Being a member of the South Belt-Ellington Chamber comes with many benefits that can support your business. Businesses with no employees or businesses with thousands of employees can enjoy a return on their investment by using the marketing, savings, advocacy, and networking benefits from a membership.
Connect with individuals and building meaningful, lasting relationships. Attending South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce events, serving on committees and interacting with people outside of your normal routines will give you the opportunity to interact with all types of people. This will also help you to create better relationship building skills that can improve the non-business areas of your life as well. And if your business is ever in need, you’ll have a community of business owners to turn to for help.
Out of sight, out of mind”. Many companies are looking to be seen in the cyber world and are doing a very good job of it, but remember, nothing sells your business better than being in front of people face to face. Business is much more than simple transactions of money for goods/services.
You are the business; the business is you. The customer is more likely to buy when they know you are the brains behind the operation and have seen you regularly participating in non-transaction based functions. The South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce provides many opportunities to spend time with potential friends (read: potential clients) in non-transaction based functions that you will come to mind when they or someone they know is looking for your product/service.
Being a member of the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce makes your business more desirable to customers. When a small business is a chamber of commerce member, consumers are 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the business in the future (The Schapiro Group, 2012).
A SBE Chamber membership can increase your profits because customers view your business more favorably.
The South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce provides business members free promotion through monthly and annual awards, social media, regular newsletters and printed materials and through the website. The SBE Chamber also offers a wide-range of advertising options and sponsorship packages.
The SBE Chamber shares member-related news with the community through our advertising networks and social media.
Large businesses benefit from membership in the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce. Regardless of the number of other locations in other parts of the city, state or beyond, your employees are very much a part of the local economy – the area that you want to support your business.
The SBE Chamber is a not-for-profit organization who wants to lift local economy. We work very closely with city, county, state and national governments to provide a representative business voice when needed. Participating in the SBE Chamber provides businesses with an avenue to express their legislative policy questions directly to the legislatures.
The South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce provides inexpensive training and education by providing relevant speakers and guest trainers. Based on member surveys and ongoing member communication, the SBE Chamber can provide speakers at events or links to expert articles through emails and newsletters that members specifically request. Chamber members are enrolled in a continuing education course in business management provided through the SBE Chamber — they simply need to attend.
Membership in the South Belt-Ellington Chamber provides access to our programs and events. SBE Chamber events include business training luncheons, networking specific events, awards banquets, community events and more. These events are designed to build your business, whether through training, promotion, networking or community service. These events are the perfect addition to the other methods your business utilizes for building your business.
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