What is a Leads Exchange?

A Leads Exchange is a proactive group of Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce members whose objective is to provide a monthly networking agenda, for the purpose of generating new business through fellow member leads and referrals.


Who can be part of a Leads Exchange?

A Leads Exchange will consist of no more than 25 and no less than 15 Chamber members in good standing from a variety of non-competing businesses. Membership into the Leads Exchange will be on a first come, first pay basis, pending approval by advisory council. Upon selection of 25 members for one group, additional groups will be created pending demand.


What are the financial obligations?

The cost of a membership in the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce Leads Exchange includes a first year fee of $50.00, subsequent renewal is $30.00 per year. In addition, a maintenance fee of $100.00 is added, which includes lunch for the year. These fees will be billed once a year and are non refundable in the event of exiting Leads Group or not obliging to the attendance policy.


How will the Leads Exchange work?

The Leads Exchange will function as a committee of the Chamber. The group will meet a minimum of once per month, with each meeting lasting approximately one hour, and members will be expected to enthusiastically furnish valid business referrals or leads on a continuing basis to other members. An average of four referrals per month will be considered the minimum requirement for participation in the Leads Exchange. The member presenting the most leads in a quarter and annually will be awarded recognition.


What are the obligations of the members?

If a member has more than three unexcused absences, for the year, the member will be removed from the Leads Exchange. Members are also expected to take turns presenting a ”Craft Talk“ about their business to help other members learn more about them and their company the last 10-15 minutes of each Leads Exchange meeting. Members are expected to pay their dues and be a member in good standing.


What happens if a member changes jobs?

In the event that a member leaves their business, they may find someone from their prior employment to replace them without penalty. Priority is given to a previous member who leaves a business and works for a competitor.


What is the Leads Exchange Advisory Council?

The affairs of each Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce Leads Exchange shall be managed by an advisory council, consisting of a chairperson and other officers as elected by the Leads Exchange Group. The advisory council duties shall include acting upon nominations and applications for membership and establishing Lufkin/Angelina County Leads Exchange policies and procedures, contingent upon board approval. The Leads Exchange Advisory Council will report to Chamber Membership on a regular basis concerning their status.