Frequently Asked Questions
• How will the Chamber help my business grow?
• How do I network and increase my business contacts within the Chamber?
• Why do small businesses join?
• Why do large businesses join?
• How do I get my voice heard on policy and community issues?
• How do I get started with the Chamber? Where do I begin?
• How do I join the Chamber today?
How will the Chamber help my business grow?
Simply put, the Chamber helps each member business in a different way. In all cases, the Chamber helps build companies’ bottom line growth by:
1. Providing networking opportunities leading to expanded business contacts.
2. Representing your business in policy, political and community affairs.
3. Creating community, civic or Chamber leadership opportunities.
4. Presenting pertinent and critical business and professional education.
How do I network and increase my business contacts within the Chamber?
Through various events each month, the SPACC offers over 1,200 members access to the premier business community in the East Metro. From targeted networking events, business expo opportunities, business owner roundtable and beyond, you will find that involvement with our organization will positively benefit your business. It is our job to help you connect.
Why do small businesses join?
• Build relationships
• Grow their customer base
• Increase visibility
• Improve brand recognition
• Gain credibility
• Utilize professional development opportunities
• Stretch marketing dollars
• Access savings offered by other members
Why do large businesses join?
• Introductions to community movers and shakers
• Access to public officials
• Support on issues of significance to their company or industry
• Updates on regional topics of interest – especially before others
• Professional development and leadership training for key employees
• Board of Directors involvement
• Civic responsibility
How do I get my voice heard on policy and community issues?
The Chamber is a grass roots organization that depends on the opinions of its members in formulating policy positions. Whether you are interested in property taxation, workers compensation or a local community issue, the Chamber is your voice before elected appointed and regulatory officials. Our Public Affairs volunteers and staff work with nearly a dozen committees to formulate policy objectives and communicate positions to other businesses and government. You voice is a critical component to the political effectiveness of the Chamber.
How do I get started with the Chamber? Where do I begin?
After becoming a member of the Chamber, we encourage you to attend Chamber 101 to help you identify ways to maximize your investment!
How do I join?
There are several options for joining the Chamber. They are:
1. Click here for the on-line application.
2. Call the Chamber membership staff at 651.265.2779.
3. Download your application and fax to the Chamber at 651.223.5119.