“Chambers are powerful in this day and age and we cannot let people forget that.” CEO Bruce Hillegeist says following his tremendous membership campaign. He showed us just how powerful the Greater Tomball Area Chamber was this week.
For the first time since 1994 the Greater Tomball Area Chamber and YCC came together and boy was the timing right. 13 event Chairs, close to 300 volunteers walked through the doors of the local VFW, the only place large enough to hold everyone. They intently listened as they learned what the Chamber of Commerce was, what they do and what it means to each of them. They enjoyed this time of education as it was mixed with the energy and pizazz that only YCC can offer. Once the volunteers were armed with the proper “ammunition” they were released to tell the Chamber story to their peers and their reached went farther than anyone could have anticipated.
With over 314 new members and over $168,000.00 raised in just 3 days that wasn’t the best part. Many Chambers tell us time and time again that it is about so much more. Bruce emphasized, “What we have taken away from this event is the bonding and the togetherness of the many diverse businesses and the people that we know can do the work. They came together in this pit and we came away with over 314 new members and $168,000.00. The best part is, it helps bring in new blood, new leadership and helps people know what we do!”
Congratulations on your tremendous success!