According to a recent study, When consumers know a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. This is according to a nationwide study conducted by The Shapiro Group - the full study is available HERE.
In addition to the image enhancement inherent in Chamber membership, additional benefits include:
The Chamber monitors legislative activity affecting the business community in Falls Church City, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Recent issues addressed have included:
- Commercial Real Estate Development
- Commercial Zoning and Parking Issues
- Business Taxes and Incentives
- Business Builder Breakfasts
These informal networking breakfasts are a great way to build your business in a small networking environment. Hosted by the Original Pancake House on the second Thursday of each month, it is also a delicious way to start your day.
- Monthly Luncheons
Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, these typically include presentations on topics of interest to the business community and the opportunity to introduce your business to attendees.
- Monthly Mixers
Mixers are hosted by Chamber members and are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month with a focus on informal networking.
- Annual Awards Gala
Hosted in March/April of each year, the Gala highlights chamber members and decision makers who support the Falls Church community.
- Mini-Golf Family Fun Night
This annual fall event offers Chamber members the chance to introduce their families and friends to their business in a fun, interactive venue.
- Special Events
The Chamber hosts additional special events on occasion throughout the year.
- Community Involvement
The Chamber participates in major community events such as the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Taste of Falls Church at the Fall Festival and connects its membership to events such as FIRSTfriday of Falls Church, and the Business in Education Partnerships.
- Chamber Web Site
The Chamber’s Web site promotes members through its sortable name & industry Directory, Calendar of Events, News & Events page, and New Members page.
- Weekly Email Announcements
News from the Chamber highlights member news and events. This free service is emailed to over 350 local business leaders, decision makers, elected officials and those interested in the business community. Only Chamber members are promoted.
- Falls Church News-Press
Members who host events are highlighted in the Chamber’s monthly Falls Church News-Press advertisements. Additionally, a discount is available for advertising with the monthly Chamber Spotlight feature printed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
The Chamber provides referrals for its members through its Web site and in response to telephone and email inquiries.
Annual sponsors are recognized in each edition of our News from the Chamber, Spotlight, and Falls Church News-Press advertisements as well as special events throughout the year. The Chamber Web site has a dedicated sponsors page, and Partner level sponsors are recognized on every Web page.