In order to have a vibrant, growing area in which to live and work, progressive communities must have an organization like the Chamber of Commerce. Each Chamber includes a powerful team…a team of members, volunteers, and community leaders working together to constantly help area businesses and their employees be as successful as possible.
First, to keep any community a “city in motion,” Chambers complete all of those little details and tasks that work quietly in the background. For instance, Chambers maintain offices devoted to commercial, civic, and retail development. We coordinate the talents of local business people in addressing the basic issues of our member business’ promotion, development and employment. Plus, we pursue opportunities to enhance the overall quality of life, which helps attract businesses and employees to our area!
Every day, we at the Chamber are planning, developing and designing opportunities for people to interact with others. To better understand this philosophy, let’s explore a quote borrowed from Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Black Book of Connections: “All things being equal, people want to do business with their friends. All things being not quite so equal, people STILL want to do business with their friends.”
In other words, regardless of whether the product is more expensive, the service is less desirable or the location is less convenient, people will choose to support their friends. This is the driving force behind your Chamber – we can be your number-one resource in turning those casual business acquaintances into solid friendships, which ultimately could help companies expand customer bases as well as sales potentials.
Besides the traditional networking activities and business promotion functions, we provide ample opportunity for you to meet and become better acquainted with others…others who may become a contact, a customer or a friend. Whether it’s a Ribbon Cutting, Chamber Chat or Business After Hours, these are great events for you to build quality relations with others.
Of course, Chambers provide so many more opportunities for professional growth and development. Plus every Chamber is unique, so be sure to connect with your local Chamber office to learn more on all they have to offer.