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What is Membership?

Broussard Chamber of Commerce – Benefits to Membership

A commercial sector is defined as the part of a community’s economy that includes all non-manufacturing business establishments such as hotels, restaurants, retail stores, educational institutions, etc. The strength of a community is directly dependent upon the strength of its commercial sector. The Broussard Chamber of Commerce believes that in order to both create and maintain a thriving community, we must place a high level of focus on our local businesses within the community. Before we dive into membership benefits, it’s important that you understand who we are, and why we exist to begin with. 

Who is the Broussard Chamber of Commerce? 

The Broussard Chamber is a registered member of the US Chamber of Commerce. We have the honor of partnering with other state, parish, and local organizations to support the local business community. Our main goal as an organization is to assist in the development and growth of businesses. The Broussard Chamber has been active in the growth of local commercial development since 2007 and strives to create a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas among the local community and amongst business leaders. We are currently made up of over 300 commercial organizations and are always seeking out new ways to provide value to our members. Proper expansion resources, increased business visibility, and the opportunity to network with influential businesses and owners within the community creates a powerful atmosphere for both the personal members growth as well as overall economic growth benefiting everyone in the community. 

Benefits of Membership

If you are a local business, you probably already know that people do business with those they know. Membership with the Chamber allows you networking opportunities that will grow your business naturally simply through expanded relationships. These relationships also bring referrals and word of mouth marketing that hold more weight than any advertisement you could throw money at. Although we live in a digital world, there is something about “Word of Mouth Marketing” that will not ever lose its edge. The easiest way to maintain your business is to acquire repeat customers, and happy customers tell all their friends! The bigger your circle, the more opportunity for growth. One of the more prominent benefits to membership includes networking within your community. Having the opportunity to sit down in the same room at Chamber events and webinars allows you the opportunity both to learn from and support one another. In 2019, over 1,100 guests connected through business events like Broussard Women in Business, member luncheons & Business Over Breakfast. We are the nation’s first neXus Chamber! The neXus initiative focuses on bridging the divide in community by focusing on consistently helping to build businesses you’re involved with which ultimately builds your own business. Our Chamber prides itself on shopping local and doing business with one another to achieve this. When one succeeds, we all succeed. Other benefits of becoming a member include, but are not limited to:

-Advertising opportunities – including being listed in the chamber online membership directory and on social media. The Chamber has over one million social media impressions each year.

-Sponsorship opportunities – Our members get first choice in sponsorship of Chamber and community events, placing thousands of potential customers’ eyes on your business.

-Monthly Business Luncheons – Excellent networking opportunities

-Gaining a voice at the city, parish, and state levels

-Access to community resources made available through the Chamber website portal and our monthly newsletters.

-Promotion and support for member businesses during grand openings and ribbon cuttings. Whether you are a brand-new business in Broussard, planning on expanding into the Broussard community, or have been a local establishment within the community for decades, the Broussard Chamber of Commerce has everything you need to thrive. Times are certainly uncertain right now and local businesses sticking together is more crucial than ever before. Help keep your business and our economy strong by becoming a member of your Broussard Chamber of Commerce. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for more information about all we have to offer: 337-837-6001 | [email protected] | 108 Broad View Drive, Broussard, LA 70518