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Supporting your local Chamber of Commerce throughout the year is key to the economic success of your area. After all, when you support an organization whose mission is to boost the local economy, your business will cash in on the benefits.

Volunteer – Volunteers are vital to the success of the events the Chamber holds. The Chamber of Commerce is non-profit and volunteers are our lifeline to accomplish fundraisers, workshops, membership luncheons, etc. Chambers are here to help your business, so why not return the favor when you can? If your schedule doesn’t permit you to be involved physically, donations that showcase your business are a win-win. Donate to a silent auction. Be a sponsor of an event. Get your business name out there.

Support other Chamber members – Shopping other chambers of commerce member businesses does many things. It strengthens ties in the community, boosts the local economy, creates a professional relationship among members, and helps boost the chamber’s reputation and influence. Check out your local Chamber of Commerce’s website for a member listing or call us directly. We’d be happy to refer one of our amazing chamber members to help you out.

Encourage other businesses to join – According to a national study by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, two-thirds of consumers believe that chamber members are more likely to follow good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in their communities. When you become a member of the chamber of commerce it helps establish a good reputation. The more members a chamber of commerce has, leads to a larger number of small businesses thriving in an area leading to a stronger economy. If you want to step that up a level, join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and be a part of the world’s largest business organization which represents more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.

Follow your Chamber on social media – The majority of us are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter daily. Use these social media outlets to stay up to date on your chamber’s programs and events. Also, this is a great way to showcase your own business to others.

Communicate – Chambers of commerce exist to support their communities and foster business growth. If there is information you are needing, reach out. We have the resources and connections to get you the information that you need. Your membership is a powerful resource, and the more you use it, the more powerful it becomes for your business. We are here to serve you. Send us your suggestions, stop in and visit us, and be sure to check us out on social media to see what we are doing to improve the economy for our members.

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