Top Ten Reasons Why Now is the Time to Join The Chamber of Commerce!

August 28, 2013

Have you ever been curious about what The Chamber of Commerce does and why it’s important to your company? If you are like most people in the community you are constantly seeing decals, flyers and events brought to you from Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and wonder what exactly is it that we do.

Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce goal is to, “Promote and improve the economic, civic, education and general business conditions of its members and the Vestavia Hills community, and to work with other organizations in these endeavors in a non-partisan manner.” Not only are we helping you, but you are helping yourself. A nationwide study revealed that consumers are 63% more likely to buy from a Chamber Member. With results like that and potentially only a short time as a Chamber Member, you quickly begin to see that when helping yourself through the Chamber, you in turn are helping our community and local businesses.

Washington– A national study by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based market research firm, reveals a number of important findings:

  •  When consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably about it.
  • Consumers who are told that a business is a chamber member are 51% more likely to be highly aware of it and 57% more likely to think positively of its local reputation.
  • Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they believe is a member of the local chamber of commerce.

The study also has good news for businesses that sell to other businesses.

  • When business decision-makers believe that a business is a chamber member, they are 37% more likely to think favorably of the business, 51% more likely to be highly aware of it, 58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation, and 59% more likely to buy goods and services from it.

Supporting the previous findings, the study also reveals a positive perception for the local chamber itself:

  • Regarding the chamber’s impact on the local economy, 82% of respondents believe that the local chamber of commerce helps create jobs and promotes local economic development.

The results of the Schapiro study are clear: Positive perception increases among consumers and business owners when a business is identified as a member of the local chamber of commerce.

Along with a nationwide study, we have created:

        “Top Ten Reasons why NOW is the Time to JOIN Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce”Image

We hope this is helpful and beneficial to any prospective members! If you have any questions please contact us at: 205-823-5011 or Lisa, our Membership and Marketing Consultant: lisac@vestaviahills.org