Business Starts Here
The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce exists to provide leadership that drives economic and community growth through collaborative partnerships.
120 New Members. $43,000.
One Hundred community leaders and volunteers came together this week in an effort to strengthen the Pittsburg area business community and to create greater awareness of the critical role played by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber partnered with Your Chamber Connection, a Texas-based company that works with hundreds of chambers of commerce across the United States, on a three day effort aimed at increasing the resources and relationships at the chamber’s disposal.
“It’s about business,” said event architect Jimmy Cusano. “A chamber of commerce is the business community. It’s a membership based organization and most people don’t like membership drives, but with this event they come together in a competitive, fun environment and tell the chamber story. When others hear about everything the chamber does, all of a sudden you have a great deal of enthusiasm and support.”
The membership event took place at Eagle Beverage, where volunteers received education and training on the importance of chambers of commerce from Cusano before using their personal and professional networks to build the chamber. The event’s results were announced at a victory celebration Thursday night at Kansas Crossing Casino.
Why Join the Pittsburg Area Chamber?
Consumers are 80% more likely to patronize a business in the future when they know it’s a member of the local chamber.
86% of consumers believe the local chamber helps create jobs and promotes local economic development.
Chamber members are 42% more favorable when a fellow business decision maker knows they belong to the chamber.
*Quote data from a 2012 study by The Schaprio Group, an Atlanta-based research firm, based on a national survey of 2000 adults.