The chamber of commerce – we’ve all heard of it, but what exactly is it + why is it important to the community? If you don’t exactly know the answers to those questions, we are here to help you understand. We did some research and reached out to the local chamber. Here’s everything you need to know about the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that includes 1,600+ members with the goal to ensure the local business environment is strong. The chamber works on issues such as housing attainability, infrastructure, and other government relations. The organization also creates networking + leadership opportunities for community members to grow their business. Simply put, they are the voice of the business community. Take a look and learn more about who is on the chamber team here.
💼 Who can join
Any business, organization or nonprofit in the region can join the chamber, and it includes various business industries that range in size. More than 80% of the Charleston Metro Chamber is represented by small businesses. Protip: Employees who work for a business that is a member of the chamber is also member and has access to benefits, resources + programs. See what businesses are already members here.
💼 Benefits of joining
We’ll let Erin Aylor, the chamber’s senior vice president of marketing, explain the details on the benefits of joining. “Membership provides numerous benefits and keeps business leaders and professionals informed on important, ever-changing issues and trends within our region. In addition to our government relations platform, our Talent Advancement platform works to ensure our local students graduate with the skills needed to fill high-demand jobs. We cultivate leaders through our leadership development platform and have launched a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative. Additionally, Chamber membership creates exclusive access, networking and leadership opportunities to grow your business and your employees. Our chamber allows businesses to invest both in themselves and the Charleston region.”