Connect with other businesses and learn at the same time with one of the Chamber’s educational seminars. Members can socialize and establish relationships with one another, while at the same time teaching each other and creating a more well-rounded business atmosphere.
As a Chamber Member, your business will be exposed to a wider audience of business owners and decision makers. The Chamber is always finding new ways to promote commerce in the Abilene area. Whether it's through Abilene Bucks, Business After Hours Events, Fundraising Events, Digital Advertising, Member Directories and more, you can rest assured your business will be given every opportunity to stand out. Visibility
The Chamber can promote your business whether it is just starting out or when you expand your existing business. An official Ribbon Cutting or Grand Opening sponsored by the Chamber will assure that community and business leaders will know the name of your business. You may even see your business’s Grand Opening or Ribbon Cutting in the local paper! When hosting or attending a Business After Hours, you become connected in a more personal manner to those same business and community leaders.
Being a Chamber Member not only helps establish your company as one with good business practices, but also shows your support for the community. According to a research study by The Schapiro Group, chamber member businesses in the Midwest enjoy a 28% increase in consumer favorability; a 55% increase in consumer awareness; a 53% increase in local reputation; and a 49% increase in likelihood of future patronage.
Lunch & Learns, Business After Hours, Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, and Groundbreakings, and Annual Special Events are all available for the Chamber member to connect to the community in which they reside. Connecting with the Chamber means connecting to a support system for your business.
One of the biggest foundations of a business rests with its employees. Hiring the right person for the job can make or break a business. The Chamber provides Members a place to post jobs in an easily accessible interface that is sure to connect you with the right people for the job.
Abilene and Dickinson County government value their partnerships with the Chamber. As an individual or a single business, the influence you have over your governing body is limited. By combining your voice with the Chamber's, you become part of a larger group of business professionals, giving you more bargaining power.
The Chamber will push for policies that benefit established and emerging businesses in our community. Working at all levels of government, the Chamber will dutifully represent all businesses through participation in County and City Commission meetings.
Not only will the Chamber alert you to policies that affect them on the City and County levels, but we will also be working with State projects. As a member of the Chamber, you will be represented to your government in a way that could take years to be recognized as an individual.
Have an event going on that you want the community to know about? The Chamber can help with that. Members are given the opportunity to promote anything your organization does that is related to business or benefits the population on a community level.
If you provide a good or service that is in demand by another member of the Chamber we can refer you to them giving you the opportunity to show your stuff. But the benefit does not stop with business to business referrals. Community members often call the Chamber office with inquiries about businesses, goods and services. As a Member, your business will receive the priority referral.
Discover how an investment in an Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce membership can provide targeted and profitable connections for your business, yourself and your employees!