We are excited to report that the West Side Chamber is growing. We are experiencing growth in membership; it grew in the number of board members, and now we are increasing in the volume of benefits available to members.
One focus area Chamber leadership has this year is bringing members valued-added benefits that assist today’s small business in greater visibility, providing avenues to post job openings and promote special deals to the community and to our members. We are giving our members the ability to customize their Chamber membership to meet their individual business needs. One such opportunity for members is a Business Spotlight, featured here in this publication and echoed in a weekly e-newsletter. We’re pleased to introduce West Side Chamber member Iowa Public Radio, for the first Member Spotlight of 2013:
Iowa Public Radio
Our investment in the West Side Chamber paid off. IPR hosted a Business After Hours last year — a wonderful opportunity to get to know your business neighbors. As a result of new contacts and networking, we now have more than 10 corporate sponsors from the West Side Chamber membership.
We believe in giving back. I am serving on the board of directors, and we look forward to participating in and sponsoring Ingersoll Live and other events that engage the business community.
— Mary Grace Herrington, Chief Executive Officer.