YACC members are offered unique advertising and promotional opportunities throughout the year.
The Yorkville Chamber sends weekly e-blasts to get news out to members in an efficient and timely manner. To control overuse and excess volume, content is limited to reporting Chamber news/events. However, opportunities have been created for members who wish to include their news in an e-blast.
Guidelines for E-Blast Inclusion
Members may utilize Chamber e-blasts as a cost-effective promotional medium that goes out to over 700 subscribers.
Your e-blast promo may include a link to your website or event flyer.
E-blast graphics should be designed and submitted in jpg format, using specs outlined below, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost* to include a promotion:
>In an upcoming scheduled e-blast (subject to timing of Chamber e-blast schedule)
$25 for a small click-through graphic (360 x 120 pixels for a horizontal layout, or 130 x 325 pixels for a vertical layout)
$50 for a medium click-through graphic (360 pixels wide x up to 384 pixels high)
$75 for a large click-through graphic (360 pixels wide x up to 720 pixels high)
>Or in your own exclusive e-blast
$100 for a large exclusive e-blast (600 pixels wide x v high) with YOUR SUBJECT LINE & YOUR INFORMATION ONLY, sent within 1-2 days of receipt or on your date of choice.
Please include a subject line and the website link for your exclusive e-blast. Remember, a good subject line helps get your e-mail opened.
Exclusive e-blasts may be repeated once at half price.
*PARTNER LEVEL MEMBERS receive a 10% discount on e-blast promotions.
*PREMIER MEMBERS & NON-PROFIT MEMBERS receive a 20% discount on e-blast promotions.
Twice monthly the Chamber will send a Business Connect e-blast that contains postings from the Member News web page. This is a FREE member benefit available to all businesses and non-profits who wish to share their news, events, job postings, specials, etc. Posts will be in text only format but will link to our Member News page where flyers may be included. Businesses wanting additional e-blast exposure may refer to the E-Blast Opportunities. Submit your member news for automatic inclusion.
All members are encouraged to announce their news and job postings for FREE on the Chamber website Member News page. Use this feature to announce news (events and activities, sales, specials, awards, job postings, etc.). Please login to submit member news.
The Chamber maintains Facebook Group pages on which members are encouraged to promote their businesses.
Yorkville To Go* – Facebook Group (for food/drink establishments)
Yorkville Connect – Facebook Group (for all types of businesses)
When possible, the Chamber will like/follow members’ social media business pages. Members are encouraged to follow Yorkville Chamber on Facebook and Instagram.
*Yorkville To Go – Additional Visibility
Chamber member food/drink establishments may have a post pinned as an announcement at the top of the Yorkville To Go page.
Post remains exclusively pinned for one month, beginning on the 1st and running until the 1st of the following month.
You may reserve no more than 2 posts in a 12-month period. Posts may not run consecutively.
Contact the Chamber to determine availability.
DUE TO OUR NEW WEBSITE LAYOUT, DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Promote your business on the home page or directory pages:
$140/quarter or $500/year
230 pixels (w) x 120 pixels (h)
Banner graphics must be submitted in good quality jpg format (min. 72 dpi)
Banners will function as click-through links to your website
Reserved for Partner Level Members Only
Full-color banners appear in a row on the home page; left-to-right order shuffles as page is refreshed
(max. of 4 banners displayed on Home Page)
MEMBER DIRECTORY PAGES
Available to All Members
Banners appear on right column of pages associated with the directory, including Leads Group rosters; top to bottom order shuffles as page is refreshed
(max. of 6 banners displayed on Directory)
RIGHT-OF-FIRST REFUSAL IS OFFERED FOR RENEWING BANNERS
PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The Chamber commissions the publication of an annual Yorkville Community Guide. The full-color guide is available at business locations throughout Yorkville and is also distributed via direct mail (10,000+ copies) to all residents and businesses in the 60560 zip code. Electronically, the guide may be accessed and read from the home page of the Yorkville Chamber website.
For information and advertising options, please contact Positive Media Solutions at 630-553-7510.
Business over Coffee
Each month, two businesses may “host” (no cost) which includes setting up a display, handing out promo materials, and giving a 5-minute presentation. Hosts each provide a door prize gift basket for a business card drawing. Learn More
Biz Boo! Business Trick-or-Treat
This event is designed to attract hundreds of families to the doorsteps of local businesses. Showcase at your own business, or set up a free table at a “concentrated trick-or-treating” site. Watch the October calendar for event details.
Each month, hosts and sponsors provide hand-outs and are given the opportunity to talk about their businesses. Learn More
Hole sponsors set up tables/displays and interact with golfers. Watch the September calendar for event details.
Chamber Network Nights
Businesses may host network night events, generally held from 5-7pm. There is no fee to host; ask the Chamber about reserving a date.
Newly opened, relocated, or remodeled businesses are eligible to host a free ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chamber. No fee; the Chamber will provide scissors, ribbon, and photographer. A press release will be sent to local media, published on the Chamber’s social media page and included in an e-blast.
Annual opportunities for visibility at events include:
Annual Membership Dinner – February
New Teacher Welcome Breakfast – August
Annual Golf Outing – September
Biz Boo! Halloween Business Trick or Treat – October
Sponsorship levels for each event are announced as dates approach.
Volunteer positions are generally welcome at events and provide a great way of getting to know others in the business community. Wearing logo-wear is encouraged.
As the holidays approach with Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Shop Local, and Black Friday campaigns, along with open houses, events and holiday specials… rather than create yet another activity the Chamber will offer free help to its member businesses to promote their holiday events. Watch e-blasts for details on how to submit.