The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce celebrated it’s 110th birthday in 2017 during Chamber Week in February. 110 years is a number we can really sink our teeth into and be proud of. Some might think the Chamber is an old school organization, having been around for over a century, but chambers are often right on trend or ahead of the times to keep their members in the know about the latest benefits, news, business education and more.
So what’s the real cost of being a Chamber member? Your Chamber membership can start as low as $250 per year and go up from there depending on the size of your business and your marketing and networking needs. But the real cost has nothing to do with the price tag. The monetary transaction seems minimal when you consider the link to the network of people, benefits, events, education, advocacy and most importantly business connections and mentors. The businesses in the community who have been Chamber members for 50, 60 and 70 years know they are paying a small price to be on the leading edge of learning, building and mentoring a thriving local business community.
The opportunities are so exciting when it comes to connecting, growing and building your business that within the first year, the penny per value seems like a no brainer. So before you invest in local radio advertising, newspaper ads, gasoline, shipping, point of sale systems, printing, office supplies, legal fees and so much more, stop by and visit the local Chamber of Commerce to see what we have to offer. Many businesses get the price of membership back in the first few months just in the savings from promotions. You’ll be immersed in a culture that is rich with friends, connections and experiences you’ll never forget.
Welcome to the Chamber – you’ll be glad you joined.
Brandy Maslowski is the Executive Director of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. To connect with her and her team go to www.penticton.org