Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Volunteers of the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce Race the Clock to Tell the Chamber Story
While most Chambers of Commerce struggle through their annual membership drive, the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce will host a ‘Membership Event’ that is like none other. For two and a half days, over 100 volunteers will work against the clock and against each other to sign up new Chamber members and create a greater community awareness of the important role of the Chamber. The event is organized by Jimmy Cusano and a group called Your Chamber Connection. Their specialty is high energy membership campaigns that allow volunteers to conduct ‘out of the box’ membership fun while building the membership base.
“It’s about business,” says event guru, Jimmy Cusano. “The Chamber of Commerce is the business community. This brings everyone together to build our Chamber. It’s a membership-based organization and most people don’t like ‘membership drives.’ With a Membership Event, they come together in a competitive fun setting and tell the Chamber story. When others hear about everything the Chamber does, all of a sudden you have a great deal of enthusiasm for the Chamber, and a great deal of support.”
2013 Membership Event Chairs are Buck Inabinet, Rita Berry, Nancyjean Nettles, Con Chellis, Lou Caputo, Ed Carter, Edward Tupper, Jim McDaniel, Robert Pratt, Al Bradham, Johnny Bevon and Sam Clark.
The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber’s Membership Event will kick off on Tuesday, September 17 and conclude on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express in Summerville. For more information on how you can be involved, call the Chamber at 843-873-2931.
Since its establishment in 1911, the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce has been an integral part of the growth of Summerville and the surrounding areas. Their mission is to protect and promote the quality of life in the community, with specific emphasis on improving economic vitality and providing a favorable business climate. For more information, please visit www.greatersummerville.org or call (843) 873-2931.