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OldGuy
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« on: February 28, 2018, 11:12:29 PM »

We are being solicited to join the local Chamber of Commerce. What experiences are out there?
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PHall
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 11:23:28 PM »

What do you expect to get from joining? Members, sponsorship?
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OldGuy
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 11:48:15 PM »

What do you expect to get from joining? Members, sponsorship?
Yes, yes and opportunities for AE.
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RiverAux
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 11:54:12 PM »

Some Chambers of Commerce are active political organizations (well, I know that at least the national one is) and I'd be a bit leeery of actually joining as a regular member. 
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FW
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 10:35:02 AM »

Joining the local CofC can be expensive for a squadron.  It is mainly a B to B networking group with a feed to a state/national lobbying arm for business interests.  I think time and resources would be better spent on other forms of outreach.  YMMV....
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randomcadet1941
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 12:26:44 PM »

Could be a good idea depending on what they offer and what they expect. Some CoCs might waive fees for some non profits, others have high charges. If they’re offering a good deal, like no or little fees and you still get outreach, go for it.

As someone in a small sqd in a medium size city with a large Air Force base, the opportunities would be great. The whole city supports the base, so opportunities would be good for us if we joined


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