Why Should You Join
It's actually quite simple-- a chamber of commerce is a group that's dedicated to protecting and promoting the local business community. The primary goal? To help business owners network and grow.
The Chamber of Commerce has a good reputation, and many consumers have positive perceptions of members and their businesses.
In fact, you may be interested to know that according to a 2012 study conducted by the Schapiro Group, 49% of consumers were more likely to think favorably of a local business if it was a member of the local Chamber— and 80% were more likely to purchase a product or service from a Chamber member.
Ask around to see if business owners think their membership is worth it. Most interviewees would say yes, however they should reminded you that you get what you put in-- that means attending events, volunteering, and getting involved.
How Do I Join
The easiest way to join is to call the Chamber office at 618-842-6116. We will set up a time to meet that is convienent for you. Too busy to run out to a meeting? We can come to your place of business. We LOVE getting out of the office to visit our members!
Part of the membership process is, of course, filling out an application, and dues form. Take a look at the forms ahead of time, and if you have an questions give us a call.