Support: Professional Advice Provided. Publicity boost: Your business increases exposure in online and offline formats.
Your membership fee is Tax Deductable.
Chambers of commerce are still relevant despite advancements in technology and online networking. Members receive numerous promotional perks, exclusive advertising and networking options, and additional exposure for their companies or organizations.
Did you know that chambers run programs that welcome new residents to the community? Were you aware that members receive an online listing (with a link) to help interested parties find you in searches? Both of those opportunities alone could give your company a significant boost.
Networking opportunities: You’ll be in direct contact with other professionals.
Chambers put you in direct contact with potential leads. Expos and conventions frequently take place in communities; in fact, you’ll probably find one or two in your local newspaper or newsletter if you open it up right now. Chamber members typically gain booth access to those conventions before non-members, and sometimes at a worthwhile discount. Furthermore, chamber leads groups put you in direct contact with other professionals in the area for networking purposes. Our networking events make it infinitely easier to make connections with other business in the area, whether you are trying to increase sales or learn from peers as to how they have dealt with difficult business issues. Mailing list access: You have the chance to directly market to other business owners who may require your services/products.
Chambers of commerce have access to mailing lists that you wouldn’t be able to access otherwise. Those mailing lists are especially helpful if your business is primarily B2B (Business to Business), because you’ll be able to directly contact or visit the person in charge instead of throwing darts in the dark hoping to reach someone with buying power. Also keep in mind that chambers refer their members’ products and services over non-members’, which means that you’ll also gain referral opportunities as a paying member.