Carlene Joseph, Harborstone Credit Union:

Chambers of Commerce were created to serve as a venue for businesses to "increase commerce." The Lakewood Chamber has built a strong and solid relationship with the community and businesses, and they create many networking opportunities so members can identify new sales opportunities. I can personally say that I have received many referrals from community people because of my involvement with the Lakewood Chamber. Although the Chamber provides you with the tools, it's up to you to make the most of these opportunities.