Chamber Services
Dedicated to helping create a thriving business community as well as a great place to live and visit
The Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce is an active and vital organization whose primary goal is to promote and support business within our city and surrounding area. In doing so, it allows all of our members to work to create a strong and vibrant economic environment within their businesses. When you become an active participant in the Princeton Chamber, it offers you an opportunity to help shape the economic and social environment you have chosen to locate your business, and to help form a community that is a pleasure to live, work and play in.
Committees
10-member Board of Directors Ambassadors Marketing Finance Flea Market Princeton Area Development Beautification Christmas in Princeton Independence Day Celebration Whooping Crane Festival Green Lake Country Visitors Bureau
Marketing
Creating awareness of everything Princeton has to offer through advertising and financial support. The Marketing Committee is always actively pursuing new and innovative ways to get the word out including but not limited to:
Brochures
Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce Guide
Our primary literature, currently printing 9,000, mainly distributed throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.
Chamber Member Brochures
Chamber Office—104 E. Main St.

Brochure Racks
For distribution of Chamber Member
brochures throughout Princeton, Visitor/Trade Shows and at the chamber office located at: 104 E. Main St.

Come Peddle Princeton-Scenic Back Road Tours
Focuses on outdoor fun on some of the best on road biking in the area.

Events Post Cards/Magnets
Placed throughout the area as a quick handout to encourage people to make plans in advance to come again.
Website - www.princetonwi.com
Created to convey information for members, visitors and residents alike. The site received a face lift in the fall of 2012. All member information is listed.
Facebook
Creates a fun way to make “friends” of Princeton and communicate what’s happening now.
Twitter
Helps getting the word out short and sweet.
Radio advertising
Currently used for specific events
Hwy 23 Electronic Sign
Hwy 23 & Fulton St. An “eye catcher” for everyone traveling on Hwy. 23 to see. Announcements of upcoming events.
Major Hwy. Billboard Signage
Leased on state highways and other major high-traffic thoroughfares usually highlights shopping, antiques and outdoor activities.
Events Sponsored by the Chamber
  • Princeton Flea Market
  • Christmas in Princeton
  • Whooping Crane Festival
  • Sweet Event
  • Crazy Days
  • Farm to Fork
  • Voyageur Canoe Trips
Event Advertising Grants
Applications to request financial assistance in advertising community events are offered to all event organizers.

2017 Marketing Grant Form
Other Creative Marketing Techniques
Flea Market Information Booth
Staffed by the Historical Society and paid for by the Princeton Chamber is an outlet for individual business and area wide information to all that come to the flea market on Saturdays, April—October.

Flea Market brochure racks on Vendor tables
Chamber created maps to promote businesses Flea Market shoppers can visit while in town.

Special Advertising Supplements
*Publications within our immediate area for visitors who are already here. *Advertising supplements specifically targeting potential travelers to this area. *Special events brochure in other communities that make Princeton a perfect side trip destination.

Tours
Working with agencies that create group tour outings including antique and shopping, flea market or river trips.

Press Releases
Distributed to TV, radio, newspapers, specialty publications to promote free publicity
Electronic Photo Library
Of all that Princeton has to offer to have readily available for website, print opportunities, brochures, etc.
Promotion Though Other Chambers
Information is distributed at neighboring chambers
Green Lake Country Visitors Bureau
The Princeton Chamber was a co-founder and active 20 year member of the GLCVB. The 5– City consortium focuses on “effective marketing strategies” for the area. Please see the GLCVB brochure or visit www.glcountry.com for full details.
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Tourism related chamber members and Princeton events are listed on State of Wisconsin tourism website at www.travelwisconsin.com
Membership Communications
Monthly newsletter/Monthly Board Meeting
104 E. Main St. on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 am. All are encouraged to attend and participate. Annual Fall Banquet, Personal Visits, all members are encouraged to participate to ensure that our charming town continues to be a magnet for visitors as well as a wonderful place for us to live.

Business Incentives
- Façade & Signage Grants
- Chamber Gift Certificates
- Thousands of hits on website monthly, 9,000 printed visitors guides with your information distributed in them, Chamber recommends your business first when people call in.

Business Assistance Program Application
Community Enhancements
Beautification
It’s an integral part of making everyone feel welcome. The Chamber purchases and maintains approximately 45 hanging flower baskets annually; as well as restoring and maintaining the “Warnke Building” cornerstone building on hwy. 23 and Water St. by the Fox River bridge and keeping the Megow Park gardens, in downtown Water St. looking beautiful.

Fund Raising
Each year over $30,000 is raised by local service organizations thru the Flea Market Food Booth.

Scholarships - 2 offered yearly
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