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This infographic, based on results of a national survey conducted by The Schapiro Group, illustrates how it pays to be a member of a chamber of commerce. Being a member of a chamber of commerce helps businesses gain credibility, favorability, and preference among customers.
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In February 2013 we set out to create a dynamic image piece highlighting the value and benefits of membership for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. Collaborating with local design company Business Builders, we developed a dynamic 9x7 image booklet with an interior pocket on the inside back cover that surpassed our initial expectations and now serves as an integral component to our new member procurement process.
This press release, printed in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, was written by the St. Tammany West Chamber President. She emphasizes referrals as a benefit of membership, and highlights a mobile app the chamber recently introduced.
Handout from the 2013 ACCE Convention Think Tank session on communications and marketing with moderators Carlotta Ungaro, CCE, President, Morrisville (NC) Chamber of Commerce; Tammy Wellbrock, Executive Director, Hays (KS) Area Chamber of Commerce. Session held on July 25, 2013. Use this worksheet to generate ideas on low cost marketing and communications activities that get the job done and get results.
Quad Cities Chamber has created charts and summaries of the key points of the 2012 Schapiro Report, The Real Value of Joining a Chamber of Commerce. They are using this communications piece to inform their members of the research, and are also encouraging them to promote their chamber membership through the use of the "chamber member" logo.
This 2-page flyer features elements of the Schapiro report in regards to a return-on-investment for potential new chamber members.
This sample questionnaire is intended to be used in marketing the chamber, thanks to the results of the Schapiro Report, which has been a highly useful marketing tool for many chambers already.