All FAQ from the category San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Why should I join a Chamber of Commerce?
- How can the San Tan Valley Chamber help my new business?
- How can the Chamber help an established business?
- I've been approached by a few Chambers - which should I join?
- What does the San Tan Valley Chamber expect of me?
- Can the Chamber help me with financing my business?
- I have very little time because I’m so busy, how can the San Tan Valley Chamber help me save time?
- I’m a new business that needs to become known in the area, how can the Chamber help me?
- Do I have to attend all the Chamber activities?
- Is my membership investment tax deductible?
- I understand you have a minimum of three opportunities to meet each month, which one(s) should I attend?
A Chamber of Commerce works to promote a favorable business environment within the community. By joining a Chamber you would be among select businesses that are recognized as being ethical, credible, reputable and worthy of doing business with. Being associated with building a strong community, sharing ideas and networking with other successful business and community leaders, access to personal development opportunities and business resources, cost effective advertising and member benefits- all are valuable reasons to belong to a Chamber of Commerce
New businesses suffer from a lack of exposure and can easily be overlooked in a highly competitive environment. The San Tan Valley Chamber can enhance the visibility of the new business and help to launch the new business into the community. Our business experts can also help to coach the new business person in how to achieve early success.
Established businesses must find ways to expand their presence in the community and to continue find cost-effective solutions for keeping costs down. The San Tan Valley Chamber can assist the established business to continue to explore ways to obtain new clients/customers. Multiple advertising vehicles help to keep costs down while expanding penetration and customer reach.
The San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce is your local Chamber of Commerce.
Although membership in multiple Chambers is not uncommon, the best decision should be based upon where you intend to do business and where the customer base you are trying to reach/attract are located.
If your business is located in San Tan Valley, or the customers you wish to reach are in San Tan Valley, the San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce is the Chamber you should join.
Most importantly we expect you to be an honest, caring business person who wants to be a success but not at the expense of others. We want business people to be associated with the San Tan Valley Chamber who would also like to give back to the community and be a respected business neighbor. Businesses not adhering to ethical business practices will not be accepted for membership and those who do not remain ethical and trustworthy will have their membership revoked. While we can not mandate participation, we would expect involvement and support of the San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce and its activities.
While the San Tan Valley Chamber can not directly help with financing, we can help the business owner to find the appropriate resources. In addition, many of our businesses have gone through the trials and tribulations of seeking financing and can be a vital resource in making good decisions and finding resources.
We can not create more time for you, however we may be able to help you find ways to save time in having to find resources or seek solutions to problems. Also with our range of member benefits and types of businesses we may be able to save time in procuring needed information or supplies.
Let the knowledgeable leaders within the San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce help you launch your business through cost-effective advertising, ribbon cuttings, press releases, website recognition, member advertising, promotion, featured business recognition and coaching for maximum exposure.
We do not have a mandatory attendance policy but we hope that you will take advantage of every and any opportunity to promote your business as well as help advance the mission of the Chamber.
We have three scheduled opportunities per month- a Business Mixer, Executive Team Meeting and General Membership Meeting; in addition there will be many other opportunities for attending/participating in events, community oriented activities and committees.
The San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit 501c6 organization; please check with your tax advisor as to how to best take advantage of the association.
I understand you have a minimum of three opportunities to meet each month, which one(s) should I attend?
The San Tan Valley Chamber has a number of fantastic opportunities each month that members are encouraged to participate in. Our 3 scheduled events are:
- The Business Mixer (second Thursday of the Month) is the opportunity for networking and exposure;
- The Executive Team Meeting (second Thursday of the Month) is an opportunity to become engaged in the work of the San Tan Valley Chamber through committee work;
- The General Membership Meeting (fourth Thursday of the month) is the opportunity for some networking, education and business interaction.
We also have numerous ribbon cuttings and member sponsored events, which again are great opporutnities for you to socialize and network with fellow members as well as the community.
Which opportunity you choose will depend upon what you desire to achieve with the Chamber. We hope you will take advantage of all Chamber opportunities, events, meetings and activities.