The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance offers its members discount rates on high-profile, cost-effective ways to be identified with Alliance programs, events and publications through advertising and sponsorships. Elevate your business and improve its visibility through the community by taking advantage of these opportunities today!
2023 Advertising Opportunities
For more specific information and pricing, download the above advertising guide.
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance has an extensive email bank that represents Greater Reading’s business elite. Use this highly interactive medium to deliver your message directly to decision makers who also buy consumer goods. E-mail marketing allows you to change your message instantly and keep it fresh, allowing for maximum return on your advertising dollars. Options include:
- The Connection: The Connection focuses on GRCA news and events and is delivered every other Tuesday. It reaches 3,600+ members with an average open rate of 15%.
- Member Minute: This is the place to announce important anniversaries, employee promotions, gold star items, member events and more. It reaches 3,600+ members and is delivered the 3rd Thursday of the month with an average open rate of 15%.
- eSpotlight: Your exclusive ad or video email message is sent directly to 4,150+ members. This creative and timely advertising vehicle gives you flexibility to creatively get your message out using your full-color graphic linked to your webpage, video or podcast. These are emailed to our members Mondays only and offer an average open rate of 13%.
Choose to place your ad on our NEW website! Your ad will rotate throughout our newly redesigned website, so no matter where our guests click through, your ad will be seen.
Block Ad: 5 premium spaces available – $250/month or $600/quarter ($150 value!)
Placement: Your block ad graphic will be located in the left sidebar. Ads will rotate throughout the site.
Specs: 300(w) x 250(h) px at a resolution of 72 ppi.
Text should be very limited and large enough to read. One link per graphic.
Social Media Advertising
Social media usage and e-commerce has skyrocketed since 2020. The GRCA Facebook page offers 5,200+ likes and 6,200+ followers to view your Facebook posts and live messages. In addition, the GRCA Instagram page offers 2,100+ followers to see your broadcasts. Social media takeover options include:
- Facebook Live
- Facebook & Instagram Posting Takeovers
Women2Women (W2W), a special program of the GRCA, serves as a catalyst to develop women leaders by connecting women from diverse backgrounds to learn, share ideas and mentor each other. In its 11th year with a captivated audience, advertising with the GRCA through W2W is the perfect way to reach the Berks female demographic.
- Women2Women eNews – The W2W eNews is sent mid-month each month and focuses on upcoming W2W events, inspiration and empowerment through community partnerships, and promotion of other women’s organizations to promote leadership development. The W2W eNews reaches 5,200+ with an average open rate of 20%.
Meet Greater Reading
Meet Greater RDG gives residents a fresh look at our vibrant community, and visitors to our region a glimpse at what makes our community special. The magazine is an exciting opportunity to advertise in a sleek, current piece that will be in every hotel; local, regional and state government offices; doctors’ office and salon across the county. Meet Greater RDG magazine will also reach 1,200 business leaders via mailing to GRCA members. Your business will reach over 500,000 community visitors, residents and leaders. The only publication of its kind in our area, Meet Greater RDG magazine is the go-to resource that promotes our area’s extraordinary quality of life.
GRCA Signature Publications
2023 Sponsorship Opportunities
For more specific information and pricing, download the above sponsorship guide.
The Dinner is GRCA’S marquee event of the year. The celebratory evening features a nationally recognized speaker, the Greater Reading Business Excellence AThe Dinner is GRCA’S marquee event of the year. The celebratory evening features a nationally recognized speaker, the Greater Reading Business Excellence Awards, and an opportunity to network with a sell-out crowd of 850+ community business leaders and professionals.
Date: May 2023
Chamber Annual Picnic
A Berks County tradition, the GRCA’s Annual Picnic is the last blast of summer! You’ll enjoy meeting new A Berks County tradition, the GRCA’s Annual Picnic is the last blast of summer! You’ll enjoy meeting new business contacts and seeing old friends in a fun atmosphere. This event receives significant media coverage. Typical attendance is 500 business members from a wide variety of industries, giving you access to a diverse mix of people that you won’t find at any other GRCA event. The evening is punctuated by a home run derby.
Date: August 2023
Taste of Berks
Taste of Berks showcases what GRCA members in hospitality, agriculture, event venues, food/beverage vendors, restaurants, and more have to offer! Newly added, the Makers Market will offer a place to purchase gifts for yourself & others. Also, learn more about our Go Buy Berks gift card, which can be used at any participating GRCA member vendor.
Dates: November 2023
Building Berks Awards & Trade Expo
GRCA’s Building Berks Awards & Expo celebrates the economic growth, which is a result of the construction and development activity, in Berks County. Attendees are a cross-section of real estate, construction, design, engineering and finance professionals.
Dates: October 2023
Breakfast4Success is held three times per year offering presentations on business and leadership strategies to grow your company and people. Successful, area business leaders and professional speakers will teach you how to develop your skills to achieve your goals both professionally and personally.
Dates: February, June, October 2023
GRCA’s premier networking event, Networking@Night, is exclusively open to GRCA members to attend. Limited to one evening per month, this event allows you to host an event at the site of your choosing — new branch, expansions, facility tours, etc. You can expect 50+ GRCA members to walk through your doors ready to mingle and hear from the host.
Dates: Third Thursdays of each month
GRCA provides a bridge between business, community and government – helping federal, state and local officials to acknowledge the challenges that our businesses face, while providing business-friendly solutions to regulatory, legislative and workforce issues. GRCA will continue to work with our members and community to keep everyone engaged in the process to build a healthy, competitive business community. Enabling resident businesses to thrive and expand, in addition to attracting new business projects.
Family Business Alliance
The Berks Family Business Alliance (Berks FBA), a special program of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA), is a leading resource in Berks County serving family owned and closely held businesses of all sizes. Visit the Berks Family Business Alliance webpage for more information.
Women2Women (W2W) is a catalyst for developing women leaders and connecting them to other women from diverse backgrounds to learn, share ideas and mentor one another. W2W offers a forum for women to gain knowledge, connections and strategic alliances to foster career advancement. The W2W network is open to all who support women. Visit the Women2Women website for more information.
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) is focused on program areas that support our region’s workforce demands and drive collaborative community-wide partnerships that address our workforce needs and promote the development of the talent pipeline using training and recruitment strategies to meet the demand for high-quality, qualified talent today and into the future.
To advertise or sponsor events and programs with the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, contact Rachael Romig.