• Member Benefits

  • WHY SHOULD I BE A MEMBER?

    Because the Chamber of Commerce unifies the public spirit of my community and directs it into useful and constructive channels.

    Because I have an investment in the community that is enhanced by working with other businesses to benefit all.

    Because my support yields many benefits in new industries, increased payrolls, better health and safety, beneficial legislation, and an improved community.

    Because the Chamber of Commerce depends on personal service and financial support to carry out its broad program of work to protect and advance business.

    Because through the Chamber of Commerce I can best fulfill my obligations to the community where I earn my living.

    Because an active membership in my Chamber of Commerce carries with it a sense of accomplishment and inner satisfaction from the knowledge that I am doing my share of an important job.


  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP?

    Because the Chamber of Commerce unifies the public spirit of my community and directs it into useful and constructive channels.

    Because I have an investment in the community that is enhanced by working with other businesses to benefit all.

    Publications
    These items below are just a few of the items produced by the Chamber to promote its members. Member wise e-mail updates are being developed.

    • Chamber Newsletter
    • Mercer Magazine
    • Community Profile Booklet
    • Membership Directory
    • Relocation Packets
    • Church Listings
    • Clubs and Organization Listings
    • Health Care and Personal Help Listings
    • Detailed City/County map

    Professional Development
    Seminars and workshops on marketing, human resources, finance, taxes, technology, and more are offered on a periodic basis.

    Legislative
    The Chamber is your business advocate on the local, regional, state and national levels through our attendance at all local government meetings and our membership in the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the United States National Chamber of Commerce.

    Chamber Staff
    Our courteous staff, volunteers and Board of Directors are ready to serve you with your questions, research, information, and requests at any time.

    Advocacy
    With more than 225 members, the Chamber speaks with a strong and credible voice for business in Mercer County on local, regional and state issues and legislation.

    Referrals
    When a call comes into our offices, or someone visits, we refer only Chamber members for goods and services to be purchased in Mercer County. We also aide newcomers with relocation packets to foster development and growth.

    Leadership
    The Chamber is a catalyst for leadership in Mercer County. The Leadership Mercer County program is designed to educate and train present and future leaders in Mercer County. Most of the community's active leaders have either already served or are currently involved with the Chamber's Board of Directors. The Ambassador Club also develops new leaders in our community by giving them the opportunity to meet personally with our membership. Other committee opportunities include:

    •Special Events and Programs
    •Membership
    •Youth Leadership and others

    As needed, we also develop special task forces to address specific issues. The Chamber is also represented on many other Boards in the Community by our vast membership.

    Networking
    Meet and mingle with potential clients and customers. You will find opportunities with:

    • Seminars
    • Committee Meetings
    • Luncheons
    • Workshops
    • Box Lunch Meetings

    Membership Directory
    Mercer Magazine, Community Profile and Your listing in the Mercer Magazine publication garners focus from thousands of people and business in Central Kentucky. All Chamber members are listed in the Magazine, Community Profile, and Membership Directory. All Chamber members trecieve two complimentary copies of each publication.

    Internet Exposure
    The Chamber has developed a Website to promote our members and our community. Each member;s listing is free and their website is linked for free also.

    Mailing Lists
    The Chamber's database helps you market your products and services throughout Central Kentucky. The mailing list is available on labels and disc.

    Brochure/Business Card Distribution
    The Chamber distributes brochures, business cards, flyers and booklets about any Chamber member that provides copies. This is valuable exposure to the many consumers who come through our offices at Diamond Point.

     

  • Upcoming Events

  • Director's Notes Director's Notes

      Spring is here officially!  That means special celebrations in Kentucky like March Madness, Easter events and the Kentucky Derby.  The Chamber has a brand new event for the Derby. Join us MAY 6TH for the PARTY.  Click on the 1st frame of this home page to order tickets.  

      Join us for PERK UP! the 3rd Tuesdays of every month for a great breakfast and special speakers.  See the EVENTS tab above for more about that!