“The best places to work tend to belong to their local chamber of commerce, according to a recent study by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the United States and Canada, 94 of the recognized businesses are members of their local chamber, including all of the top 24.
Separately, ACCE found that in a random sample of 100 companies in the Fortune 1000, at least 75 of those sampled organizations were members of their local chamber.
Local chambers of commerce are associations of businesses that come together to improve the local economic climate and help members network and find new business. Strong employers link with and learn from like-minded peer companies through business-led civic organizations – chambers of commerce.
The Fort Worth Chamber’s selection of programs, services and events are designed to connect the business community of Fort Worth. There is no other organization in the metroplex that offers better variety, quality and frequency of networking, planning, education and special events.
Consumers seem to expect chamber members to be better-than-average companies. A study by the Atlanta-based Shapiro Group last August found that consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy products from companies that they believe are chamber members.