Being a chamber of commerce member makes your business more desirable to customers. When a small business is a chamber of commerce member, consumers are more likely to purchase goods or services from the business in the future (The Schapiro Group, 2012).
A chamber membership can increase your profits because customers view your business more favorably.
The chamber of commerce might promote your business, especially when you first become a member. Chambers have many marketing venues, including their website, social media, community events, and print advertising. The chamber of commerce likely has a larger following than your business, so any exposure the chamber gives to your business can be beneficial.
A chamber of commerce supports member businesses. It acts as a voice for the common interests of members.
You also have the opportunity to get involved in your chamber. You could have the chance to influence your local government on issues that impact small businesses.
When you join a chamber, you can network with other member businesses. By networking, you get to know others in your community, develop partnerships, and support other businesses. If your business is ever in need, you’ll have a community of business owners to turn to for help.
When you get involved with your chamber of commerce, you will become better connected to your community. You will become more aware of community and business issues. You can help solve problems, and members can help you solve your problems.
“The more you engage, the more you get to know the other community and business leaders that can advocate for your interests too.”