Benefits of Membership
Local business owners and entrepreneurs often overlook chambers of commerce out of unfamiliarity or a lack of understanding. The Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to further our collective interests while advancing the economic well-being of our local community. We never lose sight of the fact that money spent locally, stays local and fosters local economic growth and employment opportunities. The guiding principles for each chamber of commerce vary but all goals center around economic development and promotion of local businesses and the employer community. Let’s quickly explore how the Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce can help your business.
A chamber’s impact on the local economy can be difficult to measure. But, according to a recent survey conducted by The Schapiro Group, customers said they are more likely to use the products and services of businesses that belong to a local chamber. Businesses may add further credibility by advertising themselves as chamber members on their storefronts or websites. Your business will also appear in our new website business directory where visitors can find your business by business category when they need your products and services.
The opportunities we provide to network among local business owners are one of the most appealing aspects of joining the Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Examples of popular networking opportunities include our annual golf outing, our lunch and learn events with speakers, and meet-ups with other local chambers of commerce and business associations throughout Cass County Michigan. We are also planning to expand these opportunities for all our members.
Online Business Directory
Membership in the Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce provides your business with opportunities for additional exposure. The Edwardsburg Area Chamber business directory lists your business with a business profile page for each member that includes a description of your business, contact information, hours, location map and directions, and unlimited photos of your products and services. We also link to your website and social media pages. This is especially valuable for those small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have websites for their businesses.
A chamber of commerce can impact a local community through celebrations, gatherings, or event sponsorships. Additionally, a chamber can advocate for various local issues that can positively impact communities. The Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce partners with local organizations to help bring awareness to local needs. Being a part of the local chamber of commerce gives business owners several opportunities to get involved in these needs and the community. We are hugely supportive of the Cassopolis Main Street initiative, and provide additional opportunities throughout the year for our members to get involved. Being involved is more than donating dollars to a cause. Through volunteering, you will form relationships and friendships with other local business owners, as well as new business opportunities.
Joining the Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is straightforward, starting with annual dues payment, then adding your business or organization’s details on our “Add Listing” page. We will provide your business with access to resources, and relationships that enable you to better market your products and services. You can join by clicking the button below to start the process, or you can print our membership application and mail it to us with your check.
If you have questions or would like to attend a meeting, please contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to meeting you!