Small businesses represent the largest segment by number of most local chamber membership rolls. Results in the research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street indicate the impact of local chamber membership on small businesses is very powerful. If a consumer knows a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys a 44 percent increase in its consumer favorability rating, a 51 percent increase in consumer awareness, a 57 percent increase in its local reputation and a 63 percent increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future. Research also indicates that chamber membership stimulates business-to-business commerce in the local community.
Other businesses in town are more likely to do business with you and your company if you are a member of the local chamber. Because a major part of a small business typically comes from business-to-business services, it is essential to maintain a positive standing within the local business community.
We look forward to helping your business grow and prosper. Please contact us today to find out how the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce can work with you, for you!
Benefit Galore for the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce members!
Advertising/ Promotion: We promote the community and the businesses via different marketing publications throughout the year.
Annual Banquet: We host an annual party to celebrate the best business achievements of the year.
Business Referrals: We are in business, to send you business and that is what we do best!
Candidates Forum: Host candidate’s forum annually for community elections.
Chamber Magazine: We publish an exceptionally popular publication every year, distributing 10,000 copies featuring our members and community.
Committee Opportunities: We can get you involved in the community through many of our different committees. Read more about our committees here.
Educational Opportunities: We partner with different organization to provide educational opportunities, as well as publish helpful tips for your small business all year long.
eNews: This is a bi-weekly email that goes to over 400 people featuring all of the local happenings by businesses and organizations.
Events: The Chamber is responsible for several community-wide events throughout the year that brings thousands of people to our community.
Mixers: The chamber hosts monthly mixer with local businesses to offer the best networking opportunities around.
Monthly Newsletter: This monthly publication features happenings, businesses and member highlights.
Rack Cards: Promotional marketing pieces for the community to be given to our guests.
Ribbon Cuttings: We put on ribbon cuttings for new businesses and entrepreneurs to gain exposure for their new venture.
Small Business Assistance: We can help your business get started and pointed in the right direction for all of your business resources.
Social Media: We have an active and successful social media presence and high engagement levels that allow us to efficiently refer and promote members and their activities.
Visitor Information hub: We are the one-stop-shop for information to visitors.
Website: The website, currently under reconstruction to fit the new brand, is used to promote the City of Lead to visitors and residents.