The dawn of a new decade is upon us and with that some exciting changes that will make Chamber membership more relevant than ever.

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce is devoted to three pillars in support of local business: Connections, Partnerships and Education. With this focus, Chamber membership is an invaluable asset for your business and our community.

To better serve its members, the Chamber has deployed one of the most experienced member engagement managers that the Chamber has seen in recent years. Her focus is to connect members to their benefits and ensure that the Chamber is serving its members well. Membership packages have been updated to greater relevance and more complete service in 2020.

What’s more, the Chamber is launching the Green Coat Ambassador Program in 2020 for developing even deeper connections and caring for its members. The Green Coats will take the community on by storm in the new year to connect new members in the Chamber and mentor them through their first year of membership.  

These three additional programs will add tremendous value to Chamber members in 2020:  

1) The Referral Program provides a credit amount to Chamber members for referring new business owners in the community to become Chamber members as well.  

2) The Loyalty Program rewards members of 20 years or more – at a bronze, silver, gold or platinum level.  

3) The Affinity Program creates three-way-win relationships within the Chamber, generating leads for affinity partners with its tremendous reach of 700 members.

2020 will also launch all-new Chamber Networking Events. These have already been finalized on the Chamber calendar and members are welcome to secure their business spotlights from the convenience of the Chamber’s web site. From monthly events (Speed Lead Lunch networking and Lunch & Earn education) to quarterly events (Coffee Connections, Off-the-Clocks and Niche Networking), there are now ample opportunities for everyone to get plugged in and connect with each other.

As another benefit, the Chamber provides opportunity for local businesses to connect with the local, state and federal government. 12@12 Luncheons solidify the city’s understanding of local business and vice versa. Legislative updates take place as well: “Capital Connections” with state reps, “Power Hour” with county reps and “Community Coffee” with the city and Waxahachie ISD.

The Waxahachie Chamber will continue to provide ample opportunity for continued education for local business leaders through the Leadership Waxahachie class, monthly Lunch & Earn opportunities, workforce development and other programs in the making.

The Chamber is honored to partner with the city of Waxahachie on many marketing pieces and events in 2020. Other great Chamber partnerships include WISD (for the production of “The Nutcracker” playbill), Navarro College (for the “Grow with Google” series) and other nearby chambers (for the Ellis County market).

With so much on the horizon and so many ways to get plugged in, Chamber membership really has become more relevant than ever. Here’s a story on one of our newest members:

Daniel and Nicole Almaguer started Simply Pure Cleaning in January 2015. They were both dedicated and motivated but just needed a vehicle to help grow their business while tackling college and starting a family at the same time. Daniel wanted to start something that could help all sorts of people, from successful business owners to people in desperate need of extra money to support their families. The Almaguers always knew they wanted to station here in Ellis County because for them it’s a “no brainer” to serve as many people as possible in their hometown. Daniel shares, “I’m personally so grateful for the Waxahachie Chamber team for being persistent in bringing me in to help us reach more people!”

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Chamber events:

• LUNCH & EARN WORKSHOP – Dec. 11 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Chamber

• GROWTH CLUB WORKSHOP – Dec. 17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Chamber

• OFF THE CLOCK MIXER – Dec. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at Copy & Ship Resources

• WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR – Jan. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Chamber

Learn more about these upcoming events at waxahachiechamber.com.

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