Chamber Membership Benefits
- Subscription to The News and Views
- Relocation Packet Inserts
- Business Referrals
- Listing in the Chamber's Web Site
- The Plan Room
- Access to Useful Information
- Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
- Opportunities for Education
- Economic Development
- Committee Participation
- Chamber Plaque
- Marketing Opportunities
- Gift Certificate Program
Subscription to The Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter keeps progressive business people like you informed about what's happening in the area. It is a great read and a source of valuable information delivered to your door.
Relocation Packet Inserts
The Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce provides newcomer packets to anyone who is coming to the Garden City Area. These packets are requested by phone, website and in person. Membership in the Chamber gives you the opportunity to use the newcomer packets as a marketing tool.
The Chamber receives thousands of phone calls each month. People call us wanting to know what retail, manufacturing, and service businesses we are familiar with. The Chamber refers only current members. You know how valuable one good lead is. We refer businesses to our caller's every day.
Listing in the Chamber's Web Site
This Web Site provides our members with exposure all over the world. Customers, tourists or anyone accessing our site can pull our members up by name, category, or through a search.
The Plan Room
The Plan Room consists of ordering construction blueprints and specifications for the purpose of job bidding. Chamber member firms form a "pool" to provide this service. Their investment helps cover the cost of postage, shipping, long distance calls and related expenses.
Access to Useful Information
We provide information that can help you operate your business. If you need data, we either have it or can get it for you - demographics, statistics, current wages in our area and much more. The Chamber is the leading business information source for the area.
Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
We offer ribbon cuttings and grand opening services to our members. A new business or just a substantial change (remodel or addition) in your current business will qualify. Members of the Chamber Ambassadors, our Board of Directors, and staff members will attend. We bring the ribbon, the camera, the scissors, plus you get photo coverage in the next Chamber Newsletter.
Opportunities for Education
We sponsor, in cooperation with Garden City Community College, Finney County Economic Development and other organizations, many affordable seminars and workshops featuring top speakers to help keep you and your staff sharp. We try to bring the latest information to you here, so you can send more staff, and save the travel and accommodation expense of having to travel for quality seminars and training.
Chamber activity gives you the chance to meet new business people and new customers. There isn't a more productive place to network with business people than at Chamber functions.
No one knows better than we do what is going on at city hall. That gives us the knowledge to stand up for business when we see a challenge. It also allows us to applaud efforts of our city and county commissioners when they vote pro-business. This benefit alone is worth your membership investment. The Chamber also monitors (through the Government Affairs Committee and contacts in Topeka) legislation that affects businesses in our area and communicates our positions to our legislators.
The Chamber tackles tough community issues like housing and employment. Our efforts are specifically business-related, but we are at the forefront of issues involving minority relations, beautification of our community, education that produces employable youth and many others.
Economic development is what we do everyday -- greeting new people to town and referring them to you; working with our local businesses to find employees; marketing on the Internet; or just helping you do a better job with your retail advertising. We are in business to serve our members anyway we can.
Many people want to get involved with their community -- but can do without the glaring spotlight of media coverage. Getting involved with Chamber committees and task forces is a perfect way for a busy person to impact Garden City and Holcomb. Most meetings last 50 minutes or less.
We are proud to have you as a member. We provide a handsome membership plaque to all members when they join. Each year when you renew your membership, you receive a year designator to indicate that your membership is current. People notice.
We offer our members a number of opportunities for marketing. See the marketing page.
Gift Certificate Program
The Chamber's Gift Certificate program is one of the longest-running membership benefits that we offer our retail members. The program is simple and works for you. Chamber gift certificates are printed in house with participation members in good standing, right on the certificate.