Why join our Chamber?
Join the Chamber to make connections for your business!
The connection-building benefits of Chamber membership will help you develop relationships to grow your business. Make connections through referrals to your business; exposure at networking events, digital and print promotions and sales opportunities; business assistance and advocacy.
Join the Chamber to get involved, promoted — and respected.
Opportunities to make connections and promote your business include Business After Hours; QuickConnect speed networking; Business Expo trade fair; Women’s Business Network; Small Office/Home Office subgroup; network referral subgoups; and Young Professionals of Worthington (YPoW) networking and leadership activities. Take part in workshops; Lunch & Learns; recognition programs, such as the Small Business Person of the Year Award; and special events, including A Taste of Worthington; Golf Outing; Market Day; Reds, Whites & Desserts; Eggs & Issues economic development breakfasts and the Groundhog Day Business Forecast Breakfast. Benefit from advertising and sponsorship opportunities in our e-newsletter, on our website, at events and through volunteer opportunities.
Gain respect and exposure through Chamber membership. A national survey The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. (See the video on this page to learn more.)
The study found consumer perceptions of chamber members to be positive in many ways.When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 80 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. And, if a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber,consumers are 10 percent more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
Join the Chamber to take advantage of cost-saving benefits.
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