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

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 video 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

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. The Kearney MO Job Board, a Facebook group, was created to connect employers with potential employees. A one stop shop for all job postings in the Kearney, MO area.

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 through a nomination process by the Ambassador Committee.

Members Only

Certificates of Origin

The Kearney Chamber of Commerce, through a partnership with the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce, offers electronically chamber stamped Certificate of Origin and export related documents. Create, submit, and print electronically certified documents right at your own desk.

$25 Special Member Rate Cost: $50 per document Non-Members

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

A community wide campaign to encourage Kearney residents to Shop Local and support Kearney businesses during the holidays.

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

This virtual showcase highlights the extraordinary work of our member not-for-profits; to provide an opportunity for all community members to learn more about the needs within these area organizations and to easily connect with them.

Members Only

Free

Harvest Gala

An annual celebration of Kearney Chamber members featuring networking, awards, entertainment, and more!

Members Only

Free

Fifth Pillar Book Club

The goal of Fifth Pillar Book Club is to bring together leaders around these powerful shared ideas so we can improve not only our businesses but our community. The format of the book club meeting is an informal open discussion, allowing attendees plenty of opportunities to share insight and perspective.

Members Only

Free

Kearney Job Fair

Job seekers of all levels are encouraged to attend and participate. This job fair is a great resource for students and adults alike to connect with employers who are actively seeking quality people looking for employment.

$50 Members $100 Non-Members

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) billboard art 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 800 individual 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

Provide a Real World Learning opportunity for local students at every level, K-12. It is a type of learning which is authentically tied to the world of work. When students learn in a “Real World” way, they are immersed in a rich meaningful experience closely associated with a job, occupation or project. Let us help you get connected.

Members Only

Chamber Map

Available in print and on-line Chamber Maps locate and promote chamber members only.

Members Only

Travel & Relocation Guide

A print publication to help promote Kearney and attract travelers and movers to the Kearney area.

Members & Non-Members

Membership Directory & Community Guide

A beautiful magazine-style publication filled with large color photos, captivating feature stories, profiles and more. This guide is both print and digital, and features all original, all local content. It is full color, and stunningly presented. It includes a directory section with all members both alphabetically and by category, and has a full 12 month shelf life.

Members Only

Coupon Book

As part of the #ShopLocalKearney campaign, the Kearney Chamber of Commerce produced a coupon book to promote local businesses. The coupon book is a compilation of valuable specials from a variety of local businesses and features value added coupons.

Members & Non-Members

Above & Beyond Club

When members voluntarily contribute an extra 10% (or more) over their annual investment amount, their contribution helps the Kearney Chamber to continue providing relevant programs and resources to serve the needs of its members, as well as supporting the advocacy and promotion of business growth. These chamber partners claim a stake in the Chamber’s mission through the relentless pursuit of a vibrant and prosperous business community.

Members Only

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