“In the years that I have served [on the Board of Directors], I have become even more impressed with the dedication, professionalism, positive attitude, and proactive nature of this board. This was a very exciting change for me. It is important for Shure to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce and for me to be part of the Chamber Board of Directors because one of Shure’s core values states that ‘we are good Corporate citizens and neighbor.’ I take this commitment seriously.”
– Sandy LaMantia, President, Shure Incorporated
C&M Auto Service Inc. has been a member of the Niles Chamber of Commerce since 2005. The Niles Chamber has given me the opportunity to not only promote my business to other businesses, but has also been an important resource for me to learn about businesses that can assist in providing products and services that I need to support my business. The Niles Chamber is heavily involved in promoting and recognizing local businesses that give back to the community. This puts the local businesses in a positive light and gives the people living in the community (the community in which I reside) a reason why they should shop local. I feel that the time and money it takes to be a chamber member is one of the best values available to promote and grow my business. I am proud and honored to be part of the Niles Chamber of Commerce. I recommend that any business located in or near Niles that wants to grow their business, should join the Chamber and become an active member within the chamber.
– Chuck Hartogh, President, C&M Auto Service Inc.
I joined the Niles Chamber of Commerce in 2009, so I could increase my client sales. In the process of meeting people and working on the Membership Committee, I developed relationships with people who helped me in various ways to solve my business and professional problems. I have received much more than I ever gave. Thank you to Katie, Brenda and Barb!
– Roberta Koch, Amway Independent Business Owner
I’ve been involved with MANY Chambers of Commerce over the years, including five currently. I must say that the Niles Chamber staff are some of the best! Katie, Barb and Brenda are a great team of approachable experts with a nice blend of personal and professional style.
– Mike Reid, Advertising Consultant, Bugle Newspapers/Voyager Media Publications
The Niles Chamber has helped give a quick start to our new GFS location in Niles. Soon after we opened, our store hosted a Business After Hours which introduced us to many Niles Chamber members and staff. You develop camaraderie with many members who will introduce you to prospective customers at meetings and recommend our business to their other friends and business associates. The Chamber members are business and service people that want other business people to succeed.
– Bruce Glickson, Store Manager, GFS Marketplace, Niles
“Over a year ago my wife suggested that I join The Niles Chamber of Commerce as another way to promote and grow my business, RCM Home Inspections, LLC, a small company. I knew little about chambers of commerce and only knew that big businesses became members. I joined and almost immediately acquired business that offset my membership fees. Since joining I have learned the value of the networking opportunities that are offered to all sizes of companies. These not only bring dollars-to-your-pocket but also the warm feeling that one gets from helping others by giving referrals and using other member businesses. I now use the Chamber Guide as my Niles yellow pages when I am looking for companies or services for my company or personal needs. I look at the Chamber’s “Hot Deals” to see if there are any special money savings that members are offering. Also, the Chamber offers special events that provide me with opportunities to meet new people, build lasting business and friendship relationships. I’m now proud to be an active member.”
– Rich Mangold, RCM Home Inspections, LLC
“The Chamber of Commerce has been a central part of my business since inception in December 2000. Regularly, I have policyholders express their connection to my agency through the Chamber and its network(s). State Farm encouraged my involvement with the local Chamber of Commerce from Day 1 as a business owner and I embraced the advice. The Chamber has helped me build a local marketing network including local advertising, recognition and referrals. Many times I am unable to gauge the success of my various marketing efforts, yet I know there are specific avenues of advertising that define the success of a local business – the Chamber is one avenue I rely on regularly.
– Jeff Curry, State Farm Insurance Agency