Goals for Today Learn about the Chamber and your fellow members Learn how to gain the most benefit for your membership Share ideas on how to get involved
Introductions Around the Room Name Organization & Role Years in business Who is a good lead for you? For example, you might be reaching out to any small business that is looking to grow
Contact Aaron with questions about government relations and public policy; economic development; and gaining access to information and decision makers. Aaron knows our community very well and has been with the Chamber for 9 years, so contact him with questions about getting to know our market.
We have a staff of nine. And we are all here to serve and support your business interests. When you join the Chamber, you hire our staff to work for you.
Contact Meg for information on or questions about renewing your membership Growing your professional network Saving money with the Chamber Marketing your business through membership And general questions about gaining the most benefit for your membership
In the next part of this presentation, we will discuss our four main areas of service, or how we work for you
MEG BRANSONGoals for Today Learn about the Chamber and your fellow members Learn how to gain the most benefit for your membership Share ideas on how to get involved
Chamber Orientation - March 2013
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•Learn about the Chamber and yourfellow members•Learn how to gain the most benefitfrom your membership•Share ideas on how to get involved
•Name•Organization and role•Years in business•Who is a good lead for you?
•Government Relations andPublic Policy•Economic Development•Growing your business•Access to information anddecision makers
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.
•Getting the most from yourmembership•Growing your professional network•Saving money with the Chamber•Marketing your business throughmembership
•Educational Programming•Networking Events•Promoting Member News viaChamber communications
• Member outreach andengagement•Public policy tracking andadvocacy• Earned and social media• Member to Member Benefits
•Growing Chamber membership•Increasing visibility throughsponsorship•Marketing your business toclients and customers
• Recruiting new Chambermembers• Growing your Chamber network
•Scheduling with Aaron•Conference room reservation•Visitor and relocation center
•Budgeting and Accounting•Accounts Payable/Receivable•Updating member records
• 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.
•Health Care for Chamber members, youremployees & their dependents•$60 doctor visits•$10 generic prescriptions•Dental services
Piedmont Health Clinic Locations:• Carrboro• Charles Drew (Burlington)• Moncure• Piedmont SeniorCare• Prospect Hill• Scott (Burlington)• Siler City• Sylvan
Connecting you with thepeople and information you need to thrive
Ambassadors are highly visible,prestigious volunteers who serveas the Chamber’s primary liaison to new Chamber members.
Promoting your businessthrough referrals and ouronline business directory
Promoting your business through Chamber Marketingand Advertising Opportunities
Advocating for yourbusiness interests and the interests of our business community
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
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
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
•Pick an activity and stick with it•Check out Chamber newsletters•Talk to Chamber staff and volunteers