How the Chamber can help grow your business

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

If one of your New Years resolutions was to get more out of your membership--we've got you covered! Even if you don't have time to be involved, the Chamber is still helping your business grow. In fact, 75 percent of our members are not actively involved. They join and renew each year to ensure that the Chamber can continue strengthening our local economy and advocating for public policy that will support a healthy business climate.  In addition, we offer a number of marketing tools that will help you increase visibility of your business without taking time out of your day.

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60 Minutes to Success
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch provided)
This educational series for business owners is presented by the Chamber’s Small Business Council every other month. The sessions are topic-specific and designed to provide tools, education and resources to help business owners improve their operations. Lunch is provided.

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Business After Hours
5-7:00 p.m.

Join the fun of casual conversation with fellow Chamber members. Great food and door prizes await while you connect with other business leaders and make new contacts.

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Chamber Travel Opportunities
(Dates and Times Vary)
The Chamber offers a guided travel opportunity each year. Partnering with Collette Vacations, tours have included Ireland, Italy and China.  

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Good Morning, Springfield!
Begins at 7:30 a.m. (breakfast provided)
Our monthly networking breakfast features current topics and timely updates from the City of Springfield, Greene County, Springfield Public Schools and the Chamber. Find out what’s going on in your city and the region on the first Thursday of every month.

" Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings
(Times Vary)
The Chamber will coordinate a free ribbon cutting for members who have undergone a major renovation. The ribbon cutting service includes a news release sent to area media and promotion of the event to a list of the Chamber's most active members, representing a variety of Springfield area businesses.

Business 2 Business Connection
Noon – 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

Promote your products and services and develop new leads at this structured program, designed for small businesses. It’s speed-networking, with the Chamber’s signature touch.

ConnectForLunch
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
ConnectForLunch helps Chamber members get to know each other and their businesses in a format that provides time to build the trust and confidence that leads to referrals and new customers. The program arranges face-to-face lunch meetings for you – as often as each week.

Non-Profit CEO/CVO Roundtable
This Chamber networking opportunity centers on not-for-profit organizations and their leaders who gather monthly for informative programs and a networking lunch. 

NO TIME? NO PROBLEM.

Member Marketplace
Member Marketplace is a digital tool that allows our members to buy and sell products and services to other members as well as the general public. It doesn't cost anything to start, and members keep every penny from every sale.

Online Tools for Business
Our Online Tools for Business website serves as a comprehensive resource for business owners and managers large and small. Find resources on business planning and assistance, business formation and funding programs.

Member News
Members can use this section of the site to post news and events to the Chamber's website. These posts are then automatically fed to the Chamber's growing network of more than 10,000 social media followers.

Member Jobs
Similar to member news, members can use this section of the site to post job openings. Every post to this section is fed to the Chamber's social media network of more than 10,000 social media followers.

Business Spotlight
Be featured for free on the Chamber's homepage. Once a month, in the featured updates section of the Chamber's homepage, we feature one of our members. Participating is as easy as filling out a simple questionnaire.

Chamber Business Directory
As a member, your business is listed in our searchable directory and available 24/7 to Chamber members and the general public.  Your free listing also includes a link to your organization’s website, so potential clients/customers can get to you quickly and directly.

Springfield Business Journal's Book of Lists
Your business directory listing will be in this publication, which is mailed to all Chamber member businesses and SBJ subscribers, providing you with additional visibility among an audience of nearly 8,000 business professionals.

Media List
Want to get the word out to the masses? An up-to-date list of local media contacts is available to Chamber members free of charge.

Comments

Thank you for this information. I've started my own business and I would like it to grow. What you said about chamber of commerce business directories really stood out to me. I should probably think about getting my business listed in one of those.

http://chamberdirectoryonline.com
Posted by: Susan Hirst on March 24, 2015 at 5:31:46 pm

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