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Study shows importance of Chamber membership
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has released a study that shows consumers and business customers are more likely to use businesses that are members of a Chamber. Click here for the details.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce helps businesses by providing:
· Opportunities to grow your business through networking, marketing and increasing the business base
· Opportunities to operate more effectively through education and discounts on goods and services
· Advocacy for a pro-business climate
Grow Your Business
Networking: The Chamber offers more than 60 events a year that provide a variety of venues to connect businesses with potential customers. These events include, but are not limited to, networking, professional development, golf outings, seminars, awards ceremonies and candidate forums.
Referrals: The Chamber is a trusted source for consumers in finding out the best businesses in the area. The Morrisville Chamber offers 24-7 referrals through a variety of channels including an online membership directory, call-in and face-to-face referrals.
Marketing: Businesses that want additional exposure through advertising, sponsorships and member-to-member discounts have a wide array of options to effectively promote themselves.
Economic Development: The Chamber works to attract more jobs and investment as the economic development arm for the Town of Morrisville. Businesses choosing Morrisville means more customers for all businesses in the area.
Credibility: Businesses that are members of a chamber of commerce enjoy a higher level of credibility with consumers. A recent study found that when consumers know that a small business is a member of the local chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
Meeting Space: All Chamber members have access to a state-of-the-art facility with conference rooms and a board room available to accommodate your meeting space needs at special member pricing. Members also have unlimited, complimentary access to the Bellsouth Business Center with free Wi-Fi, two Lenovo desktops, coffee service and TV news. Other rooms are available for a fee.
Operate More Effectively
Education: The Chamber offers more than 30 seminars and presentations a year.
Business Counseling: The Morrisville Chamber offers business support and counseling through its Consultants on Demand to help with specific business needs.
SCORE support: SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free business counseling every Wednesday afternoon at the Chamber. SCORE is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration offering stellar counseling. Counseling is by appointment only. Please contact Terri Craig at 919.856.4739 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Savings: The Chamber’s Special Discounts Program and Member-To-Member discount program offers money-saving discounts at more than 30 member businesses.
Government partner: Many businesses do not have the time to attend government meetings or to build the relationships with elected officials that can help their business. The Morrisville Chamber works does this for its members by working closely with local elected officials to build a pro-business climate through effective public policy.
Communication: The Morrisville Chamber will serve as a conduit for information on public policy to members as needed.
Connections: The Morrisville Chamber connects its members to Morrisville’s Town Council and other elected officials with one-on-one meetings, candidate’s forums and events.