Programs & Services

When you invest in the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, you join over 400 businesses and individuals whose focus is to make Atchison County the best place to work, do business, and raise a family.

The chamber is your marketing and information resource to help grow your business by providing an abundance of opportunities.
Chamber Ambassadors can help promote your new location or expansion with a ribbon cutting or groundbreaking. A photo is printed in the Chamber newsletter and the newspaper.

Business Assistance

Chamber staff can assist you in locating space, identifying markets and other resources.  Free small business consultations are offered by trained staff from Mo-Kan Regional Council. An entrepreneurial based program provides free coaching to those wanting to start a business or needs assistance in the operation of an existing business.

Business Contacts

The chamber can put you in contact with potential new customers and clients. Members also have unique opportunities to make valuable business contacts through several Chamber-sponsored events including Business “After Hours,” banquets, councils, committees, seminars and workshops.

Business Referrals

Your Chamber receives thousands of calls and correspondence each year requesting information on businesses, their products and services. Chamber staff uses the Chamber Resource Directory to respond to these inquiries. Your membership is truly an investment, as members receive priority when staff makes referrals.

Convention and Meeting Assistance

Chamber staff provides assistance to those hosting meetings or reunions in Atchison. Trolley tours, visitor guides, name tags, welcome bags are provided upon request.

Governmental Representation

Your Chamber works hard to address legislative and governmental issues facing your business at local, state and national levels.

Resources

Members have access to business references, economic data, census information, demographics, business publications, area metropolitan phone books, city directories and much more at the Chamber.

Weekly E-News

Members who have valid email addresses can sign up to receive “This week in Atchison,” a weekly e-publication featuring calendar items, member news, meetings and more.  SIGN-UP HERE

 

The Chamber Can Help Advertise and Market Your Business

Annual Chamber Golf Classic

 Chamber members can advertise their business through a sponsorship in the local Chamber Golf Classic. Annually in June, over 200 golfers converge on Atchison for a day of four-man scramble. Sponsors are listed on signage, banners, and in the event program. Proceeds from the tournament are donated to a community project each year.

Annual Banquet

Showcase your business at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet. Businesses sponsor and decorate a table. Sponsors receive recognition through table signage, banners and a listing in the program. The annual dinner is the social event of the year, drawing nearly 400 members and guests.

Chamber Gift Certificates

Many members will receive a direct benefit from the Chamber’s Gift Certificate program. Those members with goods or services to sell can have a listing and will accept gift certificates, which is good as cash. The member business then presents the gift certificates for redemption from the Chamber. Over $120,000 in gift certificates are purchased annually by individuals and businesses.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Chamber Mailing List

The Chamber’s mailing list is available on labels, disk, or CD, providing direct access to over 500 potential customers and business leaders. Chamber members receive a discount.

Resource Directory

Chamber members will receive two free listings in the annual Resource Directory. Members name, address, phone and fax numbers, website, and email address will be published with the member’s permission. An alphabetical and categorical listing is provided. Members may further enhance their business through the placement of advertising in the directory.

Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings

Chamber Ambassadors help promote a new location or expansion with a ribbon cutting or groundbreaking. A photo is printed in the Chamber newsletter and the daily newspaper.

Trolley Signboards

Chamber members have an opportunity to expose their business to thousands of visitors through exterior or interior signage on the Atchison trolley.

Website

Members receive a free listing in the Chamber’s online membership directory. The member’s name, address, phone number and a link to the member’s website will be provided at no cost. Thousands access the Atchison website monthly for information on events, attractions and businesses.

 

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