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Our Welcome Mat is out! Are you or do you know of a new resident in our area? Call the chamber at (740) 439-6688 and let us welcome them with a tote bag full of goodies, special deals and other great stuff! Click here for the list of participating Member businesses
Oil & Gas Industry
News and Information
The Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the oil and gas industry to Guernsey County! The chamber's oil and gas coalition meets quarterly on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December at 9am at the Southgate Hotel. Open to Chamber members, this informative series of meetings bring our community together with representatives from the industry to discuss current issues and provide information about the shale play here in eastern Ohio.
Information and Application
The Chamber Leads Group provides a direct networking opportunity through monthly group meetings for Chamber members to:
The Group develops and shares activities that are beneficial in promoting business growth and professional development.
The Chamber Leads Group is designed to stimulate business development in the community. The Leads Group offers a forum for members to build relationships with other members that will generate sales leads, educate potential customers about member businesses, and expand networking opportunities. Because people do business with people they know, Leads members are more likely to refer Leads members to other member businesses.
Each Leads Group is limited to one member from each business category. If you are interested in joining a Leads Group, please complete and sign the application and forward it to the Chamber. We will confirm an opening in the group and process your application, or, if no opening is available, give you the option to be placed on the waiting list or start another Leads Group with other interested members. There is a one-time $35 fee to join a Leads Group.
The initial Leads Group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. Meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce board room. It is a brown bag lunch format; coffee and water are provided. When additional Leads Groups are formed, schedules will be announced for those meetings.
Meetings are facilitated by Leads members and follow an outlined format. Members are asked to each give a brief 30- to 60-second introduction, talking about their products and services. Literature about their business may also be distributed. The Leads Group provides a friendly forum to practice your sales pitch and try out new approaches and sales techniques.
As a Leads member, you will also have the opportunity to be the spotlight company and do a 15-minute presentation about your business at one of the meetings. Your presentation could also cover issues or changes in your industry. Time will be allotted to exchange referrals and share news about the business community.
The basic agenda for the meetings is (over lunch):
Guests and other interested parties may attend one session before joining the group. Arrangements should be made by calling the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce at 740-439-6688 or by email at email@example.com
Keeping the Leads meeting interesting and useful for members is a shared responsibility. Attendance and volunteer participation is critical to the success of the Leads process. These opportunities are a great way to increase your visibility among chamber members that will, in turn, generate sales leads.
The Leads Group does not use a formal referral process. The leads will be exchanged informally and naturally as the result of interactions at the meeting.
Click here for an application to enroll in the Leads Group!