As an East Tennessee business owner, you are probably always looking for new ways to network with other community members in order to expand your business reach. One simple way that you can achieve this is by joining the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.
Involvement with the chamber can help increase your exposure and even help grow your revenues. The affiliation with the Chamber increases your visibility in the county and also gives your business validity with local residents and tourists.
Benefits of Membership
There are plenty of benefits that you can count on when you choose to become a member. The Blount County Chamber of Commerce is an active part of the community that can help your business grow in numerous ways.
One of the main things that you can expect with your membership is an increase in your business contacts. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to meet with other area business owners such as various meetings, conferences, and social events that are sponsored by the Chamber. The newsletters that are put out by the Chamber are another way that you can increase your business contacts. The newsletters provide information about the newest members, give the details of upcoming events, and offer interesting articles about business trends in the county. It will give you plenty of information that you can use to reach out to other like-minded business owners.
Affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce automatically gives your business credibility in the minds of the consumers. There is a positive perception attributed to any business that is in good standing with the Chamber, and customers generally count on these businesses to be reliable.
You can also use your membership in the Chamber of Commerce as a way to increase your visibility within the Blount County business community. As we mentioned before, there will be opportunities for you to be named or spotlighted in the newsletter. Plus, there is the option to advertise on the website or even sponsor a chamber event.
Having your business name and contact information proudly displayed on the Chamber of Commerce website is an excellent way to gain new customer referrals. Many residents, especially newcomers, depend on the Chamber recommendations to help them make decisions about where to go for their various needs. Being on our lists is a great way for new customers to find you!
Being a member of the Chamber also means your voice will be heard in the local government. As a small business owner, you may not always have the time or resources to fight new regulations or taxes that may be put up for debate on the local government level. The Chamber is always looking out for the best interests of our small businesses which means you will have someone in your court.
Join the Blount County Chamber of Commerce
If you would like more information about becoming a member, you can find the answers to many of your questions on our website. We look forward to having you join us.