Your Chamber of Commerce

Lewis Green writes an article on the Marketing Profs: Daily Fix blog titled "Have You Hugged Your Chamber Today?" His point?  You should join and be active in your local Chamber of Commerce.  Assuming you have an active chamber in your area, he lists several good reasons for getting involved.

Your fellow chamber members are potential customers and an excellent source of leads.  Since most chamber members are business owners from your area, it’s a great place to make contacts and to exchange ideas. 

A less direct benefit, but one that’s very important is that chambers are the voice of local business.  They lobby local governments in support of legislation that will help you and your business.  Of course, by joining and being active, you get the reputation for being a concerned member of the community.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has an excellent web site that includes a search for local chambers.

 

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