The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program aimed at helping it’s members show their commitment to the community and high customer service standards.
The program allows those members of the chamber who agree to abide by a code of conduct to access marketing material that conveys that they are “Chamber Certified.”
“Extensive research has shown that people are more likely to frequent a business when they know they are involved in their local chamber,” says Dan Rogers, chamber general manager. “Now we are giving those members who agree to the code of conduct additional tools to help show their civic pride.”
The code of conduct includes an agreement to conduct business in an honourable manner that reflects well on the business, the chamber and the community at large. The code of conduct also calls on each participating member to agree to lend a hand to help promote the community and whenever possible lend their expertise to help others grow and prosper.
The Chamber Certified marketing tool kit includes a bright window cling and a table top tent that consumers can look for when they are shopping local.
Electronic images have also been developed to allow participating businesses to show they are “Chamber Certified” on their website and in electronic communication.
The program is open to any member of the chamber of commerce.