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 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.
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|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|
|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 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.||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. Use #BeKearney||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|
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.
|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.||Included||Free|
|2||Coffee Connections at D'Creamery||Coffee Connections is the perfect time for you to grab a quick breakfast, a hot cup of coffee, and make connections that will last a lifetime! A different approach to networking each month keeps it lively and enhances relationship building.||Included||$5 for members / $10 non-members|
|3||Off the Clock||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!||Included||Free|
|4||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.
||Included||Varies per event|
|5||Meet Me for Lunch||Meet Me For Lunch is a new series of networking lunches in local eateries. We will gather from Noon-1pm for unstructured time to meet new people and build business relationships over a sit-down lunch. We have no agenda, other than to get to know each other.||Included||Varies per event|
|6||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.||Included||Free|
|7||Nonprofit Forum||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.||Included||Free|
|8||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|
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 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|
|4||Event Host||Spotlight your business by hosting a Chamber event at your location||Members Only||Provide venue|
|5||Weekly Newsletter Promo||Promote your business by underwriting the weekly electronic newsletter (distributed to 500+ emails).||Members Only||$25 each/4 per Week|
|6||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|
|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||$25|
|9||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|