Last year your Ashton Area Chamber of Commerce responded to over 300 phone calls, mailed over 20 relocation/vacation packets, and we had over 20,000 visits to our website; that’s a 60% increase from last year! And 17,000 people looked at over 50,000 pages on our website. Of those who are inquiring about Ashton on the Ashton Chamber of Commerce website, 86% of those visitors were new inquirers of our area! A 2% increase from last year. Our TOP page was our Solar Eclipse page, followed by our Home page, Lodging, the American Dog Derby, and the Mesa Falls Byway. This is excellent as those that lodge and enjoy our events in Ashton also see what other businesses our town has to offer. This is just an example of what your Ashton Chamber does for you!
In 2015, the Ashton area saw signs of a growing economy: new businesses opening their doors and new people moving into our community. We saw more growth in 2016 and 2017. We expect more of the same in 2018, and the Ashton Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help keep it going. Our newsletter is sharing more local information than ever. Our website continues to evolve and improve all the time. Our Facebook page spreads the word on social media about what our business members are doing. We look forward to the new year and exploring more avenues to grow our economy and better those events we sponsor like the 4th of July Celebration, Trunk or Treat, and supporting the upcoming American Dog Derby.
How does the Chamber of Commerce work for me and my business?
Your Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program – working together to improve the economics, civic and cultural well-being of the area.
Any citizen who is interested in helping to develop the area (which means more money, more business, more jobs and better living for everyone) is eligible to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. The work of the Chamber is financed by the investment of the members who support it on the basis of their ability to pay and their interest in the progress of the area.
The Chamber of Commerce is a service institution and an action organization. It provides a medium through which people can take effective action for the progress of the community.
The Chamber of Commerce functions through the working committees of the organization. Money, planning, inspiration, and guidance are useless unless the members work vigorously on the committee of their choice.