ALL organisations are reporting membership recruitment difficulties during these economic uncertainties, but at our AGM last week I was able to report that resignations from Solihull Chamber of Commerce were 13 per cent better than what we had anticipated.
Since January this year, we have had a steady flow of incoming membership enquiries which previously we haven’t had.
Businesses are recognising the benefits of belonging to what our new president calls a ‘vibrant and active organisation’.
We will be part of the pilot which the Government proposes to launch in Birmingham, which is looking at devolving power away from Whitehall and bringing benefits to the regions.
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group, which we are a part of, will play a key role in this initiative and as the Chamber benefits, so will its members.
Over this year we have held 37 events, some to enable members to network and do business and some which provide members with information to better enable them to do business.
We are helping to connect business to opportunity and as our new president takes up office, we are looking forward to a year when we can make our members as successful as we are.