WHO WE ARE
STRATEGY, FLEXIBILITY AND CHANGE
Watchdog for business
We create a strong, singular voice for the fashion and apparel industries. We helps protect the interests of our businesses in the area — frequently acting as a watchdog of any political issues that might affect our community. We tackle issues such as laws, including tax incentive issues, and a myriad of issues from local town ordinances, business regulation, to national tax issues.
Another role we play is as a resource of information about the community. We are the keepers of census data, analysis of that data, and other pertinent lifestyle information that could help prospective business owners decide about locating or marketing in the area.
We offer education services for our members, hosting seminars, workshops, or speakers on the important issues of the day. We are generally able to offer these services at reasonable prices because of the economy of scale. We also help facilitate group buying power for local businesses — offering a variety of group services to programs. Many businesses join solely for that purpose.
Being able to network with other businesses in the fashion and apparel business community is very important and almost critical for the survival of some businesses — and a key mission of our chamber. Many people view our chamber as a place where businesses do business.