Whether you're the CEO in the corner office or running a one-person service company, being isolated never helps matters. When you have a business question or need a quick brainstorming session, where do you go? One place to go is your local chamber of commerce. That's a start. Yet local competitors may not be too helpful. What if you could connect with chamber members across the nation? ChamberCrowd makes this possible and a whole lot more including...
Freedom isn't free. Freeways aren't free. Facebook isn't free either. You pay with your time because it's so easy to get distracted by the drama of family and friends. You get "free" advice from complete strangers. You get annoyed by a constant stream of ads. Why waste your most of the productive hours of your day?
Can you really trust Facebook? You know Facebook tracks everything you post, like, or follow. This makes you more valuable to Facebook's advertising system. Should we expect privacy at Facebook? Not according to Facebook's attorney who said in court in May 2019:
There is no privacy interest, because by sharing with a hundred friends on a social media platform, which is an affirmative social act to publish, to disclose, to share ostensibly private information with a hundred people, you have just, under centuries of common law, under the judgment of Congress, under the SCA, negated any reasonable expectation of privacy. ("Facebook Under Oath: You Have No Expectation of Privacy," The New York Times, 6/18/2019)
ChamberCrowd members pay a modest fee to access the network. Some courses and groups are included and others are optional. You'll find ChamberCrowd far superior to Facebook private groups for meeting people with common interests. In a very real sense, you'll get what you pay for.
Note: ChamberCrowd is not affiliated with or hosted by Facebook in any way.
My name is Richard Emmons. I am the author of Marketing Survival Guide. My business background spans three decades, multiple industries, and a wide variety of work. Door-to-door selling of attic insulation and yellow pages advertising in college. 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer. 14 years as a marketing consultant. 9 years operating a brick and mortar business. I understand the pressures of running a business in a competitive marketplace.
When it comes to local business, I know chamber works. Now I want to take it to a whole new level.
“Richard is an outstanding Public Speaker. His spontaneity in pulling a room full of thoughts, comments and happenings together to make it relate to what is happening at the moment is amazing. We have used him as Master of Ceremonies for our Awards Banquet and he is professional and witty.”
Colene Martin, Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
In January 2014, I was named "Man of the Year" by the Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce. This was quite an honor. There is a lot more to life than business so I was happy for the opportunity to talk about my involvement at our local Gospel Rescue Mission.
When you apply what you learn at ChamberCrowd, you'll have a more profitable and more enjoyable business. You'll be freed up to serve others in your community in new ways. You'll also be freed up to take a well-deserved vacation!
Yes. If you're serious about growing your business you need to connect in your local area. Even if your customers are around the world. Especially if your clients are around the world.
Why? Because even a great online social network can't beat local face-to-face networking with other business peers. Isolation isn't conducive to long-term creativity and business success.
Plus you'll support your local community by supporting your local chamber of commerce. A portion of your dues supports chamber activities at the state level. This works to reduce business taxation and regulation which is another way to have a stronger business.
Chamber dues are not expensive. In my town a business can join for $250 and an individual can join for $100. Some local chambers are less and big city chambers are more. Chamber is a great value when you take advantage of chamber opportunities.
You don't need to be the business owner to join ChamberCrowd. If your business or non-profit organization is a member of your chamber of commerce, you qualify!
Yes, you must invest in a chamber membership before you invest in ChamberCrowd. You'll be glad you did. Make that investment today.
Special thanks to the Charter Members of ChamberCrowd. You lead by example and don't wait to follow the crowd. Together, we'll create a network of chamber members with stronger businesses, better lives and stronger communities.
You pay a modest fee to connect, share, and grow your business along with chamber members from all over the United States. There are no free trials or refund periods. This keeps overhead down and fees low. Get just one question answered and you'll pay for your membership fees many times over. You can cancel any time with no hard feelings and no additional charges.
As I've said before, "Most business problems can be solved with more clients and sales." Join ChamberCrowd today and get started growing your business.
Have a question about ChamberCrowd membership? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org