Membership adds value
April 17, 2023
As I think about the rich history of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, establishing itself as the premier chamber in the region and representing our business community since 1925, I am grateful to be a part of such an enriching organization.
For myself, I have been heavily involved with the Charlotte County Chamber over the past 10 years. It was through being an engaged and dedicated Charlotte County Chamber member, I was able to establish and build hundreds of positive, strong and beneficial business relationships and countless friendships. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the ChamberAction committee, Executive Board of Directors, Board of Directors, Leadership Charlotte Class of 2015 (Go Red), Leadership Charlotte Class of 2016 (Co-Chair) and Leadership Charlotte Class of 2017 (Chair), and now the Executive Director.
Being a member or becoming a new member of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce allows you to be in the position to put an extremely bright spotlight on your business to our 1,000-plus members and beyond. Like any investment, one expects to get a return on investment. The return on your annual membership investment is ensured by your level of participation and engagement. The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce has a full suite of benefits and marketing initiatives to put your business at the forefront.
As a chamber member, you can take advantage of the following benefits: Membership Business Directory (print and online) for easy access. Business Online, our weekly e-newsletter that goes out every Monday morning to 3,000 subscribers, you will be able to promote and market your business in three different ways on a weekly basis (Member News, Member Events or Job Spot). You can display your marketing materials and business cards in our chamber office, as we get many residents and visitors in our office on a monthly basis.
We have our three staple networking events each month; Networking at Noon is the second Wednesday of the month from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. These lunches are a great way to expand your networking footprint and make some great connections. Our Third Wednesday Coffee is on the third Wednesday of the month from 8–9 a.m. and our programs are always very informative with great speakers to find out what happening in Charlotte County. The monthly Business Card Exchange is on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5–7 p.m., always hosted at a member’s place of business. Our Business Card Exchanges are another optimal opportunity to meet new members and develop strong business relationships.