Benefits of Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Membership
So, what does the Chamber do and why is membership so valuable?
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities through programs and services that are designed to help members meet their business goals. We offer networking and educational opportunities, leadership development and ways to increase the visibility of your business.
The Chamber is actively involved in the area, representing Gainesville-Hall County and the business community at the local and state level. We are active in local politics; advocating on the issues that govern our business climate and affect our quality of life.
Our work focuses on five core areas: member services, economic development, public policy/government, education and community development. The Chamber provides strong and vocal leadership on the issues that matter most. We are committed to engaging the community in dialogue, as with VISION 2030, about our future and serving our members through high-quality programs and opportunities.
Business Leadership for 100 Years
The Chamber is guided by a vision of building a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership. Since 1908, the Chamber has been on the forefront of change in our community. We believe the business community has a responsibility to provide for future generations; and we pride ourselves on leading with integrity, vision and action.
Sense of Community
When you join the Greater Hall Chamber, you gain a support system that can help you achieve professional and personal success. Chamber members believe in a shared vision and common purpose of building a healthy and sustainable community. Through programs like VISION 2030, the Chamber is committed to helping our members achieve business success while fostering our quality of life.
Economic and Workforce Development
Our economic development agenda focuses on the issues affecting our community and includes transportation, redevelopment, business attraction, retention and expansion, educating tomorrow’s workforce and recruitment of talent. We believe that an exceptional quality of life is essential to creating a sustainable economy; and we believe that our balanced approach insures that we remain a great place to work, a great place to live and a great place to play.
The Chamber provides an independent voice for the business community. We promote and support policies that maintain our business-friendly environment, and we work to ensure Gainesville-Hall County remains viably competitive in the regional, national and global economies.
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce strives to support our small business community. Working in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Chamber created a partnership to provide our members with an exclusive program offering better access to a wide-range of health insurance with the highest level of service for businesses with 2 to 50 employees. This insurance program along with workplace initiatives like Drugs Don’t Work, and participants’ workers comp insurance savings, are providing bottom line value and allowing businesses to remain competitive in any economic climate.
Networking and Referrals
The Chamber offers dozens of networking events annually to connect members to the people who can help their business succeed. Whether it’s promoting a product, finding a business partner, gaining new customers or connecting with other entrepreneurs and business leaders, the Chamber sets the stage to build relationships.
Advertising and Marketing Opportunities
The Chamber helps businesses by offering strategic marketing opportunities to help members reach their target audiences. Print, Direct Mail, Sponsorships Opportunities, Expos, Job Fairs, Ribbon Cuttings – whatever your goals, we have an opportunity for you.
Smart, dedicated and talented people help influence the decisions that affect our business community by serving on one of our councils and committees. See page 7 for a complete committee listing. Get Involved. Give Back. Get Results.