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Paul CampanellaMessage from the President – April, 2017

Welcome to April. The GMCoC has a new calendar of events and by the time you read this, we will have had our second Evening Meeting and Mixer at Planet Pizza and our second Breakfast Meeting at IHOP.

Our Monthly Evening Members’ Meetings are on the third (3rd) Monday of each month at Planet Pizza. These mixers include a brief update on Chamber activities and pointers on how you can take advantage of chamber membership to grow your business.

Our Morning Breakfasts are set for the first (1st) Thursday of each month (location varies). Breakfast meetings will have guest speakers from the community. Look for our e-mails, check the calendar, and come out and join us!

We provide a headcount to our meeting hosts in advance, your RSVP is essential to ensure we have adequate space and/or food. We encourage you to register for any event we have on this web site by visiting the events section.

If you are in a B2B (Business to Business) the GMCoC mixers provide a venue for you to meet other business owners who might need your services. The personal relationships you develop will build and multiply over time- especially if you attend meetings on a regular and consistent basis. Who can benefit as a B2B? Accountants, Lawyers, Consultants, Advertising Agencies, Web Designers, Insurance Agencies, Payroll Companies, Sign Companies, Realtors, Landscapers, Building Services, etc. The GMCoC provides opportunities for you to get to know others and them to get to know you without the pressure for you (or them) to “make the sale”.

Remember, to grow your business potential customers must: 1. Be aware you exist; 2. Get to know you; 3. Have a favorable impression of you; 4. Trust you.

The GMCoC is planning the 2017 Annual Monroe Clean Sweep. We are working with the Town of Monroe and the Villages of Harriman and Monroe to have another successful event. Whether you are a B2B or B2C, here is an opportunity to make friends in the community. If you volunteer and/or help out the morning of the event you will meet consumers and other business owners. When you become a “sponsor” you create awareness of your business. Clean Sweep sponsorships are open to all businesses but if you are a GMCoC member we have special packages to extend your advertising throughout the year. See our sponsorship section or visit www.MonroeCleanSweep.com for more information.

GMCoC Board encourages all members patronize members FIRST. The Chamber always REFERS 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.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our next events!

Paul Campanella
Board President

Chamber News…

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.

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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.

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