Why join your local chamber?
When a company is active in its local chamber of commerce, it is doing the right thing
for its own success as well as for the community.
Chamber advocates agree that it is a win-win for both the business and the community.
- In the past 12 months, just under 100,000 people have visited our
Chamber either by walking into a Visitor Center or browsing our Website.
EXPOSURE & VISIBILITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
When they need your product or service they will think of you first
- Business cards and flyers in Chamber Visitor's Center
- Member Directory listing in print and online with link to your website
- Quarterly Member eBlast for your business
- Third Friday display in Chamber
- Volunteer opportunities
NETWORKING & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
Face to face contact with other business leaders…
- Monthly Let's Do Lunch
- Monthly Connect Over Coffee
- Business After Hours mixers
- Ribbon Cutting events
- Multi-Chamber events
Educational resources for your business
- Free SBDA Counseling at Chamber
- Free "Making Chamber Connections" session
- Workshops and seminars
To maximize your exposure
- Weekly Harbor News advertising
- Chamber Website advertising
- Event Sponsorships and Vendor opportunities
Approximately 100,000 people either walk into the Chamber Visitor Center or visit the Chamber Website each year.
Contribute to the promotion of commerce and business growth in the community.
Connect and Grow with the Chamber!
Shapiro Group Research Study Results Show:
If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are 12% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
When a consumer thinks that a company's products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community, and is an industry leader.
When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 40% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.
When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it.
Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable.
When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.