Why Join The Hillsboro Chamber?
When you become a member of the Hillsboro Chamber, you are instantly connected to a network of over 800 local businesses who represent a powerful business voice in our region. Whether you are just starting your new business or are looking to grow or expand your business, being a member of a business organization like the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce can provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to reach your goals.
Here are some of the top benefits of Hillsboro Chamber Membership
1) Heighten Your Company’s Visibility and Exposure
The Chamber offers cost-effective opportunities for you to maximize your company’s exposure and to reach your customers and potential customers through our website directory, Hillsboro Magazine, targeted advertising, marketing and sponsorships.
2) Gain a Voice in Government
As the voice for the business community, the Hillsboro Chamber leads the way in the area of public policy locally, regionally and at the state level. The Chamber’s Board of Directors with its Public Policy Committee develops a cohesive, unified agenda each legislative session–ensuring that what’s in the best interest of business will resonate as the loud-and-clear message carried to our elected leaders during the Legislative Session. We’re on your side.
3) Make Business Contacts—Chamber Membership = DOING MORE BUSINESS.
The Chamber’s most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for our community. The Chamber initiates more business-to– business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through any other local organization. Chamber membership allows you to participate in everything from Net@Nite networking events to the Professional Women’s Alliance; and from Wake Up! Hillsboro to the Building Your Business workshop series—all are designed to give your business the competitive advantage.
4) Take Advantage of Business Counseling, Training & Resources
The Chamber has many influential business partners who help provide our members with the most comprehensive and up to date business resources and assistance. The Hillsboro Chamber is a valuable resource for its members and the business community.
5) Get Credibility by Association
When people know you are a member of the Hillsboro Chamber, they know you are part of a group of professionals and business leaders working together to positively impact both the economy and the quality of life in our community.
6) Increase Your Community Involvement & Support
The Chamber is the lead partner on many of the Hillsboro 2035 action items as well as being involved in many of the various celebrations and large events in our area. We can help your organization align with the future of Hillsboro, help you be seen as an involved member of the business community, and be your conduit for participation in and support of volunteerism and leadership in Hillsboro
7) Build Business Relationships
So often it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know. By taking advantage of our more than 200 annual events and classes, you can build personal and professional relationships with members and business leaders in Hillsboro, you can gain a sphere of influence and a referral network for your services and increase your business exposure dramatically
8) Find Access to Community Leaders & Elected Officials
The Hillsboro Chamber is widely recognized as the voice of business for our area. We are actively engaged in all elections that have any impact on your ability to do business in Hillsboro. We bring forth all candidates and both sides of every issue in numerous formats and make them available to our business members so they can be informed and make educated choices which will lead to an improved business climate and business-friendly state.
9) Benefit from a Strong Local Economy
Our economic development team, Small Business Resource Center, Online Business Toolkit and SCORE business counseling are available to all those who are seeking to strengthen their core business strategies. The Chamber represents issues to city council and supports the need to cut through any barriers for quick and affordable licensing and permitting processes. Our shop local programs and promotion of local businesses are designed to keep our dollars local, thereby keeping jobs and businesses strong.
10) Utilize the Professional Staff
Being a Chamber member offers you access to our professional staff. Use our staff as an extension of your business staff to help solve your business problems and address your business needs.