May 18, 2012

Chamber of Commerce

Jahn has a great post below...   

I stopped by a long time business in the City of Worcester yesterday and they had the Better Business bureau and Chamber sticker on their doors.   There was a time that this gave the business instant credibility, but today with the internet and people having the ability to express their feeling about a business in seconds?  It does make you wonder if these models are simply outdated.

Here is the next question.   Based on all these new tax valuations and bills, how many businesses will drop their membership in the Chamber--the last thing they need right now.   Bottom line, small cash reserves and dropped memberships are not a good combination. 

2012 is going to be a very very tough year for the Chamber.  I hope they do not suffer the same fate as the Wachusett Chamber. 

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