Here are four ways you can derive value from your Chamber of Commerce membership:
- Get on the Greater Vernon Chamber Website, Facebook & Twitter - One of the very first challenges businesses and organizations face is spreading the word about their venture. The Chamber of Commerce offers members a fantastic platform to promote themselves to other members and to the community at large. This online directory is a key component of the value you get for investment in membership and you also have the option of enhancing that promotion through paid advertising that is only available to members. Aligning your organization’s marketing and business development strategy with the Chamber website is a strategic move. Let the Chamber be a champion of your success.
- Be Social - Most 'how to' articles regarding free publicity tell you to develop relationships with local reporters so that they will publish news about your company. At the Chamber, no such effort is needed. One of the services we provide is publishing news about our members and promoting their events—on our website, in a newsletter or at our monthly networking events. Inform the Chamber of what's new at your organization.
- Share your expertise - The Chamber provides many opportunities for members to give presentations that introduce themselves and their businesses to fellow members and the community. Speaking formats vary from one-minute 'infomercials' you give about your business, to presentations at one of our professional development sessions that we stage throughout the year. One of the benefits of these speaking opportunities is that they are in front of 'safe' audiences. That means the room is full of people just like you, and they will be supportive.
- Web Enhancements - Improve your listing on the most used online directory in the Greater Vernon Area. The Chamber of Commerce online business directory has opportunities for you to enhance your listing and stand out amongst your peers, add a photo of your building or staff, and post specials or opportunities. Web enhancements are easy to make and can make a world of difference. Ask us for more info.
Chamber Membership opens doors, creates connections, conveys credibility and provides access to a wealth of benefits that can help your bottom line. Simply put, we can help grow your business, strengthen your brand, and save you money.
Find out how by calling one of our Business Development Specialists.