Joining the World Green Commerce Organization (WGCO) will provide you with instant access to one of the largest business networks available of more than 10,000 members. We are the strongest, most active business advocacy group in the country, with a professional staff who are top policy experts, lobbyists, business administrators, lawyers, economists, engineers and communicators experts in green economy.
Dedicated to our members’ growth and prosperity, we can help grow your business, connect you to leaders and legislators, extend your business market horizon and provide valuable savings on benefits and services.
WGCO is designed to support the vitality of all businesses within our community. But beyond collectively working to help everyone thrive, mostly WGCO looks at your unique business in an effort to help you uniquely thrive. Explore the following membership opportunities and discover the many advantages of belonging to our influential organization.
Through social media, websites, local news sources and more, the amount of publicity you can gain in direct relationship with your Chamber of Commerce is invaluable. It’s our job to constantly be seeking attention for all businesses, so make sure you don’t miss out on these valuable experiences.
Joining the Chamber is a great way to meet new people, including other local business owners. If you take the time to use networking opportunities to leverage your business growth and overall success, you are sure to see it help your sales. Meeting one new person could result in ten new referrals to your business, so make networking part of your sales strategy. Here’s the catch – don’t be insincere about only networking for this reason. Make friends, build relationships, brainstorm community ideas, seek advice, give advice…. and in return, sales will come to you.
Any business owner will tell you that making and increasing sales is one of their top goals. Through WGCO membership, you can do just that. A like-minded customer at one store could be your next new customer at your store… yet he or she may never know about you unless the store owner tells them. In addition, customers learn about businesses from literature that Chamber puts out throughout our events and activities. Often a walking guide tells them where to shop, where to eat and what to do. This is a great reason alone to be a part of your Chamber!
Bringing your own dream to life is a wonderful accomplishment. But every now and then, there are dead-ends in your dreams that need a little help from others to open up new roads to travel on. This help can come from friends, other store owners, business expos, consultants, blogs and more. Much of this will be provided to you through your Chamber (WGCO) – even if it’s just a reference from one Chamber member to another.
At the end of the day, owning your business can be exhausting. No matter how much you love what you do, working retail hours can wear anyone out. The Chamber gets that. Let them hear your voice, let them know your thoughts and let them be there for you. Together, you can help make your business and your communities thrive.
Just like everything else in the world, there are always exceptions. Sometimes Chambers might not meet your needs so great…. as much as you wish this wasn’t the case. But for the most part, Chambers are there to help you in your business goals. So let them. Be a part of what your business is – your community and your success.
World Green Commerce Organization (WGCO)