Membership

Become a member & Enjoy our many member benefits

The Tamborine Mountain Business Chamber is the leading organisation promoting business, tourism and community development on Tamborine Mountain.

Membership of the Business Chamber Tamborine Mountain makes you part of a proactive and influential group. You will enjoy effective networking events, gain business advantage through interaction with others, build your business image through self and group promotions and by actively participating in the Tamborine Mountain community. Buy local, sell local, support local & support Chamber Members!

The Tamborine Mountain Business Chamber is the leading organisation promoting business, tourism and community development on Tamborine Mountain.

The Business Chamber Tamborine Mountain shall to the fullest extent permitted by its resources, promote and develop all manner of trade, industry, commerce and sustainable tourism deemed by the Chamber’s members to be desirable and appropriate to the area.

Engage with the Chamber Community

The Business Chamber holds regular networking events.

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The businesses in and around Tamborine Mountain

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News and resources to help you in your business

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See what the committees do

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Why should you Join?

Are you generally so busy working “in” your business that you’re unable to work “on” your business? There are so many positive reasons – it’s an affordable group that will foster immediate connections and promote your business. Research shows that a major part of small business typically comes from business-to-business services, so participating in local chambers of commerce as a small (or large) business is an easy way to increase local visibility, build credibility, and expand your contacts. Here are five reasons chamber participants is not a waste of time but rather a true benefit to your business and your life.

Relationships

This isn’t about networking — this is about gaining friends, associates and even advocates. The people you get to know may or may not do business with you, but the social and emotional return in building meaningful, lasting relationships can be more meaningful than the financial return you seek. As you attend events, serve on committees and interact with people outside your normal routines, you will have the opportunity to interact with all types of people and create better relationships.

Visibility

The age-old adage applies here — “out of sight, out of mind.” While many companies are looking to be seen in the cyber world and are doing a very good job of it, nothing sells your business better than being in front of people face to face. Business is so much more than simple transactions of money for goods/services with its root in relationships. You are the business; the business is you. The client is more likely to buy when they know you are the brains behind the operation and have seen you regularly participating in non-transaction-based functions. Chambers provide so many opportunities to spend time with potential friends (read: potential clients) in non-transaction-based functions that you will be top of mind when they or someone they know is looking for your product/services.

Promotion

Chambers offer a wide-range of advertising options and sponsorship packages. A business can sponsor entire programs or events through a chamber. Beyond the paid advertising options, chambers also have ways to provide additional business promotion for, social media, regular newsletters, map boards, telephone book etc. Amazingly, even some member businesses do not take advantage of the free marketing opportunities provided through monthly newsletters including “member news” sections or flyers from local businesses advertising sales, discounts or special events. The chamber provides a free landing page online for your business with all levels of membership. Chamber is always looking for member-related news to share with the community through our social media.

Community

Chambers are not-for-profit organizations desired to lift the economy. We work very closely with government to provide a representative business voice when needed. Participating in a chamber provides business with an avenue to express their legislative policy questions directly to the legislatures. Sometimes being a good “corporate citizen” means being the community partner that all the “little guys” expect you to be. If a major player in the local economy isn’t involved in discussions about the local economy, then the conversations (and potentially decisions) are missing a key point of view.

Networking

Based on member surveys and ongoing member communication, chambers can provide speakers at events or links to expert articles through emails and newsletters that members specifically request. Council offers continuing education courses in business provided through the chamber. Chamber meetings include business networking nights or general meetings to discuss and present innovative ideas for the community and growing tourism. Because of these five reasons, and many others, chambers are known to stimulate business-to-business commerce in the local economy. Research shows that a major part of small business typically comes from business-to-business services, so participating in local chambers of commerce as a small (or large) business is an easy way to increase local visibility, build credibility, and expand your contacts. I must point out the importance of the word participate. Joining a chamber is great. A business receives many benefits visibly and behind the scenes. However, joining only gets you so far. Participating is the true key to receiving the benefits of chamber membership. Only through attending events, talking to members you’ve never met before, serving on committees, and taking advantage of the advertising opportunities presented will your membership become more than another calendar item you will avoid to create time for “more important” or “more urgent” business and truly become the benefit to your business you’ve been searching for. It’s up to you.

Diamond

Diamond Benefits - 600 points

$4200 + GST

Platinum

Platinum Benefits - 450 points

$3150 + GST

Gold

Gold Benefits - 300 points

$2100 + GST

Silver

Silver Benefits - 150 points

$1050 + GST

Bronze

Member Listing on Chamber Website - Business logo, image, and landing page including 200-word content

Promotion on Facebook

Membership Pricing to Chamber Events

Full Voting Rights

Access to optional advertising opportunities

$135 + GST

BCTM Area

The business area for BCTM is any business located predominately in the 4272 postcode, but also in the location as shown on the map in the constitution.  The business must be being carried out in this area.

Businesses located outside this area may be considered if there is no other service available and at the discretion of the TMBC.

You can find the Business Chamber Code of Ethics here >

Download the Business Chamber Tamborine Mountain Constitution here >

Advertising Opportunities

We have a number of advertising opportunities for members which you may be interested in. The Chamber of Commerce website provides all registered members with the ability to list their business within our website, which is mobile friendly. With over 20,000 visitors passing through the website every month, this media exposure is extremely valuable to all opertors on the mountain.

Promotional Video

Video produced every 2 years and promoted through the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and other outlets

Map Brochure

We produce this every year and it is the premier tourism brochure on and off the mountain with a print run of 100,000 - 150,000 and a wide distribution from Byron Bay to Brisbane

Social Media

Advertising through Facebook for business events

Map Boards

With 10 map boards across the Mountain produced biennially, an opportunity not to be missed.

Sponsorship of Events

Sponsorships of events like the Scarecrow Festival and Tamborine Mountain Show to name a few

Advertising Options

Please note, all prices exclude GST where applicable.

Websites

The Tamborine Business Chamber has two websites – the Chamber website (this one) and the Visitor Information Center (VIC) website.

Joining the Tamborine Business Chamber gives you maximum website exposure.

Listing Standard Business Member

  • Member Listing on the Chamber Website including
    • Business logo and image, and
    • Landing page with 200-word content
  • An additional 50 points will give your business a web directory listing on the Visit Tamborine Mountain website including
    • A profile on your business and
    • A link to the business website, photos, and social media

Listing Community/Affiliate Organisations: Free

  • Advertising of Community events or Community Organisations for free through –
    • Best of Tamborine Mountain Visitor Guide
    • Chamber website
    • Email communications to members

Facebook Page

The Tamborine Mountain Chamber the following Facebook pages:

Free (member)

  • notify us of posts to re-post, share or send us your post to publish

Premier Visitor Guide

The Best of Tamborine Mountain Visitor Guide is a unique medium that reaches a tourism-based demographic while they are visiting Tamborine Mountain.

Distribution of the Visitor Guide occurs through the CBD of Brisbane, and other high-traffic density areas in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and through to Byron Bay. It is distributed to over 900 outlets and is the official guide used by the Visitor Information Centre.

Additional Information

  • Produced yearly
  • Demographic is 100% tourism-focused
  • Visitor Guide is DL size

1 DL Size: $3,100 (non-member)

  • Premier tourism brochure – 400 member points
  • Tour Guide Editorials
  • Requires artwork to be submitted. Can be done for a fee.

1/2 DL Size: $1,700 (non-member)

  • Premier tourism brochure – 200 member points
  • Tour Guide Editorials
  • Requires artwork to be submitted. Can be done for a fee.

1/4 DL Size: $1,000 (non-member)

  • Premier tourism brochure – 100 member points
  • Requires artwork to be submitted. Can be done for a fee.

1/6 DL Size: $600 (non-member)

  • Premier tourism brochure – 50 member points
  • Requires artwork to be submitted. Can be done for a fee.

Map Boards

The Chamber manages the 10 outdoor map signs for the benefit of all business operators on the Mountain. They give important information to visitors travelling around the Mountain.

Standard Listing:

  • Listing on map boards produced every 2 years (next production Nov 2024) – 50 member points
  • Additional listings – 30 members points
  • Must submit business name, business address, and business contact numbers

Premier Listing:

  • Premier listing on map boards produced every 2 years (bold, larger font) (next production Nov 2024) – 100 member points
  • Additional listings – 60 member points
  • Must submit business name, business address, and business contact numbers

Visitor Information Centre Display

The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) provides a continuous visual display of tourist-based businesses on the Mountain. All visitors to the VIC see the screens as they enter and browse the brochures.

Free of Charge to Members

  • In the wake of the challenging holiday season, the Chamber created a video to invite visitors back to the Mountain. The video campaign was viewed by 000’s of people through a multitude of channels including International, National, and Local News as well as Social Media.
  • This was done free of charge to members
  • The designer engaged to complete the video reserves the right to design the project as they see fit to promote the Mountain in its entirety

How to become a Member

To become a member and enjoy the many benefits of membership of the Business Chamber Tamborine Mountain, please contact the secretary:

secretary@tamborinemtncc.org.au

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