Chamber Services

The Chamber is here to support your business by providing you the tools and resources to help you start, sustain and grow your business through results-driven representation. We provide numerous channels to promote your business to our over 800 Chamber member businesses and 1,400 members, as well as the general public, who utilizes the Chamber’s Website and digital channels to find businesses, relocate to our community and visit Lawrence.

“As a nonprofit agency with a very tight budget, our Chamber membership allows me to leverage our marketing dollars in a unique and personal manner by making the most of every opportunity to build new relationships and deepen existing ones.  By raising awareness of our services with other Chamber members, we are connecting with others who can also help us accomplish our business goals.  Nonprofits cannot succeed without a healthy for-profit economy in our community, and I love knowing we are supporting those who support us.”   Megan Poindexter, Executive Director, Trinity In-Home Care

Make the Most Out of Your Membership

Learn how to take advantage of all of the services The Chamber has to offer with our Getting Started with The Chamber guide.

Marketing Opportunities

We have numerous marketing tools to help you expand your reach. If you have questions, or would like to know more, please contact Cathy Lewis , or 785.865.4406.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Our Chamber Choices guide is now available. This handy guide provides a complete listing of all of our major events, sponsorship and marketing opportunities with The Chamber. Chamber Choices will help you identify strategic opportunities to make the most of your marketing budget. Whether you’re looking for visibility, brand association or business-to-business direct marketing, we have options to help you use common connections through the Chamber to achieve uncommon results. Access our guide, Chamber Choices, or contact Adam Handshy or 785.865.4427 for sponsorship questions.


Publication Advertising
The Chamber’s ability to reach a dedicated audience of business men and women who are committed to supporting businesses in Lawrence and Douglas County far exceeds other publications in Lawrence. Our weekly eNewsletter “Chamber Matters” is distributed to more than 1,400 emails and enjoys an open rate higher than the industry standard.  With extension of newsletter content on our Web site and social channels, your business has the opportunity to gain additional exposure.

Direct Marketing
Direct marketing puts your information straight into the inboxes and mailboxes of our more than 1,800 member representatives. Our email blast program reaches about 1,400 people per blast. The average open rate (number of people who open the email) is over 30 percent, which is above the industry average. The click-through rate (number of times people click on a link in the email taking them to your coupon, donation page, event registration or your main website) is between 3 and 4 percent, which is also above the industry average. Research shows traditional direct mailing via post is having a resurgence, and renting the Chamber mailing list (available as printed labels or as an Excel sheet) gives you access to the mailboxes of 1,800 active member representatives of the local business community.

 

Strategic Member Connectivity & Relationship Priorities

The Chamber will increase visibility of its member businesses through networking events, business referral and marketing opportunities.

Member Connectivity & Relationships Objectives

  • Implement events and create additional venues for creative collisions among members, as well as prospective members, that foster innovative collaboration to build a sustainable entrepreneurial community.
  • Create referral and marketing opportunities that present members with an opportunity to build business.
  • Engage members through effective communications, including face-to-face, online channels, new technology and member-to-member interaction.

Chamber Committees to Support Member Connectivity:

Membership & Events Committee

Past Chairs Advisory Council

Chamber Envoys

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The Chamber provides our members with the tools and resources to help them
build, sustain and grow their business.