We have had great success in the past with the Member to Member benefits program. As technology improves and our webmaster creates more avenues for us to take advantage of in sharing our messages, we too must advance and do more to grasp these opportunities.
I challenge you to take a few moments and create e-coupons for your business. I realize not all of our members will have something to offer, but you can review the "Member to Member" section of the Member's Area to see what others are offering to Chamber Members. Maybe you will find something you can take use for you or your employees.
If you're not sure where to begin, you're welcome to call the office, ask for Jill, and I'll walk you through it. For those of you familiar with the website, and willing to take the challenge, simply log in to the Chamber's Member's Area. Go to the lower section of the page and click on the "Member to Member" link. There you can see who has coupons, get some great ideas, and click to open and print those. If you'd like to create your own, go to the "Manage Website" button just above that section. Scroll to the Broadcasting section and click on "Coupon Creator". Next click "Add Coupon" and follow the steps. Be sure to check the box that says "Publish in Member to Member Coupons". It will take just seconds to make. Once you've got it, you can then share it via Twitter, or simply notify me and I'll be sending out notifications in future e-blasts that members have new postings. What better way to build networking opportunities than to reach out to other members of our Chamber and offer them discounts as a way to say thank you for being a part of our Chamber community.
Remember you can create as many coupons as you'd like. Also remember to take advantage of the regular coupon postings that are viewed by the general public. Those coupons are created the exact same way, just do not check the box for member to member. The general public will see and print your coupon offering them a special or discount.
Let me know what you think of this program. We're hoping to see it become a wonderful member benefit and networking program.