Exclusive Chamber Membership Opportunities
Special Interest Emails
In addition to our regular monthly “Spotlight on Carthage” newsletter, Monday “Spotlight on Carthage”, and Wednesday “Chamber News Update” emails to all members, the Chamber provides specific information via email on a variety of topics, on a regular basis and as needed. Topics may include legislation, training, and more, with additional topics added on an ongoing basis.
Current special interest emails are:
- Carthage Emerging Leaders (as needed) – geared toward 21-40 year old’s looking for training, networking, and professional development opportunities
- Legislative Update (typically sent monthly) – for anyone with a personal or professional interest in local, state, and federal legislative efforts
- Lowering of flags (as needed) – resource for owners of flagpoles or those responsible for managing one
- Training/Seminars (as needed) – for members interested in ongoing training opportunities for themselves or their company
Members can opt-in to any or all these supplementary emails by contacting the Chamber at 417-358-2373.
If your business is facing a challenge or growth opportunity, someone within the Chamber network probably has a solution. With over 400 members, and qualified staff, you can count on the Chamber to help you find answers, resources, and solutions that will help you succeed.
An up-to-date list of media contacts is available to Chamber members free of charge.
A customer oriented Chamber staff along with business start-up and/or improvement resources are easily accessible by phone or dropping by the Chamber.
Your membership includes a free subscription to the Chamber’s monthly “Spotlight on Carthage” monthly newsletter and a subscription to our weekly e-mail bulletin. Both the monthly and weekly newsletters offer your business the opportunity to promote business events, milestones, and news.
Chamber members have exclusive access to a wide range of event sponsorships ranging from $30-3000. Whatever your interest, whatever your budget, the Chamber has opportunities to promote every type and every size of member business. The marketing power of an event sponsorship typically returns to the sponsor many times over in direct sales, brand awareness, and community spirit. Chamber events cannot happen without the support and involvement of our members, so contact the Chamber to discuss our list of sponsorship opportunities and get plugged in today.
The Chamber will invite Ambassadors, Board members, media, and the entire membership to celebrate breaking ground at your new location.
The Chamber displays an alphabetical list and a categorical list on our website that includes contact information for all member businesses. The Chamber also offers a program accessible via our website to promote member businesses to citizens and visitors to Carthage. This program displays your information next to a map for shoppers’ convenience. Finally, all members are welcome and encouraged to link their Facebook pages to the Chamber Facebook page to promote and market their businesses. We will share your business news and/or information on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Brochure/Business card display
Our high traffic lobby features a members-only display area for Chamber members’ marketing brochures and/or business cards for citizens, businesses, new residents, and visitors. There are also numerous opportunities to provide promotional items for goodie bags throughout the year.
The Chamber will coordinate a ribbon cutting ceremony if your business is new to the community, has relocated, or has undergone a major renovation. The Chamber Ambassadors are invited to attend and learn more about your business. Photographs and information are provided to the local media for publication.
New member listing
As a new member, you will be welcomed to the Chamber through a new member listing in Spotlight on Carthage sent to our over 800 member emails and on our Facebook page which has over 1100 followers.
Every day the Carthage Chamber of Commerce receives phone, walk-in and web inquiries from businesses, citizens, visitors and residents new to our community in need of a product or service. Chamber member businesses exclusively receive those referrals!
A great networking event to start off your day. Held on the 3rd Friday morning of every month held at the host business. ( Hosting fee applies)
Business After Hours
An after-work break to network with fellow chamber members. Held monthly for Chamber members to network and trade valuable information to other attendees.
Community Gift Certificate program
Take part in an opportunity to be a participating merchant on Community Gift Certificates that are issued by the Chamber to increase sales and foot traffic to your business.
“The Chamber has been instrumental in the growth of my company. The professionalism of this organization combined with networking opportunities and business leads make the Carthage Chamber essential for any business, large or small, in the Carthage area.“