Get Something From or Done Through Your Chamber
What do you want to get out of your chamber of commerce?
A comprehensive study by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber in Ontario looked at participation and member motivation styles. They found that some people are motivated to get something done through their chamber while others are motivated to get something from their chamber. Some people were community-focused and others were enterprise-focused, meaning wanting to get direct benefits from the chamber.
The nearby chart has four quadrants that lay this out nicely.
I’m bringing this up because the Chamber’s Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign is entering its final 10 days. Regardless of which quadrant you see yourself in, you will find a sponsorship, initiative or event that should appeal to you. Are you worried about congestion on I-25? Invest in the Fix North I-25 Initiative. Want to increase your visibility with area businesses? Sponsor an event like the annual dinner. Interested in fostering stronger community leadership? Sponsor Leadership Fort Collins or Leadership Northern Colorado or Envision Young Professionals. Want to connect with potential new residents? Take out an ad on the Chamber’s relocation webpage.