Here are just some of the benefits of being members of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce that our members tell us they value the most:
Business knowledge. Perhaps the most compelling reason to join the Chamber is the benefit of tapping into the knowledge of your fellow members and the Chamber staff. Together, they serve as an extension of your own staff. You can also attend a Chamber educational program or invest time in a CEO Roundtable, which are confidential groups of business owners who meet on a regular basis to tackle business issues from the technical to the managerial. If you’re looking for advice on how to grow your business or transition it to the next generation in your family, the Chamber has members who will be there to support you.
Business credibility. A Schapiro Group study found consumers 63 percent more likely to buy from a business they believe to be a member of the local chamber of commerce than to purchase from one that is not. Supporting our local chamber is an investment in the community and enhances your company’s image.
Business savings. You can positively impact your operating margins with discounts through the Chamber insurance and office supply savings programs. Health insurance premiums are available at a 5-percent discounted rate. Save up to 30 percent on office supplies, and get free overnight shipping. Some members are savings thousands of dollars a year!
Business advocacy. Your membership enables the Chamber to work with local and state leaders to promote a healthy, pro-business environment. The Chamber speaks up for business on economic development projects and legislation with elected leaders, and hosts forums to bring you together with your elected officials.
Business networking. Work the Chamber, and it'll work for you. That's what Chamber members say. Some have made vital connections that have propelled them forward in business. Others have gained valuable new insights into business processes. Networking works, and this is the place to do it. From CEOs of companies to up-and-coming entrepreneurs, you will encounter scores of successful people at the Greater Greenwood Chamber. If you make just one lifelong customer in your first year of belonging to the Chamber, your membership has more than paid for itself. Take advantage of numerous networking opportunities to raise your business’ profile among other businesses through Chamber events.
Business exposure. Expand your network of potential customers and suppliers by participating in Chamber events and sponsoring Chamber programs and events, Also take advantage of marketing opportunities, which include Chamber website banner ads, email marketing and more. As a member, you will also appear in the Chamber membership directory. These exposure opportunities will strengthen your brand and help you stand out from your competitors.
Business mentoring. Learn new marketing tips and other valuable business advice from event speakers. And get connected with the Chamber’s trusted business advisors (SCORE and ISBDC) for assistance with your business plan, funding and coaching. Most of these services are free, confidential and delivered one-on-one at the Chamber office.
So what are you waiting for? The Greater Greenwood Chamber exists to support you and your business as you strive for success. Information and knowledge, opportunities for networking and personal enrichment—they're all here for you. Benefits that better your bottom line and intangible rewards of involvement will be yours when you join the Chamber.
Come and see what membership in the Greater Greenwood Chamber is all about. Join today. If you'd like to speak personally with a Chamber representative, call (317) 888-4856.