Professional development. Political clout. Credibility. A bigger voice. Meeting new prospects. Networking with a variety of professionals across different industries. Passionate advocates for business that are on your side.
These are a few of the benefits of becoming a member of the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, as about a dozen members discovered during a Chamber 101 session held at the downtown Quakertown office of UBCC.
Chamber 101 participants discovered what may be missing from their side of the equation.
Involvement and engagement are what bring an organization like the chamber, and the business members vital to its mission together.
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a Chamber to galvanize the local business community.
Some other Chamber member benefits:
*Online training through Coggno – a web-based professional development provider, which gives 10 free courses of your choice, a branded training platform for your company and a custom URL for staff to use to log in for their training use.
*An instant connection to the chambers’ roughly 600 plus members throughout Upper Bucks County.
*Participation in Chamber sponsored events, and a chance to be part of the movement through committee and volunteer involvement.
*Manufacturing support through networking and professional organizations.
*Free Certificates of Origin
*Online and print advertising, which not only gets the word out about business goods and services, but supports the chamber’s daily operations.
A bigger voice means your message is heard louder and more often.
Chamber functions like business card exchanges and mixers as well as annual events such as the upcoming Small Business Conference & EXPO on March 15 at Bucks County Community College, Perkasie Campus, offer opportunities for volunteers, sponsorship and to meet other business community members.
“It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you,” said Tara King, UBCC, Executive Director.