When Real Tour Vision suggested that my Nova Scotia virtual tour business become a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, I put it on (what seemed at the time) a very long “to do” list. Priority was given to developing my brand, mastering the RTV software, learning my new camera, establishing a website, marketing and staying abreast of what RTV’s Inner Circle Marketing constantly had to offer.
After the company launch and with more time on my hands, it was time to consider RTV’s recommendation. Could the Chamber offer me opportunities to shoot tours for my local area and local businesses? It was time to find out.
Once registered, I had the opportunity to join Toastmasters. Toastmasters is an educational organization that operates for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. IT WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED! I signed up immediately, and I’m so glad I did. Following my registration, the next monthly newsletter prepared by the Chamber, I was asked to write 250 words about my company. What a wonderful opportunity to showcase my new business (for free) to every Chamber member!
Your local Chamber has many functions throughout the year. I was invited to a Christmas meet & greet in December. Business cards in hand I was one of the first to arrive. I spoke to everyone there about my new business, the interactive virtual tours, the Text 2 Look program AND the FREE Social Ignition course offered at my site. And you will never guess what happened. Because of that FREE Social Ignition course I was asked to speak by the Regional Development Association in the new year on social media!
The Chamber of Commerce and my business just “fit” together – like a hand in glove. If you haven’t joined your local Chamber of Commerce, you may want to look in to the benefits.
Our local Chamber of Commerce in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.