• Benefits

    What’s In It For Your Business

    Membership in the Chamber of Commerce provides a united effort to improve Watertown and the surrounding region. We tailor the scope and variety of our activities depending on the needs of our community.

    Marketing & Visibility For Your Business:
    Business of the Week

    A Chamber member is featured weekly in the Coteau Shopper, Watertown Public Opinion, weekly Chamber Snapshot, Chamber Advantage, and the Chamber’s Facebook page highlighting what your business has to offer our community.

    Chamber Website

    Online Business Directory Listing – Visitors to watertownsd.com can find your listing by searching by category, keyword, employee/representative names, or viewing an alphabetical listing.

    Job Openings – You can post job openings that are available to other members to view and apply.

    Community Calendar – You are able to post your event (Customer Appreciation, Grand Opening, etc.), which will be listed on the Events Calendar on watertownsd.com.

    Membership Referrals

    Each year we receive hundreds of inquiries about products and services offered by businesses in our community. This is our opportunity to send you business! Only Chamber members are referred. Do not miss out on this valuable opportunity to reach customers.

    Sponsored Special Events

    The Chamber of Commerce offers various sponsorship opportunities within the community, including the Watertown Winter Farm Show, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Adopt the First Grade, Cookin' on Kampeska, New Teachers’ Luncheon, the Chamber Annual Meeting and Dessert Auction and Santa’s Great Giveaway.

    Advertising Opportunities

    A special opportunity unique to members only:  purchase ad space in the monthly newsletter, and/or the weekly Chamber Snapshot. Each month over 1,200 copies of the Chamber Advantage are e-mailed to our members in Watertown and the surrounding communities. The Chamber also offers banner ads, to be featured on the Chamber’s home page or Business Category pages.   The Chamber has connections to help you produce a professional video, exclusively for your business.  

    Shop Watertown, SD

    Share your new arrivals, daily specials and sales on the Chamber's Shop Watertown, SD Facebook page.  We can help you reach thousands more potential customers through this interactive site.

    Networking For Your Business

    Chamber After 4 Socials

    An event hosted by Chamber members once a month designed as a time to cultivate new business relationships and meet with new customers and potential clients.

    Membership Showcase

    This showcase gives businesses who are not equipped to host Chamber After 4 Socials the opportunity to take part in a special event, creating the ideal atmosphere to present your business to the rest of our membership.

    Representation of the Issues

    The Chamber of Commerce works diligently to stay current on issues that affect our members and the way they conduct business. The Chamber acts as a spokesperson on issues of taxation and legislation that affect our community and state.

    You As A Leader In The Business Community

    Volunteer Opportunities

    The Chamber of Commerce consists of a number of different committees that affect every aspect of business; this is a great chance to get involved in the thriving community.

    Leadership Watertown

    This program is the Chamber’s answer to the constant need of developing community leaders. This training series comes with the highest of recommendation from its graduates.

    Committee Involvement

    With many committees to become involved in, you are sure to find one that sparks your interest, and one where your input would be valuable to grow and enhance Watertown.

    Business Workshops and Training Seminars

    Each year the Chamber of Commerce is proud to present a wide range of workshops and training sessions to accommodate the needs of both business owners in our community, as well as their employees.

    Exclusive To Chamber Members

    Chamber of Commerce Membership Frames

    A proud way to identify your business as a Chamber member. It represents your company’s commitment to the future of our business community.

    Watertown Gift Certificates

    Membership gives you the ability to accept “Watertown Bucks” in your place of business. Last year over $500,000 in Watertown Bucks were spent in the businesses of our members.

    Ribbon Cutting, Groundbreaking & Grand Opening Ceremonies

    The Chamber is a great resource to assist your company in its groundbreaking, ribbon cutting, and grand opening celebrations. These are an effective way to introduce your new or expanding business to the Watertown community. Ceremonies are held FREE of charge to Chamber members. Coverage for ribbon cuttings and grand openings is also published in our weekly Chamber Snapshot and monthly newsletter.

    Chamber Advantage

    As a member you will receive our monthly newsletter, the Chamber Advantage, to keep you up to date on what is happening in the Watertown business community.

    Chamber Snapshot

    Each week, an e-mail is sent to the Chamber membership to inform you of activities happening that week in the Watertown area.

    Membership Listings

    An entire list of physical or mailing addresses of our membership is available at no cost, and mailing labels are available at a nominal fee to our members.

    Special Discounts

    Chamber membership brings special discounts for members at Chamber events during the year, including the Watertown Winter Farm Show, as well as discounts on seminars and workshops sponsored by the Chamber.  Our Member to Member Discount program provides the opportunity for you to reach thousands of Chamber members with your organization's special discount.  In addition, Auto Owners Insurance offers a discount exclusive to Chamber members.  (Contact your local agent for details)