BUSINESS DIRECTORY LISTING
Included in your membership investment is an alphabetical and categorical listing for your business/organization in the Longview Chamber of Commerce Business Directory. This guide is always on line and a printed version goes out annually to the entire membership. Members are asked to use this resource prior to picking up the "Yellow Pages.” Thousands of these directories are sent out in relocation and business packets as well.
Your business is listed free of charge on the Longview Chamber's website in the Business Directory. There are 3 ways a Chamber member can be located: 1) alphabetically, 2) typing a key word, contact person or name of the business, or 3) searching for a business by classification. Basic websites are created, at a nominal charge if desired, for members without their own sites.
Our office receives thousands of calls annually from people all over the country asking all types of questions. Any and all referrals go only to members of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. The Longview Chamber of Commerce also furnishes relocation, visitor, wedding, business, kid and senior packages, at a cost, and winery and lodging lists to those who are interested. Members can take advantage of these opportunities by supplying us with brochures, rack cards or business cards for insertion in these packages.
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Membership in the Longview Chamber of Commerce provides you with an opportunity to get involved. Members are invited to join a committee and add their voice to an area of their interest. Your level of involvement is completely up to you; the more you are involved, the greater the benefits.
PROMOTING THE COMMUNITY
We provide lists of community events and local non-profits as well as relocation information about Longview. The Longview Chamber also hosts The Chamber Classic an annual benefit golf tournament each year. The Chamber's Annual Banquet and Business2Business Luncheons promote local businesses with awards that are presented to the Small Business of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, and Large Employer of the Year, among others.
GOOGLE STREET VIEW INDOORS
Most everyone is very familiar with and uses Google Maps and the popular “Street View” function where you can get familiar with a place by seeing it from street level 360 degree images. Well now your Chamber brings that 360 degree camera technology to your business to create a virtual walk around the inside and outside of your business establishment which get published live into Google Maps, displayed on our new Virtual Business & Area Guide, and you can embed a copy of your establishment’s Google Virtual Tour right on your own website and Facebook page!
STRENGTHENING A STRONG ECONOMY
We encourage members and Longview residents to shop locally. All referrals given by the Longview Chamber of Commerce are members. Our website has detailed information about local businesses in the community. We also provide many educational opportunities throughout the year such as Business Development Programs, and Business2Business Luncheons. To showcase local businesses, the Chamber also sponsors the annual Business Solutions Conference.
PROVIDING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Promote networking by sponsoring monthly Business After Hours Mixers at your business. The mixers are an excellent opportunity to meet other Chamber members and to learn about their businesses. Other special events such as the Business Solutions Conference and Business2Business Luncheons also provide great opportunities for members to network with other business professionals.
REPRESENTING BUSINESS TO GOVERNMENT
While you keep your business running, the Chamber watches your back on issues like Workers' Comp, Healthcare, and job killer anti-business bills. The Longview Chamber of Commerce represents business concerns to local, regional, state and federal entities. Action Alerts and other legislative information is available on the Chamber's website and is sent to members via e-mail throughout the year.
GOOGLE MY BUSINESS
We’re partnering with Google to help put every business in Longview on the map—including yours. Businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. When people can find info about local dentists, dry cleaners, and your business, our community becomes even stronger. Getting all of your business info online is free and easy. Get started at: www.gybo.com
We are here to provide your business with the necessary information, whether it be local, regional, state or national, to keep you aware of what is happening in business, and help answer your business related questions. You can access demographics, community, non-profits, clubs/organizations, community events, legislative, employment and educational information from the website, newsletter and staff resources.
TOOLS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
The Chamber provides this resource for businesses that are starting up, expanding, struggling or going strong and want to continue. Tools For Business Success is an added value service at no cost to chamber members and the community. Looking for a specific solution to a challenge in your business or just for a resource of ideas to help your strategically build your business, this is one resource you will come to appreciate.
Business forums/seminars are regularly scheduled. Members are invited to attend these educational opportunities at a lower rate than non-members.
Our Speakers Bureau offers Chamber members and community groups the expertise and insight on a variety of topics of interest to business professionals. These speakers can provide stimulating presentations, representing a wide range of professional specialties. Speaker formats include keynotes, lectures, panels and hands-on training.
The Longview Progress Report, the chamber's bi-monthly newsletter, offers great advertising opportunities to promote your business. Sponsoring Longview Chamber of Commerce events and programs gives your company the publicity and brand recognition you need in a positive and receptive environment. Business leaders recognize and appreciate companies that help them gain knowledge and make important contacts.