What Your Chamber Does for You
All up-to-date Trinity County Chamber of Commerce members benefit in the following ways:
Advocacy: We are your liaison with county, state and federal government. You have a voice, and an opportunity to get involved in chamber activities. Your participation in monthly and annual meetings and committees keeps you up to date on community activities and concerns.
Chamber Office/Visitor Center: The Chamber has a bricks and mortar (it actually is bricks and mortar!) storefront office. It is a center of information, coming in and going out; a physical presence, easily found by visitors and locals. Business brochures, cards, county maps, postcards, recreation guides are all on display for anyone looking for information. The all-volunteer staff man the office Monday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Referrals: We receive hundreds of requests for information regarding our county each year, both online and by phone and mail. Our office mails out packets of member brochures and Recreation Guides daily in response to these visitor requests. Business brochures and business cards are displayed for visitors in our office and in kiosks throughout the county.
Visitor Friendly Website: The Chamber hosts www.VisitTrinity.com, a recreation, tourism-oriented website. Our website has been upgraded to be friendly to the newest technology now available to visitors. Our members are listed on the appropriate pages for easy searching and viewing. Links to members’ websites allow simple access to all your information available to potential customers. Links are not available to non-members, so don’t let your membership expire!
Other Online Presence: The Chamber website, www.trinitycounty.com, hosts a business directory of all member businesses, with links to their websites. Flyers and currents event information are updated continually on the calendar of events. Special events in your community, which bring visitors to your business, are highlighted on the calendar. The Trinity County Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page emphasizes the reasons to visit Trinity County and includes postings from our members.
Visitor Kiosks Located Around the County: Along with our Visitor Center/Chamber Office in historic downtown Weaverville, we have been installing new visitor kiosks in outlying areas of the county. The biggest kiosk is located at Tops Market in Weaverville, and has been supplying a great number of visitors with member brochures. It also has a scrolling list of events happening in Trinity County. Members are given preference in all these locations and chamber staff refills the brochures regularly.
Information Resource: The chamber is instrumental in setting up workshops to keep members up to date with current business practices and technology. We also provide members with the necessary information to stay current with local business related issues.
Chamber Advertising: The Chamber advertises the county, its events and activities offered by local businesses, in various publications. The Chamber partners with other community organizations, i.e., Resource Conservation District, North Fork Grange, Weaverville Chamber, and the US Forest Service, to promote tourism and community events.
Relocation Packets: The Chamber Office and Visitor Center receives a number of requests each year for relocation information. Member information is provided to help people interested in moving to our county and in need of products and services.
Networking: The Chamber hosts events and mixers to help inform, create contacts and renew friendships among members. Membership in the chamber enhances a business’s standing in the community and encourages community and customer trust. Our businesses are involved in their communities because they are an integral part of community development.
Promotional Assistance: Use of the Chamber bulk mailing permit, our office copier, fax and promotional boards for flyers are available for members. Chamber members and office staff offer assistance with writing press releases, promotional pieces or flyers. Upon request, we hold grand openings, ground breakings and ribbon cuttings in association with the Trinity Journal.