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PK Visitor Guide 2017

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33 VISITPERDIDO.COM 1. MEMBERSHIP BRINGS CREDIBILITY to your business. You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you're identified as a member of a Chamber of Commerce. 2. INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY in the community. As a new member of the Chamber of Commerce, you will be listed in the Chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on Facebook and have the opportunity to be highlighted in other Chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the Chamber and sponsoring events. The Chamber may also promote your grand opening/ribbon-cutting ceremony and assist with any public relations efforts. 3. CREATE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES. Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides a variety networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large. 4. GAIN A VOICE in government. Chambers take on the tough issues and oppose new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly. 5. MAKE BUSINESS CONTACTS. The Chamber's most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The Chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations. 6. RECEIVE CHAMBER NEWSLETTERS. Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar and details about up-and-coming Chamber events, among other things. 7. ACQUIRE CUSTOMER REFERRALS. Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and chamber members typically recommend chamber members. 8. CHAMBER EVENTS AND PROGRAMS. Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors— and generate new business leads. 9. PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY. With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity. 10. ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY discounts and services. These differ from chamber to chamber. 850.492.4660 WHY JOIN A Chamber of Commerce? 251.968.7200 850.438.4081 850.932.7888 850.438.3993 850.939.3267 850.932.1500 850.623.2339 251.943.3291

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