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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business Excellence Awards
Peer selected nominations are presented, and winners announced in September at the Harvest Gala.
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.
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.
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
Trust Badge/Window Clings
To help you share your Kearney Chamber membership, we have developed a digital sticker for use on your website or social media platforms and a decal cling for your store front window.
Conference Room Rental
Use our conference room for presentations, interviews, client pitches or training for your company.
$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.
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!
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.
Chamber Benefit Plan
The Chamber Benefit Plan offers an affordable medical coverage solution to small employers in Missouri. Learn more: ChamberBenefitPlan.com
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.
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.
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
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.
Join us at Noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for lunch. The Chamber offers topics relevant to the business community.
$5 for Members $10 for Community Guests
Empowering Business Workshops
The Kearney Chamber is proud to partner with local experts in their field to produce Empowering Business Workshops.
Varies per Event
Join us for this come and go networking mixer to meet and network with fellow business professionals. Enjoy appetizers and a drink on us! Don’t forget your business cards.
A community wide campaign to encourage Kearney residents to Shop Local and support Kearney businesses during the holidays.
Varies per Event
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.
An annual celebration of Kearney Chamber members featuring networking, awards, entertainment, and more!
Kearney Hiring Fair
Job seekers of all levels are encouraged to attend and participate. This hiring 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
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.