The Branson Chamber of Commerce works with local member businesses in order to increase the presence of customers at those businesses. Thy also work to foster better relationships between member businesses and their customers through community activities and better business practices. The Branson Chamber of Commerce also lobbies to prevent legislation which could have a negative impact on local businesses.
These goals are accomplished in several ways. First, the Branson Chamber of Commerce collects dues from member businesses which are then used to advertise the Chamber and, in turn, the member businesses. These advertising campaigns may include television ads, ads in the local newspapers and tourist packets which are distributed by mail. The goal of this advertising is to help locals and tourists have a better understanding of the businesses available in the area.
The Branson Chamber of Commerce also utilizes monies from dues to help lobby to prevent legislation which would have a negative impact on any member businesses. These issues could include an increase in taxes or an inability to sell certain items as prohibited by new laws. In contrast, the Branson Chamber of Commerce will lobby to have the Government enact laws which protect local businesses, such as those which prevent frivolous lawsuits.
There are many ways that the Branson Chamber of Commerce works to help business in the community, and many of those efforts are funded through member dues.