What are the benefits of joining the Salinas Valley Chamber?
Whether you are a small business owner, an employee in a large national firm, part of a start-up company or a non-profit or government entity, the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce offers targeted benefits, valuable resources and unparalleled support that will help you and your organization. The Chamber offers educational and networking opportunities, business resources such as directories and mailing lists, and government advocacy to protect and advance the interests of business. Members enjoy numerous benefits and become part of an organization that has served its members and the community for over 90 years.
Here are just a few ways you can realize an immediate return on your membership investment:
Credibility - A nationally recognized research company, the Schapiro Group, has determined that consumers have a significantly more favorable opinion of a business, if they know the business is a member of the local chamber of commerce. The study also indicated that a consumer is 63% more likely to patronize a business if they know it is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.
Networking - This is a proven way to meet potential customers and expand your business. Each month, we host various networking opportunities including Connect at Lunch, Lunch & Learn and our Monthly Networking Mixers.
Referrals - The Chamber gets many calls and emails requesting the names of local companies who provide products and services, and the Chamber makes hundreds of referrals on behalf of our member companies. We only refer Chamber Members! What a great way to expand your business.
Marketing Opportunities - The Chamber provides unique opportunities to member companies to advertise their products and services. Our Member Message emails and our printed Salinas Valley Business Journal (20,000 copies) are cost-effective ways to promote your products and services to our member companies and the community at large.
NEW BENEFIT: SLNconnect - Digital marketing is a necessity for every business. Unfortunately, it’s a struggle for most to not only manage multiple digital platforms and functions (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, Email marketing, SEO, website), but also measure the success of your efforts. With SLNconnect™, you can manage your digital footprint and increase your online visibility from one easy-to-use platform. Best of all, SLNconnect™ is completely free to our Chamber members. That’s right! You can watch your online visibility - and your sales - increase by using SLNconnect™ to create mobile optimized content, send emails, offer e-gift cards, share to social media, and easily monitor your progress using our analytics and scoring dashboard.
Supporting our Community - The Chamber is active in many community programs and encourages member involvement. This helps in creating a better place for all of us to work, play, and live.