Weekly Feature

2018-08-09 / Business

Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce holding membership drive

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local business owners to join the chamber as part of its membership drive, which runs through Friday, Aug. 17.

Businesses that join by that date will receive 15 months of membership for the cost of 12. This special incentive will ensure membership from Sept. 1, 2018, through Nov. 30, 2019.

As part of the drive, chamber members and staff will inform new business owners, as well as those who may have been involved with the chamber in the past, about the benefits membership offers, including networking, referrals and business after hours events, which members use to actively gain new customers.

Chamber members will also outline the lesser-known benefits that come with membership, such as tourism promotion and workforce development.

A recent survey of members shows a large percentage of respondents highly value and use the chamber’s membership directory, according to information from the organization.

“Even in this digital age, we have found that many members and consumers still like to use the membership directory to find other businesses. All our members are listed in this directory for no additional cost,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the chamber.

In addition to these membership benefits, business owners will also be supporting an organization that has played a significant role in the development and success of the Greater East Aurora community, according to the chamber.

“We are very excited to launch this drive and welcome new members into our group,” said Leslie Stewart, current chairwoman of the chamber’s board of directors. “The chamber has been responsible for so many great things in our community over the years, and we look forward to having other businesses join in and reap the benefits."

The offer also applies to current chamber members, who are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount on membership renewal by referring a business to join.

For further information on how to join, visit the chamber website at www.eanycc.com, or contact the chamber office at eanycc@verizon.net or 652-8444.

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