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Message from the President
We have initiated our Monthly Business Building Breakfast (the first Thursday of every month) bringing information and networking opportunities to help you grow and manage your business more effectively. Come out to enjoy a great breakfast, hear what is happening in the business community and get to know others in the business community.
What, you can’t make breakfast? Join us the third (3rd) Monday of each month (check the calendar for location). These mixers include a brief update on Chamber activities and pointers on how you can take advantage of chamber membership to grow your business and of course, great opportunities to network. Our mixers are open to members of all local and county Chambers of Commerce and guests are welcome too. Check the event dates, locations and member/non-member cost by clicking here. Look for our e-mails, check the calendar, and come out and join us!
We provide a headcount to our meeting hosts in advance so your RSVP is essential to ensure we have adequate space and/or food. We encourage you to register for any event we have on our Web-site .
To grow your business potential customers must:
- Be aware you exist – maintain your listing & promote your events on our web-site
- Get to know you – come to a breakfast or evening mixer
- Have a favorable impression of you – introduce yourself or ask a Board member to introduce you.
- Trust you – be friendly and open to listen to others;
- Refer you! – most business is done through referral.
Remember: If you can make one good connection at each mixer and each connection gives you one referral a year, you have the opportunity to gain 12 new customers.
GMCoC Board encourages all members to patronize memberS FIRST. The Chamber always REFER MEMBERS FIRST. There are things you can do to measure the results – come meet with us, we will show you how!
REMEMBER: As a member of the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce you can usually attend other local and county chamber events at the member price. This allows you to reach outside the Monroe community to generate more business opportunities.
NEWS…you’ll soon be receiving a survey asking how the Chamber can better assist you in growing your business. Please be on the lookout for it and complete it when you get it.
SCORE comes to the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce – Do you know SCORE?
Looking for sound (and free) small business advice? For small business start ups or businesses looking to grow, SCORE business mentors show you how to start a business from your business idea or how to grow your existing business avoiding some of the main pitfalls.
A SCORE counselor will be available by appointment at 200 Rt 32, Central Valley NY on Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. A SCORE counselor may be available at other times – by appointment only. Click here to schedule an appointment now.
Post Your Job Listings for FREE
Looking for new talent? Need a full/part time employee, or temporary help? If you are a GMCoC Chamber member, you can post a Help Wanted notice on our website, and we’ll promote it for you.
Please Welcome Our Newest & Renewing Members:
- A&E Advertising and Web Design
- Fellig Schwartz, LLC
- Scoops & Smiles
- Javajo’s Coffee Bar
- FitCycology LLC
- Raina’s Family Restaurant & Gourmet Pizza
- All County Window Cleaning
- Deborah Francis – New York Life
- Body Works by Michelle
- Sharon Jolly Associates
- Walter Rose Agency
- Treehouse Arts
- MedWise Insurance Advocacy
- Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc.
- The Captain’s Table
- Daytona Driving School
- Healthy-Transitions4U with Shaklee
- Crystal Run Healthcare
- The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge
- Great Path Planning and Great Path Tax Services
- Action Plus Project Management, Inc