with the EDS
Why Should You Join the EDS?
The Glenwood and District Economic Development Society welcomes new members to join in on their mission to strengthen and develop the district's economic future.
If you are a like-minded individual, interested in driving proactive strategies to help promote Glenwood as an excellent place to live, learn, invest, visit, and do business, please join us!
Simply talk to one of the society's directors or fill out our contact form to express your interest in becoming a new member or director. Regular membership is $5.00 per year and includes a listing in our local business directory online, attendance at our annual supper meeting, the right to cast your vote at the annual general meeting, and email updates from the EDS.
What's in it for You?
In addition to the camaraderie that comes from building community, you'll be able to play an active role in helping to move Glenwood and District toward our collective vision of being a thriving, resilient, prosperous community that is attractive and promotes quality of life, and is a friendly and harmonious community that embraces small town values and is inclusive of all.
Become a Featured Business Member
Want to grow your business in an affordable, sustainable way? The Glenwood & District EDS has a quick, easy and affordable solution for you.
Sign up as a Featured Business Member, and the Glenwood EDS will help you bring your business into the digital realm with a dedicated web presence at a fraction of the cost of building a website yourself. Additionally, the EDS will promote your business in conjunction with the society throughout the region.
Featured Business Member Benefits
As a Featured Business Member you will be included on the Local Business Directory, but you'll also get:
Your own, dedicated web page to promote your business online, displaying your logo and contact information, internal and external directory links, and up to five photos in an image gallery to display your products and services. (Logo, images, contact information and images as provided by you.)
Your business will also be featured on one or more of the main pages of the website, in advertising banner spaces, targeted at your market segment.
One short advertorial feature on your business in one of our targeted
e-newsletters, linking directly back to your dedicated page on the Glenwood and District EDS website.
Promotion of your business through our social media network, sharing information about your business throughout the year, as provided by you.
What does it Cost?
The Glenwood EDS has developed this unique program to give you the opportunity to develop an online presence for your business for less than $0.15 per day. For only $50 per year, your business will appear online, making it possible for potential clients to find you via multiple search engines, as well as through social media links and other online promotions by the EDS.
Ready to Sign Up?
Contact an EDS director or fill out our contact form to express your interest in becoming a Featured Business Member. Your regular membership is automatically included, allowing you to attend the annual supper meeting, the right to cast your vote at the annual general meeting, and email updates from the EDS.
Featured Business Member Webpage Specs
Once you have paid your Featured Business Membership you will need to provide the EDS with the following:
Your logo in PNG format
A 100 word description of your business and the services you provide
3 - 5 good photos of your location, products, and services, as applicable. These should be provided in JPEG or PNG format, and no larger than 250kb per image. You can resize your images for free here: www.picresize.com
Your hours of business, address, physical location (GPS coordinates or a link to a google map address, if needed), contact information (phone, email, external web address)
Up to 3 social media account links
View an example of the Featured Member Business page here.