What is the Chamber of Commerce?
I have been asked this question several times over the past week, and there are many facets to what the Chamber provides for the community.
I feel this to be a great time and venue to address a few of the Chamber’s roles, as we continue to focus on the visibility and rebranding of the Chamber of Commerce in the community.
Membership: The Chamber offers membership to businesses and individuals of the local area which it serves. Benefits include utilization of the Chamber’s resources such as: event promotion through the Chamber website, (hartsvilletrousdale.com) social media, and discounts from local businesses who are also members.
Community events: The Chamber of Commerce also sponsors several local events to promote community involvement and local business. The Chamber hosts a monthly meeting with guest speakers from the community. These meetings are open to the public and also include a door prize.
Networking: The Chamber of Commerce is an excellent source for networking. Through its membership base and community involvement there is great potential to make and build meaningful and profitable business relationships.
Welcoming of new residents: The Chamber of Commerce serves as a resource center for residents who are new to the area. Because of the close relationship with the local businesses via its membership base, the Chamber serves as an excellent referral source for people in the process of assimilating into the community.
These are some of the most common areas in which the Chamber of Commerce services the community. It is our chief goal to help build and maintain a community in which our residents and local businesses can be proud to live.
Please support your local Chamber of Commerce. Visit our website at hartsvilletrousdale.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with what’s going on locally.