Frequently Asked Questions About The Chamber
The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-based organization that provides a voice for businesses in the Sumter and surrounding communities. We want businesses to succeed. We help them achieve success by providing involvement opportunities, educational experiences, business advocacy, and marketing prospects.
No, the Chamber is not a part of village government, but does work closely with our three municipalities to communicate important business and community news and information to our local businesses.
Membership dues vary based upon tier level. (Insert link to membership levels)
“Joining the Chamber is the smartest move you will ever make for your business. The networking alone is worth it-there is not another group you can join and get as much face time, and personal exposure, for yourself and your business. Once you begin meeting other members and they start to picture your face when they need something you provide, you will notice the difference! Not only that, but you will know who to call yourself, when you need anything. Chamber membership has rewarded me not only with more business, but lifelong friends who I may not have met, otherwise. Being a member is a no-brainer!” -Kim Hatchell
It is so easy to get involved with the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and we have something for everyone. Showing up and attending events is one, easy way to meet people & get involved!
- We have 7 different committees: Small Business Council, Government Relations, Education/Workforce Development/ Existing Industry/ Membership Council/ Leadership Development/ Military Affairs.
- Ambassador Program (link to ambassador page)
- Young Professionals of Sumter (link to YPS page)
- We also host several events throughout the year where businesses can serve as sponsors, vendors, or set up booths at. For more info head over to our events page.
- Also, we have numerous volunteer opportunities!
Investing into the chamber is also an investment into your community. Participating in events does help create connections and awareness of your business however, it is not required of chamber members.
The Chamber offers annual memberships, which renew based on your membership anniversary date.
Chamber membership extends to all employees of our member companies. Not sure your company is a member? Visit our Membership Directory here
There are numerous opportunities for business promotion and advertising. Examples include website and newsletter advertising, special event sponsorships, and chamber networking events.
Throughout the year the Chamber offers many programs to provide our members and community with educational tools to succeed and to acknowledge hard work Some of those programs include: Leadership Sumter, The Golden Apple Awards, FUEL Program.
Though we regret we are unable to offer refunds for event registrations, we are happy to accommodate substitutions. If you registered for an event and are unable to attend, please send a representative in your place.
We encourage our members to display our logo. Please contact the Chamber to receive a digital image.
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