Shelby County Chamber Of Commerce

Find Shelby County Iowa 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.


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry 1901 Hawkeye Avenue Harlan IA 51537 712-755-2114


About Shelby County Chambers of Commerce

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

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

Shelby County Chambers of Commerce are voluntary, fee-based organizations, and they are usually established as non-profit corporations. While most members tend to be Shelby County businesses, it is not uncommon for non-profit organizations and Shelby County government agencies to also join the Shelby County 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 Shelby County, Iowa generate additional revenue from other sources, primarily special events.

Networking Groups in Shelby County

Networking in Shelby County 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 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce can also significantly influence Shelby County public policy.

Chamber of Commerce Organization

Chambers of Commerce can be organized at the local, regional, or Iowa 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 Shelby County, regional, and IA 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.