The following comments were made by chamber members, Presidents and CEO’s, Executive Directors, vendors, friends and industry consultants.
Annette Medlin, IOM
I have been in the Chamber Industry for 14 years. First as the President/CEO of a medium size Chamber and for three years now as a consultant to Chamber professionals all over the world! All that to say, I have seen lots of products and tools for the Industry and I believe ChamberMail is one of the best! I used ChamberMail in my Chamber and have worked with clients who use it successfully. ChamberMail fills a unique niche; it gets your members AND your Chamber in front of new comers in your community through direct mail. My members loved it and I loved it because I was able to share the Chamber story to this audience who might not otherwise hear about it so quickly. I highly recommend the team at ChamberMail as a solid solution for YOUR Chamber!!
Corissa Saint Laurent
Director, Regional Development, Constant Contact | Professional Speaker and Motivator | Small Business Marketing Expert
Donn and I met years ago at a Chamber Executive event and he impressed me immediately. He cares deeply and provides a phenomenal service for Chambers of Commerce to connect and provide value to their members. His service, support, expertise, and genuine character make him a delight to work with!
I am as honored as I can be to recommend Donn to anyone and everyone who would be interested in using his services. At a time when the economy is on the skids Donn is a bright spot in a dark time for many businesses. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience to help breath new life into a business that requires new life. Donn doesn’t over sell his products and services if anything he under sells and over delivers. So if you need cost effective tools for reaching more consumers and converting them into loyal customers then you will not do better than listening to Donn, taking his advise and using his services. I know because I have seen them work in good times and bad. Therefore I give Donn my highest recommendation in that you cannot ever go wrong in doing business with him and his firm.
Each segment of your chamber’s membership has unique needs. Some need networking opportunities. Some need advocacy. Some need the phone and cash register to ring. What are you doing at your chamber to help those members who need the phone and cash register to ring? That is where ChamberMail comes in. Give them a call, ask for Donn Ingemie if you want to talk to the owner and founder. Donn’s product, delivered through your chamber, satisfies the need of this important and often under-served segment of your membership. I recommend you give ChamberMail a call and see how they can help you. ~Frank J. Kenny, Founder, Chamber Pros Community.
Sales/Marketing Consultant & Speaker
ChamberMail is a great program for Chambers looking to “beef up” their offerings to their B2C members. Sure, it’s free for Chambers to use and you might even earn a few dollars in Non-Dues Revenue, but the REAL benefit is in how ChamberMail allows your members the opportunity to introduce themselves to new residents moving into your area. It positions them as a first point of contact and presents them in a very favorable light as they’re being delivered to the home-owner via their local Chamber of Commerce. Tough to beat for the price of half a postage stamp! Dozens of my clients have used ChamberMail, and I’ve never heard a single complaint. You KNOW how rare THAT is…
Before we became a partner with ChamberMail, we needed to answer two questions. Is there a value to our B2C members? Will our members receive the same level of professional service that they are used to receiving from us? The answers to both questions is a resounding yes. What a great investment for those companies who want to reach out to new residents in our area.
I met ChamberMail’s Donn Ingemie at a Massachusetts Membership Development meeting, I listened as he spoke about ChamberMail, the new resident mailer program and how it could be a retention/recruitment tool, while giving members better consumer visibility. After learning more about the program, I signed on the dotted line. ChamberMail provided a direct connection between our members and their potential clients while adding a new value added benefit for our retention/recruitment toolbox. Thanks, ChamberMail!”
Kelly Thompson Clark
Just completing our first sales process with ChamberMail, we already have members on a waiting list that missed the opportunity and members on a waiting list to renew as well. ChamberMail definitely helped the chambers bottom line and budget.
We always have advertising opportunities for our tourism driven members, but not much for our service providers. ChamberMail was a perfect way to engage that sector. Our service companies can promote their businesses to new homeowners and renters in a targeted geographic area every month. I found your staff very professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend your service and feel free to have people call me with questions.
Donn (Pops), is a well versed marketing professional who knows what it takes to drive results. He is always looking to develop a marketing vehicle for companies of all shapes and sizes, which makes him so diverse. I believe his success has come from his ability to adapt and adjust to the times by being innovative.
Donn is an amazing friend and business associate. For over 20 years he has always been there to help, to advise and to support. Further, his sense of humor lights up any room he enters and any life he comes in contact with. If you are seeking a business associate or a friend, you couldn’t not to better than choosing Donn.
Donn Ingemie is a rare breed of business man today; passionate about helping people with his business, caring about both his clients and staff and one of the most loved and respected man to whoever knows him. Work with Donn and you’ll be happy and successful!
