Why join the Buddhist Chamber of Commerce and Industry?
If you aren’t a member of the Buddhist Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and are not yet convinced that you should join, read this list of reasons why you should join:
Membership brings credibility to your business. You can increase a positive perception among consumers and business owners when you are identified as a member of the Buddhist Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Increase your visibility in the community. As a new member of the BCCI, you will be listed in the chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on its website, on Facebook, and have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You can also grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events. The chamber may also promote your grand opening / ribbon – cutting ceremony and assist with any public relations efforts.
Create networking opportunities. BCCI has numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local business and the community at large.
Gain a voice in government. The BCCI takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments, and costs directed at small business. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.
Make business contacts. The chamber’s most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business – to – business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting professionals than is available through most other local organizations.
Receive chamber newsletters. Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar, and details about up – and – coming chamber events, among other things.
Acquire customer referrals. Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and chamber members typically recommend chamber members.
Chamber events and programs. Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospective base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors – and generate new business leads.
Promotion and publicity. With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business – to – business advertising and publicity.
Access to members – only discounts and services. These differ from chamber to chamber, and you are not required to share any revenue with the chamber, that you may make from the offer.
Solve business problems. Perhaps you have a client who seeks a particular service that’s outside your expertise. Your chamber of commerce membership could help to quickly put you in touch with a potential subcontractor.
Learn something new (or act as an expert), Most chambers of commerce host free educational seminars for members. Serving as a teacher can establish you as an expert to other members; when they need products or services that fall within your skill set, they will likely call you first.
Signature events sponsorship. You can highlight your business by sponsoring signature events that are open to the entire community, providing excellent exposure for your name and logo.
Value – added benefits. Enjoy individual and group health insurance discounts, and more.
Meeting space. We have meeting space to accommodate small meetings and training sessions. With state – of – the – art technical equipment, on – site kitchen, and mobile tables & chairs, all your needs can be met at the chamber.
Benefits of Membership:
The central benefit of chamber membership will be the opportunity to network and share business related ideas and experiences with like-minded business men and women. On first joining the Chamber, the member will receive a welcoming pack comprising of:
Membership Certificate (to be displayed at the business premises)
1. A window sticker (to be prominently displayed to demonstrate your association)
2. A copy of the constitution
3. A list of the current executive steering committee and their contact details
4. A calendar of forthcoming events
Furthermore the member will receive”
1. A copy of the chamber newsletter
2. An information page and web link on the chamber website
Members will also receive from time to time special offers from other member businesses or external support agencies that are deemed to be beneficial to the membership by the executive committee or the secretary
They will also receive:
1. An invitation to attend monthly meetings where we discuss business issues and opportunities in the area. Minutes of the meeting are sent to all the members
2. Monthly e-newsletter updating you on key points discussed at the meeting along with any other news relevant to members. You will also be able to promote your business to others within the Chamber through this newsletter
3. A page on our website www.bcci.ind.in to promote your business with links to your own website, if you have one, which you can access and update yourself
4. A listing in our leaflet promoting business in the area which will be distributed locally, nationally, and internationally.