results by year
I believe the results of our recent membership event (420 New Members and $201,364.00) are a testimony to not only the strength of our business and professional community , but also its generosity in volunteering valuable time to help ensure the community continues to thrive. The results also indicate a vote of confidence in the regional economy and a general feeling of optimism about what the future holds for business in Springfield, MO.
“Y.C.C. kept its promise – to prepare us to share the Chamber story concisely while making it fun and competitive to ask others to join the Chamber. More “conventional” approaches exist – and they tend to produce mediocre results. I think the Event was a wise investment of time, energy, and resources.”
“I think this program is tremendous, it has no flaws in it, it works. Human nature being what it is, this program overcomes the natural reluctance and timidity and slowness to start that are inherent in a membership event and because YCC has a system in place where they insist on every step of it being completed…is just a formula for success. I heartily endorse it, and any community that is serious about increasing its Chamber membership and has the basic raw materials, energized volunteers, can do this! It can be done in any community in America!”
The Membership Event far exceeded my expectations….not only did we get 222 new members, but we gained a group of new volunteers for the chamber and energized our staff and members too! What a great way to bring volunteers and staff together and have such a positive outcome…we had fun, we educated our members, we energized our staff, and oh yea! We got 222 new members too! YCC truly met our expectations! Our Event was a success on all accounts. We are looking forward to the next one already!
We had just about given up on membership campaigns when our Membership VP found Your Chamber Connection. Our volunteers will participate with their concept where they hesitate with other formats. We exceeded our goal and learned of new ways to serve our members and improve our attrition as well. Chamber Connection is the way to go in developing new members for Chambers.
Your Chamber Connection sells success and the Lorain County Chamber bought it. WOW, what a great program. We’ve been looking for a program like this for years. We are looking forward to Lorraine, Jimmy and Ellie coming back in a few years to motivate and grow our membership even higher. They hit a home run …
We recently completed our third successful membership event with Your Chamber Connection. There is no better group to use to help grow your membership base. They have a proven model for success. If you follow that system and dedicate your time (as the executive) to the process, you will be successful too. We have raised over $200,000 in revenue and nearly 1,000 new members with our three events. The numbers speak for themselves.
Your Chamber Connection worked with the Surrey Board of Trade, the first Canadian organization, to grow our membership – and it was amazing. Our membership over the 3 day event grew by 145 new members. The event surpassed our expectations as it not only helped to grow our membership and our revenue base, but created buzz in our city about the Surrey Board of Trade. The Surrey Board of Trade was very pleased with Your Chamber Connection and their model of membership growth and membership value. We will be having another Membership Event with Your Chamber Connection because I believe in this events ability to keep the Surrey Board of Trade top of mind in our business community.
Thank you YCC for helping Bloomington grow to a WORLD CLASS CHAMBER. As a business owner who serves on several boards, I’m often asked for money and to raise money for worthy causes. When I was asked to put together a team I did so but with some apprehension. After bringing my captains to the first lunch and meeting Jimmy, we all wondered what we got ourselves into. After attending the first session I was more committed to our chamber and its mission then I have ever been before. Jimmy gave the most eloquent description of the mission of Chambers of Commerce’s that I’ve ever heard. After listening to Jimmy I was more determined than ever to grow our chamber. Since I am asked for money constantly there’s nothing I hate more than asking people and companies for money. Your organization gave us a value to share with other businesses that motivated me to help them. Heck I bought memberships myself for companies I work with to make sure they were able to benefit from our chamber. Thank you, Thank you, thank you for helping our chamber grow so quickly to become the best in the state and world class.
“We needed help with our membership numbers. A chamber our size and in a community such as ours needed a boost. I turned to YCC and don’t have any regrets. Your Chamber Connection’s marketing/business model provided a solution to help us with this objective. From the introductory meeting with Lorraine to follow-up and specific training meetings with Ellie and Jimmy; summarizing the program and what we could expect in terms of increased membership, revenue and future retention efforts the program “in a box” was simple, fun and easy to execute. And I emphasize the word FUN!
What we appreciated most about working with the YCC team was their ability to keep our focus where it needed to be and deliver the expected results and then some. Thank you for being a true example of knowing what customer service is and making the experience pleasurable for all concerned! I recommend Your Chamber Connection without reservation.”
“Working with Your Chamber Connection is a blessing. Yes, the numbers are great – we are so excited to be able to expand our membership base and increase our bottom line of membership dollars. But it is so much more than that. The Membership Event gave our staff something to collaborate and genuinely work together on to make great things happen – every department is involved. It is a positive team builder within itself & that is gold for any Chamber, we don’t get many opportunities of a similar caliber. And the education! It doesn’t matter how long a staff member has been at the Chamber, we always learn something new from the membership event. Each staff member of Your Chamber Connection is great to work with & I can’t wait to hire them again!”