St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce Member Survey
1.
What are your main reasons for belonging to the St. Mary's County Chamber? Select all that apply.
Business exposure
Credibility of chamber membership
Generation of business leads
Various benefits offered by the Chamber
Connections with other businesses
Participation on Chamber committees
Civic responsibility
Advocacy efforts on issues important to the business community
Desire to make a difference in our community
Educational opportunities (seminars and workshops)
Other  
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2.
What value do you get from the SMC Chamber in comparison to your annual membership dues investment?
Value received is less than investment
Value received is equal to investment
Value received is twice the investment
Value received is greater than twice the investment
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3.

Why do you feel that way?

 

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4.
How relevant is the SMC Chamber to your business?
Least Likely         Most Likely  
 
5.
Based on your experience, which of the following services/programs offered by the SMC Chamber are most valuable to you and your business?  Select all that apply.
Monthly mixers (Business After Hours)
State of the County Luncheon
State of the Schools Luncheon
Legislative Breakfast
Golf Outing
Annual Meeting/Dinner
Business Showcase
Taste of St. Mary's
Government Affairs Committee
Ambassadors Committee
Referrals
Advertising/articles in Chamber newsletter
Member discount program
Chamber travel program
Other  
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6.

Multiple studies throughout the US have concluded that the primary goal or purpose of a chamber of commerce is to "create a stronger local economy."  Do you agree or disagree with this statement? 

Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree
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7.

How important is it for the SMC Chamber to be involved in programs and activities that enhance the community (quality of education, infrastructure improvements, recreation, etc.)?

Least important         Most important  
 
8.

How well do you think the SMC Chamber performs when it comes to enhancing the community?. 

Least         Most  
 
9.

How important is it for the SMC Chamber to represent the interests of business with government on issues that affect the business community?

Least important         Most important  
 
10.

How important would it be for the SMC Chamber to help get business-friendly candidates elected to public office? (Note: The Chamber currently does not get involved in elections, other than hosting bipartisan candidate forums during election years.)

Least important         Most important  
 
11.

How important is it for the Chamber to help get business-related legislation passed?

Least important         Most important  
 
12.

How important is it for the SMC Chamber to be involved in attracting new jobs to our area?

Least important         Most important  
 
13.

How well do you think the SMC Chamber performs when it comes to helping to attract new jobs to our area?

Least         Most  
 
14.

How important is it for the SMC Chamber to help retain/grow existing jobs?

Least important         Most important  
 
15.

How well do you think the SMC Chamber performs when it comes to retaining/growing existing jobs?

Least         Most  
 
16.

How important is it for the SMC Chamber to inform and educate members about issues, opportunities and problems affecting the business community?

Least important         Most important  
 
17.

How important is it for the SMC Chamber to provide programs to help build business relationships (networking and referrals)?

Least important         Most important  
 
18.

How well do you think the SMC Chamber performs when it comes to providing programs to help build business relationships (networking and referrals)?

Least         Most  
 
19.

How well do you think the SMC Chamber performs when it comes to promoting the community?

Least         Most  
 
20.

Please rate the following elected government entities as to whether or not you think they are "business friendly."

 Least friendly         Most friendly 
Commissioners of St. Mary's County
Maryland State Legislature
US Congress
21.

If a friend of yours was not a member of the SMC Chamber, would you recommend joining the chamber to your friend?

Least Likely         Most Likely  
 
22.

How long have you been a member of the SMC Chamber?

Less than one year
One to two years
Three to five years
Six to ten years
More than ten years
23.

How many employees does your company have?

Five or fewer employees
6-10
11-20
21-49
More than 50
24.
How does the Chamber rate on the following attributes?
 Well Below Average Below Average Average Above Average Well Above Average 
Customer service
Professionalism
Quality of events
Understanding and meeting members' needs
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25.
How likely are you to continue to remain a member of the SMC Chamber?
Very likely
Somewhat likely
Neutral
Somewhat unlikely
Very unlikely
Other  
26.
Which of the following categories best describes the industry you work in?
Automotive
Advertising
Consulting Services
Education
Entertainment
Financial Services
Government Services
Healthcare
Human Resources
Information Technology
Marketing/Sales
Non-Profit
Pharmaceuticals
Public Relations
Technical Services
Travel
Other  
27.
Do you have any additional comments or suggestions for us?
 

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28.
Thank you for completing our survey!  If you would like to include your name, company, and contact information, please provide it here.  Please note that providing us with this information is completely optional.
 

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