In 2012, I celebrated my law firm’s 10th anniversary, an anniversary which may not have been possible without my involvement in the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. I emphasize “involvement” rather than “membership.” Membership alone is unlikely to generate any business. It is the consistent
attendance at events, participation in committees, development of relationships, and the kindnesses and favors extended to other members free of charge that can yield significant long term dividends. The most important case of my professional career was entrusted to me by a Chamber member.
From a cost standpoint, $250/year produces a far greater percentage return on
investment than $4400/annually for a Yellow Book advertisement (half page) or $900 to sponsor foursomes in two charity golf outings. Sure, you have to put the time in, but what would you be doing anyway at the times most Chamber events are held?
Ultimately, the value one achieves from Chamber membership is largely a factor of what one puts into Chamber membership. And unlike the stock market, an investment in Chamber membership is one you can control.
I am grateful to the Chamber for helping me make my law practice a long term
success. While the Chamber, like many businesses and organizations, has undergone many changes, the ability to form connections and relationships remains a core value. I look forward to participating in the Chamber and growing my law practice for another ten years.
Submitted by: Scott Fegley, Law Offices of Scott I. Fegley, P.C.