LITTLE BACKGROUND AND PLANS FOR THE CHAMBER COLLABORATIVE
For years the CEO of Chamber Nation, Richard Scully held national meetings once per month to know how to build the Chamber Nation program to best suit Chambers of Commerce throughout the country. Five years ago those meetings ended because so much of the platform was built and performing well.
Today, we are venturing down a new path of Membership Development and Growth. Because of this Chamber Nation has decided to bring the Chamber Collaborative back in earnest with a highly qualified host from the Chamber industry to share ideas that are working in the field, take input from participants, and have other executives share insights they have to help grow membership.
Fortunately, we have a starting point with a terrific host who has proven first hand membership development experience within the Chamber of Commerce industry. Luis has much to share in this area that we know participants will be excited to learn. Like before we will hold these meetings to 30 minutes, but the CEO of Chamber Nation and others will stay on the line after the session has ended to answer or discuss other issues you may have. We will also provide support for both Docu.Team and the MembershipPublishingSystem.Com. We hope you will register below for future meetings so you won't miss any great ideas on growing your Chamber of Commerce.
Customers who provide advanced member services to their new and or existing members, will be receiving promotional postcards in the mail for prospective members soon. Here is a sneak peek at how they look. They also tie into our new member information site: www.MembershipPublishingSystem.com
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1. Getting the Documentation Done
In today's changing online world Two Things need to happen.
One: be sure your community businesses document their individual products and/or services for search (even if they are not selling online), and Two: have a program in place to do this work for your busy business owners as part of their membership, or business license. Otherwise you are likely to have a community-wide website with nothing in it and poor overall search results.
2. Using Documentation to Dramatically Improve Community Promotion
Once there is a loaded community database of business services and products (that we build for you), a mobile app for every business, and master mobile app for the entire community, your community will have something significant to advertise. In addition, search engines and your new Chamber Lobby website will contribute significant results.
HERE IS THE LINK! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxw9NIafksw#action=share
Live Chamber of Commerce Executive and Board Member Membership Sales Webinar Held on February 6, 2018. Video duration is about 40 minutes.
Please note: The following is an example script that was covered in the www.ChamberCollaborative.com so please feel free to copy and paste into your word processor and make adjustments to fit your own Chamber of Commerce.
We appreciate your membership with the ____________________ Chamber of Commerce. We want you to know there are several ways you can optimize your return on membership by following this list.
The First Month:
Members of Chambers of Commerce all over the country are now part of a major Chamber Lobby expansion.
advertise yourself and your member's texting keywords...
Furthermore, add a note stating that the member may remove this charge from their membership invoice as it is a voluntary donation.
We were told that the vast majority of members actually pay this, and it raises another $3000 per year for their community.
The purpose of this program
The purpose of this program is to remind people to bring their own bags to the store, but when someone forgets, the Chamber of Commerce wants to thank that person for shopping at their Chamber Member business and cover the cost if the first bag.
There is something that feels uncomfortable about forgetting your bags, so when you do, the Chamber of Commerce wants to help.
Although many stores want to cover the cost of the bag, they cannot because the law specifically states that the bag must be charged.
The Chamber of Commerce looks for sponsors that are NOT in the retail business so that they are not in effect paying for the bags (that would be illegal).
By having the Chamber of Commerce and its First Bag on Us sponsors in place, their is now a way to charge for the bag, but not charge the customer directly.
Sponsor logos will be included on the "First Bag on Us" bring your bags reminder stickers that will be placed on retail doors and near cash registers.
How it works
Bring Your Bags Promotional Stickers
Sponsors who are signed up to share the cost of this community awareness program, their logos will be included on the "First Bag on Us" stickers, advertisements, and other collateral materials.
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