Please take a moment to learn more about the Committees hosted by the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce. These committees bring the mission of the Chamber to life and initiate much of the ground work for the community improvement we enjoy! If you are interested in serving on one or more of these committees, please contact our offices at 660-665-3766.
The Ambassadors committee serves as the goodwill arm of the Chamber, welcoming new and expanding businesses and services to the community and volunteering to help at Business After Hours and Chamber events. They help fellow members celebrate their milestones such as groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings. They promote the image and activities of the Chamber by increasing the visibility in a positive way through the cooperation of the media. This committee currently meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at the Chamber office, 304 S. Franklin in Kirksville.
Community and Economic Development Committee
The Community and Economic Development Committee creates long-range plans and goals for the Chamber of Commerce. It supports the efforts of the following sub-committees: Job Fair and Governmental Affairs. This committee will also support the efforts of Kirksville Regional Economic Development Inc, industry appreciation efforts, and any economic development efforts of both the City of Kirksville and Adair County. This committee meets year-round. They currently meet the 1st Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm.
Golf Outing Committee
The Golf Tournament is held annually in August and brings businesses together for a full day out on the green! Planning involves securing sponsorships and attendance prizes for the tournament.
Governmental Affairs Committee
The Governmental Affairs Committee keeps the membership and community informed of civic issues at the city, county, and state levels. The Committee hosts The Government In Focus (TGIF) Seminars, local Candidate forums, and participates in Kirksville Day at the Capitol. The Governmental Affairs Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 am between the months of September and May.
Kirksville Young Professionals Committee
KVYP committee is a network of young professionals ages 21 to 40 in the Kirksville area. This group works to connect professionals, engage in community service, and provide professional development in order to recruit and retain talent in Kirksville. KVYP meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:30-9:30 am.
The Merchants Committee organizes promotional programs and events designed to increase business throughout Kirksville and keep shopping dollars local. This committee develops programs that bring business to the retailers and restaurants in the Kirksville area. The June Art Walk, and New Student Welcome are sponsored by this committee. The committee supports Small Business Saturday in Kirksville. This committee meets at 8:30 am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, March through October.
NEMO Job Fair Committee
With the assistance of the Kirksville Job Center, the NEMO Job Fair committee has taken the lead in promoting a strong workforce. Each year they host two Job Fair events where job seekers can meet employers. In addition, the committee recently added targeted hiring events that focus on a particular industry, such as healthcare or retail. This committee meets monthly.