Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center Newsletter November 2019 Newsletter_digital - Page 11

MembershipTips fromMegan by Megan Divyak, Membership and Events Coordinator Resource: Frank Kenny Ways the Chamber Can Help You Get More Customers and Increase Your Reach If your goal in joining the chamber is to get more customers, here are a couple of activities and things you can do right now. 1. Go to the next chamber event. Get to know people. Don’t go there to sell. Go there to see how you can be of service to them. Bring business cards. • Remember to access the Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center Events Calendar (https://www.tomahwisconsin. com/events-in-tomah) and make note of everything that interests you! 2. Get listed in the member directory. Increase your business exposure. Your chamber investment allows you to create a web page for your business in our online directory. Your business directory information is search engine optimized, so the better your content, the better your overall internet search results. • Benefits to being listed in our member directory include priority placement in your business categories; search results description, logo, and website link; and much more! 3. Talk to a staff member if you haven’t already as part of the membership process and find out how they can help you get your name out there. • Contact any one of the “Chamber Gals” at the Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center - we are always happy to help! 4. Host a networking event at your place of business. The chamber offers a host of in-person events, from formal to informal member mixes. These events provide an opportunity to network with staff from other businesses who have made an investment with the chamber. • The Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center offers low cost sponsorship opportunities. Consider hosting a “Networking Before 9” or “Business After 5” event! 5. Add valuable comments on the chamber’s social media pages or share a special blog post of yours that chamber members could benefit from. Never hard sell your services in blog posts like this. Look for ways to help others. • If you haven’t done so already, join the Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center Members Only Facebook group today! 6. Ensure the chamber has all of the pertinent information about your business including hours of operation, address, and specialties. Provide brochures, if available. • Access your online account to ensure that your Member profile is complete. Whether at work, home, or traveling, anywhere that you have access to the internet you will be able to edit your information by logging into the ChamberMaster website!