Arkansas Chamber Of Commerce

Find Arkansas Kansas chamber of commerce, and local city business chambers. Chambers of commerce provide information on local business listings and directories, business practices, networking meetings, events, and marketing.

Arkansas City Chamber-Commerce 106 South Summit Street Arkansas KS 67005 620-442-0230

About Arkansas Chambers of Commerce

An Arkansas Chamber of Commerce is an organization of member businesses that promotes economic development and business activity in Arkansas, KS. Chambers of Commerce work to attract investment, visitors, and residents to the Arkansas community. Chambers of Commerce encourage the creation of an environment where Cowley County businesses can flourish.

Interested parties may contact the Chamber of Commerce for questions about:
  • Finding an Arkansas Chamber of Commerce near you
  • Membership and joining a Chamber of Commerce
  • Small business and business community groups
  • Economic development
  • Arkansas networking groups and events
Arkansas Chamber of Commerce

Arkansas Chambers of Commerce are voluntary, fee-based organizations, and they are usually established as non-profit corporations. While most members tend to be Arkansas businesses, it is not uncommon for non-profit organizations and Cowley County government agencies to also join the Arkansas Chamber. Policy is usually guided by a board of directors, which is selected by the full membership. Many organizations hire a paid Executive Director and additional staff. However, other Chambers of Commerce, typically for smaller locations, have no paid staff and rely entirely on the volunteer efforts of members. In addition to membership fees, Chambers of Commerce in Cowley County, Kansas generate additional revenue from other sources, primarily special events.

Networking Groups in Arkansas

Networking in Arkansas is an important feature of Chamber activities, with the goal of fostering valuable relationships between members. The Chamber of Commerce assists members in marketing efforts, including providing special offers to other members. As advocates of the overall business and employer community, the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce can also significantly influence Cowley County public policy.

Chamber of Commerce Organization

Chambers of Commerce can be organized at the local, regional, or Kansas state level. At the national level, there is also an U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Although they share the same name, these Chambers of Commerce operate independently. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not a parent organization of the Arkansas, regional, and KS Chambers of Commerce, but many local, regional, and state Chambers of Commerce are members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Many Chambers have similar interests and will collaborate on shared issues.