November 2, 2016
Not a day goes by that somebody doesn’t ask me "what does the Chamber do?"
The obvious benefits are networking events, online exposure and being a part of a community, but there is a lot more than that.
What I’m most proud about is the ability for a Chamber to connect complimentary businesses, better yet – competing businesses.
You read that right. Take for instance the case about Bucciarelli’s Butcher Shop and Carry Out Cafe. Both businesses rely heavily on catering deals, but sometimes it’s just not feasible. A quick phone call to another reliable Chamber member and a customer is immediately satisfied. Camaraderie goes a long way. Customers really enjoy watching businesses work together to get the job done.
Or the case of LMV Productions and Anchor Hitch Media both are video production companies that are wicked awesome. LMV focuses on wedding and special events and Anchor Hitch does quite a bit of business filming. Both companies are fully capable of doing events and business filming, but they never hesitate to recommend each other to clients. One reliable business recommending another is priceless.
That is the unwritten benefit of being a member of the Chamber. You should never hesitate to contact us and ask for a connection. Oh, and when you reach out to a business, mention that you are a member of the Chamber. People always love hearing about a common bond!
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Director, Membership Development