Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Membership – An Effective Tool for Business Growth
All businesses can benefit from a membership to their local Chamber of Commerce. In Sevierville, the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce (SCOC) has solidified itself in the local business community. Your business can benefit from a Sevierville Chamber of Commerce membership. Membership is an affordable way to grow your business. Today we are sharing membership benefits and opportunities.
SCOC Networking Opportunities
Business is all about relationships. With your Sevierville Chamber of Commerce membership, you will instantly be connected with hundreds of other like-minded and local professionals. The SCOC offers an impressive toolkit for members, including member-exclusive networking events. These events offer the opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships with your fellow SCOC members.
Coffee Talk is a free monthly networking event held at the Sevierville Civic Center. It is hosted at 8:00am on the third Tuesday of each month by a featured local business. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn about that featured business, but also to strengthen your relationships with other chamber members.
During the event, members will enjoy a complimentary breakfast provided by the featured business. While sharing a meal, attendees take advantage of the time by networking and promoting their individual businesses. At 8:30am, a presentation begins. The featured business gives their presentation, and then SCOC officials provide chamber updates.
The end of the meeting is a time for new members and visitors to make announcements, if time allows. Coffee Talk is an extremely beneficial meeting for Sevierville and Sevier County businesses. Chamber members always have the third Tuesday of each month marked on their calendars.
As new businesses open, the chamber can promote the company by assisting in a ribbon cutting event. During a ribbon cutting, SCOC members visit the new business. This gives members the chance to learn about the new business in a hands-on way. Representatives from the new business can show off their hard work and give a brief presentation.
A ribbon cutting event is an excellent way to network with the new business and other chamber members. It is also a celebration for the new business and also for the community.
Coffee Talk is held in the morning and Ribbon Cuttings can be held at anytime, however Business After-Hours is held in the evening and it provides another layer of networking opportunities for chamber members. This time frame allows for a more casual experience.
Other Networking Events
There are plenty of other networking events throughout the year. Members can take advantage of educational luncheons. The SCOC also holds an annual Membership Breakfast with a keynote speaker. The annual Membership Banquet is an evening event complete with a speaker, awards, and a delicious dinner.
Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Benefits
Other membership advantages include increased visibility like a profile on scoc.org, a listing in the annual Sevierville Vacation Planner & Relocation Guide, advertising opportunities, and more. The SCOC staff is made up of professional and helpful individuals who are available to help grow your business and provide support for Sevierville’s business community.
While the Chamber is providing networking and advertising opportunities locally, they are also working hard to attract more visitors to Sevierville. The City of Sevierville is a local community and a tourist destination. Businesses in Sevierville have the unique opportunity to reach both types of customers. It is the SCOC’s goal to connect customers with your business.
The Sevierville Chamber is the official marketing partner for the City of Sevierville. The chamber’s marketing team continually monitors tourism trends and implements the latest research tools while deploying digital and print advertising campaigns. The power of those marketing efforts combined with the relationship-building potential of networking events makes investing in a Sevierville Chamber of Commerce membership a great tool to help grow your business.
Reviews from SCOC Members
Perhaps the benefits of becoming part of the Chamber’s membership network are best expressed by our members:
“The Sevierville Chamber does a wonderful job of creating networking opportunities and promoting our local economy. Their friendly staff is very welcoming to those who want to be more involved in the community.” – Montay Calloway, Tennessee State Bank
“I encourage everyone in the community to join and be active in the Chamber of Commerce. It’s a two-way street. You get more than you put in. The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce is an amazing opportunity to grow.” – Sue Barker, Smokies Investors Real Estate
“Our membership in the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce has been such a valuable investment over the past 32 years. We have met so many wonderful people and communicated with an unbelievable number of new businesses. I have said it before, and it is still true today, that I tell people from all over the country what an awesome Chamber we have. I am always encouraging potential members to attend Coffee Talk as a guest…and then, of course, to join the Chamber!” – Jonathan Wright, Signmaster
“The chamber offers a terrific opportunity for businesses large and small to network together. They provide educational opportunities as well as information on current events and new businesses that in turn enhance our knowledge as business leaders in the area.” – Missy Norris, New Direction Real Estate
Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Membership – Join Today!
If you are not currently a SCOC member but would like to try an event as a guest, contact Membership Director Holly Jones. Holly can assist you as you consider a SCOC membership, and then help you join the Chamber as an official member.
Kellum Creek Business Solutions is a proud SCOC member and we recommend that every Sevierville business join the chamber. Our goal is to make life easier for small business owners. Learn more about our mission here. We offer affordable, reliable resources for small businesses including human resource management, web development, social media management, and traditional marketing services.