Benefits of
Joining the Chamber


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brochure Display:  Brochures of Chamber Members are displayed at the Chamber.

 

Ribbon Cutting:  We’ll welcome you with a ribbon cutting for your new or expanding business and submit a photo to the local newspapers.

 

Internet Exposure:  Our website will serve as a tool to supply a growing market with information about your business.  Every Chamber member is listed in the alphabetical directory and the categorical directory on the Chamber’s website.  Your business will receive a listing with a description of your services and a direct link to your website and email address.

 

Networking:  Get to know other Chamber members at our networking events.  

 

Member2Member News:   Once a month we will send all Chamber members a newsletter which we will call Member2Member News.  You can submit any information that you would like us to send out to all Chamber embers, such as a sale, an event or any other type of announcement.

 

Resources:  If you need a temporary place to work for a day, a conference room is available by appointment.  We also have wi-fi and fax service that new businesses can use while getting set up.

 

Small Business Chamber Alliance:  We have formed an alliance with three other Chambers of Commerce in Far Western North Carolina and with other regional partners to provide free seminars to Chamber members on topics of interest to small businesses.  Inquire about the upcoming schedule.

 

Inquiry Referral Service:  A weekly list of persons requesting relocation or tourist information about Cherokee County.  These targeted leads are available to member organizations for $52 per year.  We will respond with general information, but you can send information specifically about the services you offer.

 

Visitor Tracking:  We closely track where our visitors are from, and which ads we receive inquiries from.  This information is available to members upon request.

 

Traffic Counts:  We can provide you with the most recent DOT traffic counts.

 

Thousands of mail, fax, telephone and e-mail inquiries are responded to annually, with information about your business when appropriate.  (In 2014 we responded to 4,111 telephone calls, emails and faxes; and 7,466 visitors were assisted in our Welcome Center.) 

 

Chamber management works closely with several regional groups such as AdvantageWest, Southeast Industrial Development Association, Western Carolina Industrial Partnership, Job Service Employer Committee, WNC Chamber Executives, Smoky Mountain Host, and Southern Highroads Development Association.  All of these organizations work to make Cherokee County a better place.  Your Chamber dues provide the resources to maintain these relationships, giving the membership a collective voice and representation that could not be obtained individually.  In addition, the Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in industrial and commercial development efforts, which is beneficial to the economic climate of the entire community.  Chamber dues provide the resources to assist in this endeavor.

 

 

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We would like to thank the following people for contributing photographs:  
Digital Creations USA, William Hoyt, Joan Posey Neumann, John C Campbell Folk School, Nancy Lane, Joyce Moore, Sherry Collins, Eleanor Brazell, Butch Horn, Blue Ridge Highlander  

Cherokee County Chamber (828) 837-2242