Nancy Lee Zimpleman
Director of Communications at Alice Drive Baptist Church
I worked with Donn and his company ChamberMail last year and plan to again this year. It was a remarkable opportunity for us to sell a new and different product to our members. Don and his company made it easy by providing me with high quality information, coordinating appointments for me, and quickly returning phone calls or emails when I stumbled or had a question. I have worked with lots of companies and organizations and have yet to come across one as well organized and efficient as Donn’s. ChamberMail worked with me quickly and respected my time as a professional. I appreciated Donn’s willingness to step in and get the job done. I look forward to working with him again.
Pharmacist at Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Donn is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. He is a focused professional and when he gets rolling, there’s no stopping him. His powerful presence and outgoing personality are all part of what makes him a successful professional. His warm personality and laugh are infectious. I endorse and highly recommend Donn for any business endeavor. He’s a leader. You go with Donn and you’ll never be sorry. He is the goods.
Donn is a go-to guy to get a unique product that reaches a very specific and measurable audience. We have worked with his company, and when we needed something handled, he was on top of things immediately. Always with a smile and a kind word – very nice to work with.
Donn’s incredible charisma lights up a room. His sales and marketing expertise is what generates huge revenues for chambers across the US. I had the pleasure of working with Donn at Chamber Member Services and was impressed with his drive and determination to succeed.
I’ve known Donn for many years. His brother and I have been working in the ski business for 42 years. I’ve seen Donn do great things for chamber members. I highly recommend him.
Donn Ingemie is a multi faceted business professional. His dedication to detail is only surpassed by his creativity and acumen. I highly recommend Donn to any potential clients.
Charlene St. Jean
Marketing Coach, Digital Media Strategist and Advertising Agent
Donn Ingemie hired my company, Purple Diamond, in 2010 to handle the Social Media component of Chamber Member Services Marketing plan. Donn had a keen understanding of all aspects of marketing when we met, but wanted his team to be ahead of the curve with the knowledge of online marketing and social media and how they would use it to enhance their unique brand and also help their customers. A dynamic & sought-after business strategy speaker prior to starting his business, Donn Ingemie quickly understood the complexity of how social media marketing would benefit his business and what was the best way to use the various social sites. Smart, quick to adapt to any marketing environment, and a natural communicator, Ingemie continues to excel in the growth of his business and that of each of his clients. Donn Ingemie is one of the most genuine and sincere people you will ever meet. When he says he cares about his clients, you can trust it to be true. I am happy to recommend Donn and Chamber Member Services to any chamber looking to produce exceptional results for their members.
CAE, President and CEO, Billings Chamber of Commerce
“ChamberMail required us to reach out to members we have not typically connected with. The ChamberMail program offered our B2C members a way to reach new customers in a cost effective and timely manner. It also further positioned the Billings Chamber as a leader in helping their business to succeed. This will be a good program to share with the other Chambers in MT at the next MACE meeting.”
Networking isn’t everything! Especially for your retail and B2C members. It might be surprising for me to say this. As a professional speaker and author on the topic of networking, I’m – of course! – a huge fan of chambers of commerce for the great networking opportunities they provide members. BUT… a lot of these members have a hard time getting to these events. And, while it gives them other benefits, networking doesn’t help them reach the large potential target audience that ChamberMail targets: people who are new to your town. ChamberMail is a simple, turnkey solution that gets your members in front of those prospects every month without you having to lift a finger. I used it when I was a chamber executive and it was simple for us to do because the ChamberMail team does nearly all the work. We just sat back, provided a service to often under-served members, and gathered all the kudos!
William E. Rappleye
Our Chamber Members wants to project a timely, positive and a call to action message out to new residents of Draper City.
New residents moving into our community want to receive the most relevant advertising with strong consumer options right away after they settle into their new homes. ChamberMail gives our members an affordable option to market to this new move-in group. This right time strategy and smart content generates new customers and or qualified leads that grow business volume. We are happy that we have been able to tap ChamberMail and their out of the box thinking to help us strategically deliver targeted, just in time content to this New Customer base moving into our city.
I have served our Chamber for almost 13 years and am always looking for new ways to provide added value to our members who just can’t get out to events. That’s where Donn Ingemie and ChamberMail comes to the rescue. What a great way to assist these members in marketing their services and products. The part that the members like the most is receiving the contact list of people who were sent ChamberMail so that they can follow up with them. It’s easy, fast, and a great tool for businesses looking for exposure to new move- ins. Donn knows his stuff and gets the job done.
Nicole Christian, IOM, CCE
President & CEO, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
ChamberMail has been great value-added benefit for our members. This unique service provides and fantastic, cost-effective promotional opportunity for our small businesses and works with any budget. And, Donn and his team are simply wonderful.
Donn’s fun loving and thoughtful nature comes out in his work for communities across the country. I’m proud to call him a friend and fellow advocate for the best in any community. Those who use his services are happy, healthy long term clients.