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When was the last time you heard someone say, “I have too many followers and too many likes on my business page.”? Uh, never. Whether you’re just beginning to get your business into social media marketing or you’ve been there a while, you can always use some help. The chamber is one of those little-known places where you can get it for less than the cost of employing an agency.

Here are a few reasons to join and how your social business can benefit from chamber membership: 

A Large, Active Online Community 

First, becoming a chamber member gives you inside access to a large, active online community of followers. After all, everyone knows who the chamber is. People visit our Facebook page and website and subscribe to our newsletter to find out what’s going on in Alameda and to seek local resources. As a member of the chamber, you may be spotlighted in our newsletter or on our pages. We might share your posts. We have a large active following that you may be able to leverage for your business. 

Business Know-How 

The Alameda Chamber also hosts experts on important trends for your business. For instance, we might bring in someone to show you how to use social media for business. Unlike national social media gurus, these people know what works specifically in our community. They know the key players, they know what makes for popular posts.  

We offer monthly expertise in the form of Lunch and Learns on important topics that protect your business like Cybersecurity. That alone is a great time saver because you know the speaker will be knowledgeable. Our Lunch and Learn program offers invaluable information at an affordable price.  

If you have a specific educational need, we can help you find someone who can assist you.

Building Followers 

When you’re a part of something exciting, you want to connect with others who believe it’s exciting too. Members often follow members and interact with one another on social media. This increases your exposure on the sites and on some, may even cause your business or page to get likes from friends of members who see them liking your page.  

Chamber membership shows you’ve made an investment in the community and people like to follow businesses that they think are giving back. 

Telling Your Story 

The Alameda Chamber is able to tell your business story in a way that is both evocative and impartial as you help us tell ours. A business community is comprised of a chamber and businesses working together, not just for the betterment of their own wallets, but the area in general. Being a part of the chamber story helps lend credibility to your mission, shows a desire for civic-mindedness, and illustrates how you are part of something larger than yourself.  

There are all sorts of reasons to join the Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance to help spread your story and be a part of ours as well. We have a lot of exciting things scheduled for the remainder of this year and beyond that you should be a part of it. 

Social media changes seemingly daily and it’s difficult for business owners to keep up with the changes. The Alameda Chamber offers an array of social media benefits for your business. It’s one of those many secrets that people don’t initially think about but are glad for when they join. Find out more about what the chamber can do for your business and your social media exposure.