The Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in any area, but in a rural community, the role becomes vital. With political power and resources at the state level slipping further and further away from rural communities, it is increasingly clear that we must take greater responsibility for the future of the Farmville area ourselves. This means teamwork, working as partners with local government, businesses, and citizens to invest our time, talent, and energy in this place that we call home.
Top 10 Reasons to Join the Chamber
10. Promoting Your Business
Chamber members are given the opportunity to market their business through a variety sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
9. Business Referrals
As a Chamber, we are loyal to our members - referring only our members and doing business with members only. We act as a referral for our members, always loyally referring our members in the business category requested.
8. Networking Opportunities
Get to know Farmville Area Chamber members and community leaders - build business relationships, learn something new and maybe even have a little fun at Chamber networking events.
Perhaps the most compelling reason to join the Chamber is the benefit of tapping into the knowledge of your fellow members and the Chamber staff. Together, they serve as an extension of your own staff. With Chamber membership, you gain greater access to corporate CEO's, community leaders and government officials. You feel the pulse of the business community.
6. Small Business Support
More than 80% of the Chamber's membership is comprised of small businesses. The Chamber works to take care of small business through seminars, workshops and much more!
5. Professional Development
There are many opportunities at the Chamber for you to grow professionally through affordable professional development programs.
4. Government Affairs
Committees and staff follow local, state and federal legislation which has an effect on business and our community. Meetings are held with state legislators and our congressmen on a regular basis.
Life's too short to stand on the sidelines. Here is your chance to get involved. Involvement increases business contacts, creates an atmosphere for business development and growth and provides opportunities to make decisions that will influence community concerns. Bring your experience and knowledge to help strengthen the Chamber's membership while developing valuable business contacts.
2. Return on Investment
Ask members whether they received a good return on their initial investment and you'll hear an overwhelming positive response. The rewards realized on the nominal cost of membership might surprise you. Members report drastically reduced (and, often free) business services and significant savings through Chamber discounts on a wide variety of services.
1. Community Investment
Just as the Chamber is important to our community, YOU are important to the Chamber. Your investment in the Chamber means an investment in our community.
So What Are You Waiting For?
The Farmville Area Chamber exists to support you and your business as you strive for success. There's no doubt that you belong here. Information and knowledge, opportunities for network and personal enrichment...they're all here for you. Benefits that better your bottom line and intangible rewards of involvement will be yours when you join the Chamber. Come and see what membership in the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce is all about. Contact the Chamber office at 434-392-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.