Chamber of Commerce 101

 

Hazen Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement

Our mission is to represent its membership, to provide leadership opportunities, advocacy, and economic growth

for a more vibrant and sustainable community.  

 

What can the chamber do for my business?

  • Opportunities for growth (professionally and individually)
  • Access to resources (call on other members/experts for advice)

  • Community involvement/volunteerism (helps give back)

  • Collaboration (a place to troubleshoot and cheer each other on)

  • Sponsorship and advertising

  • Chamber websites can be powerful 

  • The chamber does the leg work in bringing people together

 

    For Every $100 Spent at a Locally Owned Business:

  • $68 remains in local economy
  • $32 leaves local economy

   Locally Owned Business

  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy
  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy

    For Every $100 Spent At a Non-Locally Owned Business:

  • $43 remains in local economy
  • $57 leaves local economy

   Non-Locally Owned Business

  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy
  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy

   GoLocal! ND is all about economic diversification, one of the top priorities of Vision West ND. Vision West ND a regional grassroots effort to promote and enhance quality of life and economic expansion in western North Dakota. Vision West ND is a network that shares information, experiences, and resources for positive planning at the local levels. The consortium is a collaborative team of representives from western North Dakota counties, cities, economic development centers,      universities,buisnesses, and state organizations who are interested in the sustainability for western North Dakota.

 

 

Our goal

  • The goal of Vision West ND’s GoLocal! ND initiative is to help create thriving local economies throughout western North Dakota by maximizing the potential of local businesses and transferring market share (business, government, and consumer purchases) from non-locally owned businesses to locally-owned businesses.