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11 Reasons Why You Should Join the Chamber

1. Make New Business Contacts.

Your involvement in the chamber provides an opportunity to network with other business leaders and owners in the community. These are potential customers, clients and vendors. Business After Hours, the Annual Banquet, Golf Tournament and other events are ways that our members get to network with each other.

2. Save Your Company Money.

You can shop around for the best prices on services as you network. Also, some businesses provide discounts on services to fellow chamber members. You’ll be able to save money on marketing opportunities to the chamber’s database of members.

3. Learn New Skills for Success in My Business.

We host Chamber Academy seminars on topics such as technology, sales, leadership, marketing etc. We also collaborate with other organizations and the Town of Kernersville for other helpful seminars and workshops. Most of these workshops are free to members of the chamber.

4. Market Your Products Or Services.

The chamber offers a number of low cost marketing events, such as Kernersville Showcase (Business Expo), Triad Business Expo, and also sponsorship and or/advertising opportunities. We also offer free space in our brochure racks at the chamber for our members. All chamber members can have a free link from the member’s listing on our website, directly to yours.

5. Increase Access to Information.

The chamber is growing in its demographic and economic profile information, to help you plan marketing strategies. You also have access to chamber members for a database of potential leads.

6. Enhance Leadership Skills.

You can increase your company’s competitive edge by taking advantage of Leadership Kernersville, or perhaps joining the Triad Leadership Network class (operated by the Piedmont Triad Partnership). You can also benefit from participation in various chamber committees, and the Kernersville 2020 study.

7. Gain a Voice in Government.

The Chamber is your representative at several groups, including the Board of Aldermen, Piedmont Triad Chambers, Economic Development Advisory Council and other organizations. Through the chamber network, we also pass along information that might be helpful to you.

8. Get involved.

It becomes a “win-win” situation, as our members get involved in the community. You help improve the quality of life through your involvement, and influence some of the decisions that are made.

9. Referrals.

When people call the chamber for information, the first referrals we make are to member businesses. Hopefully, you will expand your customer base as a result.

10. Community Advertising.

We are looking for ways that the chamber can effectively market the businesses of our members. An example of this is the “Things To See and Do” brochure to promote restaurants, retail, hotels and recreational businesses to those visiting the area. We also promote our local businesses on the chamber’s website: www.kernersvillenc.com. We also provide free ribbon cuttings for new businesses. This provides the new business with a free photo opportunity and article in the newspaper.

11. Strengthen the Business Climate in Kernersville.

There is strength in collaboration. The stronger the Chamber of Commerce, the more it can do to help business. Stronger, more active committees mean more programs and services the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce can offer.

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