Membership Benefits

Mule Bucks – A program built around the concept in keeping our money close to home and increasing local commerce. Think of Mule Bucks as a community-wide gift certificate. Individuals or businesses can buy Mule Bucks, which come in $1 denominations, and those same Mule Bucks can only be redeemed at Chamber member businesses participating in the program.

Chamber Member Decal – Proudly display your Lathrop Area Chamber of Commerce status on your business front with the Chamber decals, available when finalizing your membership.

NETWORKING:
Monthly meetings – Each month on the First Thursday of the month, the Chamber meets at the Goppert Community Center at 6 pm. This is a great opportunity to share with others what is coming up at your place of business or in your organization. An open floor is encouraged.

F5 Fifth Friday Free Food and Fun – This is a great opportunity for you to socialize and meet other business members, and active community chamber members, enjoying a free meal and promoting your business passing out business cards, and getting to know others in the community. Door Prizes and Sponsorship opportunities too.

Annual Banquet – The Chamber’s fiscal year ends in March, and we will honor a “Volunteer of the Year”, along with the installation of officers at an Annual Banquet that will be held on the Fifth Friday in March.

PROMOTIONAL AND MARKETING PRESENCE:
Ribbon Cuttings – We will promote new businesses with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and will arrange for the media, press releases, and the ribbon for Grand Openings, Grand Re-Openings, Ground Breakings, or any other significant business event.

Regional and Area Events – The Lathrop Chamber of Commerce participates in the Great Northwest Days in Jefferson City, EDCCC Small Business Expos, and other area business-related events. As a member, your information is included in our packets and gift baskets.

Newsletter Features Each month, the Board of Directors will select a Business of the Month, who will be featured in the monthly newsletter. The Business of the Month will be invited to “tell their own story.”

Website Directory Chamber members will receive a FREE Featured listing in the Business Directory, with email and website links, along with any promotional coupon they wish to include.

Welcome BagsMembers items/information will be included in the “Welcome Bag” that is given to new residents at City Hall.

SEASONAL EVENTS:
Halloween and Easter-The Chamber sponsors a Halloween and an Easter event. We want people to associate the Chamber of Commerce with community spirit and pride. To us, this means giving the families a reason to be in town and our business to participate in these good times.

Other Events-We also participate in the many other special events in our community, including the Friendship Festival and events at the Antique Show Grounds. By showing our support and being present, we seek to promote all of the hard-working folks that make things happen in Lathrop.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Be visible and Be Seen! Chamber members are encouraged to volunteer at various events where workers are needed. This is a great opportunity to participate and meet people in the community, while helping worthwhile causes. The Chamber has brightly colored t-shirts with our logo and VOLUNTEER on the back, so they know you are community-minded and willing to serve.