The Community Commitment
Being part of the Wray Chamber is a public declaration that you are dedicated not only to your business but to the community. Businesses like yours support the not only the economic development of our region but the civic and social health as well. Wray Daze, The Phil Kettelson Pumpkin Festival, the Parade of Lights and the Greater Prairie Chicken Tours all generate not only economic tourism but more importantly memories that we all cherish and bring future generations back to the home they know and love.
The Chamber is a group of people with a common purpose and identity, all working together toward a shared outcome. When we talk about building community, we address improving your business by creating stronger emotional connections, leveraging the collective knowledge our network, and empowering you to contribute to the stability of our region. All of this creates a community with memorable longevity and health.
Online Membership Management
Our Online Membership Management gives you complete control over your online directory profile!
Customizable Directory Profile
Once you sign up you can instantly upload your logo, photo’s, business details, social media links, website and contact information. Control your privacy by only sharing the information you see fit. Allow customers to contact you via our secure web form to keep your email address safe! Add Additional Contact, Billing Address or Locations to your profile and control whether they are public or private.
Whether you want to give a great deal to fellow Chamber Members, the Community or Participate in one of our Chamber Promotions you can upload details about your Deal right online! Upload a photo, barcode, or QR code to extend your promotion even further!
Manage your Billing
Manage your invoices, payments, and membership level upgrades or downgrades all through your membership profile. Pay right online with our Stripe Payment system so you never have to leave the site. Create set it and forget it Automatic Subscriptions by Credit Card or Request and invoice from our office by email or through USPS.
Take advantage of our online calendar and the website traffic of the Chamber website by adding your event to our calendar! Upload your flyer to get the most from this great feature! Check your Member Only calendar for events and trainings only available to Chamber Members!
Anyone who contacts the Wray Chamber of Commerce, whether it be in person, by phone or by email, will be referred to members of the Chamber only. The Wray Chamber office averages 10-15 calls, per week, asking for business referrals.
Publicity & Public Relations
The first benefit you will receive as a Chamber member is your picture in the Wray Gazette with the director and various board members of the Wray Chamber of Commerce. Also, Wray’s locally owned radio station, KRDZ, will bonus you 20 commercials upon your initial sign-up for membership in the Wray Chamber of Commerce. In addition to these benefits, your company name, address, phone number and, if given, website and e-mail address will be published in the directory on the Wray Chamber website at www.wraychamber.net.
Member Only Discounts and Opportunities
All Chamber members receive discounts on Large Event Booth fee’s such as Wray Daze, community advertising packets such as magnets, maps and more. Members may also provide the Chamber office with existing advertising such as business cards and brochures for distribution. Opportunities at Chamber Events are always provided to our members before opening them up to any other vendors or communities.
Website Features Use
Collect online registrations with our Wray Chamber website, customized to fit your needs. Take registration payments directly to your bank account by partnering with the Chamber and Stripe our online payment partner. Any collected information is yours to keep and distribute as you feel necessary.
Get your own “website” through our online directory. Each member gets a mini website where photo’s, descriptions, maps and contact information out to the public for free 24/7. Have all your most requested documents available for others right at the click of a button.
Create online events to be added to the Area Event Calendar that is shared daily with the community! Work with the Chamber and expand your event to collect online registrations, payments and more!
Use our graphic design services to create a professional flyer for any event you may need. We will provide you with a file or physical copy to be reproduced at your preferred print shop or for home use. Need a social media graphic? We can provide that for you too!
The Chamber holds up to 4 socials/meetings per year. Our 1st quarter social is our annual awards banquet held each year. Our 4th Quarter social is also our annual business meeting where we elect, or re-elect, our Board of Directors. It is normally held in October or November and is held at a local Chamber member restaurant.
Use of Chamber Member Directory
All Chamber members are welcome to request a copy of the member directory for their business uses such as mailings and announcements. The Wray Chamber of Commerce does not sell any information to anyone and does not give out any information to third party sources who are not Chamber members. Some information is public due to the online directory, but what is not listed is not given out to nonmember third parties.
Social Media Shares and Posting – The Wray Chamber of Commerce Facebook page has become a very active and community focused page. The Chamber continues to share new events from all of its members as well as events that are organized by the chamber of commerce board of director and chamber funded committees. We will share any event that you are having on our social media outlets or even build a special post just for your business when you have special events and share it with our 1000+ followers.
The Wray Chamber of Commerce Promotions Committee – Our newly formed Promotions committee meets several times throughout the year to plan special promotional events that all chamber members are welcome to participate in. Events such as the Sweet Heart Scavenger Hunt for Valentine’s Day or the Christmas Ham Giveaway during the month of December. Every year we grow and have more events.
Board of Directors – The Wray Chamber of Commerce is managed by a Board of Directors and is made up of owners/employees of current members. We attempt to get members from all different types of businesses and nonprofits and elections are held each year at our 4th Quarter social. Any owner or employee of a Chamber member is eligible for a seat on the Board of Directors.
Quantity Membership – If you own more than one business you are eligible for our quantity membership program. If you feel you are eligible for this benefit, please contact the Chamber Director for details.