Marketing and promotion are key benefits St. Petersburg Chamber members receive. We want to help St. Petersburg and beyond learn about you, your business and the great things you’re doing in the community.
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
Let’s celebrate your chamber membership! New members are encouraged to schedule a grand opening celebration at your place of business. Click here to schedule your business celebration.
Members Only Portal
- Update your organization’s contact information in order to keep your online and printed member directory listings current
- Add unlimited related profiles to your membership– get your employees involved.
- Submit events to the Chamber community calendar and e-newsletter
- Check your YTD referral report
- Post and access coupons/discounts for member or public use
- News Page – Your news announcements can also be promoted via the website and e-newsletter.
Chamber Bright Spots Guest Blog
Are you an expert on a topic that you would like fellow members to be aware of? Members at the Main Street level and above are invited to submit guest blog posts to our Chamber Bright Spots blog! To submit your blog post, please email it to our Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Ariel Canchani, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blog posts may be featured in the e-newsletter and/or on social media.
Be a Bright Spot
Members at the Main Street level and above are invited to nominate their organization to be featured as a Bright Spot in a Chamber e-blast. This is a great opportunity to highlight the work that a member is doing in the community, their mission and to get their name in front of the St. Pete Chamber membership. Click the button below to download the nomination form.
Press Releases & Events
Have a piece of news to share? Or an event you would like to add to the calendar? Click below to submit press releases and have them posted to the website’s News page. Members can log into the Members Only Portal to submit events to the online community calendar. Member announcements and events are listed in the e-newsletter.
Brochure Display and Visitors Guide Placement
We promote your business to St. Petersburg’s many visitors by printing and distributing over 80,000 copies of our Visitors Guide, with an online version. This is a unique opportunity to reach future customers before they arrive. We also staff The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center which receives over 10,000 visits and information requests annually. Referrals through this space are an exclusive perk of membership. Members have an opportunity to place brochures and promotional items in our Center and tourism and hospitality members will be featured in the directory section of the Visitors Guide. Members also receive 10% discount on all locally made items that are showcased in the store. For more information, contact Shelli Hemans, Visitors Center Manager, at email@example.com or 727.388.0687.
Chamber Events & Programs
On a monthly basis, Member Appreciation Night showcases our members in the hospitality industry while providing an opportunity for members to build personal and professional relationships. Quarterly Now Trending lunches will keep you current on trending topics in St. Pete. Chamber 101 will provide you with an in depth look at the benefits your business needs to take advantage of.
Coffee Chats offer our members the opportunity to meet with elected officials.
Thinking Outside the ‘Burg is a benchmarking trip to bring back new ideas back to the ‘Burg.
Annual events with the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offer our members exclusive access to the sporting legends in our area.
Our Signature Events include:
- Annual Meeting is a celebration of the previous year’s accomplishments and a discussion of what is to come. (1st Quarter)
- Good ‘Burger Awards acknowledges individuals and organizations making a positive impact in the greater St. Petersburg area. (3rd Quarter)
- Chamber Shuffle is a shuffleboard tournament unlike any other! Chamber members have the opportunity to sponsor lanes on the courts and compete for a chance to win the coveted “Most Outrageous Sponsor” award. (4th Quarter)
Highlight your business by hosting events and providing giveaways to be used as door prizes at Chamber events, resulting in potentially new business for you! Contact Courtney Smith, Program and Event Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Our Visitors Guide and ‘Burg Life Relocation Guide offer members excellent exposure opportunities via purchasing ad space.
As a member, you receive discounted advertising rates when you promote your business via our Visitors Guide and ‘BurgLife Relocation Guide. These Chamber publications are sent to visitors and companies looking to relocate to the Sunshine City, and have an online presence. Contact Ariel Canchani at email@example.com for more information.
Our Chamber e-newsletter is sent out weekly on Tuesday mornings. Member events, press releases and milestones are included in the newsletter to gain exposure to the community. The newsletter also highlights St. Petersburg events and news.
Want to your brand’s message in front of our distribution list of 11,000+ subscribers? Purchase a banner ad space in our weekly e-newsletter! Members are able to purchase top, middle, and bottom ad space as well as tile ads! Advertising blocks are purchased in blocks of 2 or 4 weeks.
Top Tile Placement
- 2 Weeks $250.00
- 4 Weeks $350.00
Top Banner Placement
- 2 Weeks $200.00
- 4 Weeks $300.00
Middle Banner Placement
- 2 Weeks $150.00
- 4 Weeks $200.00
Bottom Banner Placement
- 2 Weeks $100.00
- 4 Weeks $150.00
Reserve your space today with Ariel Canchani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Website Exposure
Members are able to purchase leaderboard ad space on the Chamber website with a customized URL and track referrals through the Members Only Portal. Package options can be viewed here.
Social Media Promotion
The Chamber has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. If you have news you’d like to share via these mediums, please find us at StPeteChamber across all platforms.
Add a Coupon or Discount
Have a promotion or discount that you would like to offer member or the public? Log into the Members Only Portal, choose “Quicklinks” on the right hand side and upload your coupon. You are able to choose if the discount is applicable to members or the general public.
More Member Opportunities
The Chamber is invested in our community, and we are committed to helping shape it’s leaders. We host several programs that are focused on finding and training tomorrow’s leaders, as well as connecting them with other community members to support future growth. As a Chamber member, you have access to these opportunities, such as the St. Pete Young Professionals Council, FOCUS St. Pete and Leadership St. Pete, with discounted rates. Visit our Programs page and get involved now.
Advocacy: The Voice for Business
The Chamber is engaged in issues that affect your business. We work to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment by finding ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg. Chamber members have an opportunity to work with others to identify opportunities and present solutions to problems facing our business community. Stay up to date with our Advocacy page for updates, councils, committees, and events.
Grow with the Greenhouse
The St. Petersburg Greenhouse is a collaboration between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Petersburg. It is your one-stop facility for starting or growing your local business. The Greenhouse staff provides business counseling, training, networking, growth or specialized assistance and access to capital and credit for startups. They offer programs including Entrepreneurial Academy and Grand Opening & Beyond Workshop.
Book our Boardroom or Conference Room by contacting Lynn Cissna, Admin Rockstar at email@example.com or 727.388.0685. Advance notice of at least 5 business days is kindly requested.
Get in Touch
Have an event coming up that you would like to invite fellow Chamber members to? One-time use mailing labels are available through the Chamber.