MISSION & VISION STATEMENTS

MISSION

The mission of the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce is to lead, support and influence economic vitality.

 

VISION

The vision of the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce is economic vitality through a relevant and proactive business community.

 

WHAT IS THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?

  • A non-profit member organization comprised of nearly 400 businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals.
  • A voice and advocate for businesses and the citizens of the Newton area.
  • A convener/facilitator for leadership and professional development.

 

HOW IS THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FINANCED?

The Chamber is funded by voluntary member investments based on a fee schedule. Investments are tax-deductible and recognized by the IRS as a legitimate business expense, not as a charitable contribution. Additional non-dues income is generated through periodic activities conducted in recognition of our members and through contracted marketing services to promote business.

 

HOW WE WORK FOR YOU

01
NETWORKING

Networking with other businesses and businesses owners at the monthly breakfast, as well as other chamber events!

02
OUTREACH

The chamber prints and distributes attractive community information.

03
INFORMATION RESOURCE

You can use the chamber to view upcoming events and learn how to participate.

04
REFERRALS

The chamber refers people to our member businesses everyday

05
INTERNET EXPOSURE

Chamber members are listed on the chambers website, along with the description and link to their site.

CURRENT GOALS AND INITIATIVES

  1. Partner in the Quest for Improved Economic Vitality

    Objective :

    1. Market Newton Community
    2. Provide resources to new and existing businesses
    3. Explore business opportunities with the community

    Action Steps :

    1. Develop a housing component on our new website
    2. Explore becoming a Network Kansas Partner
    3. Revitalize business recruitment task force

  2. Explore Efforts to Bolster Advocacy that Impacts the Newton Area Community

    Objective :

    1. Be a legislative advocate for business
    2. Engage all voices in the Community

    Action Steps :

    1. Develop a Legislative Committee under the Chamber
    2. Use Website to update membership on legislative issues

  3. Foster Meaningful Collaboration amongst Community Partners

    Objective :

    1. Host a series of meetings to develop a shared definition of collaboration and identify some marker of success if collaboration was more present in our community
    2. Foster leadership in our community

    Action Steps :

    1. Host a meeting to discuss a shared vision of collaboration
    2. Develop a Leadership Initiative in 2016

  4. Reenergize the Effects of Networking

    Objective :

    1. Grow Chamber Membership by 5% in the next year and increase retention rate by 5 %.
    2. Evaluate and enhance networking opportunities available for all Chamber members.

    Action Steps :

    1. Educate general public on Chamber value
    2. Provide a Hot Topic Luncheon once a quarter
    3. Explore Breakfast opportunities
    4. Survey membership on reasons of non-renewal of membership