My Story About Chamber Membership. My name is Susan Jacobs and I have been a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce for 20+ years. I joined the Chamber when I got licensed as a real estate agent, not really knowing why I joined. Now 20+ years later I can say it was the best thing I could have done to build my real estate business in so many ways.
Being in sales is a contact sport. People do business with people they know, like and trust.
Here are just a few ways the Chamber has helped me.
• It gives me an in less supply of new prospects.
• I meet so many people that I would never have meet in various business fields.
• I have access to good trades people, i.e. plumbers, electricians, handyman.
• I have built business relationship as well as personal relationships.
• I have a target market of people who know and trust me.
• I have access to business resources that effect my business.
• It gives me access to our state & local elected officials on personal bases.
• It shows that I support my community. According to Schaprio Group study, consumers associate Chamber membership with reliability and are 63% more likely to buy from a Chamber member.
My daughter, Monica DiPaolo & Tranquility Spa & Day Salon is an example of Chamber involvement. I meet Wayne & Gloria Harding owners of Tranquility Spa & Day Salon at a Chamber 101 meeting. After the meeting I introduced myself and told them I had a daughter graduating from Graham Webb hair academy. Based on the reputation that Graham Webb has for training stylist, Gloria immediately said “I want to hire her.” With in the weeks to follow Monica & Gloria got together. Now 13 years later Monica is one of the top stylists at Tranquility Spa & Day Salon.
This video “New Member Showcase” is another example of the benefits of Chamber membership.
There is no charge for either of the examples shown above.
The Prince William Chamber has over 100 events annually with most of them being free to members.
If you are not a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and would like to talk about some of the other great benefits please feel free to contact me anytime.