Updated October 8 at 5:08pm

Chamber chatter

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Chamber chatter


Are you a member of your local chamber of commerce?

• Yes – 68.4%

• No – 15.8%

• No, but I used to be – 15.8%

What do find to be most valuable about belonging to this type of organization?

• Opportunities for networking 4 – 41.9%

• Advocacy for issues important to me – 38.7%

• Opportunities for leads or referrals – 19.4%

Do you ever attend events for networking hosted by a chamber?

• Yes – 56.8%

• No – 24.3%

• Sometimes – 18.9%

What do you think discourages people from joining chambers?

• Perceived lack of value – 78.9%

• Busy schedules – 13.2%

• The cost – 7.9%


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