Jason Wehrung’s enthusiasm is contagious.
With sales a competitive sport - he loves the nature of it - promoting Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce is a natural fit for the 2017 Chamber board president, and long-time member.
As the third generation of Wehrung’s Lumber and Home Center in Ottsville and one of the owner/operators of Solid Products Marketing & Promotions, Wehrung understands that value matters.
That’s why he’s a Chamber member and a tireless advocate for Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce. “The major reason businesses don’t join is because they don’t see the value of belonging to a Chamber,” Wehrung said.
Part of Wehrung’s mission this year is attracting, informing and retaining business owner to the Chamber’s membership by promoting its resources and benefits.
“The chamber provides the ability to get an answer to any business issue or question, and membership opens doors for businesses in markets, that might otherwise be difficult to get into,” Wehrung explained.
Wehrung said chamber membership affords an instant introduction and conversation starter, and that can lead to sealing the deal on a new business relationship.
“I picked up a member (as a customer) who is a large level contractor, and that contact has become an important account,” Wehrung said.
Joining is the first step and like any successful relationship, active participation is crucial. Participating is the single most important step in a positive experience.
Whether it’s professional development lunch and learn events, or online training through the Chamber’s Coggno program, a web based professional learning center where members receive up to 10 courses free, regular business card networking exchanges, social events like the annual June golf outing or October Foodie tasting event, membership plus involvement significantly increases value.
Wehrung said he doesn’t understand why business owners aren’t Chamber members. The mindset just doesn’t square with being part of a local community.
A member of the Chamber Board of directors, membership committee and a vigorous at-large ambassador his role is not only professional, it’s personal.
Wehrung is the second family member to lead the Upper Bucks organization, and he takes the responsibility seriously.
Founded by Woodrow Wehrung and a small group of business owners in 1954 as the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce, Jason Wehrung today leads the same organization, now called the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
Picking up the baton decades after his grandfather’s time isn’t lost on Jason Wehrung either.
He understands, as his Pop-Pop did decades ago, membership is the life blood of any organization.
Wehrung wants businesses to know the value of belonging.
“Membership drives the chamber and engagement, drives membership,” Wehrung said.
So whether he’s out on sales calls or at networking events, Jason Wehrung talks about UBCC, because it matters to him.
Get to know Jason:
High School: Palisades High School graduate
Currently lives in: Ottsville
One little known thing about Jason: He loves comedy films, and a favorite movie is “Happy Gilmore”.
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