By Mary Jane Buerkle, IOM, Vice President of the Chamber’s Board of Directors
It’s been a very busy June and first and foremost, we want to thank everyone who had a hand in this year’s Wild Horse Prairie Days! We had a successful BBQ Cookoff and Cornhole Tournament for the Chamber, and we commend the City of Haskell and their staff for their efforts in implementing new events during the week. It was great to see so much activity happening in our community.
This month, we are renewing our focus on our membership. Our new Chamber Manager, Amanda Sosa, may be knocking on your door just to say hello, collect feedback, or even ask you to serve on a committee. Our board believes that collectively, businesses can gain much more from their membership by being involved with the Chamber beyond simply paying dues, and we look forward to creating those opportunities.
There are many advantages to being and/or becoming a member of the Haskell Chamber of Commerce.
Referrals: When someone calls the Haskell Chamber of Commerce, members are referred first. In our brochure, Chamber members are specially noted.
Visibility: You’re listed in our online business directory. When someone is new to town, or visiting, often the Chamber of Commerce website is one of the first they seek.
Business Credibility: Statistics show that consumers are more likely to think more favorably of and/or patronize a business that is a member of their local Chamber of Commerce.
Unique Marketing and Networking Opportunities: Being a member of the Chamber allows you to be a part of premier events and programs, which gives you the opportunity to network with other members and community leaders while promoting your business.
Business Advocacy: Your chamber of commerce is your local voice for business, ensuring that you have an advocate at the local, state, and national level. We can collaborate with other chambers of commerce across the state and nation to be even more effective on issues that matter to you and your business.
Community Support: Being a member of the Haskell Chamber of Commerce shows that you want to be a part of progress in Haskell and the surrounding areas. The more support we have, the more effective we all can be, both as an organization and as individual businesses.
To our current members – please know that we appreciate you and your support of the Chamber! If you have any questions about the Chamber or becoming a member, please call Amanda at 940-864-2477.