Over the past year, we have dedicated a monthly blog to highlighting either a neighborhood nonprofit organization, a local business, or an individual who contributes to the positive culture of our North Shore community. This month, we are taking a closer look at the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and all they do for our local businesses.
What Is The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce?
For almost 90 years, the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to improve the economic, civic, and cultural well-being of the area. Considered one of the largest and most influential business groups in our region, their mission is to partner with businesses and business professionals to support them on their path to success.
In short, they provide the tools, support, advocacy, and community involvement to help businesses in Peabody and neighboring towns such as Lynnfield, Danvers, Beverly, Salem, and Middleton, thrive.
What Does the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce Do?
You may have heard of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce before and not been aware of who is involved and what they do.
The Chamber is really a rich resource for business owners, executives, and professionals. In a normal year, the Chamber holds numerous events with the goal of connecting, enriching and developing businesses in our region.
Here are just a few of the events and advocacy programs you can find the Chamber hosting and being an integral part of:
- Networking Events where business professionals from a wide range of industries can talk, exchange ideas, and build relationships.
- Hosting a leads referral group called Power Up.
- Hosting and organizing a Health & Wellness Expo held at the Northshore Mall where residents from surrounding communities can gain knowledge and contacts about health screenings, health insurance, yoga, senior services, fitness facilities, and massage & bodywork. (unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this event was cancelled this year.)
- Volunteering and Community Advocacy programs
- Government Advocacy to bolster the local economy and advocate for our business community.
- Scholarship Programs for area high school seniors who will further their education at a post secondary level including trade, technical, and vocational schools.
How Can You Get Involved?
If you are a business owner in our community or just someone who wants to get involved in one of the area’s most active business networks check out their “Member Center” online. There you will find the benefits of getting involved in the Chamber and directions on how to become a member.
While you are visiting their site, be sure to take a look at the resources that they offer including job postings, workshops, and seminars at the Enterprise Center at Salem State University, and small business opportunities.