When you join the Chamber, you gain visibility in our local business community with the purpose of growing your business. Two immediate benefits you receive are an announcement as a new member on our website and a listing in our directory. To maximize your investment, there are a number of activities members can get involved in.
The Most Popular Chamber Activities for Business Growth
There is nothing like getting in front of people during networking events. You meet new business professionals and further connect with those you already know. Our networking events are high energy and well attended with prospects for your business. They offer you the opportunity to build quality business relationships in a conservative amount of time.
The Chamber offers several networking opportunities for members. We have monthly luncheons, a quarterly New Member Reception and Business After Hour events where our members meet and mingle together. Each event has its own format and all are meant to help you grow in your business.
Unlike our networking events, leads group events are dedicated to the same group of people week after week. As a leads group member, you get to know the other members and learn how to refer business to each other. In essence, you are building your sales team with other members who have the same goal – to increase sales.
These weekly groups are established to generate the maximum sales leads for our members. When you join a leads group, you join a non-competitive environment where each member is the only representative for that industry. The ability to close out your competition from your group allows you to be a main player for growing your business.
As a new member, you can choose to have a ribbon cutting. This is a great way to get the word out about your business. Your ribbon cutting announces your new beginning as a Chamber member and does not depend on how long you have been in business. You can have the event at your location or at the Chamber’s office. The Chamber will handle the announcements so fellow members and business professionals in your local community will come to support your business. It is a special time for your business to be highlighted in the community.
As a member, you are also invited to come to other ribbon cuttings. This gives you the benefit of meeting community business professionals and showing your support to another member during their ribbon cutting.
Business After Hours
Our Business After Hours is an exhibit-style event that occurs periodically in various locations throughout the community. The setting is relaxing and social for an evening of networking. Although you can network as an attendee, your best benefit is to be an exhibitor. When exhibiting, you get a display table to showcase your products and services. This gives attendees the opportunity to visually see and learn more about your business to help you grow.
By being active in networking events, leads groups, ribbon cuttings and business after hours, you are more visible in the community. The more opportunities you have for people to meet you and learn about your business, the more potential your business has for growth.
If you would like to learn more about Chamber membership or our activities, feel free to contact us.