The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber celebrated the milestone of reaching 600+ members on April 18, 2016. The celebration occurred at our office location where members stopped by and enjoyed food and networking. Chairman Earl Wise of the Bank of North Georgia was the grill master, serving up hotdogs. It was a beautiful day at the Chamber’s office as we celebrated.
Chamber membership is a good investment.
Reaching 600+ members has been a great achievement for the Chamber. In the last several years the Chamber has experienced consistent growth combined with a successful retention rate. One of the reasons for this achievement has been due to our continuous focus on providing a good investment for our members.
Here are 4 ways our Chamber membership is a good investment:
A Variety of Programs
We offer a variety of programs in membership, community development, and economic development. This variety gives opportunities to all our members no matter if their interest is networking with other members, building community awareness, or seeking growth opportunities.
Our Board and committees are volunteer-driven, meaning strong leadership is critical to our success. We help our members improve their leadership skills through programs such as our Entrepreneurial Academy, Leadership Rockdale, Rockdale Young Professional Leaders, and 12@12 luncheon. We also keep our members aware of business and community issues through our legislature breakfast, education partnerships, and other special programs.
We understand how important good communication is to our success. Our Chamber Ambassadors Program helps new and existing members communicate together so they can learn and see the growth opportunities in our community. Operation Thank You is another program that helps us communicate our appreciation to members while answering questions about how we can best help them and getting critical feedback. In addition, members get regular updates about upcoming ribbon cuttings, networking events, and other activities through our newsletter, social media, and website.
We are thankful. Our growth and retention is directly related to our members being very supportive of what we do and recognizing that we all grow by supporting each other. This is clear with the success of our Leads Groups, where members meet to aid each other in growing their businesses. We also understand the importance membership attendance has for successful programs and we proudly boast that our events are well attended. Favorite events such as the Network Luncheon on the first Wednesday of each month and the quarterly Business After Hours are regularly filled to capacity. And although we have kept the name 12@12, we have restructured this luncheon event to accommodate more members because of the interest.
As our membership grows even stronger, we continue to stay focused on providing beneficial activities and programs while finding new ways to maximize member investment with the Chamber. If you are interested in becoming a member or have questions, contact us at 770.483.7049.