Enhance Your Professional Skills
Increase your company's profitability and competitiveness by taking advantage of Chamber programs and seminars that improve your professional skills. Leadership Sumter has been the premiere leadership program in the community for 25 years. Leadership Sumter-The Next Step is the new component to an already successful program.
Gain a Voice in Government
The Chamber speaks on behalf of business. We maintain an active non-partisan government relations effort focusing on issues that directly affect your business. Events such as the Annual Legislative Breakfast and Legislative Day affords you the opportunity to network with our Legislative Delegation and other state officials.
There is nothing more rewarding than volunteering to make your community a better place to live and do business. Your involvement with a Chamber committee or project gives you and your business exposure in the community, and provides the Chamber with skilled individuals to help sustain and improve the quality of life that you, your family, and your employees enjoy.
Heighten Your Company's Visibility
Your investment in the Chamber gives your business increased visibility, credibility, and marketability. You have numerous opportunities to promote your business to other members and to the public. Membership supports positive growth, development and a healthy economy.
Make New Business Contacts
Chamber membership immediately links you with 1,000 other business members. Networking at Chamber events helps you meet potential customers, clients, and vendors.
There are numerous Chamber Events. The Annual Chamber Retreat kicks off the New Year with a three-day conference at great locations such as Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Greenville, and Spartanburg. The Rub-O-the Green Golf Tournament is known state-wide. Smaller events such as Business After Hours and Business Before Hours allow members to highlight their business.
The Chamber offers many different publications. The Guide to Sumter is our printed membership directory. Your business can be listed in 2 categories and alphabetically in this publication that is distributed throughout the community and Shaw AFB. The Internet Connection is the weekly E-Newsletter that provides news and information related to your Chamber membership. The Chamber Pak is a marketing piece that allows you to advertise to all Chamber members. We offer a Manufacturer's Directory, A Minority and Woman Owned Business Directory, Clubs & Organizations Directory and local City/County maps.
Website and Referrals
The Chamber only refers our members. Being a Chamber Member allows an active business listing on our website, the Chamber app., and the Guide to Sumter, our printed membership directory. Your company can receive referrals via the website, phone calls, email or walk-in inquiries.