Benefits of Membership

We invite you to explore the opportunities that are open to you by joining the Chamber!

Advocates of chambers of commerce have long believed that when a company is active in its local chamber, it is doing the right thing not only for the community but for its own success as well.  The list below encompasses only some of the benefits offered to you when joining the chamber of commerce.

Member Benefits

  • Promote your business
    • Upon joining we recognize you on all of our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked in
    • Upon joining we announce your business contact information in our weekly e-connection newsletter and quarterly Chamber Today newspaper
    • Your business contact information is immediately posted on our online membership directory
    • Ribbon cuttings FREE to members for new businesses, renovations or milestone anniversaries
    • Advertise on our website or in our weekly e-newsletter (e-Connection), quarterly newspaper (Chamber Today) or annual magazine (Bridge to Business Magazine)
    • Sponsor one of our many events (Prices range from $50 - $5,000).
    • Business and Lifestyles Expo
    • Referrals from the chamber website, chamber phone and walk in’s to the chamber
    • Free member announcements in our weekly e-newsletter (e-Connection), quarterly newspaper (Chamber Today)
  • Networking Opportunities
    • Chamber Connections
    • Friday Coffee
    • Hand out business cards at any of our events
    • Opportunity is given at most events for our members to announce their upcoming events
    • Membership meeting
    • Chamber Gala
    • Chamber BBQ
    • Golf Tournament
    • Prayer Breakfast
    • Join the Young Professionals group or attend monthly luncheon
  • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Social Media Forum (topics ranging from YouTube for your business to Facebook analytics)
    • Keys to Success (topics vary from financing your small business to reclaiming your vision)
    • Tuesday Topic Seminar (topics vary from effective writing to federal tax reform)
    • Lead one of our committees as a chairperson
    • Build your resume by applying for membership on the Board of Directors
    • Enhance leadership skills by applying for the Leadership Jefferson City program
    • Jeff City START internship program for finding an intern or enrolling your own intern
  • Support your community
    • The Chamber advocates on behalf of you for legislation and bond issues supporting small businesses
    • Join the riverfront development, transportation, retail attraction, public affairs or Cole County Communities committees
    • Support Jefferson City Schools by volunteering in the Partners in Education program
  • Other benefits
    • Certificates of Origin
    • Discounted MEWA Health Insurance Program offered exclusively to members of the chamber
    • Business assistance provided
    • Relocation packets provided to new employees you are interviewing or hiring

If you're considering joining the chamber and want to determine if it should be part of your business strategy and whether or not chamber membership is valuable, we encourage you to read this study:
("The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce" The Schapiro Group)

Here are some statistics about the benefits of becoming a member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce:

70% of the 816 Chamber Members are small
 businesses

60% of the Chamber budget goes toward
economic development

68% increase in exposure and local reputation

The Chamber is the #1 liaison between city, state and county government, schools & business

80% of consumers are more likely to buy from Chamber members

When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

To fill out an application click HERE or for more information contact Kelsey Brown at kelseybrown@jcchamber.org

 

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