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Should you join the Chamber ?
All businesses, associations, societies, corporations, industries, professionals, partnerships or estates are not only eligible, they SHOULD be Chamber members. There should be a willingness to work on a committee, if possible. Some committees require particular expertise while others do not. You can help Melville’s business organization make the choices necessary that will lead to Melville’s prosperity and development for Melville business and the citizens at large.
Learn more about what our chamber can offer your business
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors are a small group of elected members that derives its authority from and is responsible to the membership. The Board of Directors is responsible for mobilizing the resources of the community to achieve Chamber objectives. It is the responsibility of the Board to see that the talents and energies of members are enlisted in and that the responsibility and authority of committees are clearly defined. There are from 3 to 18 seats on the Board and each director needs to be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
What a Membership will do for you !
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 chamber of commerce. Increase your visibility in the community. ... You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.
Over the years there have been a lot of people and their friends, children and/or grandchildren who have thoroughly enjoyed Chamber events.
The Chamber Events bring people to our community where they will shop at our businesses, eat at our restaurants, stay in our hotels, etc.
Volunteers make it possible for the Chamber to create new and different programs and events. We greatly appreciate their help and hope they will continue to volunteer so we can continue providing events now and into the future.
We are hoping that in the years to come we will have volunteers stepping forward to help with Chamber events. The more the merrier; the more ideas and the more suggestions the better.
A SALUTE TO OUR VOLUNTEERS
A quote from a woman named Elizabeth Andrew - -
"volunteers do not necessarily have the time;
they have the heart"
The Chamber agrees with her.
The Melville Chamber has been involved in this community for over 65 years. That is 65 years of working towards the betterment of the community. We are an organization that only succeeds because we can call upon wonderful people like our volunteers who give us their time and expect nothing in return.
We have seen many people give their blood, sweat and tears to our organization.
We have seen business managers give up their evenings to attend a committee planning session even after they spent the past week in meetings of their own.
We have seen business owners give up their lunch hour to make phone calls and organize details of an event.
We have seen individuals hitting the pavement, knocking on doors and rallying for sponsorships and handing out posters.
We have seen students getting up before sunrise handling the heavy lifting to help their community.
We have seen non-profit organizations, giving up their weekend to lend a helping hand to our organization and watch over our event.
Looking at everything our volunteers do for us, we not only see the sacrifice they have given but we see how big their hearts are for their community.
It's something we should all be proud of.
Volunteers are more valuable than most people realize.
The Melville & District Chamber of Commerce
is extremely grateful for all the work they did.