Sales of Chamber Bucks Tops $100,000

Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sales of Chamber Bucks last year blew the sales numbers for 2016 out of the water.

Dixie Johnson, CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, said sales in 2016 exceeded $88,300. But, she said, in 2017, the Chamber issued over $103,400 in Chamber Bucks.

Johnson gave the Chamber Bucks report as part of a general report to those attending the Chamber luncheon Wednesday. The luncheon was the organization's annual membership meeting and included the introduction of new Chamber President Travis Evans, who replaces last year's President Adam Bunker.

Johnson said the Chamber closed out 2017 with 671 members.

She said of the 671 members, 76 were new members, and the Chamber's retention rate for members remains very strong at nearly 93 percent. She said the average national retention rate is between 80 and 85 percent. She said 84 percent of the Sheridan County Chamber's members are for-profit businesses, and 16 percent non-profits, individuals and associate members.

She said 65 percent of the business members are small businesses with zero to five employees.

Johnson said the focus of the Chamber is always on its members. She said in 2017, the Chamber's Ambassadors performed 48 ribbon-cuttings and distributed over 100 newsletters.

In addition, she said, in the second year of publishing a membership directory, the Chamber distributed nearly 8,000 copies. She said the Chamber includes the directories in all of its relocation packets and welcome bags and keeps copies at the Chamber offices.

Also at Wednesday's luncheon, Evans introduced the chairs and immediate past chairs of the various Chamber committees.

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New Chamber President Travis Evans. (Photo by Pat Blair)
New Chamber President Travis Evans. (Photo by Pat Blair)

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