Joining your local chamber of commerce has long been recommended for small businesses, particularly those who serve local markets with their products or services. In a recent discussion on OPEN Forum, members discussed some of the limitations as well as the best ways to get value from your local chamber of commerce.
“I see chambers, first and foremost, as educational and training centers for businesses in the community,” says Zev Asch, president and CEO of Ledaza, a sales and marketing consulting agency for small businesses based in Melville, New York. Chambers of commerce often sponsor events offered to members at a discount, such as seminars run by experts in sales and marketing, Microsoft Excel, or other niche topics relevant to many business owners.
As a member, you also have the opportunity... Read more.