While people can argue about the efficacy and necessity of a printed newsletter and whether it’s worth the time or not, keeping your members in the loop is essential. E-newsletters have become very popular because they are easy to compile, send and archive.
A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked:
Can someone share a copy of their electronic newsletter. I am building one but like to not create the wheel if I can help it. Thanks so much!
Read the 19 responses from chamber professionals, including the program they use for e-newsletters:
This discussion is for Insiders (members only).
Compiling an E-newsletter for the Chamber
Jennifer Cayton Sprout If you would like Barry we can send a copy that you can edit. What software are you using? We use indesign.
Joshua Vick Sure, we have a few here we send out each week. If you will send me your email address I will forward some of them to you.
Barry Gentry adobe cs6
Joshua Vick Barry, I am forwarding your request and email over to our rep that is over the electronic newsletter. She is very good and has recently made some changes to our newsletters.
Anissa Freeman Starnes Barry, you can also GOOGLE “safeunsubscribe and chamber” together and it will return a ton of chamber email newsletters. That way you can see the good ones and see what you like and don’t like.
Karen Hutchinson-Talaski I use constant contact. It’s easy and free to chambers!
Jennifer Cayton Sprout Okay I uploaded our newsletter to this site. If you have Indesign let me know and I can send you a copy you could edit.
Jay Handler Constant Contact is a GREAT (and FREE to Chambers) way to build an eNewsletter…
Sherri Bohme We’ve just started using Constant Contact. Its easy and like previous poster have said, its FREE to Chambers.
Brad Ball I’ll add the other great thing about Constant Contact’s free chamber program is that it includes the survey feature as well. It’s a really powerful opportunity for chamber’s. You are supposed to put their logo on your site as a corporate sponsor – a small price to pay for such a massive tool.
Barry Gentry I love Constant Contact (well..I love Anissa)….
Teri Wilson Edwards Went to the website for Constant Contact- not finding where it is free to chambers- help?
William Moore I think this is the page you’re looking for:http://www.constantcontact.com/chamber-program/index.jsp
Brian Cleary commented 3 months ago
Here you go Norma