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The objective of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce is to develop and maintain a vibrant business environment through the development of relevant and innovative services and community leadership, thereby enhancing the economic quality of life in Van Buren County.
Executive Director, Jason Hayes
President, Lori Blagg
Secretary-Treasurer, Carrie Hinds
Board Members: Garrett Bonds, Phillip Ellis, Tammy Johnson, Barbra Kurzinski, Darrell Moore, Todd Treece, Trey Wilkins, Charles Wilson
Together, businesses can:
Thrive by creating a better business climate.
Attract more customers, each business helping the other to thrive.
Economically better the community in which they do business, to everyone’s benefit.
Instill in the community a base of values which will serve the community and the businesses well.
Establish credibility and viability for the businesses of the area.
Better promote the community and its interest.
Share in the success of our city and area.
The Chamber of Commerce is the only organization prepared to further the goals of the Clinton business community.
Benefits & Opportunities
Clinton Membership Directory and Relocation Packet: Clinton Chamber of Commerce business members receive a free listing in the Membership Directory, and are classified by category. This comprehensive guide is distributed throughout the area and sent in relocation packages.
Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings: All new Chamber and current Chamber members who are expanding, relocating or celebrating a special anniversary can increase their visibility and receive tremendous FREE advertising and promotion with a Chamber ribbon cutting. A photo is provided to the Van Buren County Democrat and the Chamber Board and members are invited.
The Chamber Weekly Email Blast is emailed weekly listing all current events, community topics & press releases from local businesses. Events are in turn printed in the weekly edition of the VBC Democrat. Tourist-related events are promoted online & statewide.
CHAMBER PASSKEY: Unique QR scan code links to your all-in-one business listing, for use locally & in your print advertising. Click here to learn about Passkey for your business…Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce website includes a highly interactive, user-friendly & mobile-optimized directory that is open to all its members. This is extremely valuable for the web presence of local businesses & organizations. These customized listing pages are provided by our web developer, ECT Web Designs, at no charge for members. (Additional discounted services available…)
Office Advertising: Additional high visibility to potential customers is made available to chamber members through display advertising in the chamber office.
Business Referrals: The Chamber employs staff to answer telephone, email, and regular U.S. mail inquiries.
Networking: Periodic community meetings provide our members the opportunity to build business relationships with other local proprietors.
Chamber Annual Banquet: Open to all Chamber members, plus the general public. It is held the first Tuesday in March, honoring the Business & Volunteer of the Year. Scholarships are also awarded to students from the three area high schools and an interesting speaker rounds out the evening.
Archey Fest held the last weekend in June is a summer festival featuring carnival rides, sports tournaments, contests, car show, arts & crafts, and vendor booths. As one of the area’s biggest seasonal attractions it offers excellent opportunity for advertising.
Annual Chili King Cookoff held downtown each October, brings over a thousand visitors to local business-sponsored booths to help raise funds for scholarships.
Seminars & Workshops (Nominal fees may apply): The Chamber sponsor seminars and workshops. Marketing, Computers, Customer Service, and Financial Planning are just a few of the topics covered.
Legislative Updates: The Chamber maintains a visible presence with local and state legislators to stay informed on topics of importance to our members’ businesses.
Become a Member!
To join, simply mail in the membership application form and send it to the Chamber with your payment. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 501-745-6500.
- Individuals: $35.00
- Couples: $50.00
- Non-profit: $50.00
- 1-10 Employees: $125.00
- 11-50 Employees: $200.00
- Over 150: $775.00
- Gas/Pipeline Co: $250.00
- Banks: $525.00
- Utilities: $625.00
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