Businesses benefit from a Chamber affiliation in many ways, both tangible and intangible. The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce continually assesses and responds to investor needs with relevant, value-added programs and initiatives. These are designed to strengthen businesses in the greater Lafayette region and position those businesses for continued growth. Several committees and task forces work to help the Chamber achieve strategic goals, set annually. Far-reaching initiatives address issues such as education, technology, transportation, regional partnerships and similar concerns that affect our business and living environment.
Networking opportunities are plentiful through the Chamber. Several events bring members together for the personal interaction that is crucial to doing business.
The Member2Member program provides members with discounts on a wide range of goods and services.
The Office Depot Affinity program allows members to save 5 to 75 percent on their total annual expenditures for office supplies.
Sharing timely information among members and the community at large is essential in nurturing the business environment. The Chamber utilizes several communication channels for this purpose, including a printed publication; an electronic newsletter delivered via email; the website lafchamber.org; and the use of social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Chamber-sponsored ribbon cuttings bring attention and a bit of fanfare to a business celebrating its opening, a new location or other milestone.
The Chamber is led by a 32-member Board of Directors, operated by a staff of nine and is driven by approximately 1,400 member businesses. The philosophy of being in business for business is at the core of everything the Chamber undertakes. As business needs change, the Chamber’s efforts evolve to provide benefits that give members a rewarding return on their investment.