Why Join the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce?
You make smart decisions for your business every day. Why not make a smart investment with the Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce? A membership with the Forsyth-Monroe Chamber speaks for itself and establishes credibility for your business.
A national study by the Schapiro Group revealed that positive perception increases among consumers and business owners when a business is identified as a member of their local chamber of commerce. The survey results found that, when told a business is a chamber member, 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.
- 51% more likely to be highly aware of it.
- 57% more likely to think positively of its local reputation.
Also, when decision-makers at businesses believe an organization is a chamber member, they are 59% more likely to buy goods and services from it.
A Series of Smart Decisions
A recent study by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) found that chamber members pay their bills faster and possess better credit scores than other businesses.
The study was based on detailing the credit scores and payment behavior of members of 10 local chambers of commerce across the United States and comparing these member businesses with other regional, state and national business averages.
“Chamber members have long been seen as responsible and reliable members of their community,” said Mick Fleming, president and CEO of ACCE. “From a credit standpoint, chamber members on average are better businesses, and as a result they have significant advantages in obtaining the funds they need. In this economy and the tight credit environment we are experiencing, that’s especially important.”
Combine these findings with money-saving Chamber programs, business connections from networking events and added visibility from member promotions and marketing, Chamber membership can deliver a great return on your investment.