chamber / Bureau's administrative and Visitor Center staff handles email, phone, and in-person inquiries, directing guests to appropriate Chamber/Bureau members. Every staff member acts as a sales person for our membership when recommending services, properties, shops, restaurants and more.
- Membership mailing lists and labels - One of the easiest ways a business can market to the local community is by obtaining the Chamber/Bureau’s membership mailing list. Upon request the Chamber/Bureau will provide members a complete listing of the names and mailing addresses of it’s over 1,100 memberships at no charge via email. In addition, ready-to-use labels of the names and mailing addresses of the Chamber/Bureau membership at the low cost of $10.00 per set are available.
- Visitor Information Centers - The Park City Chamber / Bureau staff manages the Visitor Information Center at 1794 Olympic Parkway Boulevard, directly off of Highway 224 at Kimball Junction, as well as the information desk in the Park City Museum, located at 528 Main Street. Members are encouraged to bring business cards to be displayed in the racks at 1794 Olympic Parkway location. There are also opportunities to purchase display space in the center.
- Enhancing Your Business’s Online Presence on Google - The Park City Chamber/Bureau wants all of its members to be easily found on Google Search by existing and potential customers. 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services. Four out of five consumers use search engines to find local information nearby. The Chamber/Bureau has partnered with Google to create a valuable benefit for members. It is the opportunity to add and update your business's information on Google to ensure you maximize your online presence and exposure there. How do you get started? Go to www.gybo.com to check how your business shows up on Google. Type in your business name. Add your business for free if it isn't on the list. Verify your business (Google will provide instructions on how to do this). Manage your business information, including the phone number, address, and hours of operation. On an ongoing basis, keep your business information up-to-date. This includes managing reviews, adding photos, updating your information, and more.
- Government Lobbying – The Chamber/Bureau represents its membership to Park City Municipal Corporation, Summit County and the Utah State Legislature on issues of importance.
- Weekly Utah legislative updates – The Chamber/Bureau sends weekly updates to its members during the annual legislative session in January, February and March on issues of importance to the membership.
Each year the Chamber hosts a wide range of events to offer members a chance to network, grow professionally, and hear form industry experts. View upcoming events at the Chamber Calendar of Events.
Get Involved (Varies by Member Type)
- Advisory Committees – Chamber/Bureau members have the opportunity to participate on committees that play significant roles in directing Chamber/Bureau marketing efforts. The Chamber/Bureau Board of Directors and Executive Committee select members for these committees based on level of expertise in the areas of tour & travel, leisure, public relations, meetings/conventions and international marketing.
- Board of Directors – The Board, numbering 22 voting members, sets the policies for the Chamber/Bureau. Board members are elected by the membership for three year terms. Requirements include a.) the company the board member works with must be a full member of the Chamber/Bureau, b.) the membership must be in good standing, c.) the candidate must be willing to attend a monthly meeting of two hours’ duration (3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month) and to embrace the responsibility of overseeing the organization and representing its membership. Applications for open Board positions are mailed to full members in early April of each year, and terms begin with the start of the fiscal year on July 1.
As a part of their annual investment, Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau members and their employees have a wide array of benefits available to them. They include significant discount programs for health-related services; special pricing on season passes at the area ski/snowboard resorts; exclusive insurance offerings; and discounts on skis and snowboards. Review the current member discount programs.
- Educational Seminars – The Chamber/Bureau conducts regularly-scheduled educational seminars for its members on a variety of topics. The seminars are generally conducted on-site at the Chamber/Bureau office in Park City. As is the case with the webinars, the topics vary and aim to benefit the business community and members. Topics have included an introduction to the Chamber/Bureau and member benefits; credit card and check fraud; healthcare reform; and what social media platforms are the best for different types of businesses.&
- Small Business Mentoring and Assistance – This is offered through the Small Business Administration (SBA); SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business”; and the local Business Resource Center, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the business community in Summit & Wasatch counties. Visit http://parkcitybrc.com/ or http://saltlake.score.org/ for more information.
- Webinars – The Chamber/Bureau conducts regularly-scheduled webinars for its membership. The topics vary and aim to benefit the business community and members. Past topics have included how to maximize your Chamber/Bureau membership; how to most effectively utilize various social media platforms; SEO (Search Engine Optimization); and health/wellness-related topics.
- Speakers – The Chamber/Bureau features a number of professional speakers at its events throughout the year, covering a variety of topics.
- Tools For Business Success – This is a service purchased by the Chamber/Bureau for the benefit of its members. It is a “one-stop online shop” for Chamber/Bureau members, with local, state, federal, and best-of-web resources on a wide variety of topics pertinent to all types of businesses. This valuable member benefit is located on the Chamber/Bureau website in the “Member & Business Resources” section.
- Statistical/economic information – The Chamber/Bureau maintains data on a variety of local economic factors. The collected statistics are then placed in one comprehensive location. View the Economic Profile. ( link to /resources page)
- Lodging projections – The Chamber/Bureau compiles projected lodging numbers weekly to help businesses anticipate inbound business volume. Lodging numbers are distributed to interested Chamber/Bureau members via e-mail on a weekly basis. Please contact the Chamber/Bureau to be added to this distribution list.