Membership

INVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS.
INVEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Hello!
Your membership in the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, first and foremost, benefits you and your business. From online listings, personal referrals and marketing opportunities, we work to get the message out about your products and services.  In addition, we provide regular programs to inform you and your employees about current business and legislative issues. Your membership is also a investment in the Atchison community. Your Chamber is an active community partner with the goal of increasing tourism in the area, aiding important non-profit organizations, and improving the quality of life in the community. From annual community events to grassroots business campaigns, your Chamber is focused on the community as a whole.

You’re Invited to Experience the Benefits of Chamber Membership, which include:

MARKETING.  The Chamber is the #1 point of contact in the Atchison area, many of those calls inquiring about businesses and services. We recommend you!  In addition, we offer numerous free and low cost advertising and PR options, from briefs and advertisements in our weekly eNewsletter (more than 2,500 contacts and growing), to your inclusion in online web directory.  Your business is also included in all printed business directories that we produce.  The Chamber’s Gift Certificate Program is one of our most successful programs, and ensures that money stays in the Atchison area. Each year we sell over $120,000 worth of gift certificates, redeemable at over 100 local businesses. They make perfect gifts for special occasions, holidays, and company bonuses!

EDUCATION. The Chamber offers various workshops, seminars and articles aimed at keeping our members informed about current issues and trends. From webinars to small business events, we are here to help you succeed in cooperation with each other.

NETWORKING.  The Chamber offers a number of networking opportunities, from casual After Hours events to our Annual Banquet and the Chamber Golf Classic. These events help members become familiar with each other personally and with the products and services available locally.

The following downloadable files give you more information about the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce and what it can do for you. The forms will also tell us a little bit more about you, so we may serve you better. If you prefer to receive a copy of these packet items by mail, please call Dianna Kruger at 913-367-2427. You may also stop by our office in the historic Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. 10th Street in Atchison, KS 66002.

Feel free to call us at any time to discuss whether joining the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce is right for you.

DOWNLOAD 2017 Chamber Member Benefits Information

Download 2017 Chamber Member Application

DOWNLOAD 2017 Chamber Membership Partnership Packages

 

What can the Chamber do for you?

Referrals

The Chamber is the No. 1 point of contact in the Atchison area, many of those calls inquiring about businesses and services.  We recommend you!

Gift Certificate Program

One of our most successful programs ensures that money stays in the Atchison area.  Each year we sell over $120,000 dollars worth of gift certificates, redeemable at about 100 local businesses.  Perfect for gifts and company bonuses.

Marketing

Several free and other low cost options are available, from briefs and advertisements in our weekly eNewsletter to our eBlast service to more than 1,000 addresses.  In addition, your business will be included on our web directory, along with a link to your web site, along with all printed business directories we produce.

Weekly Newsletter

This regular publication keeps you up to date on all Chamber business, tourism activities, and local events.  Members are encouraged to submit information about their own products, services, and honors.

Educational Tools

The Chamber offers various workshops and lunch meetings aimed at keeping our members informed about current issues and trends.  From website seminars to small business events, we are here to help you succeed in cooperation with each other.

Tourism

Atchison’s thriving tourism industry benefits all of our members, from those centered on tourism to our largest manufacturer.  The Chamber manages several large events, prints various promotional materials and maintains an in-depth web site.

Networking

The Chamber offers a number of networking opportunities from casual After Hours events to our Annual Banquet, now in its 93rd year, and the Chamber Golf Classic.  These events help members become familiar with each other personally and with the products and services available locally.

Get Involved

Our standing councils, board of directors and many seasonal committees give members the chance to a difference-maker, both commercially and civically,  these groups are invaluable to the community as a whole.

Innovation

From our surge into the digital age to creative marketing and business promotions, your Chamber is always striving to find new ways to reach patrons, and always willing to learn new approaches from its member businesses.