Why Should You Join the WA/WM Chamber?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce! Our Chamber WAWMChamberlogohas been an active and integral part of our community since 1958. Whether you need assistance or guidance in working with one of the communities or are interested in networking with other area businesses, our Chamber staff and committees will help your business grow. Like anything though, you get out of your Chamber membership what you put in to it.

In a typical year your Chamber will host a broad spectrum of business and social events, including, our Golf Classic, Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Educational Seminars, regular networking events, Forks & Corks, and a Holiday Charity Benefit, just to name a few.

Many businesses choose our Chamber because of the business-building opportunities. As an example, many Chamber members and members of the local political community attend the monthly Business After Hours events to socialize with one another, casually discuss business and related opportunities, and forge valuable professional relationships.

Special Points of Interest:

  • The Chamber has over 350 members from West Allis and West Milwaukee
  • The Chamber Connection Newsletter
    distributes to nearly 900 people via mail and internet.
  • The Chamber’s website receives over 10,000 unique hits per month.
  • The Chamber refers hundreds of
    potential customers to our members each year. Stop in our office to see for yourself.
Come to the ABLE networking breakfasts and lunches to network with representatives of eight Chambers, meet approximately 50 to 70 business people every other week to network with. Bring plenty of business cards to all of these events and get ready to meet your next client. Enjoy refreshments and good company!

In addition to carrying out its mission, the Chamber also has formed an Education Foundation which is a 501(C)(3) in order to partner with business and the educational community to raise charitable dollars through direct contributions and distribute these resources to support programs which nurture, enhance, and provide a quality learning experience for students in the West Allis / West Milwaukee community.

In 2008, we also launched a new initiative, YP Impact to take action by bringing together young professionals for the purposes of business development, social involvement, and volunteerism.

We look forward to working with you to help your business grow. Good luck in all of your business endeavors!

Member Benefits

PlaqueWhen you join the Chamber, our mission is to help you achieve your goals. The way that we contribute to our members varies from business to business. Listed here are just some of the ways we can help you get connected and get involved. Let us know what we can do for you!

Networking Opportunities

  • Monthly Business After Hours Networking
  • Become an Ambassador and visit new Chamber members every month.
  • Active Business Leads Exchange (Structured networking with multiple area Chambers)
  • Annual events that enhance relationships
  • YP Impact Social and Volunteer Events

Marketing Opportunities

  • We are your referral network. We answer hundreds of inquires about the community and refer people to members first!
  • Offer Member to Member Discounts and we will advertise them for free!
  • Free set of member mailing labels (a $60 value)
  • 25% Discount on first e-newsletter ad received by over 900 people!
  • Free Chamber Profile in West Allis / West Milwaukee Chamber “Chamber Connection” e-newsletter
  • Free photo of Ambassador welcome in “Chamber Connection”
  • Free listing on www.wawmchamber.com
  • Free listing in Chamber Membership Directory
  • Leave your business cards and fliers in our office for residents to pick up.

Government Liaison

  • Great relationship with local governments
  • Involvement on Municipal boards/committees.

Annual Events

  • Annual Membership Meeting
  • Dinner and Awards Ceremony
  • Golf Classic 
  • Holiday Charity Benefit

Community Involvement

  • Connect with all Departments of the City of West Allis & Village of West Milwaukee
  • WA Downtown Business Improvement District and WM Silver City Main Street
  • Connecting Caring Communities, (Senior)
  • ATODA Community Coalition, (Youth)
  • YP Impact – Young Professionals
  • Charitable organizations; Rotary of West Allis, MACC Fund, American Cancer Society to name a few.
  • Other Chambers of Commerce; Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Greenfield, Greendale, South Suburban, Muskego, New Berlin. Indian Chamber, Hispanic Chamber and Hmong Chamber.

Educational Opportunities

  • Business Education Grants
  • Business Education Workshops
  • WWBIC Small Business Development Program

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Affordable newsletter advertising
  • Inexpensive web banner advertising
  • Affordable advertisement in area directories
  • Many levels of sponsorships at events. This included our Annual Meeting, Golf outing, Forks & Corks, Holiday Benefit, etc..