Membership Drive 2018

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TGBCC’s Spring Member-get-a-Member Drive


Have you heard? We’re GROWING here at The Chamber this spring- and we want you to grow with us!

We're holding a Membership Drive March 20 - May 21 and we're excited for our community to grow and our members to thrive. Make sure to check your email for our ChamberWatch and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the drive!


Help GROW The Chamber and join our Drive Leaders:

Russell Lacey (
Electric Advisors), Noah Dubin (District Mobile Dental), Mary Ann Buckely (GROWS), Hilary Schwab (Hilary Schwab Photography), and Robby Brewer (Lerch, Early & Brewer)


And check out the many AMAZING prizes donated by our members! Prize Page

The latest added include prizes from
Serendipity Labs, Glen Echo Park, Vamoose Bus, Sculpt Studio and EPICOACH! 




 Why grow membership?
 As the Chamber grows and gets stronger, the Greater Bethesda community does too. Cultivating Chamber membership means more opportunities for you- more members to network with, learn from, connect to, and do business with. We want our members to help others in the community benefit from membership like they have.

 How can I participate?
 Recruit new members- and be sure they mention you when they join! Think about that business next door who isn’t a member but should be, a friend in the community whowould benefit from Chamber membership, or someone who you'd like the chance to network with more often.

New members can join via the online form here:
Join the Chamber, or by completing the PDF Application: Membership Application. They should put you in the "Referred By" section.

Unsure where to start, or want a little extra info? Head over to our
Recruitment Resources page for tips/tricks and links to resources, such as our Membership Brochure and a list of our least populated Directory Categories.


If you can’t participate by recruiting new members, consider donating a prize (either from your business or on behalf of another business)- you’ll get recognition for your donation and an invite to the cocktail reception on May 21. View our
Prizes Page for more information about donating a prize.


 What's in it for me?
 Recruiters
  • Every member who recruits at least one new member during the drive will receive a prize- and we have some great prizes you won’t want to miss out on! For all the details on the donated prizes and how they'll be distributed, please visit the Prizes Page
  • Recruiters will get public recognition for every member they recruit for some added visibility for their business. 
  • All members who recruit at least one new member will get an invitation to the cocktail reception on May 21.
  • You’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing you helped another business benefit from Chamber membership like you have!

Prize Donors:
  • Every Prize Donor will receive recognition for their donation in our Prize Patrol updates! This will include the company name, link to the website, and additional visibility to all the recruiters as they choose their prizes.
  • Donating a prize also comes with an invitation to the May 21 cocktail reception! 
  • If your business does not lend itself to prizes, feel free to collect a prize from another company and donate it on their behalf. We're looking for prizes of all sizes! View all the details on our Prizes Page .

New Members:
  • In addition to all the great benefits new members typically receive, new members that join during the drive will get an invitation to the May 21 cocktail reception. This event will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board of Directors, as well as some of our outstanding Chamber member businesses!
  • We'll also be printing a Directory Addendum in June containing all new members that joined the Chamber after the current 2018 was printed. This will be inserted in every Directory for the rest of the year.
  • New members will also get all the benefits of Chamber membership, such as visibility, advocacy, and networking!


 Mark Your Calendar
 There are a few key events and dates to jot down. Also remember that prospective members are invited to attend an event to get a feel for The Chamber, so don't hesitate to bring them with you to a committee meeting or event!

April 4: Membership Committee Walk-Around
April 19:
Chamber 101- Introduction to The Chamber
April 19: District 1 County Council Democratic Debate
April 27: Drive ends; New members must join by close of business (via the membership app: Join the Chamber)
May 17: Chamber 101
May 21: Invite-only Cocktail Reception for new members, recruiters, the Board of Directors, and prize donors.

 
Resources: Our Video | Recruitment Resources and Tips | Prize Page
Questions? Contact Monica Scisorek, Director of Membership | mscisorek@greaterbethesdachamber.org | (301) 652-4900