Chambers of commerce

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  1. The Writing King

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    For local networking, is joining a chamber of commerce worth it? If so, how do you network at a chamber to take maximum advantage of the opportunities?
     
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    It's hit and miss. It depends on the Chamber, their membership and activity, but also their terms for networking. I find that effective Chambers take advantage of any and every networking opportunity they can get a hold of and fight, fight, fight for their members, region and/or charter cause at the time. If it's more of a small club of heavy hitters in the area, then it may not be worth your time. However if it's a large cluster of active members working together to build the community (competitors and all working together), then definitely get involved. There's more to Chambers than networking and business growth. Like the BAF forum here, you can learn a LOT about surviving (especially the local market in your area). Safety in numbers!
     
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    One thing I can tell you is that joining a Chamber is a waste if you don't work it hard. Many people join and then do nothing. You have to ferret out ways to network, get involved, be a leader, and look for opportunities. Like any other marketing opportunity, you get what you put into it. My bottom line is to tell you that it is a viable approach for many such as my house cleaning and janitorial service but it is only one of many and you have to decide where to put your money and your time.

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