The DCDC contributes to the vitality of the business community as a whole while at the same time contributes to the success of individual businesses. There are many benefits, both tangible and intangible, that go along with being a part of our progressive and community-focused organization.
The DCDC recognizes the significance of small business to a strong and stable economy. We visit with our membership on a regular basis to identify challenges you are facing and use that collected information to build opportunities and provide support to our entire membership. We actively cultivate relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials and staff in order to advance our shared goals of job creation, economic growth, and a business climate conducive to success.
The DCDC organizes monthly Revive After Fives, quarterly lunch & learn sessions, an annual business expo and golf bash , along with other DCDC sponsored community events, all which provide your business opportunities for additional exposure within our community. Through involvement in any of our task forces and committees, you will begin developing key relationships with other local businesses and professionals while strengthening your organization’s and your own personal ties to the community. Taking advantage of networking opportunities connects you with the DCDC’s growing network of businesses.
We bring exposure to your business through a multitude of media options including our website’s online member directory and community calendar, social media sites, monthly newsletter, and weekly “What’s Happening in DeWitt?” emails. We exclusively refer our members daily through inquiries received via phone, mail, email, and walk-ins. We also promote a specific DCDC business or organization monthly through our Member Spotlight program. This program is in partnership with the business hosting that month’s Revive After Five event. This member is in the spotlight on the DCDC Facebook page and monthly newsletter, giving the member additional visibility.
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** These statistics come from The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, who conducted a national survey in 2012 that indicated consumers are more likely to do business with a company if it’s a member of their local chamber of commerce/economic development organization.
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