The New Quincy Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Morressey interviews Donna Mavromates, Director of Marketing, from the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. Quincy 2000 Collaborative and Discover Quincy are partnering to form the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. If you would like to join in their celebration, please click here.
Highlights from the interview are below the video.
The Quincy Chamber is a non-profit organization with over 500 members – both for profit and non-profit. They provide a multitude of services and sponsorship opportunities to both members and non-members. The second componet of the chamber focuses on the tourism aspects of the City of Quincy. Quincy has a rich history, being the birth place of two Presidents, and hosts over 400,000 tourists each year.
The Chamber is there to help businesses grow and prosper. Services include everything from creating business plans, permitting processes, loan services and CDBG grants for low income needs.
By combining Discover Quincy and Quincy 2000 into the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber is able to provide stronger networking and sponsorship opportunities for the community, with a more powerful and identifiable name.
As a non-profit organization, they face many of the same challenges as most non-profit organizations – funding. Grant money has declined over the last few years and they are now supported much more by membership and sponsors. On the flip side, sometimes grant money does become available. Last month Quincy Chamber gave out $150,000 in loans to 3 new start-ups that are moving into empty storefronts and helping to keep the economic development of Quincy growing. The Chamber was the last stop for all three of these new start-ups.
The Quincy Chamber is a great organization to work with if you want to grow your business and interact with some of the most dynamic businesses in the Quincy area.
Quincy Chamber of Commerce is the non-profit partner of our next mini-conference. Join us at our next non-profit mini-conference.
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