Many of us can remember staying up late to watch The David Letterman Show. It was such an iconic part of TV history. One of my favorite segments was the Top 10 List. It got me to start thinking about creating my own list for OneZone. Without further a  I present The Top 10 Reasons to join OneZone Chamber!

    1. Support a Vibrant Economy

    WE are the local champion for a balanced, thriving economy and are the most comprehensive business resource in our area. Your membership supports our efforts to strengthen the business community. When the business community is vibrant and strong, the local economy is stronger which is good for all business.

    2. Gain a voice in government.

    We speak up for you with our local, state, and federal officials, making sure that legislation supports business. You can also interact directly with elected officials at special events throughout the year.

    3. Bring credibility to your business

    The Chamber is a trusted source. Being a member increases the positive perceptions people have about your business. Customers are 57% more likely to think positively of your local reputation and 63% more likely to buy from Chamber members.

    4. Make more business connections

    Expand your business network through Chamber events and meet like-minded, business-focused individuals. People do business with people they know. The business owners and operators you meet through the Chamber can be your clients and open doors to other companies to help grow your business.

    5. Increase your visibility in the community

    As a member, you benefit from marketing opportunities, including placement on our website (30,000 visits per month).

    6. Get exclusive business referrals.

    Every day businesses and individuals (locals, visitors and people looking to relocate) contact the Chamber looking for referrals for products and services from local companies.

    7. Increase your SEO

    With direct links to your website from the OneZone Chamber’s site, you benefit from quality backlinks that boosts your own website’s visibility in Google searches.

    8. Access special discounts.

    Through exclusive programs for Chamber members, you can save on business expenses like office supplies, health insurance and workforce benefits.

    9. Be seen as a leader.

    As the convener, connector and cultivator of leaders and influencers, we give you opportunities to be involved, to position your company as a leader, to be recognized for your accomplishments and to make a difference in our community.

    10. Stay informed

    We keep you informed of business issues and trends through our newsletter, research, forums and more so you can stay focused on your business. As chamber member, you have access to professional development opportunities through our morning and lunch sessions.