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BVH Membership: Getting Out What You Put In

There’s a saying in chamber of commerce circles that a chamber membership is like a gym membership. You get out what you put in. You can’t join a gym, never go, and expect to have abs like Ryan Gosling. But is a Business Victor Harbor membership really like going to the gym? That depends on whether you like going to the gym or not.

Getting Out What You Put in to Membership

First, even if you never go to a single BVH event, unlike a gym membership, you will get value from joining. By investing in BVH you’re helping pro-business legislation get passed, improving business advocacy for Victor Harbor, and investing in your business community.

But while you’re undoubtedly a distinguished member of this community, there’s more to BVH membership than these levels of advocacy. Because let’s face it, if you’re trying to pay bills every month, advocacy is not something that’s first and foremost on your mind. So, let’s talking about the other things you get from a BVH membership.


Okay, for this part you will have to do the work. Whether you attend BVH events or simply advertise in our directory, it’s difficult to use your BVH membership to build relationships and increase sales if you’re not present in some way. Business Victor Harbor has dozens of ways to get involved. Just like with exercise, you can find the one that best suits you and that you’ll enjoy.

A Platform

Business Victor Harbor has a formidable reputation in our community. Through membership our platform is extended to you. You may have options for presenting your knowledge at a networking event or seminar, writing an informative article for our blog or website, or mentoring another community member. The chamber is generous. We will share our platform because we want to see your business succeed.


There’s an app called Blinkist and it sums up books the way Cliffs Notes did for classic literature (but even shorter). These condensed versions take about 15 minutes to read or about 45 minutes to listen to. The synopsis helps busy people learn from books and digest more than they would’ve without the service.

Business Victor Harbor offers very similar services. While we’re not likely to summarise a business book for you, we do consistently monitor business marketing to keep up with the best ways to market, the newest social media techniques, and ways to use digital marketing to improve your brand recognition.

Most businesses don’t realise the kind of assistance we can provide in these areas. All Board members and staff members have or have had their own businesses. Plus, we’re in your community so not only can we offer business expertise, we know what works in Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu, and we can place you in contact with others who can help as well.

You don’t have time to do it all yourself. Rely on us to figure out the best practices and then take advantage of the information we’re providing. Use our Board members and staff for what they are—experts in business—to help grow yours.

A Final Takeaway on Your Membership

No, Business Victor Harbor membership is not exactly like a gym membership because with chamber membership, it’s not all or nothing. It’s not a decision between the couch or working out. You can never attend an event and still get value from the membership. You can gain a little exposure or a lot. There’s no one-size-fits-all experience. But if you do participate, your membership will be a much more inspiring and lucrative experience.