Joshua Community Guide 2020 - Page 4

JACC supports, promotes local businesses F or several decades, the Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce has been working to enhance community events and build lasting relationships with local businesses. Chamber President Miranda Szurgot said they con- tinue to improve and offer more to their members each year. “We ask our businesses what unique needs they have and implement those changes to ensure they get just what they need from their membership,” Szurgot said. Membership with the chamber generates many benefits including business referrals; ribbon cuttings; open houses; groundbreakings; membership plaques or window clings; online membership directory listing with company logo and links to website and social me- dia; advertisement on the chamber Facebook page; spon- sorship opportunities; chamber networking events; and placing business cards and promotional items in the Chamber welcome center. “We have a membership formatted specifically for each level in- cluding home-based, small and large businesses,” Szurgot said. “The chamber has a reputable referral program to promote the members. We offer leadership development, networking events, social media marketing, business consultation and each member has a mini-webpage with full directory list- ing on our website.” The chamber strives to provide excellence cus- tomer service to their members and assist them in problem solving, act as a sounding board when busi- ness owners need advice and organize community events for the Joshua residents, she said. The biggest change at the chamber this year was the addition of Lyric Gonzalez as their membership and events director. “Lyric has a passion for community and local busi- ness, Szurgot said. “She brings new ideas and a reliabil- ity chamber members can count on. She is a wonderful counterpart and I am thrilled she is in this position.” For more information about the chamber, call 817-556-2480 or visit joshuachamber.com. Miranda Szurgot Lyric Gonzalez Together, we can make a difference in our community! Whether you are a new or existing business, the Chamber can assist you in expanding your marketing network while enhancing what we offer the community. Visit us online at joshuachamber.com 4 Joshua Community Guide