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    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: Save Local Now -  Be everywhere your consumers are with our newest FREE member benefit: Save Local Now! Save Local Now is a community focused 'Buy Local' initiative that gives you the digital marketing tools you need to better promote your business. Save Local Now enables each of our members to create unlimited promotions for their business, putting you in front of buying customers on the web, via mobile, through social media and email marketing. Essentially, Save Local Now created an easier and more effective way to digitally promote your business.

    Need help? No problem! Learn more about how to digitally market your business by signing up for a training session with Save Local Now: http://blog.savelocalnow.com/training/

    No time for a training? We've got you covered! Check out these helpful 'How To' videos: 

    How to update your profile: http://youtu.be/IEvu4-Uqvlk?list=UUiIQjUgG_FcIOWjKPHIPeyg

    How to create a promotion: http://youtu.be/ZbjBDtW8Ve8?list=UUiIQjUgG_FcIOWjKPHIPeyg

    How to create an event: http://youtu.be/59XmCLvhil8?list=UUiIQjUgG_FcIOWjKPHIPeyg

    Email marketing with SLN: http://youtu.be/nvsrHlOgAzQ?list=UUiIQjUgG_FcIOWjKPHIPeyg

     

    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.