Members of the Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce benefit from a wide variety of programs and services. These benefits have been designed to accommodate the needs of our organization’s diversity. Take advantage of the opportunities that meet your business needs.
The Chamber adds your voice to the collective effort representing the Hillsboro business community.
The Chamber efforts foster strong working relationships between the Hillsboro business community and our governmental and educational partners.
Networking & Exposure
The Chamber keeps you connected with other business people, potential clients, and customers.
You will find an abundance of networking opportunities at events such as Business after Hours, Committee Meetings, Quarterly Luncheons, and the Annual Banquet.
Marketing & Advertising
Chamber membership provides opportunities to promote your business with cooperative advertising options and exclusive marketing and sponsorship options.
The Chamber staff refers numerous callers each day to member businesses. Members also receive free listings in the business directory and on the website.
Up-to-date information makes the Chamber your best resource for maintaining a competitive edge.
The Chamber offers census and community data, labor and transportation statistics, relocation information to members, business prospects and future Hillsboro residents.
Information is at your fingertips via the website, newsletter, weekly update, and seminars.
Community & Visitors
Residents and visitors obtain current information through the visitor’s guide, the membership directory, city maps, and tourism brochures as well as the Chamber website.
For more information on the items listed above, contact the chamber director.
The Chamber in Action
Business after Hours
Business after Hours (BAH) are held every other month starting in March of each year. BAH offers the perfect opportunity for networking with your peers in Hillsboro. The event is held at different locations and features hors d’ouevres and refreshments. Members in good standing with the Chamber are given the unique opportunity to host the event. Because BAH’s are well attended, they offer your company the chance to showcase your organization to the Hillsboro business community. Book your month by contacting the chamber director.
Chamber Annual Banquet
Held the first quarter of each year, the Annual Banquet is the opportunity for Chamber members to celebrate the successes of the previous year and to touch on future projects. The highlight of the event is the announcement of the award winners including the Hillsboro Area Chamber Hall of Fame, Farm Family of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Occasionally, the Chamber is approached by state legislators to provide information to our members. While we do not take a stand on any political candidate, we will provide information to our membership regarding forums that will be taking place in or near our community.
Membership Lists & Labels
One of the greatest assets available to members of the Hillsboro Chamber is access to the membership list for FREE. Address labels will be provided to members seeking to do mailers to their member partners at no charge. It is recommended that members call ahead a few days in order for the Chamber staff to have time to print the labels. The labels may be purchased by non-members at a cost of $25.00. For information, contact Vickie Hiddie.
New Member Introductions
New members are introduced to the membership quarterly at the MKT Depot, home of the Hillsboro Chamber. A reception is held in honor of the new members in order to get their names out to the membership.
The Depot Connection is published six times per year and is distributed to the entire membership. The newsletter is filled with the latest Hillsboro business, tourism, and demographic information. Only members may advertise in this tabloid. Contact the chamber director for advertising opportunities.
Any member with newsworthy information regarding their business may send it to the Chamber and we will distribute it to regional media for FREE. For more information, contact the chamber director.
The Chamber sends out relocation packets to inquiring individuals and businesses. If your organization would like to provide information to be included in these mailers, please let us know. We also send information out to visitors so if you are an attraction, we need to have numerous copies available for distribution. To inquire, e-mail the chamber director Vickie Hiddie.
The Chamber is always eager to welcome new businesses to Hillsboro or to celebrate the expansion of existing businesses. Let us know the date and time of the event and we will invite the members and the public to attend. We provide the ribbon, the scissors, and the photographer. A press release can accompany your photo in the local newspaper and the newsletter. It’s a great opportunity for publicity and it’s FREE! The event can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. For more information, contact Vickie Hiddie.
Seminars and Workshops
Several times per year, the Chamber offers workshops and seminars to both members and non-members. The focus is on management and training for the betterment of the business. These workshops may be sponsored by a member in order to highlight that area business during the workshop/seminar.
For information, contact the chamber director.
Join The Chamber! Member Application
Download to print and mail to:115 N. Covington – PO Box 358 Hillsboro, TX 76645
Scan to email or fax to 254-582-0465