ABOUT GENEVA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
What We Believe
The Board, Members, and Community believe that we can work together to:
- Provide strong leadership to the business community
- Promote business growth and development
- Publicize the community
- Attract new business, residents and visitors to the area
Become a Member Today!
You are invited to be part of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to provide strong leadership to the business community, promote business growth and development; publicize the community; and work to attract new business, residents and visitors to the area. As a member of this dynamic business organization, benefits are tangible and intangible, personal and professional. Join the Chamber today! Below are some of the most important reasons to join. Promote your business!
Sponsorships – Your annual membership INCLUDES sponsorship/advertising of these Geneva Chamber of Commerce events: Easter Egg Hunt, Veteran’s Salute, Sidewalk Sales, Halloween and Santa Claus visits. You will also have opportunities to market and advertise your business through other Geneva Chamber of Commerce events throughout the year.
Networking – Endless opportunities to meet other members in order to promote your business interests and develop long-term relationships. It’s a great way to make new acquaintances and generate business leads.
- Business After Hours “Alive After 5”
- Annual Banquet
- Educational Seminars
- Other Special Events
Professional Development – Numerous educational opportunities are designed with your business in mind. Be informed of the latest “hot topics”, current market trends and cutting-edge technology.
Membership Window Sticker – Viewed by many as a source of pride and integrity. Display these prominently in your place of business to ensure that your visitors recognize you as a Geneva Chamber of Commerce member.
Marketing – Receive free listings and links to your website and social media sites on the Geneva Chamber of Commerce website and Facebook page. Business name will be featured on the
Chamber ad featured on Rialto II’s big screen before every movie. Your business will be listed in a directory that will be available to patrons through the Geneva City Hall and at the Chamber of Commerce office.
Ribbon Cuttings – Introduce your business to the community with an official Geneva Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. These events usually celebrate an opening, expansion, or major year anniversary.
Facade Improvement Grant Program
Heartland Bank received funds from a regional bank program that had been intended to support loans for façade improvements and downtown revitalization projects. Although that program has since ended, some funds remain and Heartland Bank would like to see them utilized. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will administer a grant program that will match funds – up to $5,000 – spent on façade improvement projects in downtown Geneva. The goal of the program is to support downtown improvement projects with an emphasis on spending the money with local contractors and suppliers. Interested parties can complete the attached application form and submit it to the
Geneva Chamber of Commerce for review and approval. Approved projects will be eligible for up to $5,000 of matching funds for projects, which would be paid to the contractor/supplier upon completion of the project. Matching funds are limited, so please complete applications quickly while funding is available.
Eligible businesses will be those that are located in what the City of Geneva defines as Central Business District C-1. Consult the City zoning maps to determine if your business is eligible.
Eligible projects will include, but are not limited to, painting, sign improvement/replacement, window replacement, awning installation, or services necessary to support those projects, like electrical connections, etc.
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