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At our January 2019 General Membership Meeting, Chamber Executive Director Melissa Fedora presented a Chamber 101 “Making the Most of Your Membership.”

This is a great “crash course” to learn all of the many benefits available to our chamber members!

Top 10 Reasons To Join The Mokena Chamber

#10 People do business with people they know! … Grow your business by taking advantage of the many networking opportunities the Chamber provides for cultivating and maintaining valuable business prospects and relationships. Look on the website for Upcoming Events and meet your next best business partner!

 

#9 Web Based Marketing of Your Products or Services… Use your Chamber’s website to post coupons on our Hot Deals page, add events to our calendar and list employment openings on the job postings page. You can also use My Chamber App so the community can find just what they’re looking for, directly from their smart phone. This app is a link to our online directory.

 

#8 Increase Your Access to Critical Business Building Information… Increase your prospect base by using our online business directory at www.mokena.com. Valuable links to many member businesses, important local agencies and county government are all here on one page. Our membership directory is printed and mailed once a year to every address in Mokena, becoming a valuable resource for residents and businesses alike.

 

#7 General Membership Meetings & Business Education Series . . . General membership meetings are held locally one Wednesday a month. You’ll learn from an educational or community interest speaker at each meeting. Get to know your village officials and fellow chamber members.

 

#6 Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies…A ribbon cutting ceremony is the best way to quickly bring awareness to your business. Typically scheduled on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. this ceremony introduces you and your employees, along with your location, products, and services to the community. Board members and chamber Ambassadors along with elected officials are encouraged to attend this event. Current members use business anniversaries, special announcements, etc., to schedule additional ribbon cuttings. Pictures are posted on our website and Facebook. The press is informed when there is a ribbon cutting.

 

#5 Business After Hours … A Business After Hours (B.A.H.) is a great way for informal networking in a social setting with fellow chamber members. B.A.H.s are typically held on Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m.

 

#4 Referrals…Your business is referred as a respected member of the community whenever our office has a request for your business category.

 

#3 Weekly Email Blasts…Announce special promotions, events or sales with our weekly email blast which reaches nearly 1,000 email addresses.

 

#2 Become a Committee Member… Service on one of our many committees provides numerous networking opportunities and professional leadership development. Build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.

 

#1 Invest in a Healthy Local Economy and Build a better workforce… Investing in the Chamber helps the community promote quality growth that adds new businesses and consumer customers for your business.

 

And here’s one more “bonus perk” from your membership:

Discounted rates on a Constant Contact Chamber Discount