Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

Partnering In Your Success! - The Kearney Chamber provides opportunities for members to grow their business. From advertising to connectivity, there is a multitude of reasons to be a member of the Kearney Chamber. Together we're making Kearney a better place to work and live.

*Awareness, Credibility, and Access

Studies have shown that members of a chamber of commerce get instant credibility. These instant benefits include increased consumer awareness, favorability, reputation and likelihood of future patronage. Chamber membership translates in the consumer’s mind that your business is trustworthy, a neighborhood leader, and invested in the community.

In addition to instant credibility, you have access to powerful resources and networking tools to take your business to the next level including opportunities to meet key elected officials, influence policy in our local community, free networking events to meet with fellow entrepreneurs, and consumer access for your business on the Chamber’s Website.

* The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce A Research Study - The Shapiro Group, Atlanta, GA

Benefits

Benefits of Joining - The Kearney Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of benefits to help promote, grow and sustain your business. See below to read more about each benefit we provide. For more information contact the Chamber office.

wdt_ID Benefit Description Included with Membership Cost
1 Exclusive Referrals Every year the Chamber refers thousands of callers to its members. Only Chamber members are referred from the Chamber office, with calls coming from area visitors, other businesses, and new residents. Non-members do not reap the benefits of this service and potentially lose out on many business opportunities. Included
2 Networking There are many reasons to join the Chamber, but one of the most rewarding and fun reasons is the networking opportunities. The Chamber offers a wide variety of events to meet the needs of members. Included
3 Leadership Development A leadership position through a Chamber committee or the Board of Directors gives you great responsibility and a very rewarding experience. Tailored to different interests and skillsets, committees allow Chamber members a more proactive membership and a wonderful opportunity for serving the community, enhancing leadership abilities and building relationships and skills to take throughout your career. Included
4 Enhanced Directory Listing The Chamber’s online connection to a virtual world of business and community information. As part of your membership investment, your contact information will be listed alphabetically and categorically on the Chamber’s Website (KearneyChamber.org) and has FREE hot links from the directory listing. You can add Photos, Video, Maps etc. to your Business Profile. Included $25 for each additional category classification above four.
5 Chamber Cash Chamber Cash is purchased from the Chamber office and then can be spent at any participating Chamber member business. The great part is that you, the member, bring us the Chamber Cash as you receive it and we reimburse you the full amount! It’s that simple! Anyone can purchase and spend the Chamber Cash, but it can only be redeemed through participating members. This encourages member spending and business growth. This is also a great idea for company incentive programs or holiday gifts because they are so versatile. Included
6 Ribbon Cuttings The Chamber is happy to share grand openings, relocations or expansions with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We provide ceremonial scissors, ribbon, and a photo in the Chamber’s weekly e-newsletter and Facebook page. Chamber staff helps coordinate attendance by members and Chamber Ambassadors. Included
8 Chamber Chatter Our weekly email newsletter full of member announcements, membership benefits and chamber events. It’s your weekly source of all things Chamber. Included
9 Social Media Shares Your business post may be shared and/or your business tagged in various Chamber social media posts throughout the year. Included
10 Referral Rewards $50 Chamber Cash for each New Member you refer to the Kearney Chamber. Included
11 Brochure Display Display your company information in the lobby of the Kearney Chamber office for guests and visitors. This is a members-only service. Please feel free to drop of business cards and brochures/fliers at the Chamber office. Included

Events

Getting Involved - It’s tough running a business, but it’s easier when the Kearney Chamber of Commerce has your back. Most of our almost 200 members are small businesses working to make a living and make a difference. The Chamber does more than build a strong economy – we offer prime networking venues to develop new contacts and solid resources to help you start, manage and grow your company. We offer a variety of high-profile networking venues to develop new business contacts and connect you to potential clients. For more information contact the Chamber office.
Events include:

wdt_ID Events Description Included with Membership Cost
1 Membership Luncheons Join us at Noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for lunch. The Chamber offers topics relevant to the business community. Free to members and community guests. This event promotes members and raises awareness about their products and services. Included
2 Quarterly Breakfast Held once a quarter at 7:30AM, it is the perfect way to start your day! Join the Chamber for some early morning networking, coffee & continental breakfast. Included
3 Business After Hours Hosted on the 3rd Thursday of odd numbered months from 4:30-6:30pm to highlight individual businesses and offer an informal setting for business professionals to meet, mingle and make contacts. Included
4 Lunch & Learn Series Coming Soon: The Chamber offers a round-table luncheon that is geared toward specific business-related topics such as social networking, technology, etc. Members Only Varies per event

Opportunities

Promoting Your Business - Marketing is an essential tool for any successful business. Check out the wide variety of marketing opportunities the Chamber offers its members. From Internet advertising to special event sponsorships, we will get your message out to the business community and increase your exposure. Here is a list of marketing opportunities we offer our members; if you could see your business gaining something from at least one of them call our office at (816) 628-4229, or email for more information.

wdt_ID Opportunities Description Included with Membership Cost
1 PLUS Member PLUS Members receive a minimum of 140 viewings per day (18.5 minutes) of their business branding on the Northbound I-35 Digital Billboard at Exit 26. Package also includes a) logo on standing banner displayed at all Chamber events; b) logo with link on the KearneyChamber.org home page; c) a onetime exclusive share of your Facebook page. Members Only $3,000 Annual Subscription; Limit 12
2 Web Banner Ad Attract traffic to your website with a banner advertisement on KearneyChamber.org with hyperlink to your company website. Members Only $300 Sidebar
3 Business of The Month Business of the Month regularly highlights a member of the Kearney Chamber of Commerce.  Businesses are chosen by a random drawing at the monthly Membership Luncheon. Members Only
4 Host of Business After Hours Spotlight your business by hosting a Business After Hours at your place. Members Only Provide venue
5 Weekly Newsletter Promo Promote your business by underwriting the weekly electronic newsletter (distributed to 400+ emails). Members Only $25 each for 4 per Week
6 Email Blasts Have your exclusive email message sent to the Kearney business community (more than 400 individual email addresses) on the date of your choice. Please contact us to reserve your date in advance. Members Only $40 each; Limit 2 per Week
7 Mailing Labels Reach all our members quickly and easily anytime you need to! Influence more than 200 business representatives by purchasing membership labels. A set of peel & stick labels is available for purchase through the Chamber office. Members Only $30
8 Marketing Consultation Have a one-on-one consultation to build a marketing strategy. Members Only $25 per 30-minute session
9 Sponsorships Members can gain excellent publicity and build their brand by sponsoring any of the below listed events throughout the year. This direct exposure is unmatched in the business community. There are opportunities to fit any budget.
10 Monthly Luncheon Membership Luncheon. Logo on marketing material and have a presence at event with swag and a 5 min. presentation. Members Only $1,000 approx.