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25 Ways To Support Your Local Chamber

25 Ways To Support Your Local Chamber
Local chambers of commerce are the most important tourism marketing organizations small towns have. Active, valued Chambers with a strong online presence and some type of visitor center are usually doing better than towns without. Here are the 25 ways to support your local chamber, as published by the blog:

1. Become a member of your local Chamber. It's money well spent.
2. If you're already a member, run for the Chamber board.
3. Encourage other businesses to join.
4. Volunteer to help with Chamber events.
5. Go to meetings.
6. Support other Chamber members' businesses and thank them for being a part of the Chamber.
7. Network with other Chamber members with complimentary businesses and create a co-op marketing group.
8. Take your business needs to your Chamber board and ask for them to consider researching or adding services you need.
9. Take your concerns about the Chamber directly to the director or Chamber president. Don't gossip, it's damaging to your whole town.
10. Offer your skills and expertise to other businesses through a presentation for your Chamber.
11. Link to your Chamber's web site on your own site.
12. Link to other Chamber members.
13. Hold a Chamber mixer at your business.
14. Advocate for your Chamber at city council meetings.
15. Send a letter to the editor at your local newspaper talking up what your Chamber does for your town.
16. Thank your Chamber board often for its service to your town and business community.
17. Share your experiences of Chamber or community best practices that you have observed working well in other communities.
18. Take advantage of those special marketing opportunities the Chamber creates.
19. Support your Chamber's visitor center and relocation marketing efforts with advertising and by displaying your materials in their office or visitor center.
20. Keep your business information updated. When things change, call instead of waiting for someone from the Chamber to call you.
21. Refer your customers to other Chamber members and tell the other businesses that you are doing it.
22. Become a sponsor of one of your Chamber sponsored town events.
23. Display your Chamber member certificate or decal prominently in your business.
24. Become an extension of your Chamber's visitor information center by keeping current on what to see and do in your town, so you can answer visitor questions.
25. Give your Chamber office staff a tour of your business to help them be able to better describe your business to visitors.


Excerpted frmo RuralTorrisatMarketing.com "25 Ways You Can Support Your Small Town Chamber of Commerce"


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e-Passport to Summer Fun in Windsor
June 22 - Aug 31 at Town of Windsor
Park Here - Fly There
Jun 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jun 26 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Lobster Dinner
Jun 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
KC Sisters
Jun 27 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jun 27 at Windsor High School J113
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jun 28 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jun 28 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 3 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Independence Day BBQ
Jul 4 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 5 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 5 at 240 Broad Street
Live Music on the Patio
Fridays in July at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Bottle and Can Drive
Jul 7 at eagle green near Windsor public library
Surf and Turf
Jul 7 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 10 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Comedy Night
Jul 11 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Jul 12 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 12 at 240 Broad Street
Tour Windsor Rocks!
Jul 12 at TourWindsorCT.org Locations
Community Block Party (Sharshon)
Jul 13 at Sharshon Park- 52 Skitchewaug Street, Windsor, CT 6095
Live Music on the Patio
Fridays in July at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 17 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 18 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 060
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 19 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 19 at 240 Broad Street
Live Music on the Patio
Fridays in July at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Park Here - Fly There
Jul 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 24 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Intro to Improv Workshop
Jul 25 at Windsor Public Library
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Jul 26 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Community Block Party (Lancaster)
Jul 27 at Lancaster Park- 10 Somerset Drive, Windsor, CT 06095
Live Music on the Patio
Fridays in July at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Tavern Luau
Jul 27 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
All Ages Drum Circle
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 31 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Aug 1 at Windsor High School J113
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Concert on the Green
Aug 2 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 2 at 240 Broad Street
FREE Genealogy Support Group
Aug 2 at Windsor Historical Society
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
WOW Art Class
Aug 6 at Windsor Art Center, 35 Central Street, Windsor, CT
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 7 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 8 at New England Dental Center, 250 Lamberton Road
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Aug 9 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 9 at 240 Broad Street
Community Block Party (Deerfield)
Aug 10 at Deerfield Park- 70 Colton Street, Windsor, CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 14 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Concert on the Green
Aug 16 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 16 at 240 Broad Street
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 21 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Concert on the Green
Aug 23 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 23 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695