If a consumer knows a business is part of it’s local Chamber of Commerce, the business will have a 63% increase in the likelihood that the consumer will shop with them. We get calls from locals everyday asking for recommendations. We ALWAYS recommend and praise our members first!
Joining a Chamber of Commerce is a great way to be part of the community. This is important since 8% of small businesses fail because they don’t have a network.
No one is going to know you exist if you don’t put yourself out there. Every time you’re mentioned online by the Chamber, you get free publicity. The more links you have from other websites, the higher you rank on Google. Plus, people who are moving into the area or who are looking for something cool to check out in the community will easily know about you.
It’s worth noting that Chambers of Commerce can also be a great lifeline when it comes to emergencies or receiving funding. They work directly with governmental and educational organizations to help get you access to information you may need, whether it be business loans or important legislation that affects you.
In that way, a Chamber of Commerce is also a built-in support system for small businesses.
So we encourage those of you who are not members, please consider joining the Jasper Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce. We can help you in ways you cannot imagine. We are here to help YOU succeed!