How does your local chamber work for you?


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How does your local chamber work for you?

  1. 1. How does your local Chamber work for you?
  2. 2. Your Chamber of Commerce <ul><li>Your Chamber is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in our community. Chamber members are businesses, organizations and individuals concerned with the socioeconomic climate of our community. They have joined together because they know they stand a better chance of getting things done when they speak as one voice. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I want business leads, will the Chamber help me? <ul><li>The Chamber is designed to enhance the marketplace. The Pittsburg Area Directory is open only to Chamber members and referrals are made only to Chamber members. Here you make important contacts which enhance your business. </li></ul>
  4. 4. LEADS Group <ul><li>A leads group is comprised of many different types of businesses who are intently focused on being a marketing force for each other. This group becomes a networking environment where you can build relationships with other business professionals. During the leads group meetings other members will become familiar with your business and learn how they can refer you to their own circle of contacts. Leads Group is the premier business networking group at The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Our group membership is primarily business-to-business focused. Like with all Chamber Leads Groups, each member represents a different industry category, so instead of competing for business, we look for ways to get each other business. By placing a priority on helping each other first, everyone benefits. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Membership Directory & Relocation Guide <ul><li>Alphabetical & categorical listings of all Chamber members, printed annually. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chamber encourages members to turn to the directory first when looking for a particular product, service or community information. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chamber hands out nearly 3,000 copies to visitors coming to the area! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who? <ul><li>YOU – </li></ul><ul><li>The business or professional person who does business in the Pittsburg area or has clients who are residents or who are employed here. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why? <ul><li>Because YOU have a stake in Pittsburg and the surrounding area’s future, YOU will help make the future the best that it can be, YOU can show your concern and support by helping to make it a better place to live and work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2009-10 Pittsburg Area Chamber Highlights <ul><li>The Chamber stepped up its legislative advocacy efforts to further the Highway 69 effort and other causes vital to the future of the southeast Kansas economy. The Chamber delivered legislative testimony, met face-to-face with key leaders in Topeka and Washington, and continued First Saturday legislative breakfast series as a way to further enhance communication with southeast Kansas legislators. </li></ul>
  9. 9. First Saturday Legislative Breakfast <ul><li>Kansas State Representative, Bob Grant, speaks to onlookers at a Saturday Legislative Breakfast held at Fat Daddy’s Restaurant. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Keeping your money where your house is. <ul><li>Knowing that a successful holiday shopping season was vital for local merchants, the Chamber joined various partners to produce a marketing campaign encouraging local residents to keep their shopping dollars here. The response was tremendous and, despite a lagging national economy, many local retailers saw a positive holiday shopping season. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Biz Expo <ul><li>The Chamber coordinated another extremely successful business expo, featuring 40 of the area’s top businesses showcasing their goods and services. Getting businesses and organizations in front of potential customers and suppliers in among the purest forms of our work. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Our Chamber works for you! <ul><li>These are just a few of the ways the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce works for you. We are working to make the Pittsburg area a more profitable place for you and your business. We truly appreciate your support and continue to welcome any questions, thoughts or suggestions you may have. </li></ul>
  13. 14. For more information on our Chamber or membership contact: <ul><li>620.231.1000 </li></ul><ul><li>620.231.3178 – Fax </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>P.O. Box 1115 </li></ul><ul><li>117 West 4 th Street </li></ul>
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