The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce offers a number of marketing opportunities to its members, allowing cost-effective ways to reach a large number of businesses and potential customers. Review the offerings that follow and call us with any questions you may have.
Complimentary Marketing with Membership
Duluthian Magazine “People & Places”
When you or your business has news, tell the community through the Chamber’s powerful audience of local decision makers. Place your item in the People & Places section of our award-winning Duluthian magazine.
- key hires
- board memberships
- corporate donations
The Chamber, in partnership with AdMax, offers this publicity service free to members. The Duluthian is circulated to over 2,300 business and boasts a high pass-along readership rate. Click here to view the current and past issues of the Duluthian.
Submit your news release at inquiry*AT*duluthchamber.com.
In celebration of new business openings, change of locations, renovations or other major accomplishments, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce offers free ribbon cuttings for members on location. This is a great opportunity to create a media event with photos of you and the big scissors on your big day.
Press Release Routing
The Duluth Chamber routes member press releases, on a complimentary basis, to member media companies. Need help with your release? Contact us at inquiry*AT*duluthchamber.com for a media release template, a current media list and submission details.
Advertise on Chamber Platforms
Showcasing your organization through chamber marketing can improve credibility and expose your brand to an engaged audience. Place your organization before thousands of engaged professionals and heighten your visibility through the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce’s affordable marketing platforms.
Our Chamber is a helpful resource to individuals invested in moving to the area. Now is a great time to position your organization in front of those requesting information about our region. Members of our Chamber from various sectors relevant to Duluth living – including health care, education, finance, and housing – are included within the Relocation Packet. The information provided aims to ease the transition to Duluth.
Place your organization in front of thousands of new and prospective residents. Includes:
- Promotional flyer (digital) in Relocation Packet
- Logo on Relocation web page
- Contact information on Relocation web page
Event Promotion, Branding Campaigns, Announcements
During a time when so much of our day is tuned into virtual communication, now is a great time to reach fellow Chamber members and community leaders via email through promoting your announcements in the Chamber’s e-newsletters:
- Week at a Glance is distributed to 2,500 recipients every Monday
- Fuse Flash young professional email is sent to 1,500 recipients, bi-weekly on Wednesdays
These marketing platforms are perfect for events, product specials, member services, and seminars. Priced affordably, with half-off nonprofit rates available. Plan ahead – spaces are limited.
- Display ad – 550px wide x 300px tall, linked to website, OR
- Text ad – Up to 100 words, logo or image, hyperlinks within text
Feature your Job Opportunities to a Professional Audience
36% of respondents downloading the Relocation Packet move to the area seeking employment. To accommodate this need and continue to develop Duluth’s growing workforce, our website hosts a Find A Job page to promote open job positions, free for our members.
Bring heightened awareness to the position by promoting it in our Week at a Glance email. Includes:
- Career Corner Week at a Glance inclusion
- 25-word description
- Clickable logo
- Four weeks inclusion
- Emailed to 2,500 professional recipients
Utilizing the Chamber mailing list is an effective way to send out any large mailing to area businesses. Sent as a spreadsheet via email, this mailing list includes contacts for the member business, company name, and address. The mailing list will also include telephone number, number of employees and business classification. If you need to direct your mailing to large/small businesses, the list can be sorted by employee count or specific type of businesses (i.e. real estate agents).
Primary Contacts – approx. 1,000 recipients
Primary and Secondary Contacts – approx. 1,400 recipients
Seasonal Network eMailer
The Chamber’s Network Mailer is an exclusive, cost-effective way to highlight your organization’s seasonal specials, gifts, and holiday meals in front of Chamber member businesses and their staff. The Made in Duluth Mailer in 2020 was adapted to a digital Made in Duluth eMailer to accommodate the evolving landscape of remote working, and be placed before a greater audience. The member-to-member promotions will be distributed directly into the inboxes of 4,000 Chamber members and their engaged employees, plus posted to our Chamber website.
- Digital one-page promotion, any size up to 8.5″ X 11″
- File type PDF
- 50-word description of offer in body of email
- Logo or image
Business Directory and Community Guide
Increase visibility and impact of your listing
Each year 3,000 Business and Community Guide are printed and distributed to Chamber members. Newcomers to the Duluth area, or those considering a move to the Twin Ports, can also receive this helpful resource.
The Business Directory & Community Guide provides a brief history about our area and highlights the many benefits of living and working here in the Northland, including helpful information for individuals moving to Duluth. A complete listing of every Chamber-member business and organization (including address, phone number, website and primary contact person) is also included.
Special advertising and enhancement opportunities are also available to promote your business. Contact a sales representative at AdMax, the Chamber’s publishing partner, at (218) 724-2734 for details on advertising rates, requirements and schedules to highlight your organization in our directory:
- Jay Ott, owner and CEO jott*AT*admaxdisplays.com
- Jo Ellen Winship, account executive joellen*AT*admaxdisplays.com
- Jim Caesar, account executive jim*AT*jccsduluth.com
Sponsorships with the Duluth Area Chamber place your organization in front of varied niche audiences that align with your values and goals. Opportunities include:
- Hosting a networking event
- Sponsoring an educational series
- Advocating with regional stakeholders at the Capitol
- Leadership trainings
- Marketing at the Golf Classic
- Supporting the largest business gathering, Annual Meeting & Dinner Celebration
- Promoting to local Young Professionals
- and more.
We encourage you to contact Director of Events, Kathleen Privette, to discuss the sponsorship opportunities that fit your goals and budget.
For more information on any of these marketing opportunities, contact us at inquiry*AT*duluthchamber.com or (218) 722-5501.