The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce offers many benefits to their members. From FREE social media promotion to weekly networking events, joining the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce can be a complete game changer for any professional or organization in the region.

While there are hundreds of benefits available to Chamber members, here’s a list of Top 5 reasons to join the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce:

Community Advocacy

The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting our community as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. By providing opportunities for members to connect with national, state, and local political offices, the Chamber is able to promote growth and economic vitality of our community. Monthly Legislative Coffees, annual trips to the State Capitol, and Eggs & Issues, are just a few examples of community advocacy initiatives the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce prioritizes.

Educational Events

The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce routinely offers educational opportunities exclusively available to Chamber members. From Social Media Seminars to Lunch & Learns, Chamber leadership understands the value of continuing education to a progressive community like Ottawa. Additionally, the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce has recently co-sponsored monthly First Friday Forums – a FREE public event that brings in speakers from all over the region to address our community.

Marketing & Publicity

Chamber members enjoy FREE marketing and publicity included in all membership levels. From social media promotion to blog features to e-newsletter blasts, the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to assisting members’ organizations spread the word about everything from holiday specials to employment opportunities. Additionally, Chamber membership includes listing in both online and print community business directories and incoming business referrals. Let us help YOU get the word out about your business!

Networking Events

If you ask any Chamber member what they value most about membership, “Networking Opportunities” will almost always tops the list. Whether you’re an emerging entrepreneur or established professional, networking with fellow community influencers is key for success. Chamber membership will allow you to take advantage of exclusive networking opportunities, including but not limited to: Chamber After Hours, Chamber Coffees, Grand Openings and Ribbon Cuttings, Annual Banquets, Ladies’ Night Out, and other Special Member events.

Travel Opportunities

Members of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce also enjoy exclusive travel discounts and opportunities all across the globe. Get great deals on group travel to exciting international destinations like Costa Rica and a 10-day cruise down the Rhine River! Past destinations have included the Austria, China, Italy, and Germany. Click here to learn more about upcoming travel opportunities through the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and start planning your next vacation!

Want to learn more about Chamber membership?

Membership with the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce provides many benefits. The Chamber community is a great resource for all community leaders.

See what Mike Skidmore, Mayor of Ottawa, has to say about Chamber membership:

“There is a sense of community found in the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce. With our frequent coffees on most Fridays, to our new sponsorship of the First Friday Forum, to our educational Opportunities and trips, this chamber is truly the lifeblood of this community.

There is a true connection to our city once you join. If a new store front needs a ribbon cutting, or a new feature or service that needs to be promoted in an existing business, the chamber is the best place to start. With the helpful staff and membership ready to promote your business, you can’t lose. So if your business needs a ‘jump start’, the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is your energy source. “

                                                   –  Mike Skidmore, Mayor of Ottawa

Join TODAY!

If you’d like to learn more about what the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce can do for you, contact Brandon Wilcox – Membership Director at (785) 242 -1000 or brandon@ottawakansas.org. Be sure to ask about April’s exclusive “Try It- You’ll Like It!” campaign – join the Chamber and receive 3 months FREE!