Why Should I Be A Member of My Chamber of Commerce?
Because the Chamber of Commerce carries the reputation of being a leader of business integrity in my community, and my affiliation lends my business credibility.
Because the Chamber of Commerce is a close-knit organization in which members support each other's businesses.
Because the Chamber of Commerce requires financial support in order to perform its job of increasing the economic prosperity of the area which its serves.
Because the Chamber of Commerce unifies the public spirit of my community and directs it into useful and constructive channels that are not limited to business.
Because I feel a sense of personal obligation to improve the quality of life in the community which I live.
Why is it important to be a member of your local Chamber?
By being a member of your local Chamber of Commerce, it shows that you not only care about your business but also your community. When your community is putting dollars into your business, it is very important to put some of those dollars back into the community to keep the money flowing. Active membership in your local Chamber carries with it a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction from the knowledge that you are doing your share in a important job.
What It is
A Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program - working together to improve the economic, civic, and cultural well-being in the area. The work of the Chamber is financed by the investment of members who support it on the basis of their ability to pay and their interest in the progress of the area. The Chamber of Commerce is composed of committee workers, Directors, and Officers who serve without pay. A Chamber Executive Director and staff, who devote their full time to the Chamber of Commerce, are the only paid employees. A Chamber of Commerce helps to create job opportunities through stimulation of industrial and commercial growth. It seeks the improvement of community facilities such as streets, highways, parks, schools, marketing facilities and human resources.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce shall be to promote the economic growth, civic and social welfare of the Jasper Area, and to advertise the advantages, expand and develop the resources of the community.
Did you know a national study found consumers are 63% more likely to do business with a company they believe is a member of the Chamber?
Fill out a membership application.
If you want to talk to a real person about membership, please call our Chamber office at (409) 384-2762.