Chambers of Commerce promote the interests of their local business communities and offer networking, resources, and visibility to local businesses. GiveSignup helps dozens of Chambers of Commerce across the country host events to engage members and their broader communities. In this blog we highlight some of the creative events chambers have hosted in the past 3 months:
- South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce: Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
- Great Hall Chamber of Commerce: Corporate Challenge
- Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce: Super Bowl Family Run
- Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: Polar Plunge and Triathlon
South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce: Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is a free event. The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce uses GiveSignup’s free Ticket Event platform to sell parking passes, hot air balloon rides for Adults and Kids, and VIP Packages that include drinks, food, and VIP tent access.
Parking is limited, so the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce sells parking spots and uses caps to limit the number purchased.
This year, the Hot Air Balloon Festival is also giving attendees the option to make a donation to support the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. Donations can be made from their website or when purchasing tickets.
Great Hall Chamber of Commerce: Corporate Challenge
The Great Hall Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Corporate Challenge. Healthy outdoor events that bring employees together are more important than ever with many workplaces still remote or hybrid.
The Chamber Chase uses GiveSignup Corporate Team functionality to let companies offer flexible registration options to their participants. Some of the key features of Corporate Teams include:
- Flexible payment options – Team Captains can pay none, some, or all of registration cost for employees (and their families), invoices can be paid by check or credit card, and payments can be before or after event
- Team Captains can import team members or send a custom team link to register
- Exclusive store items (like tents or tables) can be added for corporate team captains only.
- Pre-paid packages are available to allow the team to purchase a block of entries, with discount options for bulk entries.
The Great Hall Chamber of Commerce uses Sponsors to automatically feature the logos of sponsors throughout the website, confirmation emails, all Email Marketing, results notifications, and more! GiveSignup’s integrated Sponsor platform enables easy sponsor management, invoicing, and display options. Additionally, the Great Hall Chamber of Commerce can provide real-time stats on the visibility that sponsors get.
Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce: Super Bowl Family Run
The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Super Bowl family road race that includes the whole family! Participants can choose from a traditional 5k or 10k, opt to double up, sign up kids for the fun run, or compete in the Buggy 10k with a stroller!
The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce incentivizes registered participants to bring their family and friends with Swag Rewards – your built-in marketing tool to transform your participants into enthusiastic ambassadors for your event…all for the cost of a few t-shirts. When participants refer 5 friends with their unique link, they get an exclusive t-shirt. When they hit 10 referrals, they get headphones. GiveSignup makes it easy to set up and automate rewards!
This year’s event is hybrid with both in-person and virtual options to ensure everyone can participate. GiveSignup’s free photo platform let events upload photos from the run, as well as enabling participants to upload their own EventDay photos to share their experience.
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: Polar Plunge and Triathlon
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce uses GiveSignup for multiple events including a polar plunge and triathlon. The beautiful Clear Lake allows them to host creative fundraising events throughout the year! In December, they hosted a polar plunge to raise funds for the playground with prizes for fundraising and participating.
GiveSignup has purpose-built solutions for triathlons. Participants can enter their USAT Triathlon membership number, buy a membership, or purchase a one-day pass when registering. Our integration with USAT makes the membership experience seamless!
It’s also easy to allow Triathlon relay teams. The most common method is for the first team member to pay the full team price, and have everyone else register for free. To set this up: After member 1 joins group, each will pay $0 (for teams with overall team price). You can also elect to have each member pay separately.
The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce helps drive tourism and bring people to local businesses with year-round events.
GiveSignup has purpose-built peer to peer fundraising event and ticketing solutions for Chambers of Commerce across the country to raise money, bring awareness and and networking to local businesses, and engage the broader community.