How Do Residents Interact with Chambers?
Between networking and promotion, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that a chamber of commerce is only useful for businesses. As luck would have it, a chamber can be just as useful for local residents, too. It all falls back on earning trust.
Getting involved with your local chamber is an effective, simple way to promote your business. When people in the community are looking for a service or product (anything from doctors and lawyers to restaurants, shopping, or new places to live), their chamber serves as a database for reputable, neighborhood-friendly options nearby. Some online searches recommend businesses who are states away, untrustworthy, or oddly enough, no longer in business (I wish I were kidding). There’s comfort in knowing that the companies found on a chamber website are dependable and care about community involvement. Better yet, chambers regularly promote their members, making them even more visible to the public.
These days, an online presence can make or break you, which is something that the Maitland Chamber of Commerce can help you with! Being so close to colleges like the University of Central Florida and Rollins College, there are students moving every semester. Besides students, people are moving around the area constantly. A lot of them may not know the area well, so looking up reputable places through the chamber can help them get to know their community better in a safe way. Maintaining that online presence lets people know you are still around and serves to establish a rapport through the screen. They will feel like they know your company on a personal level.
Additionally, a chamber can be a great resource for people looking for jobs. People want to work for companies they like. There is a lot of interest gained by seeing the promotions, social media, and involvement in the community, which ups your chances of filling an opening with someone who cares about their city as much as you do. It’s a win-win situation! They will get to know that your company and product are worth backing and you will know that your new hire is someone who is engaged in the area.
It all comes down to sharing a common interest: making friends with Maitland. People want to feel at home in their city, and what better way to do that than get to know the businesses who care about their community too? People are looking for reliable companies. To learn more about how we can help your business, click here or email us at email@example.com.