A Smart Investment
Joining the Chamber of Commerce is a smart investment! The Chamber provides members:
- The opportunity to grow their business through networking and exposure to other businesses and the general public.
- The ability to reinvest back in the community to help the area remain vibrant and prosper.
- The information they need to know about what is going on in the community and the Chamber.
Aside from the direct benefits for many businesses, members realize that their own prosperity in some way is dependent on the development of a prosperous community.
- A Smart Investment
- Creating opportunities for members to generate business
- Promoting the Plymouth Community to attract visitors, residents and businesses
- Keeping Members in the Know
- Special Group Programs for Members
Creating opportunities for members to generate business
The Chamber offers members many fantastic ways to network with other businesses and to effectively promote themselves.
Monthly Networking Events:
Breakfast and After Hours Programs provide members the opportunity to network with each other to develop new business contacts.
15 Member Connections:
15 members from different industries meet at the Chamber to talk about their businesses and how they can refer each other. It is a great intimate forum for making valuable new business contacts.
Showcase & Taste of Plymouth:
In May of each year the Chamber holds a business expo featuring 95 exhibitors and 18 restaurants. The event attracts about 600 attendees and is a lively community celebration.
Golf Outing and Auction:
These two highly attended events serve as the Chamber’s major fundraising events each year attracting business and community leaders.
The Chamber sells $90,000 to $100,000 worth of gift certificates each year. Members can sign up to participate in the program which drives business right to their doorstep
Display Material in Visitors Center:
Members can display information in the Chamber’s Visitors Center that attracts thousands of local residents and visitors each year.
The Chamber provides hundreds of referrals each year to callers inquiring about where to find local services or products.
Membership Directory Listing:
Members are listed in our community directory by type of business and alphabetically. Thousands of copies of this book are distributed to members, local residents, visitors and many others.
Online Business Listing:
Members have a listing on our website that can be searched by business category or by company name. The listing also includes contact information and a link to the member’s web site.
For new businesses, the Chamber will cut the ribbon on their grand opening or expansion. The Chamber can coordinate inviting public officials, alerting the media and even inviting the local business community to attend. Pictures from the ribbon cuttings will also be posted on our website and in the monthly newsletter with a description of the company.
New Member Orientation:
Once a quarter the Chamber hosts a new member orientation that provides members information on how to best utilize their membership and to network with other members.
Some people see the membership decal as meaning you're one of the "good businesses in town" or a leading business in the community. People always have a sense of reassurance and confidence when they see your business belongs to the local Chamber of Commerce.
New members can receive a list of member addresses when first joining to do a promotional mailing.
Advertising and Sponsorship:
There are multiple opportunities to showcase your business to other members and the community through events, sponsorships and publication advertising.
Promoting the Plymouth Community to attract visitors, residents and businesses
An essential part of the Chamber’s mission is to promote the community and create economic vitality in Plymouth and Plymouth Township.
As one of the primary portals to our community the Chamber’s site provides valuable information to potential new residents, visitors and companies considering relocating to the area. The site also provides visitors an online directory of our membership
The Chamber creates a map of Plymouth and Plymouth Township every two years that is distributed to thousands of people.
In the heart of downtown Plymouth, the Chamber’s office serves as a welcome center to visitors and residents, and is full of information about our members and the community.
The Chamber produces promotional materials that make our community come alive for visitors, potential new residents, and new business prospects.
Support of local festivals and events:
The Chamber is an active participant in supporting and hosting local events that attract hundreds of thousands of people to the community each year. The Chamber believes these events contribute to our outstanding quality of life and help create the sense of community that permeates through Plymouth and Plymouth Township.
Publicity and Promotion:
The Chamber serves the role of publicizing the community through partnerships with organizations from around the state and Metro Detroit. In addition, we work with media to promote the community.
Social Media Promoting the Plymouth Community
The Chamber has over 30,000 followers on our social media platforms which we use to tell the story of our community to attract residents, visitors, shoppers, as well as businesses- and let everyone know "Plymouth Rocks". With over 24,000 followers on Facebook, the Chamber aggressively promotes the Chamber with paid postings, along with regular postings that reach thousands of people daily.
Workforce Development - Business Education Partnerships
The Chamber works with local employers and schools to help bridge the gap in building our workforce of tomorrow, and today. The Chamber brings business people into classrooms to work with students and teachers. Our goal is to facilitate the ability for students to better understand the expectations of employers and make wise career choices after graduation.
Keeping Members in the Know
Members receive relevant information about the Chamber and the community on a frequent and timely basis.
A monthly email newsletter that keeps members up-to-date on chamber activities and provides interesting and useful community information.
Members receive invitations to upcoming events that they can easily reply to for registration.
As important information becomes available immediately affecting the business community members will receive an email alert.
Create forums for members to share ideas and build partnerships:
These forums provide the opportunity for businesses to discuss important issues, take a collective action and disseminate information to the general membership.
- Downtown Business Group
- Property Owners Committee
- Ambassador Committee
- HR Manufacturing Council
- Education Committee
Here's how it works: Members save up to 45% on 500+ items that Chamber members purchase most often , including exclusive discounts on ink and toner. Plus, save up to 10% off just about everything Office Depot stocks in stores and the Business Solutions annual catalog. Plus, members get deep discounts on Copy & Print services- 2.5 black & white and 24 color copies and 40% off finishing services every day!
Not registered yet?
Sign Up Online or contact the Chamber office or our Office Depot rep, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions and receive your own in-store purchasing card for business, home office, or classroom purchases.
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