Helping Our Communities Thrive and Helping Businesses Prosper
Retention & Growth of Existing Businesses is a Critical Component of Economic Development
Most of us think of economic development as the attraction of new businesses to the area and the encouragement of entrepreneurship. Both of these are important, but there is one more critical component to a sustainable economic development strategy – the retention and growth of existing businesses. This is why the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce invests in business retention and expansion (BR&E) activities like redirecting local internet traffic to our business members and business -to-consumer events (EXPOS).
Chamber Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Activities
Keep it Local
The Chamber B.R.E program, Keep-It-Local recruits local residents to participate in an electronic/digital promotional marketing notifications that announces special events and activities to area residents.
Consumer Education with Shop Local and Shop Surprise
The Chamber educates consumers on the importance of spending money within our community. Messages are commuincated by social media and digital marketing programs.
Redirecting Internet Searches to Local Businesses
The Chamber's proprietary, highly optimized Traffic Catcher System redirects internet searches to local businesses. (Members only)
Connecting Businesses with the B-2-C Events
We connect residents and businesses in a fun way that is good for the local economy through events like our Celebrating Community EXPO Events . Our business-to-consumer (B-2-C) event helps businesses generate leads, sales, and build brand awareness for their product or service.