We [T.M. Ryder Insurance] joined the Cranberry Country Chamber a few years ago.  I remember walking into my first After Hours networking event and not knowing a soul in the room.  Valerie introduced me to some people, and I also became involved as an ambassador during the first year.  By the next year, it occurred to me that I by then knew 90% of the people in the room, and I was giving the introductions.  The networking that the Chamber offers has allowed for me to get myself and my business known and also be more involved in the community.  This has benefitted my business and has allowed me to become a resource for my customers, family and friends.