Think of your local community as a single, large living organism, a body. Each business in this community plays a vital role in tune with every other organization to keep the body alive and well. Although healthy competition is no stranger to the environment as they compete for resources, they are all still a part of the make-up of the community. In order to thrive, the community needs the circulation of economy, and it is the citizens that make up the lifeblood that is so important to keep within the body. When we fall and scrape our arm or our leg, we don’t let the blood flow freely out of our bodies, we try to stop the flow and we do whatever we can to lose the least amount of blood possible. Likewise, in a community such as our own, we work together to keep people, money, and business in the community, because if we bleed out too much then our body starts to fail, and we do what we can to attract new people, businesses, and opportunities so that we can flourish. In the same analogy, the Chamber of Commerce is the beating heart of any community. It is the job of the Chamber to pump the lifeblood throughout the community and give life to each of its members keeping the community and small business alive; this is done in a variety of ways.
Moving out of the analogy of the body and into more technical terms, the Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit entity dedicated to helping its members achieve economic growth and prosperity through representation, networking, events, and more. As a non-profit, the Chamber can legally represent its members in public policy debates and acts as a spokesperson of the businesses in the community it partners with. Typically, the Chamber is a useful tool that businesses use to fight rules and regulations on the behalf of companies that don’t want to be publicly associated with the positions they stand on. Moreso being a member of the Chamber of Commerce gives a voice to both small businesses and big businesses alike.
Dedicated to the circulation of economy, it is part of the Chamber’s job to attract new people and organizations to their respective area to promote economic growth. Part of this circulation includes attracting regional and national competitions, events, expos, and whatever else they can do to bring new money into our community. Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce is a reference hub for new and repeat visitors with questions on where is best to eat, be entertained, shop, and do business with. When you become a member of the Chamber you are officially recognized as a partner and your business can be shared with inquirers. Each Chamber operates a little bit differently from the next, however, typically Chambers of Commerce offer unique marketing opportunities in ribbon cutting and networking events, as well as various more specific perks to your community. No matter what your business, the Chamber is seen as an authority in what businesses operate in good standing. Speak to your Chamber of Commerce today to see what they can do for you!
For more information on the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, and the businesses partnered with us, please visit: https://www.salinakansas.org/