TEN WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
Network with Greater Springfield’s Leaders
When you join the Chamber, you have the opportunity to interact with leaders from every sector of our economy. Attend membership and networking events throughout the year – both in person, and virtual – to build your business network.
Promote Your Business
From posting discounts to listing your social media accounts on our membership directory, your Chamber membership allows you to market your company on our website. The Chamber also offers opportunities for event sponsorships and advertising in its publications, newsletters and on its websites.
Take Advantage of Our Resources
Want to see how your business stacks up against the competition? Or if an area of Greater Springfield is the right fit for your business marketing efforts? The Chamber's economic development website offers data and demographics to assist its members at ExapandGreaterSpringfield.com.
Connect with Our Dedicated Team that Wants to See Your Business Succeed
Year after year, statistics show that Greater Springfield’s most impactful job growth comes from existing businesses just like yours. The Chamber's business retention and expansion team is dedicated to helping your business maximize its potential and contribute to the overall growth of our community.
Find Your Next Great Hire
The Chamber's Talent Initiative connects businesses looking to strengthen their connection with Greater Springfield’s college students through our partnerships with local colleges. This program also provides networking and professional development resources for companies who want their interns to start careers in the Greater Springfield region.
Help the Chamber Advocate for Your Business
The Chamber is the voice of business, and as a Chamber member, you have a direct line to elected officials and policy makers. The Chamber's government relations team acts as a political advocate on behalf of Greater Springfield’s businesses at a local, state, and national level.
Keep Up to Date on Important Issues to Greater Springfield
Through the Chamber's events and programs, you will stay on the forefront of issues that are important to you and your business. Whether its learning about new developments or understanding how you can help, the Chamber plans events and offers communication tools to keep you up to date all year.
Recruit Employees Using Chamber Resources
Recruiting employees from out of market? Our websites display the benefits of living in Greater Springfield and answers many common questions that new residents might have. The website also includes a weekly newsletter featuring fun things to do in Greater Springfield. And Visit Greater Springfield’s visitor guide, produced annually, is also available as a resource.
Invest in the Future of Greater Springfield
Knowing the decisions that we make today will impact our community in the future, the Chamber campaigns for community-improving issues that will improve Greater Springfield’s success in the next generation. As a Chamber member, you can get involved by getting educated on the issues and communicating the importance of civic involvement to your employees and colleagues.
Pursue Volunteer Opportunities
By volunteering with the Chamber, you will expand your circle of contacts. Volunteer in one of the following areas:
- Ambassadors work to educate, enlist, and involve other Chamber members in Chamber committees and activities. Ambassadors also assist at Chamber events throughout the year.
- Grand Openings Committee - Join the Grand Opening Committee to welcome new members to the Chamber at their grand openings and ribbon cutting ceremonies.
- Event Volunteers - Get involved in the planning and execution of both Chamber, and Community-wide events.