To inspire Chamber of Commerce members to find ways of enhancing their involvement throughout 2017, the Greenville Chamber recently issued a list of five "concrete ideas" on its website.
First, the Chamber suggested, members should make it a priority to stay informed — not just of meetings and events related to the Chamber and their own industry sector, but also of commercial regulations, recent trends, current issues and other changes.
“Stay in the know by receiving Chamber communications and following us on social media,” the Chamber said. “We keep our eyes and ears on this so you can keep yours on your business.”
Secondly, the Chamber urged participation. Tthe Greenville Chamber maintains an Events Calendar to make planning ahead easier.
Third is ramping up exposure for one’s business. By sponsoring Chamber activities and scanning the organization’s commercial listings, entrepreneurs can reach a larger audience or customize their contact lists to target specific potential clients. The Chamber provides a comprehensive listing for its member roster via its 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities link.
“Save & Grow,” the Chamber’s fourth suggestion, caters to businesses interested in bulk savings. By using the Chamber’s pre-negotiated group buying programs, mid- to large-sized companies can attain lower prices by navigating NationJob to expand staff via free or inexpensive online job listings.
Finally, the Chamber encouraged area businesses to join Accelerate, the local Greenville economic development initiative supported by the private sector.