Becoming a member of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce is an investment, but we want you to know that your investment in us is also an investment in yourself and in your business.
As a new member in the Eudora Chamber, we will work to promote your business. The Eudora Chamber of Commerce will introduce your business on our website, through our Facebook page, in the chamber newsletter and in an introductory email sent to the businesses we are in contact with. Additionally, throughout your involvement in the Eudora Chamber of Commerce, you will have the continued opportunity to be featured on these channels.
In addition to promoting your business, the Chamber can assist business owners in finding a space for your business and in identifying and targeting markets in our community. We want to help you be successful, and as a member of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce, our resources will be your resources.
Putting Down Roots
The Eudora Chamber of Commerce is a business community. We are proud of the talent in our organization and in the potential that we have to be better together. We are made up of businesses that are new to Eudora as well as businesses that have been here for generations. As you join the Chamber, you will also become a part of this history.
Eudora is a growing community. Located strategically between Kansas City and Lawrence along the expanding K10 corridor, we offer an ideal location for many people looking to settle in the area. When new residents come to Eudora, the Eudora Chamber is one of the first organizations in town to welcome them. We provide all new residents with welcome bags that include promotional items from our member organizations.
A community magazine, Discover Eudora, is published twice a year and includes the Eudora Chamber membership directory. As one of the only publications specifically for the Eudora community, inclusion in this publication serves as one of the most prominent advertising opportunities in Eudora. Additionally, the Eudora Chamber produces a quarterly newsletter which highlights local business and offers additional promotional opportunities to members.
The Eudora Chamber website serves as a centralized touch point for residents to access information about chamber organizations. Listed here, the chamber membership directory includes information about the name of your business and contact information as well as a link to your business website. The membership in the chamber also qualifies your business for free employment advertising on the Chamber website where you may post open positions as well access to advertising space for your business.
Building a Network
To join the Eudora Chamber of Commerce is to join a community. We publicize special events and promotions of our member businesses such as an open house, ribbon cutting, grand re-opening, ground breaking, and sponsorship opportunities within the community.
Our monthly membership meetings offer an environment for members to connect with other business owners- who may also be potential clients. These monthly meetings are also sponsorship opportunity for members to promote their own businesses. In addition to the monthly meetings, the Chamber hosts a range of events throughout the year including the annual Eudora Chamber Dinner, the Downtown Halloween Trunk or Treat, our holiday fundraiser, Open Houses, Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breaking Ceremonies, as well as the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.
We do not want to just attract members to the Eudora Chamber of Commerce, we want to celebrate them. Beginning in January, we feature a “Business of the Month” at our monthly meetings, on our website, on social media, and through email. In addition to this recognition, the Chamber recognizes an exemplary chamber member each year to award “Business of the Year.” This award is presented during the chamber’s Annual Dinner Celebration, where the selected chamber member will receive a display plaque for their place of business and they will be highlighted on the chamber’s website.
Connecting to Community
Members of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce are eligible for discounted membership rates at the Eudora Parks and Recreation Center. Chamber members, their employees, and their families are all eligible for this rate of $270. The discounted membership at the Eudora Parks and Recreation Center includes 24 hour access to the fitness room, a seasonal family pass to the Eudora Aquatic Center, access to the gymnasium, and annual recreation center membership. Your chamber membership is also a tax deductible business expense.
The Greatest Benefit of All
The Eudora Chamber of Commerce promotes business, but through that process, we promote our community. Becoming a part of the Eudora Chamber is also a way of becoming involved in this community. Eudora is a great place to do business because it is a great place to live. Business is best when done in community; we hope you join us in ours.
Member To Member Benefits
A member to member benefit program is a successful model in many chambers of commerce. This type of program provides member discounts from one chamber member to another.