Why join Wisconsin Power Partners?
Joining WPP can be a smart move for your business. Businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join your local chamber of commerce.
Increase your visibility in the community
As a new member of WPP, you may be listed in the newsletter, e-newsletter, on Facebook and can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chapter publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with your chapter and sponsoring events.
Membership brings credibility to your business
You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a networking community. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.
Promotion and publicity
With a WPP membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.
Create networking opportunities
WPP chapters have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.
Access to valuable business resources
WPP chapter members are able to share and collaborate allowing knowledge and resources to be shared easily. This includes: documents, research, sources, products, etc. Easily accessible by WPP members.
Networking events and programs
Networking events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. WPP events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors.
Make business contacts
WPP's fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. WPP initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals.
Access to members-only discounts and services
Use various discount programs help save money. These differ from chapter to chapter. For example, a member-to member discount program where a chapter member will receive $10 off any phone or accessory purchased from the other local business which is a member of the chapter.
Acquire customer referrals
Often WPP members are asked by individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and WPP members typically recommend WPP members.
Receive WPP newsletters
Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar and details about up-and-coming chamber events, among other things. But don't send more then 2-4 letters a week, it could be annoying.
A year-long survey of 3,000 people conducted by Lou Adler of Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems in partnership with LinkedIn showed that 85% of critical jobs were filled through networking. (Source)
Being a part of that 25% gives you the advantage when you are connecting with like-minded people and engaging with people in your growing network!