The Real Value of Joining the Chamber of Commerce
A national study reveals that membership in a local chamber of commerce can significantly boost a business’ image among consumers, as well as among other businesses. The study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based marketing firm, found positive perceptions of chamber members in a number of areas, including overall favorability, consumer awareness and reputation, and likelihood of future patronage. This study was commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, IBM, Administaff, Small Business Network Inc., and Market Street Services. Please click for examples of why you should join the Alamogordo Chamber today.
Food And Networking (FAN) Club
Food And Networking over breakfast! Come and enjoy a relaxed, fun-filled environment where networking is optimal. Usually held on the 2nd Friday of every month at Margo’s Mexican Food. Every business is welcome and receives 30 seconds to talk about their business. Free breakfast, lots of laughs, and great networking so you can “Kick Your Friday Off Right!”
Business After Hours
Business After Hours is held the third Thursday of every month at a hosting business from 5:30-7:00 pm. This is a very relaxed and social environment for your business to network with fellow business men and women. Bring your business cards and hand them out like candy! With the hosting business providing door prizes, refreshments, and sometimes even live entertainment, Business After Hours is not to be missed!
The Chamber Chat is a monthly publication that is made about and for the Chamber Members. Photos and editorial as well as monthly Aubrey Dunn Sr. Visitor Center numbers, this publication can not only be educational but also a form of advertisement for your business. Reaching over 600,000 people on the web.
To further communicate with the Chamber Members, a Newsletter is sent out to all Membership via email. This includes upcoming Chamber events as well as events from fellow members. This should assist busy business men and women as reminders for Committee Meetings, Ribbon Cuttings, Open Houses, Grand Openings, Training Sessions, Business After Hours, FAN Club, and so much more! Every effort is spent on trying to better our Membership through quality communication.
The Chamber is the “front door” to Alamogordo. We welcomed over 9,800 visitors in 2013! The Chamber receives an average of 75 phone calls per day, many seeking business referrals, and we first refer Chamber members.
Display your brochures and/or business cards at no charge in the Visitors Center.
Grand Opening – Chamber Ambassadors provide exposure for your business via ribbon cutting and featured in the monthly Chamber Chat.
FREE, Your business listed on our Web site at www.alamogordo.com by area of specialization. Average of 600,000 visitors to the site per month. FREE links from our Web page to yours.
FREE listing in our Annual Membership Directory.
Member-to-member discounts provide an excellent way to promote your business and offer money-saving services. Businesses participate with discounts offered on many products and services. Additionally, this serves as a great advertising tool for your business.