Reasons to join…
Membership brings credibility to a business- Customers are more apt to purchase from vendors that are a member of their local chamber
Increases businesses visibility in the community- on the website directory, newsletter, ribbon cutting, FaceBook page, etc.
Creates network opportunities- serving/joining committees
Gain a voice in government- continue to stand behind small businesses
Make business contacts- Networking at events helps you meet potential customers, clients, and vendors
Acquire customer referrals- Chambers recommend members to individuals and businesses
Chamber events and programs- attend social gatherings to get to know other business members and expand your prospect base
Promotion and publicity- member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity
Involvement– Get Involved! There’s nothing more rewarding than volunteering your time and talent to make the community where you work and live a better place
Small Businesses: The impact of local chamber membership is very powerful!
- 44% increase in consumer favorability rating
- 51% increase in consumer awareness
- 57% increase in local reputation
- 63% increase in likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future
Benefits of Membership
Monthly Business events: Because chamber members want to develop new business contacts and prospects, the Chamber provides for this opportunity by hosting monthly meetings. Members gather at an informal setting at a local businesses.
Chamber Website: Free Internet listing on the membership directory tab; advertising on the member of the month tab, special events listed on the chamber calendar, and available position listings on the employment page
Chamber e-mail list.
Business Referrals: The Chamber receives inquiries for products and services on a daily basis. Only member names are given in response to those requests.
Ribbon Cuttings: Coordinate with local media, enable new businesses to get off to a running start
Chamber Newsletter: The Chamber publishes a quarterly newsletter which lists member business cards, advertising, and business spotlights. These publications help promote the image of Lowell to prospective businesses
The Chamber Scholarship Program: awarded yearly to a Lowell High School student who is planning on majoring in business
Membership Decals: Membership in the Chamber has its privileges. Each member receives a decal to display annual membership certificate. Membership may be tax deductible
Mailing Labels: Pre-sorted Mailing Labels with Chamber member addresses are available to members only
Additional Marketing Opportunities: Display your brochures and business cards at the Chamber Office
New Member Welcome Kits: When welcoming new Chamber members, we distribute a package of promotional material from member firms. This is a great way to encourage fellow members to use your products and services.
Notary Services: Free to members only