At the heart of the local economy and the backbone of the nation's economy, you'll find a chamber of commerce. Celebrating and promoting the diversity and uniqueness of their communities, chambers of commerce form the fabric of America.
What is a Chamber?
Chambers of commerce are business and community associations, generally incorporated as a 501(c)(6) business. Chambers of commerce is not part of local, state, or federal government, though chambers do often partner with government to accomplish the chamber mission.
Chambers of commerce is funded by membership dues as well as non-dues items such as events, sponsorships, contracts, and sales of various products and services. The vast majority of chamber membership rolls are small businesses - businesses with fewer than 20 to 35 employees, on average. Today's chamber of commerce, rather than being narrowly focused on one particular industry, issue, cause, or activity, focus on a broad range of activities and support for both businesses and communities.
What the Chamber does for YOU:
The Chamber of Commerce is the business community working together. It is the central agency that corrals the forces of the community for its improvement and development: in business, in industry, and in the professions. Together, the chamber does what no person can do by him or herself.
A New Business Partner
The Chamber is your most valuable, yet lowest paid employee, taking as much interest as a partner but leaving you the boss. Entire committees of top-flight business and professional executives voluntarily work to improve your business opportunities and living enjoyment.
Another Pair of Eyes
The Chamber is Anderson County’s only business organization working full-time, looking at and attending to many details of making our area an even better place to live and earn a living. Yes, it provides eyes of specialized observers who maintain a watch on those matters that affect every citizen in the community.
Another Pair of Hands
The Chamber staff answers hundreds of inquiries a year relative to every imaginable question concerning the city and area. These inquiries would go unanswered if there were no Chamber of Commerce. The goodwill and accurate information furnished has an incalculable value to the Lawrenceburg area.
A Tireless Salesperson
The Chamber provides a clearinghouse of information needed by prospective industrialists, visitors, potential residents, and local businesses who are interested in learning more about the area.
In serving the businesses of the community, the Chamber is devoted to activities designed to create more community wealth. As payrolls are expanded and more jobs created, everyone stands to benefit from the growth. More people, more sales opportunities, more money, more tax revenue and the resulting increased services all add to making Anderson County an even better place to live and make a living.
Another Front Office
The Chamber is the place where visitors gain their first impression of the hospitality and soundness of our community. This office reflects the energetic outlook of our civic leaders and business community. It is a rallying point for community development.
A Necessary Business Investment
In the same relationship to your business as rent, lighting, advertising, and payroll, your membership investment should never be considered a contribution.
A Business Advocate
One voice raised in defense of a right, or one person or business taking on a project, is often weak and ineffectual. But when many voices are raised and many people work together in community affairs, much is achieved!!
Top Reasons to join the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce
Make New Business Contacts
Networking at Chamber events helps you meet potential customers, clients and vendors. The “Business After Hours” and "Chamber Luncheons” provide great opportunities to get to know new people — and expand your prospect base.
Market Your Products and Services
Take advantage of the Chamber’s low-cost marketing opportunities such as the annual “Business Expo”, You’ll reach hundreds of business owners and executives, anxious to learn more about your products and services. Plenty of advertising and sponsorship opportunities exist through the Chamber’s events, programs, website, and publications, too!
Invest In A Healthy Economy
When the Chamber assists companies that are relocating here or expanding their businesses, it means more jobs — and more customers for you. Your investment in the Chamber helps to market Champaign County and promote quality growth.
Gain A Voice In Government
The Chamber speaks on behalf of business to elected and appointed officials and government staff members at the local, state and national levels. Your voice will be heard on important regulatory, legislative and educational issues that directly affect your business.
Increase Your Presence On The Internet
Your business will be listed in the Chamber’s online Business Directory, thereby expanding your market area even if you do not have internet access.
There’s nothing more rewarding than volunteering your time and talent to make the community where you live and work a better place. As a member of the Chamber, you will help sustain and improve the quality of life that you, your family and your employees enjoy. Membership in the Chamber is an investment in your business future.
Heighten Your Company’s Visibility
Announce your respect for your customers by displaying your Chamber membership decal in your business and on your website. Your investment in the Chamber gives your business credibility, visibility and marketability.
Learn New Skills For Small Business Success
The Chamber provides services to small business owners. Programs are designed to help you start your business or help your business grow. At the Chamber, you’ll get the tools you need to help your business prosper.