FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
Via the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Website (http://www.acce.org/): “A Chamber of Commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interests while advancing their community, region, state, or nation. Business owners in towns, cities, and other territories voluntarily form these local societies/networks to advocate on behalf of the community at large, economic prosperity, and business interests. Chambers have existed in the US for more than two centuries, with many having been established before the jurisdictions they represent. A business-led civic and economic advancement entity operating in a specific space may call itself any number of things – board of trade, business council, etc. – but for the purposes of this primer, they are all chambers of commerce.”
ARE THERE RESOURCES FOR ME TO GROW MY BUSINESS?
IS THE MEMBERSHIP RIGHT FOR ME AND MY BUSINESS?
Whether you are thinking of starting a business, have recently opened, or have been in operation for years and have a loyal following there are benefits to Membership at every level. Schedule a meeting with us today to see how chamber membership can support your growth and success, and to discuss if now is the right time to enroll!
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO MEETINGS?
If you cannot attend our meetings, you can still network directly with other members via the Member Information Center! You can also sponsor or host networking events, which provides excellent visibility and a captive audience for your message.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A CHAMBER MEMBER?
Chamber Members pay annual dues based on the date they enrolled and the number of full & part-time employees. Once enrolled, Members are strongly encouraged to attend networking functions at least once per quarter to see the greatest value from their association. We also encourage one-on-one meetings to determine how we may best be a resource to you and your business.
WILL MY BUSINESS JUST GROW AFTER JOINING?
No, it is a partnership process. By attending the networking meetings and events throughout the year and taking advantage of the other resources available, you will make new contacts and expand your business network. Just like the quote from Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce wants you to succeed, and we are here to be Your Best Business Resource!