Membership Benefits – [Cloned #18036]

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

Member 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. 

Opportunities

Description

Included

Cost

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.

Members Only

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.

Members Only

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.

Members Only

Enhanced Online 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.

Members Only

Chamber Cash Gift Certificates

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.

Members Only

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.

Members Only

Chamber Chat E-Newsletter

Our weekly email newsletter full of member announcements, membership benefits and chamber events. It’s your weekly source of all things Chamber. Submit your info by Thursday morning.

Members Only

Social Media Shares

Your business post may be shared and/or your business tagged in various Chamber social media posts throughout the year. Use #BeKearney

Members Only

Referral Rewards

$50 Chamber Cash for each New Member you refer to the Kearney Chamber.

Members Only

Coupon Book

Offer coupons to the general public or share special member-to-member discounts to promote your business on the Chamber website.

Members Only

Conference Room Rental

Use our conference room for presentations, interviews, client pitches or training for your company.

Members Only

$50 per Hour Non-Members

Kearney Job Board

Post job openings and volunteer opportunities on the Chamber website.

Members Only

Office Depot Discount

Office Depot and the Chamber have partnered to provide exclusive savings on all your business needs. Let Office Depot save you time and money!

Members Only

Constant Contact Discount

Because of our partnership with Constant Contact, members of the Kearney Chamber of Commerce qualify for a special discount on Constant Contact email marketing.

Members Only

Chamber Benefit Plan

The Chamber Benefit Plan offers an affordable medical coverage solution to small employers in Missouri. Learn more: ChamberBenefitPlan.com

Members Only

VIP Text Line

Text VIP to 816-439-7939 to opt-in and receive chamber notifications on our mobile phone! Easily opt-out at any time.

Members Only

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

Must be Present to Win

Certificates of Origin

Check back for more information about the Certificates of Origin Benefit

Members Only

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.

Opportunities

Description

Included

Cost

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.

Members Only

Free

Empowering Business Workshops

The Kearney Chamber is proud to produce a series of monthly Empowering Business Workshops that support businesses in their pursuit of excellence.

Members Only

Varies per Event

Off the Clock - After Hours

This come and go 2 hour networking mixer provides ample opportunity to network with fellow business owners of Kearney and the surrounding area. Come have a drink on us, drop your business card in to win a prize, and network with your peers!

Members Only

Free

Holiday Giveaway

Check back for more information about the Holiday Giveaway Event

Members Only

Varies per Event

Chamber 101

This is a great opportunity to connect with other new Chamber members, meet Chamber staff and learn more about what Chamber membership can offer you and your business.

Members Only

Free

Nonprofit Showcase

We invite our 501c3 members to join in on the Chamber Nonprofit Forum with the purpose of collaborating, asking questions, sharing advice and resources, and networking so our local nonprofit organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

Members Only

Free

Harvest Gala

Check back for more information about the Harvest Gala Event

Members Only

Free

Fifth Pillar Book Club

Check back for more information about the Fifth Pillar Book Club Event

Members Only

Free

Sponsorship Opportunities

With sponsorship of Chamber events and programs comes the opportunity to position yourself front-and-center within the area's business community. Leverage the marketing power of the chamber through sponsorship of high-profile events and initiatives, and unique advertising opportunities. For more information on these events, or to reserved your date, contact the chamber office.

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.

Opportunities

Description

Included

Cost

PLUS Digital 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 one-time exclusive share of your billboard on our Facebook page. Limited to 12 members per year.

Members Only

$3,000 Annual Subscription

Event Host

Spotlight your business by hosting a Chamber event at your location

Members Only

You Provide Venue

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

$25

Email Blasts

Have your exclusive email message sent to the Kearney business community (more than 500individual email addresses) on the date of your choice. Please contact us to reserve your date in advance.

Members Only

$40 each/BOGO

Sponsorship Opportunities

With sponsorship of Chamber events and programs comes the opportunity to position yourself front-and-center within the area's business community. Leverage the marketing power of the chamber through sponsorship of high-profile events and initiatives, and unique advertising opportunities. For more information on these events, or to reserved your date, contact the chamber office.

Members Only

Varies per Event

Real World Learning Partner

Check back for more information about the Real World Learning Partner Opportunity

Members Only

Chamber Map

Check back for more information about the Chamber Map Opportunity

Members Only

Travel & Relocation Guide

Check back for more information about the Travel & Relocation Guide Opportunity

Members Only

Membership Directory & Community Guide

Check back for more information about the Membership Directory & Community Guide Opportunity

Members Only

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