The Batavia Chamber of Commerce strives to be a dynamic resource for visitors and residents, and an active voice for business and commerce. We believe our ability to listen to our members is our biggest asset. We hear their messages and continue to bring them programming and events that keep them educated, in a position to network and create relationships.
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce has seen significant growth over the past 5 years where we have gone from 280 members to 470 today. Because of this growth we have set a goal of 500 members by the end of August 2019. In order to reach a milestone of 500 plus members we are doing a “Drive for 500” to help us reach our goal!
The Batavia Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1953. As of today the Chamber has been in Batavia for 66 years. How were we able to grow the chamber over 68 percent in the span of 5 years when the Chamber has been around for such a long time? Retention of our members! We are very proud of the fact that we have a 90 percent retention rate with our membership.
One of the reasons for our success is the support of our members. When our members were approached about this contest for donations, the response was a quick yes! We are excited to announce that we have a prize package valued at over $500. The raffle prize includes two tickets to a show at Paramount Theatre, $100 gift certificate to Acquaviva Winery and 2 bottles of wine, an overnight stay at My Place Hotel and to top it off, a basket of chocolate goodies from Fannie May Candy.
The rules for the “Drive for 500” contest are simple, sign up with the Chamber from Thursday, April 25 through August 31 and you will be entered into the raffle. If you are a current member and refer a new member (who signs up) you will also be entered into the raffle. Once we meet our goal, we plan to have a celebration in our new office at the beginning of September and will be pulling the winner at that time. More details to come!
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a member of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, please contact our office at (630) 879-7134 or email Margaret Perreault, our Membership Development Specialist, Margaret@BataviaChamber.org.