"I joined the Clayton Chamber of Commerce shortly after opening my new tutoring business in 2011. During these last 3 years I have had the opportunity to have my business name exposed to the Clayton Community through e-blasts, sponsorships, social media, the Harvest Festival booth and most importantly, the fantastic networking! By serving on the Education committee, I have met other Chamber members that also collaborate with and support our community schools. This in turn opened up the door for me to become a trusted business partner of the local schools and staff. I now get many referrals from both teachers and counselors. Attending Chamber functions affords me the advantages of getting my business name out there in front of the business community leaders and letting others know what I offer through my business. The best value of my Chamber membership is continually growing my business profile and giving back by volunteering my services at events that support the entire community."
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
"Back in 1985, I think we joined the Chamber even before we opened our doors. It was that important to Mr. Medlin, a past Smithfield Chamber President. By joining the Chamber, you are introducing your company to the community and also supporting all the other business members and the community. Next, you are opening your door to the leaders of the Clayton business community. These people want you to succeed and will support your business. The more you are involved with the Chamber, the more friends and business connections you will meet. The Clayton Chamber played a major part in the growth of Medlin Office Supply from a small simple 2-person business to a very busy 5 employee company that supplies Caterpillar, Novo Nordisk, Hospira, Grifols, the Johnston County offices and many, many more businesses, large and small. We cannot thank the Chamber enough for their help and all the opportunities!"
Jennifer M. Lawrence, President
Medlin Office Supply
"As a member of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, the Building Construction Products division of Caterpillar has been able to keep in touch with the local business community. Being one of the larger corporations in town, with a global reach for the products that are built right here in Clayton, it can be difficult to immerse itself in the local community. The Chamber offers events such as the Business Expo, Golf Tournament, Harvest Festival, and Squeelin' on the Square where the company and it's employees can participate and engage in the goings-on in Clayton. Caterpillar appreciates the town embracing the company. Being a member of the Chamber, with all of the services it provides, gives Caterpillar the perfect opportunity to recipricate back to Clayton."
Tony Brown, Senior Account Manager - Southeast
"Owning a home-based small business without an actual store front gives me a real reason to be an active member of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. Being a Chamber member communicates to others that my business is reputable, competitive, trustworthy, involved in the community, and an overall industry leader. In addition to bringing credibility to my business, my membership also increases my visibility in the Clayton Community, creates networking opportunities to get to know new people and expand my prospect base, enables me to serve my community, and gives me a definite advantage over my competitors. I consider my Chamber membership to be one of the most effective forms of advertising"
Vickie Adams- Mary Kay Independent Sales Director