"We are the unified voice of business driving sustainable growth and prosperity." Local chambers of commerce are important components of communities and play a variety of roles. To a visitor, a chamber is the first place to seek out information about a specific area - creating that all-important first impression. To a community, a chamber takes yet a different role - balancing the needs of the business community and the residents. As community issues become business issues, the role of the chamber has evolved beyond the voice of business. As an advocate for its broad and now diverse member businesses, the chamber leverages and enhances the talents and resources of its members to create a climate of growth and success in the community. Through leadership opportunities, volunteer efforts and business-building programs focused on critical business, civic and social priorities, the chamber improves the economic vitality and quality of life for its members and the community.
A chamber assists newcomers to the community by providing information on everything needed to transition. A relocating company looks to a chamber for area demographics, incentive programs, architects and developers - the things needed to conduct business in an increasingly competitive business environment.