WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE THE CHAMBER'S VISION WORK?
TEAMWORK!!! A dedicated and committed TEAM and the willingness to WORK together toward the common goal of The Chamber's mission. The Big-Pay-Off? Is what you make it. Get involved and help us to help you. Only then will things begin to happen for you and The Chamber making it a Win-Win.
We're blessed to be a blessing.
“All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!” – Gary W Goldstein
A Few Benefits
EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
Have the opportunity to connect with supporters from a variety of other businesses. One of our goals is to assist you in profiting from your business networking.
RAISE YOUR PROFILE IN THE CHAMBER AND IN YOUR PROFESSION
Not only expand your network but also pick up new skills, ideas, and opportunities for your business
STRENGTHEN PROJECT AND TEAM MANAGEMENT SKILLS
When you join, chances are you’ll join a committee (or a few) which means you’ll learn quickly how to manage projects and teams in order to help move The Chamber forward.
GET INVOLVED - BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR BUSINESS
Whether being a board member or on a committee you can certainly help you grow your network. The real impact and change come when you stay involved, dedicated and committed.
Reasons to become a Chamber member:
The Chamber can organize a busy calendar of professional and social events to support business networking. A full program of upcoming networking opportunities can be allocated on the Events page.
MEMBER BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS
The Chamber can support members in different situations. Members can have different fees, discounts, opportunity to visit special member-only events etc.
BUSINESS SUPPORT AND ADVICE
Thanks to the resources and experience within the Chamber, as well as its strong business relationships across and outside the region, it is well-placed to assist members in finding relevant business information, support, and advice.
LOBBYING AND INFLUENCE
Seeking members’ opinions on business matters and representing those views at a county, regional and national level are fundamental functions of the Chamber, as well as aiding with policy development on key issues affecting local business.
There are many positions as a member that you can get involved with. As a result, there will be great opportunities to build new relationships and to expand your knowledge capacity.
Youth Professionals Council
Annual Event Planners
Social Media Consultants
What is a Chamber of Commerce?
Through my 11 years of experience as President of the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce, I find a chamber of commerce to be an organization with a great focus on a network of businesses, governed by a board of directors, and is driven by its members who work to advance in the growth of their business needs. A Chamber finds the necessary resources for its members and bring the resources back to its members in the form of a workshop, a conference or any other form necessary. Chambers of commerce, are a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) organization.
The Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce is an independent organization governed exclusively by its local board of directors.
Our Chamber is a member of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce (Washington D.C.) and a member of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC), Autsin TX.
READY TO GET INVOLVED?
This is what it is really going to take "involvement" to get the best return on your investment (ROI). Yes, there is strength in numbers but there's also power in your strength when you get involved and stay involved. You will only get out of it what you put into it. Nothing personal just business and that is what the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce is all about "BUSINESS".
A huge part of the success of any chamber of commerce lies within its membership. The membership is what gives the chamber its stripes and its flavor. We strive for our flavor to be one that leaves an unforgettable aftertaste of success stories and life-change. We are not ashamed to say that we are proud to be associated with such a great collection of people. Browse them. Contact them. Let's do business.
If you would like to know more about how we operate, give us a call and lets discuss the many benefits to become a chamber member and how it can effect the growth of your business through building strong relationships with other organizations and corporations. See you at the top!