Grow your business with a membership in the
carl junction area chamber of commerce.
membership has benefits!
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- Basic Membership Benefits
- (Expanded 2017 Benefits)
First Thursday Networking Breakfast -Our First Thursday Networking Breakfast puts you in the room with 60-80 other businesses. Any business who wants to speak about their business is allowed to. There are additional opportunities for those who chose to sponsor a First Thursday Networking Breakfast. First Thursday Networking Breakfasts are free, and sponsors enjoy free pre-event marketing.
Lunch & Learn- This is your opportunity to sponsor a lunch and be a presenter on any topic you wish. You decide the topic, meal and set attendance maximum. You own this event, serving as the only speaker. We will work to fill the room for you, as well as provide free pre-event and post-event exposure for your business.
Chamber Connection Luncheon- Chamber Connection Luncheons allow the sponsor to kick off the speaking, before going into a round-robin, allowing all attendees the opportunity to speak for a moment. Members pay $5 for their own lunch. Sponsors simply pay any overage on meal cost. In example, if you as a sponsor secure a $7 meal for 20 people, your cost would be just $40. There is no charge for pre-event and post-event marketing.
Educational Workshops- Our workshops cover a wide-range of business related topics, including marketing, human resources, tax tips and more. We believe that one of the greatest benefits that we can provide to our members, is the opportunity to learn and have access to free business-related education. Workshops are provided at no cost to attendees, to provide you the free educational resources and tools you need to grow your business. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for our educational workshops. We provide free pre-event and post-event marketing for our sponsors.
Business After Hours- This is your opportunity to bring our members to your place of business. We will work with you to guarantee a successful event with positive exposure. If you want to expand the scope, we will work with you to ensure that your After Hours is well attended by the general public, too. Business After Hours are free and include pre-event and post-event marketing.
Business Expo- Over 1,000 attendees make this annual sold out event a huge success. The expo is a great opportunity to show off your business, either as an exhibitor or sponsor. We believe that there should be an opportunity for every member to have a presence at the Business Expo, so we also many advertising opportunities, including digital ads, print ads and bag stuffers.
Annual Banquet- Recognizes the efforts of our Chamber businesses and those in our community. As a social event, the annual banquet offers a fun evening with great food and good company. The annual banquet also offers the opportunity to meet and network with other Chamber members, community leaders and elected officials. Sponsorship opportunities are available for our biggest night of the year.
Chamber Committees – Participation in Chamber committees allows business owners the opportunity to take an active role in the development of the Chamber, offering increased exposure for your business. Chamber member employees may serve on committees, allowing them the opportunity to represent your business, while developing their own leadership and networking skills.
Leads Groups – Targeted networking opportunity to do business and exchange leads with non-competing businesses. Leads groups offer weekly business referrals to group members.
Monthly Newsletter-What news would you like to share with other members? The newsletter is a great place to share your news with others. A current list of membership included in every issue, offering you a free listing every month. In addition to our printed version, the newsletter is now emailed to nearly 400 addresses and available on our website.
Website – Our website advertises your business 24/7. Paid members are listed on our website, both in our A-Z Membership Listing, as well as our Categorical Membership page. Our website currently receives 2,000-3,000 visitors weekly. Your ribbon cutting, open house or other event is also listed on our website free of charge. Advertising opportunities also exist on our website.
Social Media – Paid members are promoted on our Chamber’s Facebook page, which has over 2,500 fans. Our analytics show that we average 8,000 impressions monthly, with consistent success with post engagement. We will work with you to not only promote your business, but also any specific promotion or event that your business would like exposure for.
Ribbon Cuttings- New businesses, anniversaries, and new locations are all great opportunities to welcome traffic to your location. We will work hard to make your ribbon cutting a success! Ribbon cuttings are free and include pre-event and post-event marketing.
Business After Hours/ Open Houses- This is your opportunity to bring members and the general public to your place of business. After Hours and Open Houses allow visitors to spend more time learning about your products and services. We will work hard to make your open house a success! Business After Hours and Open Houses are free and include pre-event and post-event marketing.
Staff Support- Our Chamber staff is ready to assist you with requests for information, marketing and other business-related services. How else can we assist you? Let us know. We will work hard to help you in any way possible.
Referrals- The Chamber receives inquiries everyday by phone, email and walk-in visitors. We only refer Chamber member businesses. We also may contact you when we feel that there is a potential client/bid/new customer that you might want to be aware of. We will work hard to make sure every inquiry converts to a lead for a Chamber business.
Chamber Offices- The Chamber offices offer you a neutral location to meet a client, charge your phone or simply just a place to stop in to enjoy a cup of coffee while you catch up on texts and calls. Additional meeting space is available for workshops, meetings, etc. Rental space is available for a nominal fee for an hour, a day or evening.
Business Resource Center- Monthly business periodicals are available to view. Lending library of business-related books, audiobooks and DVD’s are available for loan, free of charge. No due dates, no fines.
Window Decals- Your paid membership includes a window decal denoting your business as a great place to do business. We encourage you to incorporate the Chamber logo on your own website and in your printed and advertising material.
Membership has benefits! Join today!