WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE CHAMBER?

Gain a voice in government

The local chamber takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Membership brings credibility to your business

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a chamber of commerce. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.

Increase your visibility in the community

As a new member of the chamber, you may be listed in the chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on Facebook and can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.

Promotion and publicity

With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.

Create networking opportunities

Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.

Make Business Connections

The chamber’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.

Chamber events and programs

Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors.

Acquire customer referrals

Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and chamber members typically recommend chamber members.

Some of our other membership benefits include:

  • Reduced rates at Chamber events, including our Synergy Monthly Membership Meetings, Annual Banquet and Annual Business Award Events.
  • Opportunity to join chamber committees and councils such as: Ambassadors Committee, Diversity & Inclusion Council, Education & Workforce Connections Council, Government & Economic Affairs Council, Military Affairs Council, and Young Professionals Council.
  • Opportunity to join one of our seat-specific Leads Groups as seats become available.
  • Complimentary invitation to attend our Professional Development Workshop Series.
  • Complimentary subscription to monthly Brandon Business e-newsletter.  Appropriate introductions at Chamber events and to organizations within our network.
  • Access to speaker slots at chamber events, giving you an opportunity to share your organization’s expertise.
  • Opportunities to advertise via our publications and website.
  • Access our Membership Directory.
  • Create your own profile and bespoke members page in our Members Area.
  • Reduced tuition for Leadership Brandon program.

 

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

  • Most consumers think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It’s for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and communicating that a business is reputable.
  • If a company shows that it’s highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are 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 an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are more likely to consider buying insurance from it.