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“Being active in the local chamber of commerce is a good strategy for businesses to use in communicating that a company uses good business practices, is involved in the community, cares about customers, and is reputable…When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.”
-Results of an independent study conducted by The Schapiro Group entitled “The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce”

Take a look at the top ten reasons to join the Chamber!
1.     Credibility. The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is a 4-Star Accredited Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its positive impact on the community.   By joining the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, you not only become a part of an organization with over 75 years of longevity, but you also become member of the U.S. Chamber with access to their wealth of benefits and resources.
2.    Advocacy. Gain a voice in local and state government through involvement in our Government Affairs Committee and Transportation Advocacy Group.
3.     Visibility. Elevate your company’s visibility with new business contacts gained through our numerous networking events, sponsorship opportunities, ribbon cutting ceremonies, and many other methods.
4.     Internet Presence. Your business will be displayed in our Business Directory located on our web site by visiting  Members are encouraged to post Member to Member Deals that promotes the local economy.
5.    Development.  Market your products and services through our Annual Chamber Business Expo, reaching hundreds of area business owners.
6.    Community. Invest in a healthy economy by supporting the Chamber in it’s efforts to bring new business to the community or by helping existing businesses to expand….more jobs, more choices.
7.    Referrals. The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce receives many requests from tourists, home owners, and other area businesses throughout the year for services that our Members offer. 
8.    Involvement. Member are invited to join numerous committees, leads groups, and task forces that are offered by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
9.    New Skills. Throughout the year, the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce promotes and supports seminars, services and resources to business owners, helping you to stay informed.
10. Affordability.  When you take advantage of all of your Chamber benefits, the dollar value of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce membership is unparalleled.

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