Networking Opportunities ~ Once a month the Chamber hosts a Business After Hours, sponsored by one or more Chamber members. This gathering is an opportunity for Chamber members to meet and interact, increasing their contacts and friendships in the community. Involvement in committees and Chamber events, such as the Golf Tournament and New Student Welcome, also allows Chamber members to become acquainted with fellow Kirksville area residents and business people.
Advertising Opportunities ~
One of the top priorities of the Chamber is to promote its members. Whether it’s through referrals to visitors and callers, advertisement openings in the Membership Directory and newsletter, event sponsorships, or the Spring Expo, the Chamber of Commerce is continually representing and promoting its members to the community, state, and nation. The Chamber receives dozens of requests for information regarding specific businesses and only refers Chamber members. In addition, our Directory and our area map are sent to hundreds of prospective businesses and residents, containing information about our members as well as general information about the community.
Information & Education ~
The Chamber offers many seminars and forums during the year in order to educate our membership and our community about matters relevant to business and personal success. We also coordinate Kirksville Leadership Institute, a program designed to develop community leaders. The Chamber is a source of information for our members, as well as for visitors and area residents. The Chamber of Commerce distributes hundreds of Membership Directories, calendars of events, phone books, and city directories annually, providing members, residents, and visitors with information about our community and Chamber members.
Membership and involvement in the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce will bring many great things to your organization, including fun and entertainment. Serving on a committee or planning an event is not only a way to network, but also a way to socialize and enjoy the other people involved in this organization. Monthly mixers, golf and basketball tournaments, and various other activities are an outlet for your creativity and an avenue for community service. But most of all, you’ll have fun in the Chamber!