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Let us get the word out.

Whether you want more eyes on your company, need to promote a non-profit event, are in need of web designer or want to advertise a special offer, chances are you need a little help advertising. As a member of the SLO Chamber you have all channels available to talk up your business.

From the largest business-to-business tradeshow on the Central Coast to the most popular monthly breakfast event, we are here to help you succeed in your marketing.

Good Morning San Luis Obispo Soapboxes, Flyers & Promotions

Nearly 300 local business and community leaders attend the Chamber’s monthly Good Morning San Luis Obispo breakfast. Members can buy their way onto the stage through a Soapbox, get a Promotional Table or share Flyers. Please note that due to popularity, members are limited to one soapbox per six months.

Soapbox: get on stage and say (almost) anything you want. For $155 it includes:

  • 1 breakfast
  • 2 minutes on stage
  • Flyer distribution (please see details under ‘Flyers’)
  • Audio intro (arrive at 7 a.m. with CD only and see tech)
  • Please note that PowerPoints are not permitted and that members are limited to one soapbox per six-month period

Promotional Tables: Share your business without the glare of the Soapbox spotlight. For $110 it includes:

  •  Four tables are available each month; one inside, three outside in courtyard
  • Available before and after GMSLO
  • Member businesses may reserve one table per six- month period
  • Tables are first come, first serve
  • Does not include breakfast

Flyers: Distribute your material at GMSLO and in the Visitor Center. For $77 it includes:

  • Physical flyer distribution at registration table as attendees leave event
  • Prominent flyer distribution in the SLO Chamber Visitor Center for one week following the event
  • Digital distribution to that month’s attendees the morning of the event

Please note:

  • All Good Morning SLO registrations, and marketing opportunities are non-refundable within seven days of the event
  • The opportunities listed above are only available to SLO Chamber members in good standing
  • Good Morning SLO Sponsors have the exclusive opportunity to place flyers on attendee seats

Contact the Chamber Michelle@SLOChamber.org for promotional opportunities at Good Morning San Luis Obispo.

Press releases and social media

Got news? Let us help spread it. Did you move, hire someone new, win an award or simply have a unique story to tell about your business? Write up a press release, send it along to the Chamber and we’ll post it to the member news section of SLOChamber.org and we’ll feed it out to our social media channels and get a couple thousand eyes on it. No experience writing a press release? We have a link for that. How to write a press release
Email releases to news@slochamber.org

EXPO at the Expo

The largest business expo on the Central Coast. Meet more potential clients in three hours than most will see in three months. Join 150 local companies and nonprofits and put your business in front of more than 3,500 attendees. To sign up to exhibit in 2018 download the writable form here, save it to your desktop, fill it out and submit it to jill@slochamber.org
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Exhibitor booth space starting at $445- 155 available
Contact Jill LeMieux at 786-2766 or jill@slochamber.org

Sponsorship Program

The sponsorship program allows Chamber members to highlight their company at key Chamber events throughout the year, and to support the business community as a whole, through programs that help to inform, educate and inspire leaders and employees alike.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for all major events including: Annual Dinner, Good Morning SLO, EXPO at the Expo, Insight Studio, legislative programs, and more.
To learn how your company can be involved and for a complete list of sponsorship benefits click here.
Contact Ermina Karim at 786-2761 or at ermina@slochamber.org

Visitors Guide

The County’s premier travel guide features all the sights and attractions of the Central Coast and has an annual distribution reaching more than 100,000 readers. View the latest guide here. Advertisers receive exposure on Chamber’s visitor website – www.VisitSLO.com.
Display ads start at $525
For more information click here to view the media kit with ad prices and guidelines.
Contact Kathy Moore with our production partner MetroMedia at: metromedia@slochamber.org or 586-3131.

