WHAT does your Chamber of Commerce do with in your local community, I here you ask.
Our chamber of commerce is a membership organization that exists primarily to represent and promote the interests of its member businesses.
Our chambers of commerce, also works to develop and deepen local relationship networks to promote business activity.
We also engage in charitable activities that focus on local needs.
So why should you join the local Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce:
This isn't all about just networking - this is about gaining friends, associates and even advocates. The people you get to know may or may not do business with you, but the social and emotional return in building meaningful, lasting relationships can be more meaningful than the financial return you seek. As you attend events, serve on committees and interact with people outside your normal routines, you will have the opportunity to interact with all types of people. This in turn will create better relationship building skills that can crossover to improve non-business aspects of your life as well.
The age-old adage applies here - "out of sight, out of mind."
While many companies are looking to be seen in the cyber world and are doing a very good job of it, nothing sells your business better than being in front of people face to face. Business is so much more than simple transactions of money for goods/services with its root in relationships.
You are the business; the business is you. The client is more likely to buy when they know you are the brains behind the operation and have seen you regularly participating in non-transaction based functions. Chambers provide so many opportunities to spend time with fellow business partners in non-transaction based functions that you will be top of mind when they or someone they know is looking for your product/service.
Chambers are not-for-profit organizations desired to lift the economy.
They work very closely with governments to provide a representative business voice when needed. Participating in a chamber provides business with an avenue to express their legislative policy questions directly to the legislatures. Sometimes being a good "corporate citizen" means being the community partner that all the "little guys" expect you to be. If a major player in the local economy isn't involved in discussions about the local economy, then the conversations (and potentially decisions) are missing a key point of view.
We also provide quality guest speakers with relevant update date information on a variety of topics to assist with your business on a monthly basis. So become a Chamber member today!
Please contact us with any feedback and suggestions on 6651 4101 or for more information on becoming a member of the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coffschamber.com.au