Chamber Nation has been creating a brand new program to help our customers market the value of Chamber of Commerce membership. This includes a new member education and support website called Members.Fyi (www.Members.fyi). You will find all new material to share and even an area to use for your new member orientation classes we call Getting Started with six easy to follow sections to use during these meetings.
There is also a hidden page you can promote to non-members called www.GetChambered.com that quickly introduces prospects to this website and all that can happen when they become a member of your Chamber of Commerce.
We highly recommend that Chambers of Commerce begin to embrace that "third" word which is "Commerce" and remind the world that the Chamber "IS" the local marketing program and members are provided with Member Assistants to document their products and services for search. Without membership your business is losing out on some amazing services and outcomes.
So that our customers (Chamber of Commerce Executives and Staff) can get the very most out of this program, we have created a special section just for them and is password protected so please contact support for access. The site is at www.Orientations.fyi and you will find a ton of valuable information and educational materials to help you grow and retain membership.
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.
We have a terrific tool for our customers to use in order to move community businesses from being educated in the value of membership, to actually being a qualified lead. This process makes it much easier to grow membership.
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
We have heard many great things from our customers about the services we are providing to their Chamber members. One thing we also are hearing is that sometimes it is hard to explain all of the terrific benefits members receive when they are part of the Chamber Lobby program. To try and help rectify this, we have created a second way for Chamber leaders to explain the member benefits.
Since we know that most businesses today are interested in mobile marketing and texting systems for growth, we thought a good move would be to start telling prospective members that when they join the Chamber, they will receive a complete mobile publishing system at no extra charge. To make it even easier you can send them to www.MobilePublishingSystem.com so they can quickly learn all about it.
Your team at Chamber Nation is constantly working on ways to help you grow and retain membership. This is a perfect example of just one of those way we are helping you do this.
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Every community deserves a local shopping district even if your location is not geographically laid out like this. Today, people shop online more than ever so your community has a second chance to lay out your retail and professional businesses in a way that will help them prosper. If you are a community leader and you think this is a good idea then you need to work with us here at Chamber Lobby. The quality of our technology, workmanship, delivery and pricing is outstanding and untouchable.
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.
Several customers have asked us to provide a ANYTIME MEMBER TOUR. We have also provided a scheduler for those prospective members who have questions or would like to learn more.
Live Chamber of Commerce Executive and Board Member Membership Sales Webinar Held on February 6, 2018. Video duration is about 40 minutes.
By limiting it to only this option for payment, many more will clear each month as it comes directly from their checking account. You are dealing with far less expired or limited credit issues.
Just open a support ticket if you would like this activated at your Chamber or Association.
These tours are held every Thursday unless a holiday and will surely help you add members. Simply have those interested in joining the Chamber visit www.MemberTours.com to register for the next weekly tour. They will take between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the number of questions.
Over the weekend Cameron from our support department added new popup proposal reminders to nearly 100 customer websites that offer Premium Membership. There are many others who have the Chamber Lobby program in place that now have this service too. Since adding these pop-ups the number of new member proposal requests have gone up significantly. If you have any questions about this new feature feel free to use the Chat below. Thank you!
How many times have you visited an online store and added items to your cart and then leave the site and never complete your purchase? Some of us have I'm sure.
Now the Chamber has a way to see who those people are that started to register to become a member and then for some reason did not complete the registration. Maybe with a simple phone call, and maybe even an incentive, you can convince them to finish the process and join your Chamber.
Go ahead and run this report:
(Under QUICK REPORTS within your Chamber Nation system look for this link: Incomplete Membership Registrations Report (.CSV)) you might be surprised that you have several new leads.
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