Where can you meet and get to know representatives of over 700 business in the Northwest Indiana area? Well I’ve been able to do this through my membership with the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. In fact, I’ve gotten to know so many people in the community where I work and live that my family thinks of me as a “local celebrity” of sorts since I will always inevitably run in to someone I know when out and about in the community.
In addition, my membership has opened many doors for me as a Business Banking Officer with Horizon Bank not only professionally but personally as well. As an example, I’ve used the various organized activities to help myself overcome my fear of speaking in front of large groups of people. Overcoming this obstacle has brought me professional recognition that has led to increased business prospects. Yay me!!!
Finally, by keeping active in the chamber events I see first-hand how hard the chamber works to promote and support me as a member and business owner. That in itself is an invaluable benefit of membership.