Value of Joining the Chamber

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Why Join?

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce inspires, enhances and promotes the thriving economic environment in which we work and live.  As a major contributor to the economic prosperity, our community's vitality the tourism market, we are committed to maintaining and improving the excellence and quality of life we enjoy. Our chamber programs and initiatives will connect you with boundless and exceptional opportunities.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES IMMEDIATE AND SUSTAINED BENEFITS AND BOOSTS THE MOMENTUM FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
Tools & Space

Resources

Newcomer Guide. The complimentary Fort Bend Newcomer Guide magazine has a bi-annual distribution of 20,000 copies. It provides valuable information on Fort Bend County and is distributed to all chamber members, as well as, to newcomers and out-of-town inquirers.

Business Resource. The Business Resource Book also contains a useful membership directory in which members receive a free categorical listing in three sections.

Startup Guide. Our free Business Startup Guide outlines the fundamentals of starting and running a business in Fort Bend County including useful legal, governmental and financial information and resources. Advertising opportunities are available for members. 

Meeting Rooms. Members may use the Chamber's board room and main meeting room in our historic building for business meetings, seminars, conferences, luncheons, or receptions at a low cost.  Our state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment is included in the rental fee.  Cocktail tables, lines, ice, soft drinks, and water are available for an additional fee. The meeting spaces can accommodate up to 100 people.

Fort Bend Chamber Newcomer Guide
Fort Bend Chamber Newcomer Guide
Fort Bend Chamber Directory
Fort Bend Chamber Directory
Fort Bend Business Guide
Fort Bend Business Guide
Meet Other Chamber Professionals

Networking

Lunches and Breakfasts. The Chamber hosts monthly presentations from local business leaders and government officials who address a wide variety of important issues and topics. Our events also provide time for networking with other members and business executives. 

Network Nites & Bites. One of our most popular monthly events designed to encourage interactions with fellow business professionals in a casual setting that will result in meaningful professional connections. Members gather at Network Nites and relax in an informal setting while enjoying complimentary fine food from Fort Bend restaurants, adult beverages, and lively music.  Network Nites provides significant opportunities to foster business relationships.

Referral Services. The Chamber attracts inquiries from potential customers seeking products and services from our members.  Actionable sales leads are generated by these daily requests and referred exclusively to Chamber members.

Community Forums & Workshops. Every year, the Chamber hosts numerous expos, workshops, and panel discussions covering a range of topics.  These well attended events include vital information such as the State of the County to our Infrastructure Summit presented by our city and county officials; to the Healthcare and Education updates by local officials and workshops to improve the human capital, marketing or financial health of our local businesses.

Chamber Networking Nites
Website, E-Newsletters, Ribbon Cuttings

Marketing

Website. All members receive an enhanced listing on the Fort Bend directory located on our website.

Member Listings. Listings of the membership is available on a disk or as mailing labels.

E-Newsletter. The Chamber newsletter is e-mailed to 1,500 area businesses weekly. It provides information on chamber activities, community issues and topics of interest to the business sector. Advertising opportunities are available.

Ribbon Cuttings. The Chamber provides ribbon cutting services to our members for grand openings, new locations, expansions or a ground-breaking.  Ribbon cutting ceremonies are a vital advertising and marketing strategy for any new business, and an important step in developing an effective PR campaign. This unique event will make a lasting positive impression on employees and the local community. 

Fort Bend Ribbon Cuttings
Fort Bend Ribbon Cuttings
Board of Directors & Partners

Volunteering

Board of Directors. The Chamber invites select member within our organization who have demonstrated a significant commitment to our mission to take a more active role by serving on our Board of Directors or as Chair of one of our robust divisions.  Our Business and Professional, Community Resources, Education, Governmental Relations, Healthcare, and Infrastructure divisions provide opportunities to take a lead role in informing our community about projects and initiatives that are vital to the growth and success in Fort Bend County.

Partners. Our Chamber Partners are an integral part of our team who serve as ambassadors at our events, and mentors who are the first to officially greet and guide new members. Select members who have taken an active role in supporting the Chamber’s mission, initiatives and events are invited to join the Chamber Partners committee.

fort bend chamber partners

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