Why join the chamber?
Joining American Ismaili Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your business. Because businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top reasons why you should join the chamber.
Increase your visibility in the community
As a new member of the AICC, you may be listed in the chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on our Facebook page, which has over 1.7 thousand members, and can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.
Create networking opportunities
The AICC has numerous committees relating to different aspects of entrepreneurship and business and serving on one of them provides networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. Building your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large is achievable while serving as a board member.
Promotion and publicity
With an AICC membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business publicity.
Chamber events and programs
The AICC provides members with great opportunities to get to know other members and expand their prospect base. AICC events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients, and vendors.
Make business contacts
The AICC’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most local organizations.
Receive chamber newsletters
Newsletters provide new members interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar, and details about up-and-coming chamber events, among other things.
Most consumers think that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It provides use in communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and communicates that a business is reputable.
If a company shows that it’s highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community and is an industry leader.
For example, when consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are more likely to consider buying insurance from it.