As a business owner, you’re always looking for new ways to market your business, network with other small businesses and make strong connections with the people in your local community. While owning your own business is a full-time job and the thought of adding another activity to your already busy schedule can seem like a lot, joining your local chamber of commerce can offer numerous benefits with no added stress. A study conducted by The Schapiro Group found that consumers were 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from a company that is a member of the chamber of commerce. Not only that, when you join The Chamber you can stay up to date on important happenings, trends and issues within your local community. If we haven’t convinced you to join yet, here are six more reasons why you should join The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce in 2020.
When you become a member of The Chamber, you are able to connect with fellow businesses at over 36 networking events annually—all free for members! We also offer numerous committees for you to join to further connect and discuss relevant issues with like-minded individuals. Why is connection so important? Because the more people you meet through our committees and Chamber events, the larger your referral potential will be, providing you with additional networking opportunities and business development.
Have a Voice
Being a member of The Chamber gives you a voice. Chambers work closely with elected officials, on both county and state level, to tackle tough issues that can negatively impact small businesses. The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to protecting our community of small businesses, having a strong voice in the ever-changing regulations, taxes and other mandates passed by the government.
When you join The Chamber, there are endless opportunities for learning. Acquire tips, tricks and skills from industry leaders, experts and peers alike when you join a committee, partake in a roundtable discussion or enroll in a seminar or leadership class. Gain access to training and development and keep your business one step ahead.
Being a member has its perks! Through affinity programs, member to member coupons and business associations you can receive discounts for products and services and really rake in the savings. From marketing help to perks you can offer your employees, you’re likely to find a fellow member who can offer these services at a discounted rate.
When you make the investment in joining The Chamber, consumers are more likely to perceive your business as reliable. This gains trust, which gains business. In fact, when individuals know you’re a part of The Chamber, your business can enjoy a 49% increase in consumer favorability.
As soon as you become a member of The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, you’re automatically added to our business directory. You’ll also be promoted on The Chamber’s website as well as all social media channels. We also offer the chance to grow your business through sponsoring chamber events and advertising opportunities, available exclusively to our members!
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities to connect with local business owners’, peers and leaders within our community. Boost your reputation, grow your business and gain credibility by joining The Chamber. If you’re still unsure, check out our next Chamber 101 to get the full picture of what a membership entails. For all the latest and greatest business news and tools, make sure to check out our Delaware County Chamber of Commerce business blog--Biz Buzz!
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