Official City/County Map

Sold through the Visitor Center and included in relocation packets, more than 30,000 City/County maps are distributed annually. The map features local bike paths as well as hiking trails. Advertisers receive additional exposure on www.VisitSLO.com as well as on online maps.
Display ads start at $345 Click here for more information
Contact Jill LeMieux at 786-2766 or jill@slochamber.org

Relocation and Referral Guide

We’re building a recruitment package for your business. Reach more than 4,000 business leaders and countless prospective employees through the Chamber’s newly re-designed Relocation and Referral Guide. Use it attract prospective employees looking for information about schools, home values, crime rates, where to live for warm nights, where to look for arts and culture, and where a trailing spouse can look for either employment or coffee shop options. Also mailed with all Chamber relocation packages. For more info click here. To view the 2017 guide click here.
Display ads start at $415
Contact Kathy Moore at: metromedia@slochamber.org

Online Advertising

With close to 500,000 annual visits, Chamber websites are some of the highest trafficked sites in the county. Consistently updated with new editorial, images and video content, SLOChamber.org and VisitSLO.com continue to serve as one of the most thorough and up to date directories and informational resources. SLO Chamber social channels are highly active and some of the most followed in the county.
Ads start at $65/month
Contact Jill LeMieux at 786-2774 or jill@slochamber.org

Enhanced Website Listings

An Enhanced Website listing puts your business at the top of Chamber Directory search results and allows for more information to tell your company’s story with greater image options. Enhanced listings increase your impressions and exposure on the recently redesigned SLOChamber.org and VisitSLO.com.
Enhanced listings are $30/month
Contact Jill LeMieux at 786-2774 or jill@slochamber.org

e-Flyers

Looking for an easy way to reach 3,000 locals? e-Flyers is a monthly email advertising blast sent to the Chamber’s membership. All you have to do is send us your flyer and our staff will take care of the rest. Deadline for submitting e-Flyers is the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Click here to see what it is we speak of.
$175 per e-Flyer, non-profit rates available
Contact Jill LeMieux at 786-2774 or jill@slochamber.org

Host a monthly Membership Mixer

On the third Wednesday of each month a different Chamber member hosts the Membership Mixer. The free networking event is attended by about 300 members.  If you are interested in hosting a mixer or would like to inquire about what is required of a mixer host please contact us.
$450 to the Chamber; additional costs apply
Contact Jill LeMieux at 786-2774 or jill@slochamber.org

Political Candidate Members

• Candidates are eligible for two complimentary e-Flyer and more for purchase up to the election ($175 each)
• The Chamber will post up to two news releases per month on the Member News page on slochamber.org
• Candidates may purchase one Good Morning SLO soapbox every six months, following the same soapbox guidelines as other SLO Chamber members ($145). Best to reserve the month of September or October early as they will sell out
• There is no limit on how many times a candidate can purchase the option to distribute printed flyers on the seats at Good Morning SLO up until the election ($75 each)
• If candidates wish to distribute campaign materials (yard signs, etc.) at Good Morning SLO, they need to purchase a promotional table, in the courtyard ($50 each) which is separate from any other Good Morning SLO fees
• Distributing political campaign literature or promotional material at a mixer or other Chamber event (with the exception of the paid Good Morning SLO spot, see above) is not allowed
• Candidates may provide informational rack cards and event posters for display, but we cannot post campaign signs. All rack cards will be on display on the resource wall, but not on the front counter

Visitor Information Packets

Thousands of tourists come through the Chamber’s Visitor Center every year, and hundreds more call for information. The Chamber offers a ‘Visitor Packet’ to those inquiring about the area and looking for materials to plan their trip. Members can have their collateral included directly in these packets.
$475 for year
Contact Dusty Colyer-Worth at 786-2767 or dusty@slochamber.org

Relocation Packets

More than 400 requests from potential residents looking to relocate to SLO come into the Chamber every year. The Chamber provides a comprehensive packet of materials for these potential new residents. Members interested in reaching potential new residents can insert their collateral in the packet.
$475 for year
Contact Dusty Colyer-Worth at 786-2767 or dusty@slochamber.org

Membership Mailing List/Labels

The Chamber does sell a list of all the current member’s address contacts to members only. They can be purchased on self-adhesive label or excel spreadsheet. They are one-time use only. We do not sell email contacts.
$150 per use
Contact Lori Silva at 786-2772 or lori@slochamber.org