Cricket Publishing’s Chamber of Commerce Mobile App transforms your business directory into a theme park for locals + tourists to experience!
We understand how crucial the Chamber of Commerce is to providing information and driving traffic into local businesses, especially as we heal from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once live, the Mobile App includes a promotional website, and mobile applications available for download for Android and Apple devices.
The app features a website for easy business-owner access in order to generate listings and events.
The app website allows for easy access to tourists in order to generate app downloads and spark interest in upcoming events.
Your Chamber of Commerce Mobile App includes an Events Calendar.
This Events feed of upcoming dates, locations, and times of local happenings will share important information and set expectations.
The Mobile App for your Chamber of Commerce includes a directory map of all places of interest – local businesses, historic sites, public art, and amenities.
This map & feed is designed for categorically search places of interest while they are in your neighborhood or shopping district.
The Best Part is the Chamber of Commerce Mobile App for your local area becomes a social media application.
Complete with a gamification “Trophy Case”, user to business chat features, integrated email and push notifications, always keeping your businesses actively engaged and the users the tools to enjoy experiencing brick and mortar business again.
Upon partnering with Cricket Publishing, the Chamber of Commerce Mobile App received a project manager and began communicating with the development team at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials described their app development experience as “seamless and easy.” Hoping to present the Chamber of Commerce Mobile App to one of their sponsors by a certain date, the chamber requested to expedite the #1 Best Chamber of Commerce Mobile App creation timeline. The Cricket Publishing team met the deadline, completing a 60-day buildout.
For the app’s initial rollout, Cricket Publishing provided the chamber with a suite of marketing tools and ideas and held a training day with the chamber’s staff. World events brought economic shifts that demanded certain updates be made to the app. The chamber was able to liaise with Cricket Publishing in order to task out ongoing changes and edits whenever they were needed.
Benefits of the App for Chamber Members
Group Networking & Member Directory
The chamber was particularly excited for networking and group-focused features. “The really great thing that drew us to Cricket Publishing were the features they had that others didn’t, and among those was the group feature… This feature opens up so many different possibilities for connection and networking between our members. It’s right at their fingers when they download this app,” says Shea.
The app’s event pages have helpfully aggregated information on upcoming events for members. This allows them to easily access event details without having to search the site on their mobile browsers.
As of yet, the chamber has only scratched the surface of potential uses for the app, and they are enthusiastically planning for future ways it can be leveraged
Why the Glendale Chamber Recommends an App to Other Chambers of Commerce
Chamber officials have fully endorsed the Chamber of Commerce Mobile App as a worthwhile strategy for other chambers of commerce to buoy member engagement. Shea Kinkead described it as “another piece of the marketing puzzle,” that serves to connect “all the pieces of the marketing web.” Notifications, she adds, are an incredibly effective method to maintain a stable presence in members’ minds and lives. “We didn’t have the push notification feature in our last app. In this app, it’s very easy to use. You can schedule them and then view your analytics, which is helpful. It’s a great reminder tool and really does help us.” She says.
Since switching to Cricket Publishing software as their app provider with their #1 Best Chamber of Commerce Mobile App, Glendale, Arizona has raved about their customer success and account management teams, calling them “extremely responsive” and consistently helpful. They’ve never encountered any problems with the app being down or not functioning properly. Questions on the administrative side are quickly addressed, with chamber staff able to make adjustments to the app whenever needed using the intuitive admin console and tools.
Invest In A Mobile App For Your Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of commerce looking to introduce a mobile app to their member base can easily look to Cricket Publishing as their mobile app provider. With their custom-branded native mobile apps, Cricket Publishing is a budget-friendly solution for chambers that seek to improve their member engagement rates. Their flexible, cloud-based SaaS technology makes Cricket Publishing an easy choice for chambers shopping around for an app developer. When you’re ready to integrate a mobile app into your chamber’s member engagement strategy, schedule a complimentary demo with Cricket Publishing.