I am considering a chamber membership and am wondering if anyone would recommend doing so. I know there is not a single window cleaning business in the one I may be joining. So I’m hoping it can be worth the investment.
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I have been apart of numerous Chambers… some are good, some are nothing but a social club. I did receive a $5000 account last year from my local chamber. If nothing else it gives you credibility with your market. I would put their logo on your website if you do join.
I just joined a realtor assoc. on Thursday and I’ve gotten 2 calls for separate office buildings for their Windows to be cleaned inside/ out. It cost $300 to join but I’ve all ready made $250 from those 2 jobs. That’s all I got to say 'bout that.
Talk to a realtor and find out when they hold their meetings. This one I’m in meets weekly, others are monthly and so on. Show up at their meeting and ask them if you can can be an affiliated member and if you can introduce yourself at their next meeting.
When I owned my window cleaning company, I was a chamber member. I was a member for 12 years. When I would attend their lunches, I would pick up a new customer at every lunch without trying. Sometimes, the new customer would bother me while I was eating. They would have over 200 people attend the lunches. The one thing I have told others is don’t expect other chamber members to automatically start using you. Many members are skeptical of people who just join, but once they see you a couple of times, they loosen up and you will start picking up customers. You will also be getting information about new retail stores opening and other commercial entities coming to town before any other window cleaner. This gives you the jump on contacting them and being a member of the chamber, it give you creditability. Hope that this helps out.