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Why join the chamber?

Joining the Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your business. Businesses that participate in the Greater Sandhills Chamber promote each other and work together, and your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons to join your local chamber of commerce.

Gain a voice in government

Local chambers take on the tough issues and oppose new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs that could impede small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Increase your visibility in the community

As a new member of the chamber, you will be listed in the chamber e-newsletter, on Facebook and can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.

Membership brings credibility to your business

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of the chamber of commerce. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.

Promotion and publicity

With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.

Create networking opportunities

The Greater Sandhills Chamber has numerous committees and serving on one of them provides 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.

Chamber events and programs

Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to meet potential customers, clients and vendors.

Make business contacts

The chamber’s 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.

Access to members-only discounts and services

Member discount programs help you save money.  Member-to member discounts range from a percent of your purchase, to gift cards, to bonus rewards when you purchase goods or services from another local business which is a member of the chamber. 

Acquire customer referrals

Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and chamber members typically recommend chamber members.

Stay in the know

E-news and e-blasts provide member information, local business updates, local community news, a community calendar and details about up-and-coming chamber events, among other things.

If you still don’t think you have time to join and participate in your local chamber of commerce, consider the following:

  • Most consumers think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It says to consumers that the company uses good business practices and that is reputable business .
  • If a company shows that it’s highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
  • When a consumer knows that a business is involved in the chamber of commerce, he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community and is an industry leader.


Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Greater Sandhills Chamber. Your investment helps to make the Sandhills a better place to grow, work and invest. Our goal is to make sure that businesses speak with one voice. Join us as a Founding Member/Sponsor and be part of the team that makes that happen.


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