Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber renew crew

Most of our MOV Chamber Members have come to recognize the Chamber Champions Committee. If you don’t know them just yet, our Chamber Champions serve as representatives (or ambassadors) of the Chamber. The goal of the Chamber Champions is to facilitate contact with existing Chamber members and work to identify new members through their contact efforts. This committee participates in Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings and even helps with registration at Business After Hours events. The Champions visit with new members to welcome them to the Chamber membership and orient them to the member benefits.

Are you ready for me to confuse you even more?

As a new addition to 2019, the Chamber Champions have also evolved into the Renew Crew. The Renew Crew are small sub-groups from our Chamber Champions committee who, once a month or sometimes on their own time, visit our Chamber members who have renewed their membership with us for the 2019 calendar year.

The Renew Crew stops in to give a personal “thank you” for renewing, invites the member to join us for an upcoming event and sometimes even a flyer that reminds them of the benefits that they can take advantage of with their membership. Best of all, the renewing member receives a “Proud Member” window cling to display in their storefront window or door of their location and the Renew Crew snaps a photo of them.

Each week, we post these photos to our Facebook page to serve as another recognition.

This is also a great way to promote their membership with us, along with tagging their business page. We also like to give credit to our Renew Crew members — a win for everyone!

Is your organization a member of the MOV Chamber that has already or wishes to renew their membership for this year? Stay tuned as the Renew Crew stops by for a visit at your location! Would you like to request a visit as soon as possible? Give us a call at (304) 422-3588 and request the Renew Crew to pay you a visit. (See you soon, Keith McClung at Crown Florals!)

If you are not a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley and would like to be a part of the booming business hub of the community, we welcome you to join us! Give me a call at my office number mentioned above and I would love to share how Chamber membership can be a fit to your business needs. We work tirelessly to support and promote our members. We work to provide relevant and vibrant programming so that organizations can expand their network and gain the tools and resources needed to grow and prosper in the Mid-Ohio Valley. I also encourage you to check out our website www.movchamber.org to get a glimpse of our calendar that perfectly displays what a typical month at the Chamber looks like, including Renew Crew and Chamber Champion visit opportunities!

If you are a current Chamber member, we also invite all members to join this fun, active committee.

The Chamber Champions/Renew Crew committee gets together on the second Wednesday of each month at various locations in the afternoon for visits in the community and sometimes even for lunch. We are always looking to grow and expand our reach. This is a great opportunity to learn about new members and the exciting things that they are doing as well as having an exclusive opportunity to develop a new relationship with a fellow Chamber member. We would love to have you for our next meeting! Give us a call or contact info@movchamber.org to get added to our roster to receive meeting invitations, updates and more.

Upcoming MOV Chamber Events

* Business After Hours Hosted by Wingate by Wyndham

Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5-7 p.m., Wingate by Wyndham,1502 Grand Central Ave., Vienna

Open to all MOV Chamber Members and invited guests of Wingate. The registration link can be found via our event calendar at movchamber.org. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged by Friday, Aug. 16.

As a special feature to the “Back to School” theme for this Business After Hours, the host Wingate by Wyndham is encouraging attendees to bring high school supplies, that will be donated to our local high schools in conjunction with our friends at West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union.

If your LAST NAME begins with A-M, please consider bringing one or more of the following items:

* 3-ring spiral notebook(s)

* Book Covers

* Pens

* Highlighters

If your LAST NAME begins with N-Z, please consider bringing one or more of the following items:

* Number 2 or mechanical pencils

* Post-it/Sticky notes

* Index Note Cards

* Folders

Visit this space every other Sunday for more Chamber news. We also invite you to call us at 304-422-3588, email us at info@movchamber.org, or stop by the Chamber office at 501 Avery Street in Parkersburg.

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Megan Hardway is the membership and events specialist for The Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

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