May 20, 2019,

The Chamber is holding a membership drive to recruit twenty-five (25) new members and we need your help. You already know the value of the Chamber as a great resource for your business and an effective marketing tool, so we are asking that you reach out to your business associates, clients, and customers and ask them to join the Chamber. If you give a referral to Karen and that business joins the Chamber by June 14th, you will win two FREE tickets to Summer Sunset Cruise Networking Bash on June 14th. In addition, the company that you refer will also get two tickets to the Networking Bash so they can start their membership with the Chamber in style. When you are talking to a prospect about the Chamber, here are five very good reasons for them to join:

Marketing
Chamber membership gives your business the marketing, advertising and public relations tools to position itself in the regional marketplace, deliver your message to customers and community stakeholders, and establish your brand presence in association with the Chamber of Commerce.

Credibility
Consumers believe chamber members use good practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in the community. A national survey by the Schapiro Groups shows that consumers are more likely to do business with a company that is a member of the Chamber.

Advocacy
Have your voice heard on important legislation and regulatory issues before state, county, and city governments through effective representation that yields results for business. The Chamber can focus on important legislative issues that can impact your business while you focus on managing and growing your business.

Information
Be the first to know and stay ahead of the competition with access to important information concerning the local and regional economy, find out about legislation and regulatory issues that will impact your business and learn about economic development initiatives that can create new opportunities for your business.

Networking
Make valuable connections and build collegial business relationships on the executive level through quality and professional venues hosted by the Chamber of Commerce throughout the year. Social media is a very powerful marketing tool, but there is nothing more powerful than in-person meetings. The Chamber provides opportunities for both.

We are also hosting a gathering for prospective members on May 29th so please feel free to attend and bring your prospective new member. There will be great networking and a short presentation plus free hors d’oeuvre.

Chamber Member Meet-Up
May 29
5pm to 7pm
Brass Tap
Annapolis Mall

Thanks in advance for your help to keep the Chamber Moving Forward!! For more information about Chamber membership, click here.