Why Chamber?

When you join the Chamber, you gain a new business partner, opportunities to network, meet potential clients, market your business, increase business knowledge, and get involved in issues that affect your business and community.


10 reasons to join the Independence Chamber of Commerce

  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Credibility
  • Referrals and sales opportunities
  • Business assistance & professional development
  • Exposure to the business & Independence community
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Economic development support
  • Commitment to the community
  • Custom business programs

Events, Advertising and Marketing Opportunities

Immediate Benefits
Each year when you renew your membership, you'll receive discounts for many programs and services, including:

  • A complimentary membership directory, plus three free listings
  • Free alphabetical and categorical listings on the Chamber's website
  • Numerous effective, high-impact sponsorship opportunities
  • Recognition in the Chamber View and Chamber website

Business Referrals

  • Chamber staff makes more than 100,000 referrals per year
  • Chamber member referrals
  • Three listings in the Chamber directory

Business Assistance and Information

Legislative Access and Input

  • Monthly legislative meetings while in session

Local Economic Development Support

Current and past projects initiated or supported by the Chamber include:

  • Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway Interchange, and Lewis and Clark Expressway
  • Noland Road Bridge replacement project
  • West Independence neighborhoods such as Englewood, Maywood, Fairmount and Carlisle
  • Susquehanna Neighborhood Improvement District
  • Northwest Community Development Corporation
  • Academies of Independence School District (ISD)

Improvement Districts

  • Streets and parks sales tax
  • Redevelopment tools such as Enterprise Zones in Northwest Independence
  • Metropolitan Community College- Blue River
  • Fort Osage and Independence school bond issues
  • Independence and Kansas City School District boundary change initiative
  • Noland Road Community Improvement District
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