Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce schedules drop-in

PICKENS — The Pickens Chamber of Commerce will host a drop-in on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Pickens Chamber office located at 222 West Main Street in Pickens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for residents to learn more about the chamber and to say thank you to the community.

Following the drop-in there will be a networking opportunity called “Business After Hours” hosted by Flowers by Virginia at their new location at 509 West Main Street in Pickens from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce invites you to be a member of the Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce. Through the month of October the chamber is offering a 15 percent discount ($100 base membership) for new members or returning members.

Benefits for residents and their businesses include: Effective way to convey to consumers that you use good business practices; That you are involved in the community; That your business is reputable; Recent study showed that when a business is a member of the chamber of commerce consumers are 40 percent more likely to consider that business for their need and think favorably of that business; -A common voice for the business community; Resource for businesses to network and build relationships; Proved marketing for your business through our website and facebook.

These are just a few of the many benefits of chamber membership.

In addition you may wish to look at the joint membership program the Chamber and the Pickens Revitalization Association offers with discounts from both organizations. When you join both organizations you’ll not only show your support for both organizations but you will enjoy benefits from both organizations. Some of the benefits of the Pickens Revitalization Association are: Free notary service; Free one 1/8 page ad in PRA monthly newsletter; Free link on PRA site; Use of networked computer and Use of copy machine.