FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Watertown Business Coalition (The WBC)

What is the Mission & Purpose of the WBC?

  • Mission: “Building Business Connections in the Watertown Community”
  • To give a platform for entrepreneurs, business professionals and stakeholders in the Watertown Community to connect
  • To provide a connection to resources and information to aid the local business community
  • To help our neighbors do more business & keep more of our dollars in our local economy

Who is this group intended for?

  • Owners & Managers of Watertown-based businesses
  • Watertown residents who own a business (regardless of geography)
  • Watertown residents who are business professionals
  • Stakeholders in the Watertown business community

Is the WBC a Chamber of Commerce? How is it different?

  • Our aim is not to be a formal chamber of commerce, but more of a platform to connect the local business community
  • We aim to make this group accessible to the varied types of businesses in our community
  • Whereas a regional Chamber of Commerce may be impactful to a wider geography – we aim to micro-target the Watertown Business Community and attempt to generate and keep more business in Town
  • This not a closed networking group (like BNI) with limits on openings per industry – the aim is to encourage connections among all stakeholders in the local economy

How does membership work?

  • The WBC is currently in an outreach phase with no formal “membership” or dues
  • To become part of our Coalition, we invite you to do the following

What kind of events does the WBC facilitate?

  • Our goal is to facilitate monthly events
    • Quarterly “Social Event”, which is generally after hours on a weekday
    • Monthly Coffee Connect or Lunch during months in between social events
  • We aim to also start facilitating educational/informational events later in 2020

Who helps to run the WBC?

  • Our Leadership Team is comprised of 12 local businesspeople who are responsible for the following activities
    • General Management & Progress of our Vision
    • Events
    • Social Media & Digital Communication
    • Community Outreach
    • Webmaster
  • Our Leadership Team is constantly evolving & we currently have needs for passionate talented volunteers with certain skill sets
  • Inquire at info@watertownbusinesscoalition.com

How can my business Sponsor or Host a Future event?

  • We are seeking Premier Level sponsors for our 2020 Events and Communications
  • WBC has some openings for Event Venues and Hosts
  • Inquire at info@watertownbusinesscoalition.com