How Chambers Help Under 30s with Career Growth
For chambers, catching the interest of the Under-30 professional crowd can seem daunting, if not impossible. For young professionals, chamber membership matters. A lot. But convincing this generation of the power of chamber membership is tough.
Today’s organizations are innovative, technologically savvy, and offer an incomparable list of member benefits. Demonstrating the impact chamber membership can have on the trajectory of a young professional’s career is critical.
Our tip sheet, The Perks of Chamber Membership for Young Professionals, outlines the advantages of chamber membership. It’s a one-page pdf that chambers can share on social media, post websites, include with emails, or feature in member newsletters.
The tip sheet breaks down ten career benefits that young professionals can gain from chamber membership includes:
Chambers offer members the opportunity to include substantive elements in their resumes. Leadership roles, awards, and committee volunteerism are all examples of experiences that help build professional credibility.
Chambers help members create a name for themselves. Membership builds credibility, indicates a commitment to the area, signals a commitment to professional and ethical standards, and assures knowledge of business trends and developments.
Members can participate in programs that help them with the steps to become a recognized community leader. From the smallest engagement (answering questions in an online forum) to major participation (speaking at an event), taking advantage of any opportunity helps with professional development.
The free tip sheet incorporates 10 ideas that can be easily downloaded for chamber use.
BONUS: You can also get The Perks of Chamber Membership for Young Professionals as part of a bigger kit of valuable resources, How to (Actually) Get Under-30s to Join Your Chamber.
The kit includes 8 Engaging Event Ideas for 20-somethings with functions like a personal growth seminar using the Clifton Strengths-Finder program, virtual horse racing, or a home run derby networking event.
You’ll also get a 6-step plan for building a young professional member base. It helps chambers navigate through the planning phase to implement an effective young professional member recruitment strategy.