We receive hundreds of calls per week from people who need
referrals. We refer ONLY our members. Our membership listing is
located on the web at www.usachamber.com/neosho/
We also offer a free web link from our website to any members
Networking There are numerous opportunities for
members to meet one another. We believe that people like doing
business with people they know. The first Friday of every month,
a member hosts "First Friday Coffee" and once a quarter
a different member hosts "Business After Hours" at their
place of business. All members are invited to attend both events.
These are both great opportunities to meet and greet each other,
exchange business cards and enjoy the fellowship in a relaxed
atmosphere. Also, the Chamber holds a general membership luncheon
once a quarter, with an Annual Banquet each November.
Education The Chamber often coordinates educational
workshops or seminars. Members have access to them at little or
no cost. The Chamber always encourages suggestions for possible
topics or programs.
Legislation The Chamber and the Neosho Economic
Development Department, directed by Gilbert Garrow, is an excellent
source of information about legislative issues affecting our area.
Acting as a liaison for business, the Chamber of Commerce has
on-going contact with State Legislators and is often a sounding
board for its members. An "Eggs & Issues" breakfast
is also held to give members an opportunity to ask questions of
their government representatives. A "Chamber Day at the Capitol"
is planned for members to meet at the State Capitol and lobby
Community Involvement There are many Chamber committees
that any employee of a Chamber member can attend and join. Participation
is voluntary, but encouraged.
Publicity/Exposure All members are listed both alphabetically
and categorically in the Chambers annual membership directory.
The directory is given to new residents of Neosho and at the beginning
of the school year to each Crowder College student in the residence
halls. Local hotels and motels have directories available in their
rooms. Also, all new members are encouraged to have a Chamber
Welcome to be welcomed at their place of business by other Chamber
members. The local news media covers these events.
Lists and Labels Only Chamber members have access
to the complete membership directory with contact names at no
charge. Mailing labels are available for a minimal charge.
Mission Statement The mission of the Neosho Area
Chamber of Commerce is to assume a leadership role in advancing
the overall business, cultural and civic welfare of the Neosho