Leadership Development: Leadership Beckley program
Tele Town Halls: Regular conference calls to inform business owners and employers about timely topics and federal, state and local resources available.
Business Workshops: Management, human resource and business skills workshops
Education Partnerships: Career Day, Simulated Workplace and High School Symposium, Education Position Paper
Health Insurance: Group Health Insurance is provided for members through the Health Plan.
Certificates of Origin
Exposure and Visibility
Credibility: Consumers are more likely to do business with a company that is a member of a Chamber.
Membership Directory: Business referral / lifestyle guide – 3,500 distributed annually
Referrals: The Chamber only refers members for all incoming requests for goods and services. Local businesses refer member to member first.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies: Members who are starting, expanding or relocating a business use this service to get the word out.
Networking: Events like Business After Hours, Business Show and the Annual Dinner are organized for businesses to generate contacts with potential customers.
Marketing: Targeted, effective and affordable marketing and advertising opportunities for businesses to showcase themselves. Opportunities to be involved in our community’s culture, beautification, family life and healthy living making Raleigh County a better place to live, work and play.
Communication: Chamber news and member information emailed weekly and posted on social media daily.
Shop Local Business Initiatives: We are partnering with local businesses to promote shopping locally.
Opportunities to be involved in our community’s culture, beautification, family life and healthy living making Raleigh County a better place to live, work and play.
- Raleigh County Make It Shine
- Piney Creek Watershed Association
- Appalachian Festival & Maker’s Market
- Relocation packages for prospective residents, new businesses and their workforce.
- Retirement and tourist information.
- Up-to-date economic and community data kept on hand.
Public Policy: The Chamber operates as a non-profit entity known as 501(c)(6) corporation. Unlike charities, a 501(c)(6) non-profit has the authority under state and federal tax rules to represent our members in public policy. The President / CEO is a state-registered lobbyist and can take positions on legislation at the direction of the board. The chamber focuses on issues rather than candidates to effectively represent the entire membership.
Issues: Members are kept informed on issues impacting their business. Key areas include: workforce education and training, occupational health and safety, business taxation and regulation and more recently, public health and small business recovery. Dialogue with legislators and forums for meeting the candidates are regularly scheduled.
Strength in Numbers: Join with 650 other businesses to address and work together on issues that affect the business community.
Diverse and Inclusive: The Chamber is an organization with a diverse membership, committed to standing against racial injustice. Programs are being developed to ensure our businesses and organizations continue to include diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the center of their daily work.