Most seasoned business owners can tell you the benefits of being a member of a local Chamber of Commerce, but the number one reason is that it allows a business owner to connect with other local businesses in their community. Chambers of Commerce are committed to protecting and promoting their business community.

Some of the reasons to join a Chamber of Commerce include:

  • Networking and collaborating can be essential to business growth and success
  • Two words: business directory – being featured in a business directory through a Chamber of Commerce allows new customers to find you when they are looking for the services you provide
  • Chambers of Commerce provide networking events at various times (morning, lunch and after hours) that allow you to meet with others when it is convenient to you
  • Chambers of Commerce provide educational opportunities for business and professional development including seminars, webinars and workshops
  • Easy access to information through newsletters and email updates – these can be a one-stop shop
  • Referrals – most Chambers of Commerce are committed to only providing its members information for inquiries it receives
  • Increased positive opinion – according to a 2012 study conducted by the Schapiro Group, 49% of consumers were more likely to think favorably of a local business if it was a member of the local Chamber— and 80% were more likely to purchase a product or service from a Chamber member.
  • Recognition and award events are typically provided by Chambers of Commerce
  • Exclusive discounts for members – from office supplies to insurance, Chambers of Commerce often offer discounts for their members
  • Opportunities to serve your community through participating in a committee
  • Complimentary job listings to help you find the employees you need
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities

Please note that not all the above listed benefits are available through all Chambers of Commerce.

Local Chambers of Commerce

We strongly encourage businesses to become members of their local Chamber of Commerce.