Why Join the Chamber?

By Betsy Demitropoulos on May 04, 2012

Some business owners might say their schedule is demanding enough at the moment, and the thought of adding one more activity to their busy calendar is unbearable.

 

So why should they try to cram time into their already hectic schedules to join and actively participate in their local chamber of commerce?

 

Because membership in the local chamber offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within their community and local marketplace.

 

Not only that, but research points out that consumers are more likely to do business with a company if it’s a member of their local chamber of commerce.

 

According to a research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, when consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

 

If you still don’t think you have time to join and participate in your local chamber of commerce, consider the following: -

 

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