Benefits of Joining the Chamber
An excellent Chamber of Commerce means the difference between a stagnant town and a thriving community. The majority of economic development progress, business retention and expansion success, quality of life solutions and many other positive growth elements come directly from Chamber activity and participation. The work that the Chamber does for the community benefits you and every business, every industry and virtually every other person living in Ford County. For more information on Member Benefits, please contact the Chamber office at 620.227.3119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber receives thousands of phone calls each month. People call us wanting to know what retail, manufacturing, and service businesses we are familiar with. The Chamber refers only current members. You know how valuable one good lead is. We refer business to our members’ every day.
We provide information that can help you operate your business. If you need data, we either have it or can get it for you. Demographics, city maps, telephone books, economic development in our area and much more. The Chamber is the leading business information source for the area.
We are extremely proud to have you as a member. We provide a membership plaque to all members when they join. Each year when you renew your membership, you receive a new year designator to indicate your membership is current.
This World Wide Web Site provides our members with exposure all over the world. Customers, tourists or anyone accessing our site can pull our members up by name, category or through a search. This is a valuable benefit in today’s competitive market place. We will also link your web site to ours at no additional cost. Customers, tourists or anyone else can access your site from ours with a click of the button.
Many people want to get involved with their community. Getting involved with Chamber committees and task forces is a perfect way for a busy person to impact Dodge City. We understand how busy everyone is and most meetings last an hour or less.
Economic development is what we do every day. Greeting new people to town and referring them to you. Working with our local businesses to find employees, market on the Internet or just do a better job with their retail advertising. Fighting to keep our air service. We are in business to serve our members anyway we can. We work with Dodge City/Ford County Economic Development Corporation to recruit new industry to the area and to ensure that we keep the valuable companies we already have.
We study and analyze issues of interest to Dodge City and its business community, to take advocacy positions on those issues, and to communicate the Chamber’s viewpoints clearly and strongly to our membership, elected officials, and the community at large.
Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings
A new business or just a change (remodel or addition) in your current business will qualify for a grand opening or ribbon cutting. We offer grand openings and ribbon cuttings to current members only. Members of the Chamber Ambassadors and staff members will attend. We bring the ribbon, the camera, the scissors, plus you get photo coverage in the next “Business Advantage” newsletter and in the Dodge City Daily Globe.
Leadership Training Programs
As a Chamber we motivate the emerging leaders and develop their potential for community leadership. Participants experience team building, consensus building, collaboration and various 21st Century Leadership training capacities. They also become acquainted with the opportunities, realities and challenges of our community.
We offer our members a number of opportunities for marketing. See the marketing page.
Chamber activity gives you the chance to meet new business people and new customers. There isn’t a more productive place to network with business people than at Chamber functions. See
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Our monthly newsletter keeps progressive business people like you informed about what’s happening in the area. It is a source of information delivered to you every month.