Why It's Worth It
Membership with the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce accomplishes several things:
- Gets your name/business out there to membership and the community.
- Creates networking opportunities for you to attend and take advantage of.
- Strengthens your relationship with the community through volunteer opportunities.
- And it's affordable!
According to a research study by an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, The Schapiro Group, consumers are 49% more likely to think favorably of businesses who are members of their local Chamber, and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
Further, if a company shows that it is highly involved in its local Chamber, consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
When consumers know that a national restaurant franchise is a member of the Chamber, they are 60% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.
When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the Chamber, they are 36% more likely to think favorably of the company.
If consumers know that a small business is a member of the Chamber, the business enjoys 49% increase in its consumer favorability rating, a 73% increase in consumer awareness, a 68% increase in its local reputation, and an 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future.