FREE CHAMBER PROGRAM even if everyone is stuck at home.
Turning the Crisis into “Crisis-Aid”.
I sent your Chamber of Commerce these three documents (scroll) the other day by regular mail. In short, Local Chamber Boost (about 15 of us) helps your Chamber:
- Lead by example. If your members follow your lead, they will get more business, customers, or clients. Isn’t that their goal?
- Meet your Chamber’s Mission Statement.
- Your Chamber becomes the 3rd Chamber in the U.S. (7,000 Chambers) to get 100 Google reviews from your members within 30 days. The first in Massachusetts.
With my help (I live in Franklin, MA), this is accomplished free and without a contract. When you reach the 100 mark, Local Chamber Boost gifts you a Progressive Web Application. That, plus a few other digital assets – the package is worth more that $4,500. You don’t have to accept any of the gifts, but you will want them. No Chamber has turned them down.
Did I mention FREE? It needs a little explaining, but there is no “catch”.
Google is holding back publishing reviews during the coronavirus pandemic. We have a strategy for that.
Call me. Art Derfall 978-408-8280.
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First Chamber in the US to get 100 Google Reviews – Goshen NY Chamber of Commerce.
Watch Executive Director Barbara Martinez describe her Chamber’s Free Progressive Web App.
Progressive Web Applications this comprehensive cost Chambers and businesses $1,200 to $2,000 per year plus setup.
Massachusetts has about 75 Chambers of Commerce. Only the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is leading by example
with 52 Google reviews by its members. Your Chamber has between 0 and 5, more than likely. Are you content with that?
It’s easy to get to 100!
The 3 Pages I sent by mail below
Why reviews are important to Your Chamber of Commerce and your members.
“Did you know it costs 7x more to get a new member than to keep a current one? Therefore, membership renewals are key to a chamber’s success. More than half of chambers say their biggest challenge is recruiting and retaining members.” – CHAMBERMASTERS.COM
It’s April 2020. I’ve read renewals are down. How many of your members won’t even be in business by the Fall? However, right now it’s an opportunity for your members to raise their presence on the internet.
Some are virtually invisible… If someone searches for a plumber, florist, dentist, etc. typically like “walpole dentist” and that dentist shows on page 2 or even at the bottom of page one, that’s “invisible”. Getting in the “3 pack” on page one is gold! The 3 main factors are website content, a claimed Google My Business page, and Google reviews on that page. I’ve done this with a friend’s business, B & L enterprises in Wilmington, MA. It only took 3 months for him to go from page 3 to #1, 2, or 3 in the 3 pack (it moves around). Search “autobody wilmington MA”.
Your Chamber (except for Newton-Needham-Watertown) has between zero and 7 reviews. And you have how many members? The range is 100 to 500, typically. Some Chambers haven’t claimed their Google My Business page. Some don’t have secure websites because the SSL certificate is missing. One phone call to the hosting company and about $40 / year fixes this. I’ve pointed this out to 3 Chambers and weeks later the address bar still indicates “NOT SECURE”. Sorry… not leadership.
Why not show leadership right now? Let’s get you to 100 Google reviews from your members. We help you for free. If Goshen can do it with 120 members (many more now), you can, too. Your members will experience how easy it was. If they get over 20 reviews, they will see a difference in their revenue. 50 vs. their competitors with under 10… what do you think? Google loves reviews and rewards that business.
Look at the statistics on the right. If I was looking to join your Chamber and saw zero or 5 reviews, why would I think your Chamber would help me increase my business? Goshen experienced an increase in membership after reaching the 100 review mark. Just saying…
What happens when we get you to 100 reviews? It took Goshen C of C less that 30 days. We gift you a lot. You don’t have to accept it, but…
- The Progressive Web Application. No, your keeping in touch with your members by email or text messaging is nowhere as comprehensive and efficient.
- Press releases.
- Video reviews.
- Non-dues revenue via the same text/email system we used to get you to 100 reviews. Many of your members will want it for their business/practice. $1,000 to $6,000 to the Chamber every year is a conservative estimate. You don’t have to run this by the board. There is no contract (unless you want one). It’s out of my pocket. If you don’t want the revenue I can give it to your town’s animal shelter instead, or keep it.
At no point is your Chamber charged ANYTHING!