Marketing Opportunities

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.

  • promotions
  • key hires
  • awards
  • certifications
  • 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.

Ribbon Cuttings

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

kprivette*AT*duluthchamber.com

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.

Email Marketing

Reach fellow members and community leaders through promotion in the Chamber’s email newsletters. These platforms are appropriate for events, product specials, branding campaigns and announcements. Text and billboard options are available.

Chamber Connection (formerly the Week at a Glance): $200/placement for Chamber members, $400/placement for nonmembers
Weekly email on Mondays*
Recipients: 2,800
Primary audience: Chamber members

Fuse Flash: $100/placement
Bi-weekly on Wednesdays*
Recipients: 2,100
Primary audience: Young Professionals

*Excluding holidays

Text ad specs:
Up to 75 words
One Image or Logo
Links included

Billboard specs:
1100px W x 600px H
JPG or GIF
Link to website

To reserve your ad space, email news@duluthchamber.com.

2024 Seasonal Guides

This cost-effective distribution highlights your organization’s seasonal specials, gifts, and holiday meals directly into the inboxes of 3,000+ Chamber members and their engaged employees.

Spring and Fall 2024 Digital Mailers: $300 each

Holiday 2024 Digital and Print Mailer: $535

  • Digital one-page promotion, any size up to 8.5″ X 11″
  • Linked to your website of choice
  • Email distribution to 3,000 recipients (view email example)
  • Printed Holiday Guide mailed to 1,400 recipients (view guide)
  • Print and postage included in cost

Deadlines/Distribution:

Spring 2024 Mailer [Digital]

  • Materials due February 29, 2024
  • Distribution (approx) March 21, 2024

Fall 2024 Mailer [Digital]

  • Materials due July 25, 2024
  • Distribution (approx) August 15, 2024

Holiday 2024 Mailer [Mail + Digital]

  • Materials due October 10, 2024
  • Distribution (approx) November 7, 2024

To reserve your space, email news@duluthchamber.com.

Career Corner

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

Mailing List

Utilizing the Chamber mailing list is an effective way to send out any large mailing to area businesses. Sent as a spreadsheet, 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). This list does not include email addresses.

$195 – Primary Contacts – approx. 1,000 recipients
$235 – Primary and Secondary Contacts – approx. 1,400 recipients

Agency members are asked to use these lists either for your own marketing campaigns, and/or purchase a mailing list for each client as applicable. This will keep access equitable for our Chamber members as well as prevents an over-saturation to the recipients.

Business Directory and Community Guide

Increase visibility and impact of your listing

Each year more than 1,000 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:

Relocation Packet

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. $300 annually, includes:

  • Promotional flyer (digital) in Relocation Packet
  • Logo on Relocation web page
  • Contact information on Relocation web page

Reserve your spot by emailing news@duluthchamber.com.

More Information

For more information on any of these marketing opportunities, contact us at inquiry*AT*duluthchamber.com or (218) 722-5501.