Are you a Chamber of Commerce Member?
Something great for Tromba has been to join the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce (GCCC). I want to encourage every business owner and professional to get involved with a local Chamber of Commerce. Tromba is local to the Denver, CO; however Tromba has been doing business all over the United States and in Cheyenne, WY for nearly 2 decades.
Here are some benefits to being a GCCC Member:
Business Contacts – there are numerous weekly and monthly lunches, coffees, and after-hour “get-togethers” that all help build and promoting business contacts, provide new member information, and provide overall very interesting information focused on local businesses and business in general. Right now, important meetings are virtual conference calls and some are postponed.
Receive Chamber Newsletters – I know, you are thinking that you do not need more newsletters in your inbox. However, with the current local, state, and government daily legislative changes; I find my GCCC newsletters extremely valuable. I have been getting daily updates related to the SMB legislation changes due to COVID-19, SMB loan and financial relief information coming out of Washington, DC. The information is detailed and helpful. No need to hunt and weed through old information, because the correct and accurate information is in my inbox.
Acquire Customer Referrals – GCCC has web tools to help connect business with the correct contacts. If you talk and work directly with a GCCC team member, they will also be helpful to make referrals and direct contact introductions.
Bring Credibility to Your Business – I have already found that through direct GCCC to member introductions that there is more openness to talk and a certain credibility that does not exist with traditional cold-calling.
Increase Your Visibility in the Community – GCCC helps promote businesses! They have web tools, newsletters, blogs, direct emailing, etc… all to help inform and promote member businesses.
Networking Opportunities – In addition to the gathering events, GCCC has committees that businesses can serve on and further provide opportunities not to just meet, but to work alongside and share ideas with other like-minded business professionals.
Gain a Voice in Government - this is one aspect that I had no idea about. I did not realize how close GCCC works with local, state, and federal government bodies and officials. GCCC has several events where we hear from and can speak to State and Federal representatives for the State of WY
I know that there are going to be even more benefits as I work with GCCC in the future. I would encourage any business and professional to get involved and grow your business through your local Chamber relationship. I have a big thank you to the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce team and organization for your great help and encouragement in a time of uncertainty for businesses! Thank you!!!