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Coloma-Lotus Chamber Membership

Coloma-Lotus GuideThank you for your interest in joining the Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce! We welcome all businesses offering services in the Coloma-Lotus area. In addition, we offer Associate memberships for local individuals and families. Business membership dues include a listing in our online Coloma Valley Directory and the American River Directory, and in our printed Guide.

We welcome new members year around. To join the Chamber as a new member, download our new member application form. Please complete it and mail it with your payment to CLCC, PO Box 608, Coloma CA 95613. Contact our Membership Coordinator, Christina Pugliese, for more information.

To be included in the CL Visitor's Guide, you must join or renew your membership before Feb. 26th, 2014. The deadline for printed ads in the CL Visitor's Guide is March 5th, 2014. Also, this is the 10th Anniversary Edition of the CL Visitor's Guide, so we are working to make it an extra special issue!

2014 Membership Dues Structure

Our business membership plans give you 3 great options for marketing your business. For the budget-conscious, our Basic membership is priced at a low $55 per year. Your business name, phone number and website address (URL) will be included in the printed CL Visitor's Guide as well as our online directories, www.coloma.com and www.theamericanriver.com. (Basic memberships will no longer have a description in the printed Guide.)

Promoting a web site? The $90/year Standard membership adds a description in the Guide and online directories. Standard members can purchase advertisements at a 10% discount.

And if it's important that your business stands out in the crowd, consider a $140/year Premium membership, with priority placement, longer descriptions and enhanced graphics in both web and print. Priority placements are determined by postmark date of payment received. Advertising is discounted a full 20% to Premium Members.

For our members not located in the valley, the "Outside Coloma-Lotus Valley" fee structure has changed. There is no longer a $25 annual fee for "out of area" businesses. Instead the membership voted in a one time $50 non-refundable application fee, which will need approval by the committee and industry members. All current "out of area" members are grandfathered in with no additional or annual fees, as long as you remain a member for consecutive years from this point on. However, new applying members will need to go through this new membership application, even if you were a member once before. Once approved, as long as the membership is maintained, you will have no additional cost(s) above the membership dues and optional advertising owed to the CLCC. Any business that is not geographically located in either Coloma or Lotus is considered "out of area".

Associate memberships are available to our local community for $20/year. We encourage local participation in our community projects.

All checks should be made payable to CHAMBER OF COMMERCE instead of Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce. All membership forms should be mailed and addressed to:
Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Christina or Chapter Manager
P.O. Box 608
Coloma, CA 95613

Coloma Valley and American River Web Directories

Every month 12,000-24,000 people visit the coloma.com and theamericanriver.com web sites, seeking information about the Coloma-Lotus area, gold rush history, whitewater sports on the South Fork, and local services. They find convenient, printable lists of local businesses in the Coloma Valley Directory and the American River Directory. All our Chamber members receive at least a name/phone listing. Premium members are featured at the top of each category with a logo or other attention-getting graphic. Make sure you're included!

Banner Advertising on the Coloma Valley and American River Websites

Want more web exposure than the Directories provide? Put your eye-catching ad in front of thousands of visitors to the Coloma.com and TheAmericanRiver.com websites. Prices start at $100/year for one ad spot, and additional spots start at $60/year. Premium and Standard members are eligible for discounted. You'll find details on our Banner Advertising page.

Please note there are a limited number of spaces available for static online advertising, so please act fast.

Coloma-Lotus Guide

Each year 15,000 to 20,000 copies of our fabulous full-color Coloma-Lotus Guide are distributed at Marshall Park, other tourist destinations, member businesses, the El Dorado County Chamber office, and outlying areas. The Guide features a business directory, illustrated map, articles and photos showcasing all that our area has to offer, and ads for member businesses. Advertising starts at $175. Standard and Premium members qualify for ad discounts.

Distribution begins in the spring. If you would like a supply of Guides for your business, please contact us.

Download our Membership Application and Coloma-Lotus Guide Advertising Information (PDF) for full details, specifications and ad order form. If you are renewing your Chamber membership online, you may reserve your ad space and pay with your membership renewal for convenience.

Detailed Feature Comparison

Basic Standard Premium
Annual Membership Dues $55 $90 $140
Coloma-Lotus Guide Directory Yes Yes Top Placement
Name, phone, website address Yes Yes Yes
Business description - 15 words 30 words
Online Web Directory Yes Yes Top Placement
Name, phone Yes Yes Yes
Link to website or email Yes Yes Yes
Business description - 15 words 30 words
Graphic (logo, photo, or other image) - - Yes *
Additional Listing (in both print & web) $20 $25 $30 **
Discount for Coloma-Lotus Guide & Website Banner Ads - 10% 20%

* Graphic must be supplied in web-ready format; otherwise preparation fees will apply.
** Assumes use of the same graphic for all listings; otherwise additional fees will apply.