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Chamber of Commerce Members?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by LawnBrother, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    Just curious as to who here is a member of your local Chamber of Commerce. What are some of the advantages you have seen from being a member, or disadvantages, if any?
  2. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    2006 Member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. The advantages are networking disadvantages are junk mail.
  3. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    Plan on joining in January 2007....has its benefits if you have the time to go to all the little breakfasts, lunches, banquets, etc. I will be the only lawn maintenance company member when I join, and i'm planning on using that little edge when bidding on work....:clapping: :clapping:
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Main benefit-cheaper ins. rates by far.
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Same thing here. You get to meet people and get some new business. Don't forget to use the other members in the chamber they can help you save money both business and personally, people get made because they think they don't make any money off the other members, but if you count what the other members save you it's just like making money.
  6. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    When our Chamber of Commerce built a new office building, we were the only Landscaping Company in town that was a member. We got the contract to Landscape & Sod the Property, then maintenance for 2 years. The Chamber asked for Donations from all the businesses in town to build the building, we donated a year's maintenance on the property. They put a Wall of Thanks in front of the building, nice granite piece with all the names of everyone who donated. The combination of doing the project, being a member, name on the wall, etc. has brought us a fair amount of business. When a new comer to town calls them and asks for a referral for Landscaping the Chamber gives the names of Members.
  7. tuscanvalleylandscaping

    tuscanvalleylandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    You can't go wrong with being a member. I have picked up lots of accounts since I joined. Our chamber has a great web site which helps alot because 80% of my clients are second home owners.

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