Joining the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is an investment in both your business and our community. Our organization, like other chambers, is a group of local businesses seeking to advance their collective interests while providing an association of community leadership committed to enhancing the quality of life and fostering a healthy economic environment in the Reston area.
There are several benefits to joining the Reston Chamber that many may not realize, including relationships, visibility, promotion, community engagement, training, education, programs and events.
Generally, people do businesses with someone they know and trust. Studies show that when people know an organization is a member of their local chamber, there is an 80% increase in patronage for those companies.
And if a local business has a need but doesn’t know how to address it, the Reston Chamber serves as a resource for identifying and connecting with other companies that can offer support. Here at the Greater Reston Chamber we like to think of ourselves as “Connector-in-Chief” for our local business community. Even if the hour is late and staff isn’t available, our Chamber’s website is accessible 24/7, ready to connect visitors with the person or company that best meets their needs.
Being part of the Reston Chamber gives companies visibility, both through financial investments as well as human capital participation. These include community events, chamber programs, networking groups, and committees. Whether it is becoming a committee member, sponsoring an event, attending a program or teaching an education session, your business will be viewed as a leader in our local community. The more active you are in The Chamber the more visibility your company will receive throughout the Reston area.
The Reston Chamber is also an extension of your business’s marketing team. Through the relationships that are built and the networking that is conducted, members will reference you, your company and things you are doing to other members and beyond to the larger Reston business community. Each of our member businesses have a professional profile page on our website which provides the opportunity to introduce your company through general descriptions, event listings, specials, and services offered. This can be updated as frequently as you like which further supports your company’s Search Engine Optimization.
The Reston Chamber is a vital part of our community’s economic, civic and social health, helping to keep our local government, non-profit and for-profit sectors strong. Working with The Chamber and our member businesses keeps your resources in the community. Another chamber benefit is the representation companies receive in Richmond addressing issues important to you and our business community. The Chamber has professional advocates in Richmond representing issues that directly affect our local businesses’ bottom lines.
Training & Education:
The Reston Chamber hosts more than 20 training and education events every year. These include a monthly business education series—free to members—and educational events on topics of interest such as Government Contracting, Resourceful Women, The Healthy Work Place, and Young Professionals. And Chamber membership is an employee benefit for your entire company—training is always available to all your employees at no additional cost.
Programs and Events:
All work and no play doesn’t create lasting relationships, so to make sure that members have the chance to get to know one another in more relaxed environments, The Reston Chamber hosts a monthly networking event, two outdoor festivals, and other social activities throughout the year. These are great opportunities to connect and build professional and personal relationships, offering the perfect occasions to network with chamber members you might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.
When you join the Greater Reston Chamber, your business gains a local network you might not otherwise be exposed to, entrée to our area’s best business professionals ready to assist in expanding your company’s outreach and impactful training for your employees, as well as a real and significant connection to our community. Perhaps the best advice for any local business in 2019 is to join The Greater Reston Chamber—it will be the best marketing dollar you spend all year!
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
1886 Metro Center Dr, Suite 230
Reston, VA 20190