By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
The question that always arises, “Why join the Chamber of Commerce?”
A national study reveals that membership in a chamber of commerce can significantly boost a business’s image among consumers, as well as other businesses.
The study showed that when consumers were told that a particular business was a member of a chamber, they were 44 percent more likely to rate it favorably, they were also 63 percent more likely to want to purchase goods or services from a small business that is a chamber member.
Individuals and organizations join a Chamber because it carries the reputation of being a leader of business integrity in the community and affiliation adds to your credibility as a business. The Chamber of Commerce is a close-knit organization in which members work to support each other’s businesses.
They have a voice in local and state government and can impact legislation and policy. You will want to influence what the Chamber endorses. The Chamber of Commerce focuses on community issues that affect the quality of life, unifies the public spirit of the community and works to make positive changes that upgrade the region.
An investment in the Sullivan County Chamber is an investment in your business.
The bottom-line return on that investment is important to you, and that is why we offer access to informative speakers and educational programs that bring you the latest business trends and hot topics, networking & promotional opportunities to increase your client base and put all your employees in front of future customers, exclusive member referral service via the Sullivan County Chamber’s online Business Directory, with more than half a million annual views.
You can also post events, press release, job postings, coupons/discounts and more through our members only section.
We are the voice in business issues as the Sullivan County Chamber advocates on your behalf on issues that impact business, economic growth, the community and quality of life.
We offer sponsorship, event hosting and advertising opportunities to put your message in front of Chamber members and the public throughout the year.
We want your business to grow and succeed, and the Sullivan County Chamber can help you develop a valuable connection to other businesses, potential customers and your community.
The Chamber of Commerce is a private membership organization that does not receive any outside funding. The Chamber and the County do work closely together to create an atmosphere where business can thrive. In matters concerning or affecting local business, the County requests input from the Chamber and takes that information into consideration when making decisions.
The absolute best way to promote your business, in any economy, is getting out there the old-fashioned way and meeting people.
One of the biggest dilemmas is figuring out where to go. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that information at your fingertips? And to know where to go and who was gonna be there? Problem solved!
As a member of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce you have unlimited access to Chamber Breakfasts, Power Lunches, SCYP Networking events, Ribbon Cuttings, and many other fun-filled networking and educational events that will be guaranteed to help jump-start your business!
We truly value our Chamber Members for the contributions they make to our community. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is an active organization where you will receive plenty of exposure through both the Chamber and its fellow members. This will be the best investment you will ever make for yourself and your business.
We hope to hear from you soon!