Following is a great article from Paul Parker, President of Carolina Information Technology Resource Corporation explaining why he is a member of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce:
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce is a 1000+ membership based business organization representing businesses, not just in Henderson County, but all around the Western North Carolina region. I am Paul Parker, President of Carolina Information Technology Resource Corporation and I am one of those businesses.
I originally joined the Henderson County Chamber in late 2005. During my first year of membership, I participated in a few Chamber events, but when it came time to renew my membership, I seriously considered dropping. A good friend of mine, who happened to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chamber, talked me into reconsidering and suggested that I make an attempt to get further involved in the Chamber by becoming an Ambassador. So I did.
The Ambassador Committee works as the customer service arm of the Chamber. We organize networking activities and special events as well as making calls on new members, work the registration table at Business After Hours, attend ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings and a lot more. The Ambassador Committee is the most active committee in the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and, after 6 years, I am proud to say I am the longest active Ambassador. In fact, for the past two years, I have served as Chairman of the Ambassador Committee. That goes to show how important I feel this committee and its involvement in the Chamber is.
My business is considered a small business, as are 95% of the businesses that are members of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce. I encourage all small businesses to try to become more active in the Chamber. Take advantage of everything your membership offers. Business After Hours, Business Morning Update, AM Power Hour, Power Networking, Leads Group, Chamber 101 – all these are offered at no charge to Chamber members. If you are uncertain on how to meet people and spread the word about your product or service, consider becoming a Chamber Ambassador. It is a great place to start. You will meet a lot of active members and can make some long lasting business connections. I guarantee it!
Again, I am Paul Parker, President of Carolina Information Technology Resource Corporation, a complete IT solutions provider with a strong emphasis on network and data security, serving Western North Carolina as well as the Upstate. I have offices in Brevard, Hendersonville and Asheville, and I can be reached at 828.651.0074.