Top 10 Reasons to Join the Chamber


1. NETWORKING! NETWORKING! NETWORKING!
Take advantage of numerous networking opportunities by attending Chamber-sponsored events throughout the year. Each event, committee meeting and project is planned as an opportunity to meet fellow members in an informal business setting.

2. Visibility and Exposure
Business & Information Directory. The Chamber's office and our official website represent a networking and business tool for professionals, community leaders, newcomers, visitors and citizens that features exclusive listings of current members and services in the area.
World Wide Appeal. Venture onto the Information Superhighway with a popular benefit of membership-World Wide Web listing. Members are listed by category on the Chamber's website, www.carlinvillechamber which is accessed daily by people all around the world. You can even link your own website to the Chamber's site.
Business Promotion. Display your brochures, flyers and business cards in the Chamber spacious new office. The high-traffic reception area is a great place to promote your products and services. Our brochure rack and display cases conveniently hold your literature and products, offering offers members a great way to advertise.

3. Community Improvement
Committee Connections. Address issues from economic development to membership recruitment by volunteering on a Chamber committee. Members have many opportunities to impact the community and the direction of Chamber programs. Involvement in committees offers many leadership opportunities and networking in a small group setting.

4. Marketing/Advertising Opportunities
Sponsorship Opportunities. Promote your business or organization through a wide variety of Chamber sponsorships for programs and events.

5. Help for Growing Businesses
Participate in seminars and workshop opportunities on topics of interest throughout the year.

6. Great Events
Check out the Chamber's listing of Annual Events. There's bound to be something for everyone!

7. Referrals
Requests for Information. The Chamber refers member businesses only when we receive requests for businesses and services in our area.

8. Business Climate Improvement
Make your voice heard by participating in government relations projects.

9. Information
Chamber Chat. Keep informed of Chamber programs, business issues, professional resources, member activities and new member listings with our newsletter, Chamber Chat. Advertising and flyer insert opportunities are available only to members.
Chamber Updates. Receive information on the programs, projects and events offered by the Chamber. Each member is kept up-to-date by distribution of regular mailings, emails and faxes.

10. Sign of a Responsible Business
Identify your organization as a member by displaying the Chamber membership decal which you receive when you join. The public views membership in the Chamber of Commerce as a sign of a responsible business.