Good relationships are built on good communication. The Chamber regularly distributes information by email, website, social media, and sometimes with a phone call. It could be a message sent to the entire membership, segmented portions, or a direct message to an individual.
Thanks to the generosity of West Valley View, Litchfield Independent, Goodyear Independent, and YourValley.net, we’re able to inform the community on Chamber activities. This is huge for you and the organization. The more who know the positive impact the Chamber makes the more you can tell others you, as a member, helped make a difference in the community.
Those are a few examples as to how the Chamber communicates. As I stated at the beginning, good relationships are built on good communication, but it has to flow both ways. You have to share, too. The Chamber reaches out for input using several methods.
Surveys are the most effective method to get a “snapshot” from a variety of industries and business types. Most questionnaires are so short you’ll complete a survey before finishing a cup of coffee. In-depth surveys will show an estimate as to how long it will take to complete. Short or long, the data collected provides necessary information.
Phone calls are another way to communicate. We regularly reach out to a sampling of the membership each month. It’s your chance to tell us what’s happening with you and your business. It also gives us an opportunity to ask you about current events and future planning. Sometimes you’ll hear from the Chamber staff or members who have volunteered to assist with calling. We’re aware you might not always have time at that moment to talk, but your insights are important. A returned phone call when you have time would help.
The Chamber also seeks information from outside the membership. Chamber members tend to have similar qualities and thoughts. Getting an “outside” point of view provides knowledge that might not have been acquired through normal channels.
The Chamber staff works to ensure you, other members, our partners, stakeholders, and even the community are informed. The Chamber also strives to provide resources and opportunities for you and the entire membership to reach your goals. If you aren’t receiving the weekly update or other emails, please let me or the Chamber staff know. Help us help you by keeping in regular contact.