POMEROY — Meigs County Chamber of Commerce members were treated to a program in which they learned ways to make the most of their membership.
During a recent “Business Minded Luncheon late last month, the Meigs chamber presented a program titled, “Chamber 101: How to Make the Most of Your Membership.”
Chamber Director Whitney Thoene presented the benefits of joining the Meigs County chamber.
“There are a lot of benefits to joining the chamber,” Thoene said. “We are working on the PACE method: Promote, Advocate, Connect and Educate.”
According to its website, people who want to start a new business should consider joining the Meigs chamber. Many are not sure where to begin, so the chamber has complied resources that are all in one place to help a new business get started.
In the presentation, many of the cost-savings benefits were discussed. These included Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and insurance breaks.
“The BWC savings range from $140 to $6,628. The average savings is $1,288,” Thoene said.
Other benefits presented included assistance with promotional materials and website design. The “Shop Local” campaign and its expansion were also reviewed.
The luncheon was at Wolfe Mountain Entertainment. Swisher and Lohse Pharmacy and Wolfe Mountain Entertainment co-sponsored the event.
The chamber is a non-profit advocate for its business. The board of directors is made up of volunteers who promote civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural progress within the community. Being a member in a chamber of commerce allows people to promote to the outside world that their business belongs to something important.
For more information about how the chamber can help, call the chamber office at 740-992-5005.