Marketing & Sponsorship
Members can promote and enhance their brand working with their chamber.
Looking to promote your business to the many tourists frequenting Gravenhurst year round? Or maybe you'd like to showcase your business to our local community? Whether you're looking to market your growing business to either sector, the Experience Gravenhurst Directory is a great resource to do just that. With many sizing options available, your business will be in the eyes of your target market. Call us today or CLICK HERE to view the 2019/20 Directory pricing (ad sales closed for this year!).
The Muskoka Guide tells the stories of the entire District of Muskoka. It is a partnership with Muskoka's Chambers of Commerce (Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, Huntsville and Georgian Bay) and Muskoka Tourism with 140,000 copies of this magazine distributed in Muskoka and southern Ontario. Add sales for the next issue, 2020-21 begin in late December 2019.
Host an After Hours
Welcome chamber members to your place. It's a great opportunity to show off your business or organization, and connect with Gravenhurst’s chamber members. The host opens their doors and provides food or drink for guests who are there to learn more about your business. (Normally another member co-sponsors and provides alternate food or drink.) About 50 to 60 members and friends normally attend. If you are interested, please get in touch quickly as our limited dates (about 9 per year) fill up quickly. They normally run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on a weekday evening between September and June.
Reach our members with an E-blast
Would you like your ad to go directly to more than 700 engaged people in the local community?
Take advantage of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commer's E-blast services and speak directly to your target market.
Email marketing gives you the chance to create deeper relationships with a wider audience at a fraction of the cost of traditional media.
The E-blast includes your company’s name, your logo or jpeg/GIF of your selection (250 x 250 pixels max), a message consisting of 140 characters (not including spaces) and a link to your website or another online asset.
We charge $100 for members to send out an E-blast, and $200 for non-members. Multi-blast discounts are available.
Please be advised that the views expressed in our E-blasts do not necessarily reflect the views of the Chamber staff, board or its membership.
Dockside Festival of the Arts is a three-day juried artisan festival featuring over 100 Canadian Artists, live music and gourmet food. Enjoy helicopter rides, painting and pottery classes held throughout the weekend. Dockside Festival attracted over 5000 customers to the Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf, Special Events Field. With the ever developing marketing plan and reach, as well as the new and innovative festival concepts, we anticipate these numbers will grow substantially in the next few years.
The Gravenhurst Car Show offers a variety of sponsorships connecting local businesses with the special event demographic. Last year over 3000 spectators and over 400 vehicle registrants attended this one-day event, doubling in numbers from previous years. The marketing plan extended throughout Ontario, drawing car enthusiasts and spectators from near and far.
The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce Winter Gala celebrates the Gravenhurst business community and as a Gala Sponsor, your business will be promoted to regional business owners. The Winter Gala is an opportunity to dress up, have fun and support a fundraiser contributing to the Gravenhurst Chamber’s annual initiatives. In 2015, the Winter Gala sold out of tickets and hosted 250 guests, representing over 90 local businesses.
One of the largest community events in Gravenhurst, the Annual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade began in 1953 and continues to attract guests of all ages. The Santa Claus Parade relies on partnerships between our local businesses, community members, service groups and neighboring organizations. Parade sponsorship is a great way to connect with local customers during the holiday shopping season.
Advertise on our Website
Businesses that bought half-page or larger advertisements in our Experience Gravenhurst directory are included on our new website. We will be developing an advertisement opportunity package in the next few weeks. Please, feel free to contact us to learn more.