Membership Investment 2016
Membership Application 2016
10 Reasons to be Part of the Webb City Chamber
#1 Networking Opportunties
#3 Government Advocacy
#4 Learning Opportunities
#6 Marketing Opportunities
#7 Publicity & Exposure
#8 Advertising Opportunities
#9 Local Economy
#10 Economic Development
The Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce, a voluntary organization of the area business community, is an effective non-profit organization committed to helping solve business and community problems, and provide services to its members. As in most volunteer organizations, the Chamber's strength lies in its membership, enabling them to accomplish collectively what no one could do individually. The work of the Chamber is done through committee structure, each working to promote its mission.
In addition, the Chamber is an information agency, providing answers to inquiries of all types. To business prospects and newcomers, the Chamber represents Webb City as a goodwill ambassador. Its focus is to make the Webb City area a better place to live and work.
Officers & Staff
Jonathan Dawson, President
Liz Cantu, President Elect
Kyle Hickam , Vice President
Jay Logal, Treasurer
Gwen Allen, Director of Membership
LeeAnn Crider, Administrative Assistant
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brandon Wilson, Immediate Past President
Mike Wiggins, Past President
Kristen Sweet, Past President
Cyndi Adamson, Crowder College
John Biggs, Mayor, City of Webb City
Carl Francis, City Administrator
Dr. Anthony Rossetti, Supt.W.C. R-VII School District
Lisa Robinson, Missouri Southern State University, SBTDC
Jim Honey, Jasper County Commissioner
The mission of the Chamber is to promote improved quality of life in the community, support the educational programs, seek retention, improvement and expansion of the economic base, and be an advocate for the business community.
In order to achieve the Mission of the Chamber, the following goals and strategies have been established:
- to support activities beneficial to the community and its citizens
- to promote the cultural interests of the community
- to promote and develop employment opportunities to retain young people in Webb City
- to support activities of Webb City R-VII School District, Crowder College, Missouri Southern State University and Southwest Center for Educational Excellence.
- to assist existing businesses in addressing current challenges, promote increased business and expansion of business
- recruitment of new businesses and industries
- to promote tourism
- to promote positive relationships with neighboring communities
- to advocate for Chamber members in city, state and national legislative and governmental matters
Benefits of Membership
Sponsorship Opportunities (Sp) – The Chamber year provides a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. Choose a sponsorship that fits your needs and budget and make us part of your marketing plan. Contact the Chamber office for more details.
Website/Links – The Chamber website lists members and provides members the opportunity to include links to their business homepages.
Targeted Mailings – Take of advantage of membership lists on mailing labels for a nominal fee.
Membership Plaque – Your business will show the public you support the community when you display your Chamber Membership Plaque.
Membership Directory –Three ways to advertise your business in the directory. Each member is listed in the directory alphabetically and by category. Advertising in the directory is available only to Chamber Members (fees vary). The directory is included in relocation packets and is placed at City Hall.
Ribbon Cuttings– Whether a grand opening, change in ownership, major remodeling, a new location, or celebrating an anniversary, you can take advantage of the Chamber’s Ribbon Cutting service that brings the Ambassadors, membership and media to you.
Announcements – Twice monthly the Chamber will send members’ announcements to the Chamber’s e-mail distribution group at no charge. Call the Chamber office for details.
Annual Banquet – Award presentation and program for membership held in October. This is a great chance to network with an average of 300 attendees.
Fifth Friday Coffee – The coffees are hosted every fifth Friday by member businesses as a great opportunity to network with an average attendance of 50 Chamber members and guests.
Business After Hours – The events are held every quarter (or more often if you wish) by member businesses as a great opportunity to network with Chamber members and guests.
Eggs & Issues – Held February through April, each year this is an open forum where local legislators share information about state issues and discuss local issues. The Webb City Chamber partners with the Joplin, Carthage and Neosho Chambers as hosts for these events.
Quarterly Membership Meetings – Quarterly luncheons focusing on issues of interest to members and introduction of new members.
Chamber Committees – Employees of member businesses are encouraged to get involved on a committee anytime during the year.
Staff Support – Chamber staff is ready to assist you with relocation, marketing, and other business related concerns
Referrals – Chamber members are always referred when product or service information is requested at the Chamber office.
Paint the Town Red - Homecoming Week. During fall homecoming we have a Business & Residential Decorating Contest. Mr. & Miss Webb City Contest that benefits Webb City CARES. Community Bonfire and Fun Color Run. We finish off the week with a parade before the big football on Friday!
Citywide Garage Sale – This meeting is held the first weekend in May and all permit fees are waived.
Cruise Night - This event will be held the second Saturday of the month from April – September, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Downtown Webb City. Downtown car show, classics, antiques & more.
Webb City Chamber Night at the Ballpark - It’s a home run for the entire city!! The Springfield Cardinals welcome Webb City and recognize our ball teams of all ages. Fun for everyone!
Cardinal Teacher Awards – Five out-standing teachers in the Webb City R-VII School District are honored each year and are recognized at the chamber’s annual membership meeting and banquet.
Springtime on Broadway – Annual Festival, Downtown Webb City is held the second weekend in April . This event is hosted by the City of Webb City.
“We Love it Here”