On the podcast Business Life of Husband and Wife, we are very fortunate to have Dawn LeMaistre. Dawn is the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director in beautiful Okotoks, AB. On this 47th episode, Dawn breaks down what a chamber of commerce is, what being a member looks like, the benefits of being a member, and, most importantly, what the Chamber can do for you and your business.
The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce is to be a voice for business within the community from all three levels of government, municipal, provincial, and federal. The definition of a Chamber of Commerce is “a form of business network. For example, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate for the business community.”
“The Chamber of Commerce offers you an in-person network of talent and resources near you. It gives your business the power of a united voice for the small business community. And most of all, it brings you opportunities to learn, grow and connect as a business owner and community member.”
Here are just a few of the benefits of being a member of the Chamber
- It helps you make business contacts.
- It increases your credibility.
- It expands your network.
- It provides business resources.
- It supports professional development.
- Discounts of insurance
- Dental benefits
The ultimate goal is for everyone to be successful, connect with like-minded individuals during networking events, help other business owners, and provide resources. We hope that you find this episode helpful and that it helps you better understand what the Chamber of Commerce can provide. If you like what you hear, please like, share, and subscribe to help us grow!