Washington County Chamber Of Commerce

Find Washington 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.

Kalona Iowa Chamber of Commerce 514 B Avenue Kalona IA 52247 319-656-2660

Washington Chamber of Commerce 205 West Main Street Washington IA 52353 319-653-3272

About Washington County Chambers of Commerce

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

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

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

Networking Groups in Washington County

Networking in Washington 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 Washington County Chamber of Commerce can also significantly influence Washington 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 Washington 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.