Why join the chamber?
Joining your area's Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your business. Because businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join your local chamber of commerce.
A Hub of Local Information
The chamber takes a neutral stance on political issues so that we can more fairly and completely inform our members on what is going on in our community.
A Stronger Sense of Community
As you attend events, get involved on committees dealing with issues you care about, and develop stronger relationships with other members of the business community, you’ll benefit from the sense of making a real and lasting difference and bringing real prosperity to the Marquette area.
Membership brings credibility to your business
You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a chamber of commerce. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.
Promotion and publicity
With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.
Create networking opportunities
Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.
Chamber events and programs
Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors.
Make business contacts
The chamber’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.
Access to members-only discounts and services
Members receive a complementary membership to the Small Business Association of Michigan. This gives you access to discounts on insurance, office supplies, and professional services. Members also get a number of day-passes to Ampersand Coworking with your chamber membership.
Acquire customer referrals
Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and chamber members typically recommend chamber members.
Collaboration with other Organizations
We meet regularly with other business organizations such as the Lake Superior Community Partnership, Travel Marquette, The Marquette DDA, and Innovate Marquette SmartZone. This allows us to identify opportunities collaboratively and work together to build a better business environment.e annoying.