In just three days, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce broke a record and raised more than $100,000 through new memberships and upgrading existing members.
Of the 7,500 chambers across America, less than 50 have reached this threshold.
For its 2019 membership event earlier this month, 120 volunteers from businesses across Laramie County came together and reached out to fellow business owners to share the story of the chamber and encourage them to join.
“We’re just very proud of the business community in Cheyenne,” Chamber President and CEO Dale Steenbergen said. “They step up and support their community to try and make it a better place.”
The money raised will be used to fuel the chamber’s initiatives, such as Forward Greater Cheyenne, which supports community greenways, beautification and business retention. The chamber’s goal is “to make the greater Cheyenne area a more quality and prosperous community.”
From the event, the chamber gained 163 new members to bring its total membership to 1,023.
“We’re the largest we’ve ever been at the chamber right now, so we’re really excited about that,” Steenbergen said. “Cheyenne businesses are committed to their town,” Steenbergen said. “They want this to be a good place to live. They want it to be a good place to raise kids and educate kids. They want it to have a future for that next generation.”
The chamber’s continuous growth reflects the dedication of local businesses. Congratulations on your success and welcome to the $100k Club!