What does a Chamber of Commerce do and why should I join?
A chamber of commerce is an organization of organizations seeking to further their collective interests, while advancing their community. Business owners form these local networks to advocate on behalf of the community at large, economic prosperity and business interests. Leander’s chamber was established in 1947, long before the city was even a city.
Chamber missions vary, but ours focuses on five primary goals:
- Making the community of Leander desirable to visitors and investors
- Promoting Leander
- Striving to ensure future prosperity via a pro-business climate
- Representing the unified voice of the employer community
- Creating well-functioning networking opportunities
Local organizations are paying members of the chamber. The membership elects a board of directors to set policy for, and guide the workings of, the chamber. The board or executive committee then hires a chief executive to run the organization. Together our Board and staff works to ensure your success in Leander by offering our membership benefits and services to all of our members.
The true value of any chamber membership is found in the relationships developed, economic development and advocacy on your behalf. These help to keep our local business community sustainable and growing! There are also a number of direct, tangible benefits that members can use right away. click below for full details.
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Advantages to being a Chamber member include:
As the cost of healthcare continues to rise more and more employers are looking for alternative solutions. Level-Funded and Defined Benefit plans offer employers a practical alternative to traditional insurance. Leander Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer our members the Healthy Advantage by the Leander Chamber of Commerce.
For Level 2 and higher members, we will organize an event in honor of your investment that is complete with the ceremonial scissors and ribbon, invitation to the elected officials and local VIPs, promotion of your special event. To further market your business, the Chamber will post a photo and brief summary on our social media sites and in the local newspaper. Level 1 members pay $75 for this service.
Chamber Members are listed by business category and by keyword search in our online directory. Most members receive 100-300 hits per year through our site. All members can track this through our member portal.
Chamber Members can list their community related events free of charge in our online calendar.
Exchange discounts on products and services.
-Advertising Discounts for the Hill Country News. Ask in our office for details.
When the Chamber receives inquiries regarding businesses in the region, we refer our Chamber members.
The Chamber provides members with plaques and annual window decals to send a positive message about your business. Your commitment to the region is demonstrated by your membership in the largest, most influential business organization in our community.
I am ready to Join the Chamber!