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What is the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce?

The Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce is a private voluntary organization representing the business, industrial, and professional improvement and prosperity of the Illinois Valley.


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Why is the Chamber of Commerce unique?


 

How does the Chamber accomplish its goals?



What are the Chamber's principal objectives?



How is the Chamber of Commerce financed?


 

Who can join the Chamber of Commerce?



When are Chamber of Commerce meetings held?

 

 

How is the Chamber of Commerce governed?




Does the Chamber of Commerce have committees?

 


Does the Chamber of Commerce have a budget?



Does the Chamber of Commerce have officers?

 

What do Chamber of Commerce members do?

It is the only organization in the community solely dedicated to the continuing development of a good economic climate and livability in this area.

The talents of the members serving as Officers, Board Members and on committees are organized and focused on projects that require action for community and area progress.

Our objectives are to advance and promote the development of economic, civic, social, cultural, and environmental facilities of the community and the surrounding area for the benefit of all citizens.

We are financed by the annual membership dues of individuals and firms. We are an Oregon Non-Profit Corporation and an investment in membership is a deductible business expense.

Any reputable individual, firm or association who wants to improve the community and the area is eligible for membership upon recommendation and the approval of the Board of Directors.

Meetings of the Board of Directors are held at 12 noon on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Wild River Pizza. All members are welcome to attend.

The constitution and by-laws provide the framework by which the Chamber is governed and operated. The principal governing body is a thirteen person Board of Directors that is elected by the members and the Executive Committee. The chief executive officers and the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary and the Treasurer.

There are numerous special committees that are appointed from time to time as the need arises. Committee membership consists of Chamber members who are interested and willing to serve.

The Chamber, like any business, operates on a budget that is rigidly adhered to and is reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors. An annual audit is made of all Chaber account.

Chamber officers serve for a period of one year and are installed at the meeting held in December.

Members give the Chamber the benefit of their ideas, options and experiences to improve the community in which you live and do business.


Membership In The Chamber of Commerce Is An Investment The Future

You May Say............................................

The Chamber doesn't help me..........


I can't afford to contribute..........

 


don't have the time to attend meetings..........

 


My business is too small..........

 

I may join later..........

 

I don't like what the County or City did on such and such..........

 

 

But We Would Say...............

The Chamber works for the benefit of all business. If you are in business, the Chamber works for you by building the community from which you mane your living.

You may become an active member for a little as 14¢ a day. You are not contributing to a cause but are investing in the the Chamber continually seeking to improve your business.

Attending meetings is not required. If you are unable to support the Chamber with both your time and money, at least give your financial support to assist those who are contribution both.

The Chamber is the only organization striving to increase the success of your business by increasing your community's commerce in general.

Surrounding businesses centers are competing for your business. Today, not later. Cooperative action is needed NOW.

There is no organizational connection between the County or City and the Chamber of Commerce. The City is a tax supported governmental agency while the Chamber's support is entirely voluntary. As the voice of business, the Chamber represents you in working with the County or City to support measures which are good for business and opposing those that are detrimental.


10 Reasons Business Owners Should Join a Chamber of Commerce

  1. Connections - 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.
     
  2. Business advocates Your ability to influence public policy on common business problems becomes greater as more voices are added to advocate on behalf of businesses like yours.  
     
  3. Credibility Membership in a Chamber of Commerce is considered a must by the public and other businesses for your business to be taken seriously and be considered a viable player in your industry.
     
  4. Resources - The problems you face in business are likely shared by your fellow men and women in the business community. What better way to talk through difficulties or problems in your business than discussing with those who are walking on the same path as you?
     
  5. Intelligence - You don’t have time to stay on top of all the local, regional, and state issues which could impact your business but that’s at the heart of what we do. We keep you informed so that you can concentrate on growing your business.
     
  6. Training - Whether it is a lunch and learn or a seminar on improving your company’s marketing, the Chamber hosts countless programs to help you increase your skills in all aspects of your business.
     
  7. Involvement - Consumers and business owners and operators want to do business with someone who is vested in their community.
     
  8. Marketing - What better way to introduce your business to potential clients than through chamber-sponsored events that attract other businesses and the public?
     
  9. Standing - When you sit on business committees and eventually advance into leadership positions you are seen by the public and other business owners and operators as an expert in your field.
     
  10. Giving back - When you give back to your community you’re helping others and that helps the business community become stronger. When the business community is vibrant and strong the local economy is stronger and that is good for all businesses that depend on consumers’ ability to spend in the local marketplace.

 

From Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce Website