The US Chamber of Commerce is the largest Business organization in the world. It represents more than 3 million businesses across a broad range of sectors and sizes. They have been in existence for over 100 years, representing the needs and demands of their members and business in general.
|In its simplest form, it is a network of people who are in business who have a joint collective goal to further improve or enhance the business economy in the region. If you want to have your say in things that will often affect your business and potentially some of your customers too, then getting involved in your local chamber is a great way to do this, while meeting like-minded individuals and boosting the exposure of your business all at the same time.
The Cost is indicative of your business size and the number of staff you have in your business. Compare this to any small business advertising costs and even at the lower levels, the potential return on investment is huge, both with reach and results.
Being active in Chamber Committees
As with everything in life, you get what you put in. You can truly reap the rewards of belonging to your local chamber by becoming active in committees or even by applying to become a member of the board. By choosing a committee of interest, you will often get to know of any changes or developments first hand, before many others. When you are an active member, your exposure, credibility and development will all be boosted. All you need to do is decide which committees are meaningful to you, and join.
How Can I Benefit? According to a study, consumers are more likely to think favorably about a company that is a member of the Chamber, and more importantly, they are 63% MORE LIKELY TO BUY products or services
Your business will appear more credible to your customers and future customers with a membership. Customers online who see this are more likely to buy from you as a trusted member of this network.
Networking and Relationships
You will increase your local and national business networks with the opportunity to meet and converse with a huge range of professionals and potential customers that you may not have otherwise has the opportunity to meet.
Resources and Discounts
Being a member of the Chamber will give you instant access to a wealth of business resources.
Improved Public Confidence
Being present and active can help to give your business an improved public perception, and this doesn’t just apply to being seen by members of the Chamber. Your participation in Chamber events will help to enhance your overall credibility.
The Chamber will give you a relatively low-cost way to bridge training gaps and allow you access to training through membership. Based on feedback from members, the expert speakers that are provided at an event deliver invaluable information. The Chamber also provides access to training seminars throughout the year.
Marketing and Promotions
Joining the Chamber will open up a whole new world of marketing and promotional opportunities for your business. From network marketing and free promotion among members to paid sponsorship packages that run alongside major initiatives or events. There are monthly, and annual awards, social media channels, newsletters and printed marketing literature produced on a regular basis. If you launch a new product or reach a milestone, the great news is that the Chamber is always looking for news-worthy stories to promote to our community.
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