The Burlington Chamber Means Business!
In most communities the Chamber of Commerce is the lifeblood of businesses and companies that choose to live, work, sell and trade services and products with the folks of their towns and cities. Burlington is no different. Thanks to the cooperative efforts and hard work of the Burlington Chamber and the business community it serves, the city of Burlington has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 30 years, with much of that success stemming from strong business training, business promotion and Burlington networking.
In Burlington networking is a key part of business success for many business owners. Because of a strong exchange of ideas and a cooperative spirit in this community, business owners are reaching out to promote and support one another, making Burlington an attractive place in which to do business. “Since relocating our business to Skagit County in 2003 the Burlington Chamber has been instrumental in promoting the success of our company,” said Stephanie and Darrell Hooper of Bayside Specialties, Inc. “By actively participating in Chamber networking opportunities we have experienced an increase in strong business relationships and client retention.”
Robert A. Martin, Executive Director of Chinook Enterprises echoed this sentiment. “We were both honored and humbled by the outpouring of support and help from the Burlington Chamber. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciated your help in ‘getting the word out’ for our event and then encouraging people to come.”
Networking alone isn’t always enough and that’s why the Burlington Chamber is also a leader in providing continuing business training. By utilizing training programs and proven guidelines geared toward educating business owners on ways to improve their presence and product, the Chamber is helping to promote, enhance and build the core business sector of the city.
“The variety of classes offered are a wonderful addition for Chamber Members to keep up on new technology in order to more efficiently and effectively run their businesses,” suggested Nancy Thomas, owner of Lickety Clips Grooming Salon and Pet Styling Academy.
Finally, once the training and networking is in place it becomes the Chamber’s role to help promote the business community and encourage business owners to work at referrals, especially personal ones, which are often the most effective means of business marketing.
“Your dedication to new and future Chamber members is admirable! We are looking forward to becoming active Chamber members!” said Renee’ Huseby, Professional Services Coordinator for TOC Management Services.