- You joined the chamber to get business, right? So why wouldn’t the first resource be your local Chamber of Commerce? I don’t think it’s intentional, I think people simply forget. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is your BEST resource for business. Think about it, if businesses are willing to invest in an organization to add credibility, they’re going to be invested in their business AND their customers.
- We all need to be better when we’re looking for recommendations. How many of you go out to eat? My hunch is most of you. Do you ever consider a chamber member over someone who is not? My hunch is no, you go where you enjoy. Perhaps the next time you think about a restaurant, think about all the restaurants that give back to the community, including being members of the chamber. That’s a business worth supporting.
- Wouldn’t you want someone recommending your business? We have several events throughout the year, as many of you know. Some attend while others do not. We have those events for many different reasons including professional development and relationship building. Think about time you put in to attending events and meeting people. Isn’t the hope that when the folks you meet are looking for a business, they think of you? After all, you’re the one pounding the pavement and putting yourself out there in hopes of getting business, right? Shouldn’t that thought process be reciprocal?
- We have an online directory that is about to get much easier to navigate. When someone asks for a business referral, encourage them to utilize our online directory to seek out business options. Come September, we’ll have a new website and it will be a fantastic resource for exploring other businesses with the intention of referring them and using them.
Make it a great day,