The Chamber Leads Group
The Chamber LEADS Group provides a direct networking opportunity through monthly group meetings for Chamber members.
LEADS Group Benefits
Promote each other’s businesses.
Exchange current business information of interest to members in the form of leads.
Build relationships while maintaining high business ethics and integrity.
Educate and inform members on other businesses in the community.
What does the Leads Group do?
What does the LEADS Group do?
The Group develops and shares activities that are beneficial in promoting business growth and professional development.
The Chamber LEADS Group is designed to stimulate business development in the community. The LEADS Group offers a forum for members to build relationships with other members that will generate sales leads, educate potential customers about member businesses, and expand networking opportunities. Because people do business with people they know, LEADS members are more likely to refer LEADS members to other member businesses.
Each LEADS Group is limited to one member from each business category. If you are interested in joining a LEADS Group, please complete and sign the application and forward it to the Chamber. We will confirm an opening in the group and process your application, or, if no opening is available, give you the option to be placed on the waiting list or start another LEADS Group with other interested members. There is a one-time $35 fee to join a LEADS Group.
What does a LEADS Group meeting look like?
Business Card Exchange
Round table 30-60 second introductions
Member spotlight – a pre-determined company representative gives a more in- depth company presentation up to 15 minutes
Testimonials for sharing how referrals generated in this forum have benefitted members
Selection of facilitator and spotlight business for next meeting.
Meetings and Format
The initial LEADS Group will meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m. Meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce board room. It is a brown bag lunch format; coffee and water are provided. When additional LEADS Groups are formed, schedules will be announced for those meetings.
Meetings are facilitated by LEADS members and follow an outlined format. Members are asked to each give a brief 30- to 60-second introduction, talking about their products and services. Literature about their business may also be distributed. The LEADS Group provides a friendly forum to practice your sales pitch and try out new approaches and sales techniques.
As a LEADS member, you will also have the opportunity to be the spotlight company and do a 15-minute presentation about your business at one of the meetings. Your presentation could also cover issues or changes in your industry. Time will be allotted to exchange referrals and share news about the business community.
Guests and Attendance
Guests and other interested parties may attend one session before joining the group. Arrangements should be made by calling the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce at 740-439-6688 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping the LEADS meeting interesting and useful for members is a shared responsibility. Attendance and volunteer participation is critical to the success of the LEADS process. These opportunities are a great way to increase your visibility among chamber members that will, in turn, generate sales leads.
The LEADS Group does not use a formal referral process. The leads will be exchanged informally and naturally as the result of interactions at the meeting.