There is no easier way to plug into Rio Vista’s vital and active business community and local events than through membership in the Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce.
Major Exposure at Rio Vista Events
Members are offered free booth space at our summertime Sidewalk Saturday events, and reduced prices on space at the weekly Farmers Market and the annual Bass Derby & Festival held each October. They also are invited to sponsor one of our mixers at their place of business as well as receive early notification on sponsorship opportunities for all events.
You will receive a free listing in the Business Directory on our website with your logo or photo and a link directly to your website. Our website receives an average of 70,000 hits per month, consisting of people interested in visiting the city and participating in our commerce and daily life.
Our monthly E-Blast covering chamber activities, business news, mixer dates, a calendar of events each month and general items of interest is emailed to our members.
You can further your reach with our Hot Sheets program, where your professionally created 8.5x11 flyer can be inserted in the E-Blast and sent to all our members at no extra cost. Deadline for receipt of your insert is the 23rd each month. This can publicize services or product discounts that members want to extend to just their fellow members, encouraging business-to-business activity.
After Hours Mixers
On the third Wednesday of every month, one of our members hosts a mixer so everyone can network with the other businesses in our Chamber. It gives everyone an opportunity to meet new people and visit with old friends while learning about local businesses and what they offer. If you are interested in hosting a mixer, please get in touch with Robin Sibert at the Chamber office, 707-374-2700.
Business of the Month Promotion
Each month at our mixers, our members select (by ballot) a Retail and a Service business for the next month. These selections are publicized in articles in the local newspapers, on our website and in our newsletter. Businesses of the Month receives a unique window cling about their special status to display in their storefront windows.
The Chamber sponsors a Visitors Center at 33 N. Second St., where visitors can find information on local businesses and ask for referrals to member businesses from our volunteer staff as well as purchase our Delta Map and merchandise carrying Rio Vista and Bass Derby graphics. Your business cards and flyers can be displayed and handed out here at no cost to you.
In order to make other localities aware of all that is going on in Rio Vista, the Chamber pursues a number of outreach activities, including active social media pages and sites, and production of the Delta Life annual magazine and the popular Delta Map. We also appear in the Discover Solano and Discover Lodi publications, and interact with other Chambers in the area. Occasionally, we participate in events outside our city, such as the Sportsmen’s Expo in Sacramento. Our members are invited to provide information, materials and displays for these outreach opportunities.
In early 2020, the Chamber will be producing a Visitors’ Guide with listings of Chamber members as well as helpful information for visitors and prospective residents. Chamber members will receive first notice of advertising opportunities at special low rates for this new publication before opening it up to non-members.
Chamber members can rent our portable stage equipment at no cost for special events. The stage has 8 sections, with each being 4 feet by 8 feet. Contact Robin Sibert at the Chamber office, 707-374-2700 for more information.
Members of the Board and volunteer staff represent business at City Council and Planning Commission Meetings, The Highway 12 Committee, Public Safety and a number of County, State and Federal committees.
As a Chamber member, your business can take part in our Gift Certificate program. At the Visitor Center, people can purchase certificates up to $100 in value and use them at any of our participating businesses. The Chamber promotes the program on our website and provides “Rio Vista First” window stickers for you to use. Your business would receive the full value of the certificate within 30 days of purchase.
For a full list of those taking advantage of the program, click here