Why post a press release?
Posting a news story on the Chamber website is a great way to let the community know about your business or organization, improve your online presence, plus get traffic from the Chamber website to your website. And through the Chamber, it's free! Do you have a news-worthy topic that you'd like to share with our community? Is your company celebrating a milestone, announcing a new product, adding or promoting staff? Why not tell us and we'll put it online!
Press Release FAQs
Not quite sure how to write a press release? Check out our frequently asked questions below.
Q: What type of news will you publish?
A: The Santa Cruz Area Chamber publishes the business and community news of our members. We follow the industry standards for business news - milestones in business, new products, new staff, promotions, board appointments, awards, and events. If you have a piece of news and are unsure if it is "newsworthy," simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chamber at 831-457-3713.
Q: Can any business submit a press release?
A: No. Publication of business news is only available to Santa Cruz Chamber members as just one of the many value-added benefits offered by the Chamber.
Q: How do I write a press release?
A: Press releases should be concise and informative. The industry standard suggests that the release should answer the following questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The press release can be up to 500 words. Your article title must be 35 characters or less. If you would like to include a photograph, please email it to email@example.com. The Chamber reserves the right to edit press releases for appropriateness and space.
Q: How do I submit a press release?
A: Press releases are accepted via our online new submission form or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your story has been submitted for approval, it will be live on the website within 2 business days if approved. Please contact us if your story needs to be approved immediately.
Q: Is there a cost associated with press releases?
A: No, the publication of your business and community news is a free benefit of Chamber membership.
To view samples of other press releases, please visit the Member News page.
For more information on other ways to make your membership work for you, visit Getting Started or call the Chamber at 831-457-3713.