Membership Benefits

Investment in a Chamber membership is an investment in your business. We offer a wide variety of marketing opportunities to help members build brand awareness within our network and beyond.

  • Membership Director

  • Neely Myers
  • Phone: 417-358-2373
  • Fax: 417-358-7479
  • Email Neely Myers

Exclusive Chamber Membership Opportunities

Special Interest Emails

In addition to our regular monthly “Spotlight on Carthage” newsletter, Monday “Spotlight on Carthage”, and Wednesday “Chamber News Update” emails to all members, the Chamber provides specific information via email on a variety of topics, on a regular basis and as needed.  Topics may include legislation, training, and more, with additional topics added on an ongoing basis.

Current special interest emails are:

--Carthage Emerging Leaders (as needed)
     Geared toward 21-40 year olds looking for training, networking, and professional development opportunities
--Legislative Update (typically sent monthly)
     For anyone with a personal or professional interest in local, state, and federal legislative efforts
--Lowering of flags (as needed)
     Resource for owners of flagpoles or those responsible for managing one
--Training/Seminars (as needed)
     For members interested in ongoing training opportunities for themselves or their company

Members can opt-in to any or all these supplementary emails by contacting the Chamber at 417-358-2373.

Instant access

If your business is facing a challenge or growth opportunity, someone within the Chamber network probably has a solution. With over 400 members, and qualified staff, you can count on the Chamber to help you find answers, resources, and solutions that will help you succeed.

Media lists

An up-to-date list of media contacts is available to Chamber members free of charge.

Business resources

A customer oriented Chamber staff along with business start-up and/or improvement resources are easily accessible by phone or dropping by the Chamber.

Newsletter subscription

Your membership includes a free subscription to the Chamber's monthly "Spotlight on Carthage" monthly newsletter and a subscription to our weekly e-mail bulletin. Both the monthly and weekly newsletters offer your business the opportunity to promote business events, milestones, and news.

Sponsorship packages

Chamber members have exclusive access to a wide range of event sponsorships ranging from $30-3000. Whatever your interest, whatever your budget, the Chamber has opportunities to promote every type and every size member business. The marketing power of an event sponsorship typically returns to the sponsor many times over in direct sales, brand awareness, and community spirit. Chamber events cannot happen without the support and involvement of our members, so contact the Chamber to discuss our list of sponsorship opportunities and get plugged in today.


The Chamber will invite Ambassadors, Board members, media, and the entire membership to celebrate breaking ground at your new location.

Website/Online marketing

The Chamber displays an alphabetical list and a categorical list on our website that includes contact information for all member businesses. The Chamber also offers a program accessible via our website to promote member businesses to citizens and visitors to Carthage. This program displays your information next to a map for shoppers’ convenience. Finally, all members are welcome and encouraged to link their Facebook pages to the Chamber Facebook page to promote and market their businesses. We will share your business news and/or information on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Brochure/Business card display

Our high traffic lobby features a members-only display area for Chamber members’ marketing brochures and/or business cards for citizens, businesses, new residents, and visitors. There are also numerous opportunities to provide promotional items for goodie bags throughout the year.

Monday member meet-ups

The Chamber holds a once monthly joint new member welcome ceremony for new business who join the Chamber. Our Ambassadors, Board, and membership are on-hand to welcome you and media is invited to attend.

Ribbon cutting

The Chamber will coordinate a ribbon cutting ceremony if your business is new to the community, has relocated, or has undergone a major renovation. The Chamber Ambassadors are invited to attend and learn more about your business. Photographs and information are provided to the local media for publication.

Quarterly prize drawing

Each person who attends many of our events can place their business card in the Chamber fishbowl for a chance to win a quarterly prize valued at $100.

New member listing

As a new member, you will be welcomed to the Chamber through a new member listing in Spotlight on Carthage sent to our over 800 member emails and on our Facebook page which has over 1100 followers.

Business referrals

Every day the Carthage Chamber of Commerce receives phone, walk-in and web inquiries from businesses, citizens, visitors and residents new to our community in need of a product or service. Chamber member businesses exclusively receive those referrals!

Member 2 Member discount program

Your Chamber membership allows you and your employees exclusive access to share coupons/discounts with other Chamber members!