Testimonials

Jim Anderson

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.

Jim Anderson
President & CEO
Springfield, Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Jackie Arrison

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!

Jackie Arrison
Vice President, COO
Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
Hot Springs, AR

Diane Probst, CCE

We are the Chamber that brought in memberships from land, sea and air…literally! This is a great event to build morale in your Chamber and not to mention memberships. Good luck to You!

Diane Probst, CCE
President & CEO
Rockport-Fulton, TX Chamber of Commerce

Anita Huberman

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.

Anita Huberman
President & CEO
Surrey, BC, Board of Trade

Alisha Blain

“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!”

Alisha Blain
Events Coordiantor
Olympia, WA

John Joseph

“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.”

John Joseph
Event Chair
Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

Grier Blackwelder

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.

Grier Blackwelder
President & CEO
Sumter,SC Chamber of Commerce

Brad Lacy

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.

Brad Lacy
President & CEO
Conway, AR Chamber of Commerce

John Goode

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.

John Goode
Bloomington, IN

Henry Cisneros

“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!”

Henry Cisneros
Board Chair
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Frank Detillio

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 homerun…

Frank Detillio
President & CEO
Lorain Co., OH Chamber of Commerce

Boots and Don Mills

Well coordinated event – Great Motivational / Teamwork approach to enlisting new Chamber Members while simultaneously reiterating the many attributes of being a Chamber Member to Team Captains / Team Members. (We had -Jimmy C. Withdrawals- on the weekend after spending 3 days and 5 sessions with him ). Local Chamber results somewhat impacted by weather and Team Member(s) attendance, however overall a worthy and fun event enlisting 193 New Chamber Members.

Boots and Don Mills
Volunteers Extraordinaire
Greenville-Pitt Co., NC Chamber of Commerce

 

Dana Macalik

“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.”

Dana Macalik
President
Rockwall, Texas