Are you a business owner brainstorming ways to bring in new business?
If you are, we want to make sure you know a few highlights that came out of a report published by The Schapiro Group, a research firm hired by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, to determine the real value of joining a Chamber.
If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local Chamber, consumers are more likely to think that its products or services stack up better than its competition.
When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local Chamber of Commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community and is an industry leader.
If joining the Chamber hasn’t been on the top of your list of things to do, you might want to reconsider. More and more businesses are looking for ways to come together and meet people who need each other’s products or services — this is possible through the Chamber and through our networking opportunities. Whether it is joining a committee, attending a luncheon, or putting your name on a Chamber-sponsored activity, the Chamber is your best source to reach out and make your business’ presence known in the community.
The Chamber has a summertime special — Half Price for Half the Year Membership or full rate for a 15-month membership. Offer expires Aug. 31. Check us out today at www.altoonachamber.org and give us a call at 515-967-3366.
What’s coming up
Sept. 4 and 18: Noon Networking
Sept. 19: Membership Luncheon
Sept. 20: SEP Homecoming Parade
Sept. 26: 2012 Economic Development Tour of Altoona
Save the date
Oct. 6: Dollars For Scholars Banquet & Auction
Oct. 11: Taste of Altoona
Oct. 25: Safe Trick or Treat