Why Should Your Business Be a Member of the Chamber?
A business should be a Chamber of Commerce member for two basic reasons:
- To help build your business; and,
- To help build your community.
It’s a simple as that. There is simply no better organization, no better business group, no better civic organization, with no better track record than the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce to help build your business and this community we call home.
Chamber membership gives a business, your business, the opportunity to make money – directly and indirectly. This Chamber business advantage offers each of our 1,200 Chamber member enterprises the broadest, business network available in our region – each day, every day.
Our Chamber makes business referrals every day – from restaurant, lodging and tourism referrals to banking, real estate and professional referrals, via our business directory or by the old-fashioned telephone and stop-in method. We get calls from people in cars on cell phones looking for the Berkshire Mall, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) and Berkshire Health Systems. Dozens of people a week call or stop by looking for business or community information alone.
Our website attracts more than 160,000 visitors annually; 15,400 visitors a month. Those 15,400 monthly visitors result in more than 80,000 visitor "views" of selected Chamber member listings each month. Also, each month just about 4,000 of those visitors clicked through – knocking on the web door – of a specific Chamber member hot-link directly. Some Chamber businesses like a staffing firm,or hotel or restaurant can get thousands of referrals from business directory click-thrus.