Making the most of your membership
Without wanting to bore you with rehashing the benefits of being a member of the Chamber (which can be found on our website here for those of you who want a reminder), we really wanted to just make sure you are using your membership to its full potential and understand what you get for your money!
Whether you are looking to network with other local business operators, have your say on Shire decisions and initiatives affecting local business, attend training and workshops, or increase your SEO through the business directory and social media promotion, we provide you with many different opportunities to engage and make the most of your membership.
Here are some ideas on how to make the most of your membership and the association, advocacy and promotional opportunities it offers:
- Is your business listing up to date? Use your business listing in the Chamber’s directory to its full potential. There is space for a business card, multiple images, deals and special offers, and links to your website and social media platforms. Once your listing is up to date, it’s easy for our Executive Officer to promote your business by linking it in our social media posts. If you need any help with navigating the Chamber’s website, please contact our EO today!
- Do you use the events calendar on the Chamber’s website? All members, no matter what level they are, have access to uploading events to our calendar through their member login. The more events we have on the calendar, the more it will be used by our community!
- Do you read the monthly newsletter and diarise the Chambers events? We are striving to offer a range of events at different times and different days so that if you are unable to make it to one, you might be able to make it to another. For a full list of events, please have a look at the calendar and make a note of the events in your diary. Even if you RSVP at the last minute, it’s great to see you there.
- Do you tag the Chamber into your social media posts on Facebook and Instagram? If you want your post to be seen by a greater audience, tag the Chamber into your social media posts by using @mundaringchamberofcommerce / #mundaringchamberofcommerce It is difficult to keep up to date with what our members are doing without being tagged into their posts and events on Facebook and Instagram. If you tag us, we can share.
- Do you attend our workshops and training? We understand that it is difficult to attend workshops and training courses when a business owner’s schedule is demanding enough – and sometimes the thought of adding one more activity to their busy calendar is unbearable. But if the owner is unable to make it, maybe a member of staff can attend instead. Our courses are available, not only for owners, but for team members too. After all, the only thing worse than training your staff and having them leave, is NOT training your staff and having them stay!! Again, keep an eye on the Chamber’s calendar for upcoming workshops and training sessions…..and if there is a particular workshop you would like us to run, please let us know and we will endeavour to find a presenter!
- Do you make the most of our networking opportunities? By this, we don’t just mean attending the sundowners and coffee & connects (although that’s a great start) but our Chamber has several sub-committees and joining one of them can provide numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.
- Do you make the most of the Chamber’s advocacy service to have a voice in local government? Did you know your local Chamber (that’s us) can take on tough issues and oppose or support new initiatives, policies, assessments and costs involving the business community? If there is an issue you need help with, or need assistance in being heard, please let us know by contacting our EO or one of the Executive Committee.
We encourage all members to be actively involved with the Chamber, as it is often the case that the more you are involved, the more you will benefit.
The Chamber’s number one priority is to provide a first class service to our members. Member feedback is always welcome, either informally or via email to our Executive Officer, and helps us prioritise both short and long-term objectives for issues facing our business community.
At the end of the day, the Chamber’s most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community, to enable our whole community to prosper both socially and economically, and we need members support to do this. That is why it is imperative that our members get the most out of their membership. If you are a member and you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback is vital to our success.