One specific item that our Board Chairman, Dave Politte, mentioned at the Chamber Mixer on June 6, was a renewed focus on member retention, and specifically, our recognition of members.
We want to make sure our members are getting the most out of their membership, and feel comfortable giving suggestions for improvements. Our staff is implementing a plan to assign each member to a staffer who will try to reach out a few times a year with a personal contact. Of course, we always welcome you to visit our office, and we look forward to visiting at your place as well. With over 500 members, we want to do a better job of making sure no ne is getting lost in the shuffle!
Another way we are hoping to give more attention to our members is by recognizing membership milestones at some of our events! Beginning in 2020, we will implement the following schedule:
Business Breakfast Meeting (January)
New Members from Previous Year
25, 30, and 40-Year Anniversaries
Chairman's Circle (Members 50 years or more!)
Summer Mixer (June)
10 and 20-Year Anniversaries
One other new perk that we have started is a drawing at each event for two tickets to the following event. Each member business that has a representative at the event is entered into a drawing (one entry per member - you don't get extras for sending lots of people, although we always love that!). We'll choose a winner and announce it before the event is over. It's just another way we want to show our appreciation for the members that continue to support our Chamber and community. **Congrats to Bank of Washington, who won the drawing at the 2019 Summer Mixer - they get two free tickets to the Member Luncheon (Monday, October 7)!
As always, you also have opportunities to promote your business by updating your online member listing and submitting content for the blog (we always need more Member Features and Ask The Expert Columns), or sponsoring events. Plus, keep an eye out for advertising options in some upcoming publications as well!
How easy is it for people to find your business on the our website?
Our Directory has a number of categories to help, so please take a few moments to review yours!
To find out what categories are currently associated with your account, go to the Chamber homepage, click Directory, and then type your business name in the search bar. The search function will suggest pages for you, so select yours to get to "your" page on the Chamber site. Once on your member page, your categories are listed under your business name.
Would you like to be listed in more categories? No Problem!! Check our list below for current categories, and then contact Amanda to have your profile updated, or request your own username and password to make updates yourself. **User account invitations were sent to all members without a log-in on Thursday, April 11. Check your junk mail and then contact Amanda if you didn't receive one!
This is also a great time to see what other updates you need to make on your page, too! If you don't have a logo, pictures, and social accounts linked, please send that information to Amanda, or sign into your account to make the changes.
CHAMBER DIRECTORY CATEGORIES (See a printable list HERE)
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