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Knoxville Ranks As Top 5 Social Media Friendly Chambers Of Commerce
By: 
Jenny Woodbery
Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Knoxville, Tenn. -- The Knoxville Chamber has been ranked No. 5 on OnlineMBApage.com’s list of The Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly Chambers of Commerce.

“We are very honored and pleased to receive such a high ranking,” said Mark Field, senior vice president of membership for the Knoxville Chamber.

To determine the most social media friendly chambers, the website’s staff evaluated nearly 550 chambers across the country on the number of followers, likes, pins, etc. The top 100 chambers were then scored on a 100 points scale, with 27 points for Facebook, 26 points for Twitter, 21 points for LinkedIn, 19 points for YouTube, and a total of seven points for Flickr, Google Plus, and Pinterest. The Knoxville Chamber scored 89.3.

“Social media has become such an important part of media reach for both businesses and the social aspect of the community,” Field said. “This (ranking) validates the Knoxville Chamber’s continued mission of providing members and the business community with valuable information and interaction.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Dallas Regional Chamber, and Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce joined Knoxville in the top five.

About the Knoxville Chamber

The Knoxville Chamber is the region’s leading business organization with more than 2,000 members that employ more than 276,000 individuals. More than 80 percent of Chamber members are small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. It fulfills its mission of Driving Regional Economic Prosperity by recruiting new businesses and supporting existing companies, and manages Innovation Valley, a regional economic development initiative. The organization actively advocates on the behalf of the business community. Members receive marketing, networking, professional development benefits, and many other cost-effective services. For more information visit www.knoxvillechamber.com

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