When I joined the chamber 2 yrs ago, I did not know where to focus my own business growth. I quickly decided to volunteer as an ambassador, went to many networking opportunities and attended the lunch and learns. I rapidly connected with other business people, got familiar with the city officials and real estate prospects that are most important to me.
I am now on the board, and have built many great personal relationships. That's what this chamber does best, foster many ways to build relationships that ultimately grow your business. Every other chamber I visit knows about Leander's programs and speaks highly of Bridget! I'm always proud to say I'm a member.
I am not normally the networking type, but my chamber membership has really helped me to change that. At a recent chamber lunch I reluctantly met a new member. That new member became a client only 2 days later. The chamber really does work, if you work it.