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  • Partial Client List

    KY Georgetown Scott County Chamber
    WA NUCA of Washington
    FL Greater Fort Myers Chamber
    MA Associated Builders and Contractors
    FL Greater Sarasota Chamber
    TX El Paso Home Builders Association
    FL Suncoast Utility Contractors Association
    FL Charlotte County Chamber
    TN Tennessee Home Builders Assoc.
    FL Hispanic Chamber of West Palm
    OR Bend Chamber of Commerce
    FL Christian Chamber of SW Florida
    MD Maryland National Capital BIA
    FL North Florida NUCA
    FL Carrollwood Area Business Assn
    FL Hardee County Chamber
    TX Texas Home Builders Assoc.
    NJ ACCA of New Jersey
    NH HBRA of New Hampshire
    OH PHCC of Ohio
    OR Oregon Home Builders Assoc.
    FL Central Pinellas Chamber

  • Recent Comments

    • Michael Sipe, President, CrossPoint Capital

      “Thank you for the Chamber Membership Drive Training with Oliver Group DIRECT. What I saw unfold as Rob and Kate Oliver worked their magic  on the room was one of the finest deliveries of fun, learning and practical marketing tools that I have seen from any platform anywhere in the

    • Anne Hotte, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

      Rob & Kate, No way!  These flowers are just beautiful!  Is this another example of “shock and awe”?  It works!  We are sharing the timeline and new approach to retention at the staff meeting tomorrow!  I am so excited about it!  Thank you for ALL that you did!  You make

    • Maria Patterson, Carrollwood Area Business Association

      Dear Rob & Kate, Thank you many times over for facilitating the most successful Membership Drive in the history of CABA!  We appreciate all you have taught us and all the expert information and advice you have generously shared.  You are both a joy to work with and thank you

    • Patricia Crowley, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

      Dear Rob and Kate, On behalf of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, thank you for presenting your “DIRECTDrive” to our membership committee.  The teachings you shared certainly were a result of our successful Membership Drive.  We appreciate your support to the Chamber and look forward

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  • Thousands of leaders, staff members, board members and general members at over 750 Associations (small and large) across the USA have stood in disbelief and shock at the end of their two day DIRECT Drive.

    We had even warned them ahead of time that by combining focus, enthusiasm and a strong short term effort with a proven and fun process and system they would have the “Most Successful Membership Increase in the History of Their Association”.

    They believe it now…just read their comments under the “Comments” link above.

    Reading this, you may be saying to yourself – “But Rob, my Association is different…”!

    I agree. Every Association that we have had the privilege of working with to increase membership has been unique is many ways including size, market, staff, location, economic conditions and the list goes on and on.

    But, if you are serious about increasing membership, don’t mind doing some work to make it happen and have leaders that are ready and willing to jump in and do what it takes then you are perfectly poised to join the ranks of the other 650 Associations that have experienced, in most cases, record breaking increases in membership using the two day DIRECT Drive System.

    Check out the information on this site (there’s a lot!) and then send us an email or give us a call to talk about the possibilities…I promise there won’t be any arm twisting. We’ll just answer your questions and give you the information you need to make a good decision for your Association!

    Be sure to take some time to read the articles and information on retention and non-dues revenue – you’ll find some free tools, tactics and strategies that you can implement right away!


    Success Stories

    “We had 193 businesses join during our drive which has created the enthusiasm and excitement that we have been looking for. This was a great experience for our Chamber! Casey Dickson, Hardee County Chamber of Commerce

    “Those that were skeptics became believers – the believers were rewarded! To other Associations considering a DIRECTDrive, Go for it – it will be the best decision you make.” Mike, Executive Officer, Oklahoma State HBA, OK

    Another successful membership campaign thanks to YOU! We really appreciated all your help and guidance through the process – I don’t even like to think about the “dark ages” before DIRECTDrive’ Thanks for all that you do! Julie Mathis Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

    Rob, Kate & Teresa, Thanks for getting me through our Direct Drive!  It was a wild & crazy month but worth it with 31 new members!!  We have had a couple more come in just recently as well!  This is a great boost for our group!  Thanks so much for all the cookies & Omaha steak pack you sent along this journey.  Very nice treats! Linda Goslee, NUCA of the Carolina’s

    “I so enjoyed working with you both and look forward to having you back in Gulf Breeze again! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you did for us!  Especially for the $24,000 generated and 84 new Chamber members – woo-hoo!” Meg Peltier, Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Did I tell you how much I appreciated your guidance, leadership and enthusiasm during our drive?  Well I did!  I was a bit concerned as we approached D-day – but the experience was so much better than I expected.  Gosh, you’ve done this once or twice before…Next week, we introduce our new recruits into the fold and I am so pleased with our success.  Loved spending time with you both & hopefully we can get together again. Maria Krutchmere, Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

    “We recruited 86 new Chamber members in 48 hours during Perdido Key’s most successful membership drive in our 26 year history!! We are so excited and can’t wait to welcome these new members into our powerful and successful network of professionals!” Tina Morrison, Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work and assistance that you provided for us during our membership drive.  In combination with our member volunteers, staff, your program and guidance we were able to bring in76 new members during our drive.  What a great SUCCESS for our Chamber!  One aspect of the drive that I enjoyed was how excited the existing members were to bring new businesses into our organization.  To hear and see our current members really geared up to talk about the Chamber and share their positive experiences with their fellow business owners and peers was just wonderful.  Many times I see these members at luncheons and various Chamber events talking about their businesses and how their business can help someone else. It was so awesome to hear them be excited about the programs, workshops and various other events that our staff works so hard to put together and how the CHAMBER can help be a part of any business’ success.  Our members’ participation in this drive was truly a compliment to all of us.  Once again, on behalf of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers, THANK YOU! Sincerely, Cira Schnettler, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce

    Thank you for pushing the Christian Chamber of Commerce of SW Florida to greatness and sustainable revenue! Cheryl Admire, Christian Chamber of Commerce of SW Florida

    Rob & Kate, On behalf of the board and participants of the DIRECTDrive training, we would like to thank you for your time and energy in helping us grow our organization!  Thanks. Connie Conder, NUCA Arizona

    “The Michigan Association of Home Builders has completed its most successful membership drive in its history.  During a two-day blitz this past week, nearly 600 new companies and organizations joined the Association.  There has been tremendous consolidation and difficulty in the home building industry across Michigan over the past few years.  Yet, as the results of this drive show, there is still much interest and hope that the homebuilding sector will make a comeback and grow and thrive in our great state.” Thanks, Bob, Michigan Association of Home Builders, MI

    “It’s an amazing system! We increased our membership by 26% in two days and I STILL have applications trailing in. It was a great experience…a lot of work for staff, but it was worth it!” Lisa, Membership Director, BIA Desert Chapter, Palm Springs CA

    “Thank you, Rob and Kate, for everything that you did, have done, and will do for our State and local associations. I had many pessimistic members in the beginning and had to push really hard! You two were right on target with your foresight and wisdom of how to pull this off. I have never seen so much excitement in our local for two days straight. I have received a lot of credit for our local success and it all goes to you. I have taken you two out of the category of ‘business associates’ and placed you in my heart as FRIENDS. What you have done is an act of friendship, not business. Forever in your debt, Jim.”  Sincerely, Jim, Umpqua Valley HBA, OR


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    Process as of December 2015

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    f. 509.769.0204

    email Rob Oliver

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