GOTCC Scholarship Chairmen, John ‘Doc’ Amato (far left) and Councilman Rob Acerra (far right) awarded scholarships to local high school seniors (L TO R): Noah Rediker, Nora Abdelaziz, Glenn Johnson Jr., Victoria ‘Tori’ Lee, and Carmela Bertini.
One the easiest and least expensive ways to market and grow your business is by joining your local Chamber of Commerce.
Here are the top 10 reasons you should consider becoming a member today.
Like an exclusive country club membership, the rewards of joining your local chamber are plentiful.
#1 Instant credibility for your business. Nothing says “I care about my business and my community” more than being associated with your local Chamber of Commerce.
#2 Networking opportunities to meet and mingle with other like-minded local business owners and executives who understand today’s challenging business landscape.
#3 By joining a local chamber you are piggybacking on the Chamber’s community outreach efforts. Together you can support local charities and make a difference to those in need.
#4 Business growth seminars. Always be learning! It’s important in today’s rapidly changing business world. Chambers have a wealth of information from members who rotate speaking opportunities.
#5 Brand Awareness. You can build your brand while having fun! Sponsor an event and see your brand expand! From golf outings, comedy nights, and business expos, there are so many ways to get involved and get recognized.
#6 Online Membership Directories have special options that allow members to post job openings, articles, special offers, and pertinent contact information.
#7 Unique marketing opportunities. Some Chambers offer access to their databases for member communication via emails. Become a corporate sponsor and your logo will be everywhere!
#8 Newsletters, emails, and the Chamber website will keep information flowing between members, community business,es and government leaders.
#9 Representation and advocacy with local government. No one advocates harder for small businesses than your local Chamber. You’re busy running your business, let your Chamber be your voice.
#10 Consumers are 63% more likely to do business with a Chamber of Commerce member according to a study conducted by the Shapiro Group.
GOTCC welcomes businesses of all sizes to join. We are a local chamber with a regional reach. Registration is easy at gotcc.org. Click “Become a Member” and you’re on your way! Or contact me for more information 732-660-1888 or email [email protected].