7 Reasons to Join the Chamber
1. The Chamber provides your business an affordable marketing platform
Whether it’s the advertising, marketing or referral opportunities the Chamber provides, it’s hard to find this much exposure for this little money.
2. Be part of a bigger voice
The Chamber is the Greater Springfield areas pro-business legislative advocate.
3. Chamber events offer opportunities to network, learn and grow your business
The Chamber hosts over 50 events each year for its members including networking, educational seminars, committee meetings and social events like a black-tie dinner in December. Whether you want to connect with leaders in the marketplace or improve the way you do business, the Chamber has programs that will suit your needs.
4. Associate your business with one of the oldest, most-recognized brands in the world
The term chamber of commerce dates back 400+ years. A 2012 study by the Schapiro Group revealed that when consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably about the business and 80% more likely to buy from them.
5. Get informed and stay informed
Your Chamber membership provides you with multiple sources of information. Whether it’s a News & Views, the Chamber’s quarterly print newsletter; eHEADLINES, the Chamber’s twice-monthly enews; research and data products provided by the Chamber or the reciprocal small business membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, you have access to all you need to be an informed business leader.
6. Support the Chamber's economic development efforts
As John F. Kennedy once said "A rising tide lifts all boats," and the Chamber's economic development efforts are focused on economic development which in turn drives job growth and prosperity.
7. Get discovered
The Chamber offers members the opportunity to promote their business on its online business directory. Available features range from basic business information to photos and videos, based on Chamber membership tier. Membership has its benefits, and this is one you don’t want to miss.
Ready to join? Complete your application online.