Joining the Washington, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Every year, I make a set of photography resolutions to help build and develop my vision. One of this year’s resolutions was to try new marketing ideas for building my business. I’ve put together a number of things including monthly and seasonal promotions, a monthly email newsletter, and social media giveaways and discounts.
For the past few years, I’ve been thinking about joining a local Chamber of Commerce and this year felt like the right time to do it. When I lived in Peoria, Illinois, I looked at joining the Peoria Chamber of Commerce, but found that the cost was out of my price range at the time.
When I moved back in December, I stopped by the Washington, Illinois Chamber of Commerce offices and met with the staff to discuss what they had to offer small businesses. What I found was tremendous; Washington, Illinois is all about supporting local business so the Chamber of Commerce keeps their overhead and fees down while offering more opportunities for marketing, advertising, sponsorships, and anything else you can name for local business owners to help grow and prosper in the area.
So… I’m proud to say that a few weeks ago, I had my official plaque ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce staff and board members. I’m so proud to be a part of this city and this organization; I look forward to a prosperous partnership with them moving forward.