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Helping you benefit from membership
 
Greater Fort Wayne Inc.'s Business Services division is here to serve investors and help you fully take advantage of the many benefits your membership has to offer. The fact is, GFW  membership comes with so many benefits attached, it can be hard to keep track! We are here to walk you through the process of joining GFW, and here to see you through your membership.

If you want to get more involved – talk to us! We want to see you succeed and ensure you receive a full return on your GFW investment. In other words, we want you to always be able to check the “Very Satisfied” box. Here are a few main points we want you to remember about GFW investment.

 
Credibility
Did you know that an independent national study showed that 59 percent of business decision makers are more likely to do business with a GFW investor  versus a non-investor? That’s because GFW investment demonstrates your civic involvement and support of initiatives that focus on economic development as well as the overall advancement of the community. 
 
Events
One of the goals of the Business Services division is to provide members with a variety of events for professional enrichment and relationship-building with other Fort Wayne business people. In addition to monthly networking events and business development workshops, we throw some great parties including the Annual Golf Outing,  the ATHENA Awards®, and more. 
 
Greater Fort Wayne Inc Web Site 

The public looks to GFW as a source of reference when searching for a business, service, or organization. The majority of visitors to GFW’s Web site (greaterfortwayneinc.com) are looking for information on our investors. A presence in our membership directory delivers those potential clients directly to your company.

All GFW investors are listed in certain categories of their choosing in a searchable business directory. Many GFW investors received well over 400 clicks on their business during the first quarter of 2010 alone. Links to each investor’s Web site, email, and locator map are automatically provided as a member perk. GFW investors can also submit press releases and announcements to be displayed on the GFW’s home page for one week, access and offer members-only coupons, and update their company information online.

The Web site also features a variety of data including community and GFW programs and events, advocacy efforts, economic development data, visitor and relocation information, links to a wide range of resources, and last but not least, a comprehensive community calendar. If it’s happening in the Fort Wayne community, then it’s listed on greaterfortwayneinc.com

For more information on GFW membership and the benefits here for you, contact Teresa Royer,  at (260)203-5768 or troyer@fwchamber.org. 
 
 
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