January 27, 2010 > Need More Business?
Need More Business?
I bet the answer to that question is - Absolutely! So, how do you plan to get more business? One of the best and most cost effective ways is to join the Newark Chamber of Commerce! We are the largest business association in Newark and you do not need to have your business located in Newark. If you don't promote your business in Newark you are leaving out almost 45,000 potential customers!
The Mission Statement of the Newark Chamber of Commerce is to stand as the voice of business and support our member' success by promoting a favorable business climate and quality of life in our community. How do we do that?
Benefits of Membership
There are many reasons for a business to join the Newark Chamber of Commerce. The Newark Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of benefits that are designed to provide service and opportunities to all types and sizes of businesses.
Networking and development of business contacts are among the most critical needs for many of our members; they are the primary reasons that small and medium-size companies join the Chamber. We recognize these needs and provide many opportunities for networking such as mixers, luncheons, committees and networking clubs.
The Chamber is the largest business association in Newark. We can connect you with thousands of businesses and their employees.
The Chamber acts as a unified voice for the business community. This unified business voice yields influence far stronger than any single business acting alone.
The Chamber represents the interests of members at all level of government.
All Chamber members are given the opportunity to become actively involved in committees and task forces.
The Chamber is a pro-business advocate that tackles critical issues in the areas of government, international trade, transportation, economic development, health care, environmental affairs, workplace issues and education and how they impact your business.
The Chamber Membership Directory and Website highlight Chamber members through an alphabetical listing by name and business category. Chamber members are encouraged to utilize the Directory and Website whenever they buy a product or a service. The Chamber advocates members to support other Chamber members in order to strengthen the network of Chamber membership.
There are several opportunities for members to advertise products or services. You may purchase:
. Ads in the Chamber newsletter "The Voice of Business," published in the Tri-City Voice on the last Wednesday of each month.
. Ads in the Membership Directory
. Ads on the Website
. Ads in the Chamber e-newsletter, "Community Matters"
. Mailing Labels of all Chamber member businesses
Free opportunities for members to promote products or services:
. Passport To Savings Program-free to our members including their employees
. Tabletop display at our annual Celebrating Business Luncheon
. New members may have a free article in the Voice of Business
. New storefront businesses in Newark may host a Ribbon Cutting within three months of their opening.
The Chamber is a major resource for business people needing a product or a service. We give referrals from our front desk every month. We only refer Chamber members.
The Chamber serves as a resource for companies considering relocation and for people seeking tourism information, as well as individuals seeking demographic and statistical information about Newark. Many calls are answered each week from people from all around the country requesting information.
Business Seminars are held on topical business issues to keep our members at the forefront of change and to offer avenues for continual professional growth and development.
Please consider joining the Newark Chamber of Commerce. Check out our website at www.newark-chamber.com or call 744-1000. I would love to talk to you!