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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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Socktober - winter sock collection
thru December at Windsor Social Services, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
Toys For Tots Drive
Nov 21 at 340 Broad St, Windsor, CT Suite 208
Understanding Video Game Addiction
Dec 3 at The Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095
Windsor Art Ctr Holiday Art & Craft
Dec 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor
Christmas Tree & Holiday Open House
Dec 9 at 234 Kenswick Lane, Windsor
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Windsor Art Ctr Holiday Art & Craft
Dec 9 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor
Fencing Class
Dec 10 at LP Wilson Community Center
Holiday Movie
Dec 11 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Meet Santa & Menchie
Dec 11 at 1095 Kennedy Road Ste, 7B Windsor, CT 06095
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 12 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 12 at Windsor Public Library
Teen Gingerbread House Contest
Dec 12 at Windsor Public Library
Understanding Video Game Addiction
Dec 12 at Windsor Public Library
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
"Natural Wreath Making" at NWP
Dec 13 at Northwest Park & Nature Center
Reading Challenge
Dec 13 at Windsor Public Library
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 17 at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Dec 17 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 19 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Dec 19 at Windsor High School J113
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Dr. Curry & Santa Christmas Party
Dec 22 at Wilson Fire Department- 50 Pine Lane
"Winter Solstice Full Moon Hike"
Dec 22 at Northwest Park & Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 24 at LP Wilson Community Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 26 at LP Wilson Community Center
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 31 at LP Wilson Community Center
New Years Eve Happy Hour
Dec 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
New Years Day Brunch at The Tavern
Jan 1, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 2, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 2, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 7, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 8, 2019
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Fencing Class
Jan 9, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jan 9, 2019 at Tavern at Keney Park
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 14, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Jan's Sewing Hour
Jan 15, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Jan 15, 2019
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Jan 15, 2019 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 16, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
Jan 19, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 21, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 22, 2019
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 23, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor High School J113
Downton Abbey Inspired Tea
Jan 27, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 28, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Jan 29, 2019
Oscar Nominee Series
Jan 29, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 30, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Feb 4, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Feb 5, 2019
Oscar Nominee Series
Feb 5, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Feb 6, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 6, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted