WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE CHAMBER?
Whether yours is a large or small business, membership in the Winchester
Chamber of Commerce is a wise investment. Membership helps you to become
actively involved in your business community, easily meet potential customers,
exchange ideas and business solutions with other professionals and keep informed
on key issues in the community. Become part of an organization that is
growing and changing to meet the needs of your business.
WHAT THE CHAMBER CAN DO FOR YOU?
Direct Customer Referrals. We only REFER and PROMOTE current members to
people who call the Chamber Office. We create Networking Opportunities on a regular basis with open board meetings, Business After Hours events,etc.
We promote "Shop Winchester" by
selling local gift certificates, partnering with organizations to encourage
residents to shop locally with Midnite Madness and other events within the
downtown area stores.
We highlight new and
established businesses through our Website and monthly E-newsletter
BUSINESS NETWORKING AND MARKETING EXPOSURE
Business After Hours
Multi Chamber Events in cooperation with 10 area
Women Helping Women - three events per year
HOW ARE YOUR DUES SPENT?
The Chamber, like most businesses, allocates the majority of its budget for
operating expenses. We have two part time employees in our office to provide the
We also organize several fundraisers each year to provide
hanging baskets, tree lighting and new benches to make Winchester more inviting
and attractive for its residents and visitors to the town.
INITIATIVES WE ARE PROUD OF
MAGNIFICENT HANGING BASKETS
in partnership with the garden clubs - gracing
our town center from May through September
ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING AND DECORATIONS ON THE LIGHT POLES
LOBBYING FOR THE BUSINESSES
Tax Classification - Parking availability and Enforcement - Increasing the number of liquor licenses
ACCESS TO MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
New and improved website - E-Newsletter - Information dissemination via Constant Contact
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN
Annual Spring Event celebrating women in business
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
A member of the community is presented with
this prestigious award at a dinner each spring
MONITORING BOARD OF
Members of the Chamber monitor these meetings to ensure that the business
community is well represented.