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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Frontier-Lawn, Apr 7, 2005.
Would it be a good idea/investment to become a Chamber of Commerce Member? It cost $220yr
From past posts about this I would say No. It seems from what I remembered it was more social than business
It will be good or bad depending on what you put into it, if you just pay $220.00 and set back no it won't be good. If you go to there business after hours get togethers and other events and meet the other people yes it will be good.
I've had some decent success with a local Chamber. I joined, then did an insert in their newsletter and picked up a good landscaping job that led to a wall installation, that led to a few maintenance accounts, and so on.
I did another insert this year for $100, plus printing costs, and it looks like I could be hooking up some maintenance accounts on some waterfront props.
So, yes there can be benefit, but it does take effort on your part as well.
here was a recent discussion. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=94467&highlight=chamber+commerce
The reaction on joining them has been mixed on here. A benefit to joining would be creating relationships with other business owners in your area. With this as with other things, it is all what you make of it. The more you get involved the more you will benefit. The more people you know, the better the chances are of getting more accounts.
In Vermont, we have local Chambers and the State Chamber. The State is expensive, the local is not - and the local has my listings on their site, we can link to them, free events listings - just a whole lot more bang for the buck.