Do you want to start a Local Group of The Holistic Chamber of Commerce? Please read the following important information to learn more about what it takes, and the qualifications necessary, to start an HCC Local Group.  You can then submit a Local Group Application Request below.

Why Start a Holistic Chamber Local Group?
There is great value and benefit in starting a group and becoming a local group leader:
  • Further establish yourself as an expert in your community.
  • Increase your revenue through our built-in revenue sharing model. 
  • Associate your name with the Holistic Chamber brand which elevates your trust factor and increases business opportunities for you.
  • Expand your connections and network globally.
  • Develop relationships with other local group leaders so you can collaborate, share ideas, and support each other in your membership growth.

Now more than ever, consumers are seeking less toxic, and more natural ways to care for their health and environment.  This means more and more "green" and holistic businesses and practitioners are establishing themselves in your community to fill this growing need. 

There is an unlimited sea of both traditional business owners that want to be more conscious in their own practices and expand their customer base to include clients that share the same values AND businesses that are directly in the holistic care field.  They realize the huge benefit and value of belonging to a chamber of commerce and community of like-minded individuals.


How We Support You In Starting A Local Group

Our HCC Local Group Start-up kit includes:

  • Access to documents with established guidelines, policies, and procedures to give you a solid foundation for acquiring members and maintaining brand consistency.
  • Save time with access to a group-leaders-only membership area with a database of resources such as event ideas, email templates, branded social media images, and automatic email campaigns for easier communication with your members and potential members. (This will save you hundreds of hours of footwork and research on how to do it in the first quarter alone.)
  • Receive on-boarding coaching calls with our HCC Community Organizer (plus ongoing support opportunities after your initial coaching calls).
  • Receive a branded HCC email address for professional communication with community assets, members, and potential members.




Group Leader Qualifications

All potential group leaders must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have a well-established business.
  • You must be well-connected in your area and already have a network of contacts to draw from.
  • You must be willing to abide by Holistic Chamber protocols and procedures to maintain the professionalism of the Holistic Chamber brand.
  • You must have experience with a structured organization such as a conventional chamber of commerce, Toastmasters, Rotary Club, or similar.
What attributes make for a great group leader?
  • Someone with heart, soul, AND experience in business.
  • Is comfortable speaking in front of an audience.
  • Knows their leadership strengths and can effectively lead a team.
  • Can effectively foster a peer-to-peer relationship within the community.
  • Has balanced introvert / extrovert energy.
  • Takes pride in being consistent, dependable, and organized.
  • Is a people-person but not a people-pleaser.
  • Is warm, welcoming, and inviting.
Group Leader Responsibilities Each Month
  1. Hold at least one event/gathering per month.
  2. Update your group's website page and keep it current.
  3. Collect names and email addresses of visitors, guests, and from any other opt-in sources, and send them in so we can add them to your region's email database.
  4. Sign up members and maintain the recommended member average for your area.
  5. Check your HCC Outlook email at least twice a week.

How Do I Get Started?

In order to start a local group, you do need to be a current member of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce.  You can apply for that here if needed.

Then, submit a Local Group Application Request below. And finally, sign up for a call with our Community Organizer, Lore Goldstein, by clicking here.

**Please note, there is a financial investment of $554 to start a local group.  This is to provide you with the support you need to get your group up and running as quickly as possible. You then have multiple opportunities to receive a return on your investment through our revenue sharing model.


For questions, please email us by clicking here. We look forward to working with you. All are welcome to join, whether or not you want to start a local group. For membership details, click here.