Advocacy: Chamber is the collective voice for businesses. We work on your business while you work IN your business. Chamber works ON supporting issues and programs that help support your business and also fights against issues that could harm your business.
Continually Building a Better Community: Your Member investment supports the work that the Chamber does in the community that makes our community a better place to live, work and play (quality of life) and a stronger more viable place for your businesses to be prosperousThe area’s economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. That is why our Chamber has a major impact on business, income, and future growth of the area. The Chamber is a dynamic, living process because its people work for the betterment of our community as well as their businesses. In a few words, it builds our market, helping to assure greater profits for our businesses and industries, more jobs for people and the additional economic wherewithal required to support a growing county. There are two primary functions of a Chamber of Commerce: (1) it acts as the spokesman for the business and professional community and translates into action the group thinking of its members, and (2) it renders specific services of a type that can be most effectively rendered by a community organization both to its members and to the community as a whole. It must be the community’s department of progress.
Advertising / Marketing Opportunities: The Chamber of Commerce is the only organization that links your business to the community. As a member of the Chamber, you will be able to take advantage of the many cost effective methods to gain exposure for your company. Advertisement in “The Focus” monthly newsletter distributed to 650 members – one complimentary business card ad is provided to each new member; the Membership Directory and Community Guide, with 5,000 copies distributed annually with an immediate listing on the Chamber website, www.sevchamber.com, visited by 1,500 people monthly; opportunities to sponsor Chamber Events listed below; and weekly e-mail “Spotlight” blasts to over 900 members and supports. The Chamber maps are also a great way venue to advertise. There are 10,000 printed and provided complimentary to the Visitors Center, local accommodations and each city hall offices.
Networking: Your membership gives you the special opportunity to meet potential customers and build relationships as you gain new contacts and referrals. Networking opportunities include the monthly Business After Hours, Coffee Connections, Lunch Programs and leads groups.