We know that it can be confusing to know what the Chamber does and why you should join or participate in the Chamber. Honestly, the why is different for every business and every individual, just like every Chamber of Commerce is different as they respond to the needs of their business community.
The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce is here to make you and your business more successful. We are a membership based organization with 600+ members, so our first priority is to the member businesses and organizations that support us. We work to provide them with the resources they need through the efforts listed below.
When local businesses and organizations thrive, neighborhoods thrive, quality of place flourishes, our entire community wins… and it all starts with those invaluable connections made through the Chamber.
The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business at all levels. We take stances on important issues based on what will best serve our member businesses. The Chamber is also committed to providing opportunities for members to access elected officials, as well as candidates running for office. We engage in the public policy process to ensure our business climate remains strong and prosperous through the following efforts:
Workforce recruitment and development is a key issue facing the Aberdeen community. The Chamber is dedicated to offer the following services to our members that assist them in cultivating, retaining and attracting the talent they need.
Networking with the Chamber is about creating intentional connections with those in your community. Building your network is key to not only helping your business grow but in helping it thrive. When local businesses and organizations thrive, neighborhoods thrive, quality of place flourishes, our entire community wins… And it all starts with those invaluable connections made through the Chamber. We offer several networking opportunities, both structured and unstructured, to help you and your team forge the needed connections to advance your organization.
The Chamber offers trainings, programs, and workshops to help member businesses, and their employees, improve their performance in key areas and kick their business up to the next level. We also seek to educate students and community members on topics, meetings and events that impact our community and region through the following:
The Chamber knows that sometimes it’s okay not to be humble, and you just need to celebrate! There is no bigger cheerleader for our members than us. We facilitate programs that recognize the successes of our businesses and citizens. We also develop programs that make our community a premier place to live and operate a business such as:
The Chamber works collaboratively with the City of Aberdeen and other community organization to promote the community. We market Aberdeen’s attributes, opportunities and resources to local residents, day trippers and those looking to relocate here. We also develop programs that help us engage with the public and drive beautification efforts. Some of our efforts include: