The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce is a place both the private and public sectors can merge and work together.
Community awareness is a key factor of chamber membership and a top value in becoming a chamber member according to Milford Township Manager Jeffrey Vey.
Regardless of whether a chamber member is a private sector business owner or representative, or a public official, working side-by-side in committees is a way to both broaden and strengthen the community to create better awareness, according to Vey. “Committee (service) is a great means to community,” Vey said. Vey serves on the legislative/government affairs committee of the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber offers members opportunities to serve in a variety of ways through its committees. From economic development to legislative/government affairs, membership/marketing, programs and special events, these committees add value to chamber membership by contributing to the vitality of the area’s business community.
The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce special events committee is noted for hosting a variety of annual opportunities for members including a Business EXPO, a golf tournament, the Upper Bucks Foodie – the area’s premier food event recently held inside the Sands Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Quakertown, along with an annual membership meeting.
Whether oriented toward business and commerce or through the public sector by supporting the community’s infrastructure through road and parks park maintenance and offering recreational opportunities, Vey said chambers are a bridge between business and local government.
“You see the same faces on the local level – in business and in (government),” Vey explained.