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Old 02-05-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I recently opened a chiropractic business in Omaha, NE. I was wondering if the Chamber of Commerce is a good join, or if it is a waste of time? Overall the cost isn't too high ($400), but if there are better ways to spend this money, I would obviously rather go that direction. Thoughts?
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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I'd join. The Chamber of Commerce is - like many organizations - a good way to "Meet & Greet." As you know, networking is crucial to the success of any business.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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I recently opened a chiropractic business in Omaha, NE. I was wondering if the Chamber of Commerce is a good join, or if it is a waste of time? Overall the cost isn't too high ($400), but if there are better ways to spend this money, I would obviously rather go that direction. Thoughts?
Even if you do not join, I would still contact them. They will help you find different incentives for locating a start-up business in the area. If you've made a significant capital expense for your start-up, they will locate a very nice tax credit package for you too. The Chamber does some great things.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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If you serve the Papillion/LaVista area at all I will tell you the Sarpy County Chamber is very effective for the small business owner. I know several that gave up the Omaha Chamber and kept the Sarpy Chamber.

For a number of events, if you go to an Omaha Chamber event it is mainly sales and business development people selling each other. At a Sarpy Chamber event it tends to be the business owners, senior leaders, and community leaders - so a complete different level of conversation and support.

If you do join the Omaha Chamber then get involved at a level well beyond the normal Tips groups or Coffee & Contacts. Get on boards and host academies - that's the way the Omaha Chamber dues pays off. If only the low level networking then not worth the money in the Omaha Chamber, but well worth it in the Sarpy Chamber.

If money is tight, look at a purposeful business networking group such as BNI or BDA type group.
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