When you choose to invest in the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce,
you are investing in your future and the future of the Excelsior Springs area as we continue to be the premier business organization in our community. Through Chamber membership, you can broaden your business contacts and referrals, enhance your leadership and professional skills and participate in projects that positively affect our area.
The Chamber acts as your spokesperson to promote your interests through our website and through referrals. We serve as an information source for those looking for recommendations for businesses located in our community. Chamber membership is vital to the growth and prosperity of the economy. It provides the opportunity to market your company to other members, to have a voice in community development, to promote the continued growth of the region, and to foster improved quality of life in our area.
We support local.
The Chamber does a variety of outreach marketing and education to encourage residents to shop local, eat local and support local. This includes shop local advertising campaigns, our Excelsior Expo in the fall, educational inserts in water bills, our Holiday Gift Guide, Small Business Saturday promotions, trolley shuttles and so much more! We understand the importance of small businesses within our community.
FAIR SHARE DUES STRUCTURE
Our membership dues are based on how many employees your business has. This model is referred to as the “fair share” model. Because the Excelsior Springs business community is comprised primarily of small businesses (80% have 10 or less employees), the fair share model allows the “mom and pop shops” to have affordable access to the same services and benefits of Chamber membership as the bigger businesses.
We have also set aside special rates for our Friends of the Chamber which is great for retirees who have no business affiliation. In addition, we have rates specifically for non-profit organizations with no employees and churches, as well as financial institutions and utility companies.
Thoughts from the President – Brian Yarbrough Edward Jones
In today’s world of online retail, access to everything, no matter where you are, the importance of supporting your local businesses is greater than ever. Connecting businesses with one another through Chamber activities allows for a sense of community to remain strong. Sometimes we might need to pay a little more to support the local business. This is hard in today’s world of trying to stretch our pennies farther. Equipping these business owners with new ideas, skills, and strategies to compete in today’s economy is another important part of what we can do as a Chamber.