Joining your area’s Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your business. Because
businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own
business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join your
local chamber of commerce.

Gain a voice in government
The local chamber takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees,
assessments, and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free
enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Chamber events and programs
Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new
people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help
members meet potential customers, clients, and vendors.

Increase your visibility in the community
You can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.

Make business contacts
The chamber’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community.
The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for
networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local

Membership brings credibility to your business
You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re
identified as a member of a chamber of commerce. If you make it known that your product or
service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business
from your fellow members.

Create networking opportunities
Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous
networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your
business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community
at large.

Promotion and publicity
With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member-exclusive
advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.