Chamber Orientation - March 2013


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Chamber Orientation - March 2013

  1. 1. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class
  2. 2. •Learn about the Chamber and yourfellow members•Learn how to gain the most benefitfrom your membership•Share ideas on how to get involved
  3. 3. •Name•Organization and role•Years in business•Who is a good lead for you?
  4. 4. •Government Relations andPublic Policy•Economic Development•Growing your business•Access to information anddecision makers
  5. 5. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves and advances the business interests of ourcommunity and builds a sustainable community where business thrives.
  6. 6. •Getting the most from yourmembership•Growing your professional network•Saving money with the Chamber•Marketing your business throughmembership
  7. 7. •Educational Programming•Networking Events•Promoting Member News viaChamber communications
  8. 8. • Member outreach andengagement•Public policy tracking andadvocacy• Earned and social media• Member to Member Benefits
  9. 9. •Growing Chamber membership•Increasing visibility throughsponsorship•Marketing your business toclients and customers
  10. 10. • Recruiting new Chambermembers• Growing your Chamber network
  11. 11. •Scheduling with Aaron•Conference room reservation•Visitor and relocation center
  12. 12. •Networking events•Educational programming•Member roundtables
  13. 13. •Budgeting and Accounting•Accounts Payable/Receivable•Updating member records
  14. 14. • The Chamber advocates for your business interests and the interests of our local business community,• The Chamber connects you with the people and information you need to thrive; and • The Chamber helps you save money.
  15. 15. Helping You Save Money
  16. 16. THE NET
  17. 17. •Health Care for Chamber members, youremployees & their dependents•$60 doctor visits•$10 generic prescriptions•Dental services
  18. 18. Piedmont Health Clinic Locations:• Carrboro• Charles Drew (Burlington)• Moncure• Piedmont SeniorCare• Prospect Hill• Scott (Burlington)• Siler City• Sylvan
  19. 19. Connecting you with thepeople and information you need to thrive
  20. 20. Ambassadors are highly visible,prestigious volunteers who serveas the Chamber’s primary liaison to new Chamber members.
  21. 21. Promoting your businessthrough referrals and ouronline business directory
  22. 22. Promoting your business through Chamber Marketingand Advertising Opportunities
  23. 23. Advocating for yourbusiness interests and the interests of our business community
  24. 24. 2013 Public Policy Agenda• Retain, Recruit and Grow Employers• Improve Regulatory Environment and Business Climate• Build and Maintain Infrastructure• Increase Participation and Influence by and of the Business Community
  25. 25. How can YOU get involved?
  26. 26. Upcoming Events: Eggs with Electeds
  27. 27. Economic Development & Public Policy Committee• First Thursday of the month, 8 AM, at the Chamber• Chair: Margot Lester; Vice Chair: Jeremy Browner
  28. 28. Government Matters
  29. 29. Join an Advisory Board
  30. 30. Save the Date to ADVOCATE• Chapel Hill Town Council: Signage (March 25)• EDPP Committee (April 4)• Eggs with Electeds (April 22)• Advisory Boards (ongoing)• Extra Credit: Carrboro Board of Aldermen TONIGHT
  31. 31. Referral partners are full Chamber members and are eligible for service on theBoard of Directors. The cost to participate in the Referral Partners program is $100per year, and your agency must be a Real Estate Firm Member.• Direct referrals• Relocation leads• An individual listing in the Chamber’s onlinebusiness directory• Distribution privileges in the Chamber’s Visitorand Relocation Center
  32. 32. •Pick an activity and stick with it•Check out Chamber newsletters•Talk to Chamber staff and volunteers
  33. 33. • • Twitter: @CarolinaChamber • •• LinkedIn: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber group •