join the chamber
As a NEW Chamber Member we encourage you to take full advantage of the following benefits:
All employees are members of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce
Unlimited business referrals and FREE brochure placement in the Chamber office
Meet top business and community leaders at multiple networking events each month
Share with us your job openings to post on the Ellinwood Chamber site
Host an official community Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, After Hours, or Member Milestone Celebration to announce and promote your business
Advertise your company's current promotion on Chamber's newsletter, social media pages, and blog site
Chamber Member-branded items including welcome packet, chamber member decal and more
Gift Certificates as a member, you are listed on Chamber Gift Certificates as a business that accepts them (you decide if you want to accept them)
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WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY...
"We are a Chamber member so that we can stay involved in our community and keep up with what's going on in Ellinwood and the surrounding community."
-Marlene Clayton, St. Joseph Catholic School
"Joining the Chamber has been a wonderful resource for our business, and a great way to stay connected and support the community. S/O to Jordan Waite for all the new ideas and energy she brings to the Chamber, we are excited to see you soar as the new Executive Director."
-Jennifer Anderson, Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co.
"We believe it is important to support the local Chamber and its efforts to grow commerce and the economy in the community."
-Ben Jacobs, Extreme Ice
"To get more involved in the community and build relationships."
-Andrea Siefkes, Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County
"We enjoy being involved in the community. Being involved in the communities we serve is important to our clients and to the firm."
-Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chtd.
# of Ellinwood Chamber Businesses
After Harvest Fests
The Ellinwood Chamber hosts multiple community events every year, with the most well-known being the annual After Harvest Fest. Other events include the Annual Meeting and Banquet, Christkindlmarket, the Kansas Sampler, city-wide garage sales, and more.
Many businesses value and want relationship-building through networking with peers and potential clients. To deliver this access, the Ellinwood Chamber hosts a variety of meetings, mixers and special events.
The Chamber offers multiple ways to promote your business. The Chamber posts relevant business news on the website for free; shares member news through social media; hosts Channel 813 information; and informs travelers of events through the sign at the "Y".
The Chamber plans and hosts multiple types of informational and promotional meetings throughout the year: Chamber Coffees, Legislative Coffees, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, and more.
According to a study by the American Chamber of Commerce, if a company is highly involved in its local chamber, consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against competitors. Also, when consumers know that a business is a member of a chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it.
Government action related to such issues as taxation, education, transportation, regulation, and public safety can significantly affect the health of your business. The Chamber develops and recommends policy, tracks information on legislative issues, and builds relationships with key public officials.
Gift Certificate Program
Chamber members are encouraged to participate in the Chamber Gift Certificate program, which encourages local money to stay local and to benefit Chamber members. As a member, you can enroll in this program at no charge. The Chamber distributes the certificates, the holder spends it at participating business, and the business redeems it through the Chamber office.
The Ellinwood Chamber receives emails and inquiries asking for business recommendations from residents and visitors. Using our membership list, the Chamber recommends members for any services requested.
Ellinwood Chamber dues are tax-deductible as a business expense.