Why is the Chamber such an important asset to your business? For us it was the first point of contact we made when we were looking to open our business in town. We were able to get information on the school system, sites and attractions and information on the business climate in Mattoon. This information helped give us a plan and roadmap for our transition into the community.
The Mattoon business community is truly unlike any other city we have been in. Not only do they run top notch operations locally, but many have chosen Mattoon as their headquarters for operations across the United States. Mattoon is a very generous community, not just financially, but they share their time and talents with the community. What makes Mattoon and the Chamber of Commerce strong is our members have skin in the game. You can’t expect progress and change if you are sitting on the bench, hoping that the other players with do enough to win.
The Chamber has an unlimited ROI if you get involved and stay engaged. Support your fellow members by buying local and giving local businesses first shot at earning your business.
The friendships and relationships that we have built through the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce are priceless. We never could have imagined being able to come into contact with so many incredible people and as a new business coming into the community, would be so warmly welcomed by the Chamber membership.
Scott L Eggleston