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Message from the President – February, 2017
Wow! January has flown by! With all that’s going on in the world it can be difficult to stay “on track”! It is time to get focused! Join us at a chamber mixer or event and work on your business!
The GMCoC is planning to revamp our meeting schedule. Our evening members meetings will move to the third (3rd) Monday of each month. The evening mixers will include a brief update on Chamber activities and pointers on how you can take advantage of chamber membership to grow your business. We will also be adding Morning Breakfasts with speakers from the community. Look for our e-mails, check the calendar, and come out and join us!
If you are a B2C (Business to Consumer) you can gain favorable attention with the local community by volunteering or supporting the 2017 Annual Monroe Clean Sweep. This activity is designed to bring business operators in contact with the local community and it is open to all businesses. GMCoC members are offered some special chamber promotions – but all businesses can participate in the 2017 Monroe Clean Sweep! See our web-site or visit www.MonroeCleanSweep.com for more information.
Do you get business from your chamber membership? We have some members who know the chamber helps them grow, but we have some members who aren’t certain. How does the GMCoC help members? First, GMCoC Board members patronize member businesses and we encourage all members to do the same. Second, Chamber Board members always REFER MEMBERS to people looking for places to shop or for services. Third, the chamber gets many calls during the week from people in and outside the community looking for hotels, restaurants, plumbers, painters, computer services and merchants and services. We always refer MEMBERS FIRST. How can you tell if someone comes to you from a GMCoC referral? 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.
I hope to see you at one of our next events!
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 the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce offices (158 Stage Road) 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.
Please Welcome Our Newest & Renewing Members:
- Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health-Monroe Clinical Center
- Morton Marshak, Attorney at Law
- Museum Village
- Monroe Free Library
- Paul Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
- 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
- TD Bank
- Monroe Taxi
- Cornerstone Masonic Historical Society
- Monroe Animal Hospital
- Alpine Financial Services