Friday, October 26, 2007

Advantages Of A Chamber Of Commerce Membership

If you would like to see the advantages of a Chamber of Commerce membership then you should check out the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce.

The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce is an excellent organization and a great place for associates from organizations and small businesses to network and form joint ventures, partnerships and great friendships. The chamber has more than 600 members who participate monthly in a variety of activities, such as networking events, seminars, luncheons, business shows and major events. The primary focus is to help increase and develop their businesses.

Since 2004 The Beachwood Chamber has collaborated with the City of Beachwood as well as Cleveland State University Nance College of Business Administration. The primary objective is to help start up companies get a boost for their organization or small business and to help organizations establish a much needed presence in the United States.

The Beachwood Business Development Center is utilized by more than 20 domestic as well as international organizations from a number of industries. The great thing about the BBDC is that it allows organizations to focus on their primary objective of developing their business while all administrative and business development details are handled by the BBDC. Therefore organizations are afforded the opportunity to receive sales contracts in certain industries and they also receive assistance with the establishment of advisory boards or boards of directors. They are also able to look into private and public debt and or equity financing options. Cleveland State University provides approximately 20 hours of market research and interns as another way to give these organizations a boost.

Now here are some of the services offered by the Beachwood Business Development Center. For starters you receive office space to run your business.: office furniture, nothing elaborate but some basics: approximately 10 hours of secretarial service per month: you also get to share a receptionist; access to high speed internet service; basic local land-line telephone service; use of photo copy machine; use of fax machine; use of color printer; and the use of conference rooms; you also have access to marketing and strategic consulting . There is also a link on the website leading to the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and they are all designed to help members achieve their goals and objectives.

The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce puts you in touch with like minded individuals who are interested in achieving their goals as well as helping you achieve yours through a synergistic relationship. It's friend helping friend to achieve their stated objectives.

Consider some of these other tools and resources designed to help businesses develop their business. First, there is assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Copyright office, Better Business Bureau, Business Resource Center and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Also, some government links include the following: City of Beachwood Government, State of Ohio, Code of Federal Regulations; Library of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Senate, and the White House.

The Beachwood Chamber Of Commerce is located at : Three Commerce Park Square 23230 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 900 Beachwood, Ohio 44122-5474 . Phone 216-831-0003.

To Your Great Success

Mel Richardson
1906 Galetown Drive
Severn, Maryland 21144


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