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JAX Chamber unveils Buy Chamber benefits

The JAX Chamber introduced the six components of its new Buy Chamber program yesterday during the 2011 Trade Show with the Beaches at the University of North Florida University Center. The Buy Chamber program is designed to help members more easily market and promote their businesses to other members.

“The Chamber is helping lead the way to a more prosperous future by implementing dynamic programs to grow local businesses,” said Wally Lee, president of the JAX Chamber. “The six Buy Chamber components provide great value to our membership, making it easy to connect, engage and do business with other members.”

Designed to provide engagement opportunities for businesses at all levels, the Buy Chamber program features six components:

Matchmaking Events – Member business owners have the opportunity to deliver fast-pitch presentations promoting their products and services and meet in one-on-one sessions with other member company buyers at events throughout the year.

Training and Education – Buy Chamber training programs are tailored to instruct member businesses on the best practices in selling to the public and private sector.

Buy Chamber Marketplace – JAX Chamber is offering an online savings program that allows members to offer discounts and communicate with other members on

Corporate Buying Program – Based on a number of local companies’ purchasing processes, several case scenarios were developed to show how other corporations can easily implement a process to consider Chamber members first when buying a product or service. The Chamber is directly reaching out to purchasing agents at larger corporations to help implement a structure that promotes buying from other member businesses.

Member B2B Announcements – The Chamber’s councils have a longstanding tradition of highlighting business transactions with other members at each of their monthly meetings. The member-to-member announcements exemplify the grassroots culture of doing business with members first.

Executive Procurement Officer Committee – This group will focus on implementing the culture change of “Buy Chamber” at the corporate executive level within the business community and explore issues and trends impacting procurement officers in our region.

More information about the Buy Chamber program and the Chamber’s other dynamic initiatives is available by calling 904-366-6633 or visiting

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