Stronger NJ Business Grant
To assist in the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an initial allocation of approximately $1.8 billion of Community Disaster Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to be used to satisfy needs arising from the storm that are not satisfied by other funding sources.Read more...
Message From Chamber President Lisa Lau
It has certainly been a busy four months. Since our last newsletter, we’ve shared “An Evening with the Stars,” enjoyed breakfast while “Getting to Know You,” did some Business After Hours networking and spent a few “Thursdays at Friday’s” enjoying conversation and good cheer.Read more...
We need your help to get this message in front of your customers and clients. We have the promotional materials for you - all you have to do is display them. And tell every business person you know to do the same. Read more...
The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation Inc. Announces 2013 Scholarship Applications Now Available!
This year our goal is to award a minimum of 16 scholarships, 5 of which will be dedicated to students impacted by Superstorm Sandy for continuing education!Read more...
We work for business…every day…and now more than ever, our services are vital. We want to help as many businesses as we can stay in business and do more business. Read more...
WASHINGTON - A national study by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based market research firm, reveals a number of important findings about how consumers and business owners perceive the local chamber of commerce and the businesses that are their members. For example:
When consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorable about it.
Consumers who are told that a business is a chamber member are 51% more likely to be highly aware of it and 57% more likely to think positively of its local reputation.
Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they believe is a member of the local chamber.
The study also has good news for businesses that sell to other businesses.
When business decision-makers believe that a business is a chamber member, they are 37% more likely to think favorable of the business, 51% more likely to be highly aware of it, 58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation, and 59% more likely to buy goods and services from it.
Supporting the previous findings, the study also reveals a positive perception for the local chamber itself:
Regarding the chamber's impact on the local economy, 82% of respondents believe that the local chamber of commerce helps create jobs and promotes local economic development.
The results of the Schapiro study are clear: Positive perception increases among consumers and business owners when a business is identified as a member of the local chamber of commerce.