What is the purpose of the Chamber of Commerce?
The purpose of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is to promote, encourage and coordinate cooperation and civil exchange between all elements of the community; and to promote, enhance and advocate for the civic, commercial, economic, recreational, and general welfare interests of the Birch Bay area.
WHAT DOES THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DO?
SUPPORTS LOCAL BUSINESSES
The Chamber’s mission is creating an environment in which businesses can prosper. The main function of a Chamber of Commerce is to promote interest in local business possibilities.
ORGANIZES BIRCH BAY EVENTS
Birch Bay events are designed to engage both visitors and residents. Our events promote togetherness and connections in our community.
MANAGES THE VISTOR CENTER
The Chamber of Commerce is in charge of the Birch Bay visitor center which receives thousands of visitors and inquiries each year.
Benefits of joining the Chamber of Commerce
When consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
*Study by the The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services
The chamber’s most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.
PROMOTION AND VISIBILITY
The chamber offers a wide-range of advertising options and sponsorship packages. A business can sponsor entire programs or events through a chamber. Beyond the paid advertising options, the chamber also provides business promotion for free through monthly and annual awards, social media, regular newsletters and even printed materials.