How to Get Value

 

Membership in a chamber of commerce is one of the best ways to enhance your network, increase your awareness in the community, and develop credibility and goodwill for your business. But how?

 

Here's a step-by-step guide. By moving from a Chamber Newbie, to Explorer, to Pro, you'll learn how to gain maximum value from your investment within three months.

 

Earn your chamber badges today!

Chamber Newbie
Unlock these benefits in the next 30 days!

 

  1. Set up your online profile in ChamberMaster.  

    • Click Here to Start

    • Usernames and passwords are sent by email to all approved members.

    • Update your member profile with a business description, company logo, keywords, hours of operation, as well as links to your company website and social media venues.

    • Add contact information for other members of your company to receive upates.

    • Register online for events.
       

  2. Put a supply of business cards in the Chamber office vestibule.
     

  3. Add info@nwmetroportchamber.org and karen@nwmetroportchamber.org to your approved senders.
     

  4. Determine your objectives for your Chamber membership. Check out "Where Do You Fit?" to find the best matches for your needs. 
     

  5. Read "The Chamber Latte - Your Monday Morning eNews." Our digital newsletter arrives Monday morning with the latest networking events and valuable updates for your business.
     

  6. Like our Facebook page.
     

  7. Follow our LinkedIn page.
     

  8. Schedule your Ribbon Cutting. Spread the word through your social media channels!

 

Chamber Explorer
Unlock these benefits in the next 60 days!

 

  1. Attend a Chamber Membership Luncheon. At your FIRST luncheon, you will be:

    • Seated at the 'new member table' near the front, where you can meet & mingle with fellow 'Chamber Newbies & Explorers.'

    • Introduced as a new member.

    • Presented your membership plaque and window decal.

    • Photographed with new members for "Chamber Latte - Your Monday Morning eNews."

    • Provided a 30-second opportunity to speak about your business. 

    • See the Events Calendar for details.
       

  2. Attend an Ambassadors meeting. This group includes energetic and servant-minded Chamber members you should meet.

    • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

    • See the Events Calendar for details.

    • Consider joining this committee.
       

  3. Attend a Business Builder Networking Coffee.

    • Free and open to the business community.

    • Meets at a different community each month.

    • Network with business professionals and community leaders.

    • See the Events Calendar for details.
       

  4. Attend a Business Mixer

    • Free and open to the business community.‚Äč

    • Held quarterly.

    • Casual networking after-hours

    • See the Events Calendar for details.
       

  5. Engage with the Chamber and fellow members via social media. Commenting, liking and sharing posts from the Chamber will increase your personal brand / name awareness.

 

Chamber Pro
Unlock these benefits in the next 90 days!

 

  1. Determine which networking events you want to attend each month.

    • As you attend events, introduce yourself as a new member and ask people if they will introduce you to others.

    • Find out what others need and make referrals.

    • Follow-up with people you've met with a quick phone call or note.
       

  2. Promote your product, service or event with a market table at a monthly luncheon.
     

  3. Attend a Ribbon Cutting - a great way to meet the owners, managers and staff of area businesses.
     

  4. Volunteer! Offering your time and energy in a "non-salesy" manner is a great way to build relationships.
     

  5. Get to know your Chamber team. We're here to assist you!
     

  6. Attend or sponsor a Chamber special event. Donate a door / raffle prize to spread the word about your product or service.

    Special Events:

  7. Advertise in a Chamber publication. Purchase mailing labels to promote a members-only discount or sale.
     

  8. Consider applying for Regional Advantage - The Leadership Program of the Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce. A unique leadership program, Regional Advantage is for aspiring leaders who want to learn leadership skills and develop key contacts with business and community leaders. Applications are accepted from April 1 to June 30 each year.
     

  9. Continue to attend events, develop relationships, and contribute your goodwill. Introduce yourself to "Newbies" and show them the ropes. Make connections and referrals for others. The more you share your goodwill, the more you will get in return.