This is your way into a Chamber of Commerce to be social, sell services and products, and also to help the Chamber AT NO CHARGE. Local Chamber Boost is about 2 years in the making, and a few months of starting to make traction with about 15 in the group, so far. It's a great concept by Rick Shererer and Scott Powell. Chambers should lead by example. They should do the same things as a successful business does.
There are 7,000 Chambers of Commerce in the US. Many haven't claimed their Google My Business page, and those that do have anywhere from zero to six reviews. Chambers run in size from 100 to 1,000 members, and it looks bad to only have a few reviews FROM the members.
Quick summary: We help the Chamber get 100 reviews from the members through the use of the LCB review tool that uses emails and text messaging. We work with the ambassadors that all Chambers have. Once the 100 reviews (50 for a small Chamber), LCB gives the Chamber about $4,500 worth of digital products. The main one being a Progressive Web Application. PWAs are the best method of digital communication. Think the next step beyond mobile ready and text messaging. There are also video reviews, press releases, and more... all free to the Chamber. The review tool, PWA, etc. can be sold to members. The review tool costs the members $60 per month (worth it). We can pocket $50/month of it, but usually we give the Chamber $25/month. 20 members out of 4oo or so generates $6,000 to me and $6,000 to the Chamber.
Of the 7,000 Chambers. there are only 2 with 100 reviews. One is the Goshen, NY Chamber and the other is the Knightdale Chamber in Knightdale, NC. It took LCB 15 to 30 days to get them to 100.
If you get to talk to anyone with any sense they will be enthusiastic from the very first meeting. FREE help, 100 reviews, FREE goodies worth $4,500! I hit a roadblock with one Chamber I approached, but another is still alive, but had activities coming up (I'm sure now canceled). We are tweaking the presentation. Just concentrate on the 100 reviews. No effort on their part. Let us do it with the ambassadors. You must keep this from getting bogged down with the board. There are plenty of Chambers to work with and one will want to be the first in their state to reach 100 reviews.
There is a minor cost to get started that needs explaining, but think of being able to market stuff to members with you being the hero to the Chamber executives. I can explain the details, but it's going to be better to do this live on a Zoom video meeting with Rick and Scott. I do get $100 and a small residual if I bring someone in, but it's offset by my having to work with you. The training is very thorough.
Look this over and watch the two videos. Barbara at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce is our best testimonial. The second video is the Zoom meeting we have with a Chamber that has expressed interest.
Call me at 978-408-8280.
A few days ago I received a launch about a Progress Web App builder. It converts a page (usually Home) to a PWA. The downside is that the code has to be pasted into a file and header of the web page. I'd have their IT person do it. If I'm building a site, then it's easy. The PWA isn't as elaborate as the one that Local Chamber Boost would make, but it's very functional.
CLICK HERE Goshen, NY Chamber with Barbara. Second video is the Zoom presentation that preceded it.