The benefits of joining the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
The Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to keeping Berthoud strong and vibrant through:
- Supporting and promoting member businesses.
- Serving as a voice to local government.
- Fostering a sustainable community with positive growth.
The real reason to join:
But the real value of joining the Chamber of Commerce is the positive perceptions of consumers about membership. A survey byThe Schapiro Group found some great results for Chamber members. Here are a few key points to consider:
- The results show that being active in a local Chamber of Commerce is a good strategy for businesses to use.
- It’s an effective way to convey to consumers that the business uses good business practices.
- Consumers believe that businesses that are involved in the community, care about their customers and that the company is reputable. When a consumer thinks more favorably of a company because the company is a member of its local Chamber of Commerce, it is because they infer that the company is trustworthy, connected to the community, listens to its customers is successful and is a leader in the business community.
A Chamber membership also provides excellent networking opportunities. It’s the most powerful tool to promote your business. The Berthoud Chamber hosts a variety of events throughout the year including business luncheons (featuring speakers to give you tips for your business), Business after Hours, annual dinner and award celebration, Berthoud Day, quilt show, golf tournament and Oktoberfest. The Berthoud Chamber does our utmost to support community events. Your membership and volunteering helps the “group effort” in giving back to the community where you’ve chosen to do business, live and prosper. As a group we are committed to keeping the Berthoud area strong and vibrant.
We’ll help you promote your business or organization. The BACC uses ChamberMaster to offer an on-line directory, your individual business information brochure, and free marketing of your products and services. All corporate and business level members receive upgraded marketing tools and opportunities. You control your marketing efforts with a personal log-in to the Chamber’s website. Member-to-Member Discounts are posted online and can be seen at www.BerthoudColorado.com. There you can post Hot Deals, job listings or add your events to our community calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything happening in the Berthoud area with contributions of information provided by our members. Plus the Chamber uses social media to promote Berthoud businesses that includes Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter.
You can choose the best venues to realize a return on your investment through your Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce. Whether it’s the business directory and visitor’s guide, sponsoring an event, advertising on the website or in the newsletter … we strive to provide your business with maximum exposure. Also, our Ambassadors are a volunteer liaison group, and your sounding board. By keeping in contact with our membership, Ambassadors conduct ribbon cuttings and introduce you to other members. They will help promote you, your business and get your feedback on what’s important to you.
Our pledge to our members:
Your Berthoud Chamber refers your business or organization in everything we do e-mails, phone calls, website inquiries, one-to-one visits, community events and more. We’re growing, changing…and always looking for new ways to increase member benefits and support our members. So to sum up the value of membership, Chamber membership provides members with an opportunity to have a positive impact on their business community and to be part of a worldwide business network. It gives consumers a positive perception of the business; it provides opportunities for networking and value added discounts.
What does membership provide?
Membership provides businesses with information about rising government issues that affect them, and adds their voice to the chambers efforts to address them. The Chamber at all levels, speaks on behalf of the business community at public hearings, with media and government on matters that impact on not only the business community but also the community at large.
Thank you for your membership in the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce.