As I sign off of my chamber duties for the last time, after eight years of loving the rewards and fulfillment of chamber work, I’m going to share my top 5 reasons I think everyone should try to get a job at the Chamber of Commerce:
Working for the chamber means learning about every issue, every organization and every leader shaping your community. As an employer, the chamber considers it part of your job to know what’s going on and it makes you a better employee.
A few years into your chamber employment, you will walk into a room of hundreds of people and consider half of them your friends. Chambers take networking to a higher level and you will create relationships that will last a career, if not a lifetime.
Be a hero.
Employees of a chamber are positioned to be a hero to everyone in the community. Business leaders and their teams need you. They need your connections, your knowledge, your advice, your support.
Be a leader.
Chambers are the leaders of leaders. Chambers make a positive difference. As a chamber employee, you will make a positive difference. You will meet inspirational people who do amazing things. You will be exposed to the smartest, hardest working people in your community and they will rub off on you.
Chambers mean events and events mean food. It’s an occupational hazard of chamber work that there is always an abundance of food available. You could eat square meals all day because the chamber feeds you.
Peace out and prosper.