As a member of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, you will be among a group of more than 1,300 companies that enjoy enhanced opportunities for visibility, education, networking and credibility.
Did you know that local chambers are the No. 1 place people go when searching for information on a community? The Gainesville Area Chamber’s online business directory receives more than 13,000 hits per month! As a Chamber member, your business will be listed in our business directory with a link to your website.
As a new member, we’ll include your information in Chamber social media posts. When you have an anniversary, we publicly congratulate you via our weekly e-newsletter. Additionally, if you have newsworthy items that you would like publicized, the Chamber’s eJournal will put your content in front of more than 5,000 pairs of eyes. Hosting or sponsoring an event? Add it to the Chamber’s Community Event calendar for added exposure.
We also offer a multitude of event options for added visibility for your company, including groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, Business Before Hours and the annual B2B Showcase. For more information on opportunities for added visibility for your company, please visit our sponsorship opportunities.
The Chamber provides education opportunities, such as the Lunch & Learn Workshop Series, Export Gainesville, and more, to give you expert advice on ways to improve your business processes and profitability. Through our suite of leadership development programs, we offer opportunities for leaders from high school through the C-Suite to engage and contribute to the advancement of our community.
With more than 100 events every year, the Chamber provides opportunities to make the valuable connections you need to grow your business.
Consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy from a business that is a member of a chamber of commerce. If consumers know that a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys:
A 49% increase in its consumer favorability rating
A 73% increase in consumer awareness
A 68% increase in its local reputation
An 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future
As a Chamber member, you have access to exclusive discounts and services offered through our Member-to-Member Deals. These discounts can help to save you money on business expenses and provide unique opportunities for you and your employees. The Member-to-Member discount program is designed to promote business between Chamber members and allows you to increase awareness of your products and services.