The Chamber is YOU!
The goal of the Chamber is to make Aurora a better and more attractive place to do business. The Chamber also supports activities and events that benefit our members as well as the whole community. As members, you provide the drive, ideas, funds, goals, and voluntary services that keep the Chamber functioning. You are the Chamber of Commerce; without you, the Chamber would not operate.
The Chamber's annual banquet and meeting consists of a social hour, dinner, information and entertainment. This event brings together Chamber members and their guests for an evening.
Board of Directors
Every year businesses and individuals holding full membership vote on members of the Chamber Board of Directors. This group of individuals works to guide the Chamber toward growth and acts as a governing body. Any individual who has a full membership or works for a business holding a full membership is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
The Aurora Chamber Website is designed to assist your business and displays your business name, address, phone number, and website under the Chamber tab then business directory. Members are listed alphabetically as well as by business category. Visitors to the website can link directly to your site, if available, by simply clicking on the link. Our website receives thousands of hits a year, increasing the visibility of our member businesses. The chamber shares the website with The City of Aurora.
Committees & Task Forces
The Chamber forms committees and task forces every year based upon the ever changing needs of the membership. Members have the opportunity to get involved with the direction of the Chamber. If you would like to be a volunteer for such groups please contact the Chamber office.
The Chamber Office provides a central location for questions and community information. Maps, brochures, etc. are available at the Chamber office. Potential newcomers may inquire about real estate, churches, civic clubs, and other organizations. We offer listings of accommodations, interesting places to visit, and recreational opportunities. The Chamber Office supplies these listing at no charge.
The Board of Directors hires a Chamber Executive Director to carry out the duties of the Chamber and serve as an ambasador to the Community for the Chmaber of Commerce. They work to promote the Chamber Members businesses, promote economic development activity within the community, advocate for continuing proress within opur community, and promote the Aurora area as a truly remarkable place to work, live, and do business.
The Chamber's budget is driven by membership and sponsorship dollars. To supplement this funding, the Chamber has various annual fundraising events which centers on fun and providing entertainment to attendees. By participating in different events you are building a network or web of contacts. This can benefit you in numerous ways; you can build your clientele, become involved in professional organizations, increase your knowledge of the local business community, build partnerships, become a source of referrals for others, and create revenue for your business.
Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
These events are sponsored by the Aurora Area Chamber of Commerce. These events are provided mainly for new members as a welcome to the community but also available for existing business members who may be expanding or dedicating new facilities or new services. This is your opportunity to showcase your business to the community and put your business name in front of them.
The Chamber of Commerce is a great resource on issues that impact your business. It is our goal to make sure you are aware of such information so you can make the best decision possible.
Membership Decal and Identification
The decal is an important way to tell your customers you support their community's Chamber of Commerce. The decal is a sticker that most businesses put in their window. It is used as a marketing tool to show customers your dedication and support to our community.
The Aurora Chamber Website is updated as needed and lists all Chamber Members by business category and includes their community profile information.
One of the greatest benefits for membership is businesses' opportunity to network with other members. The Chamber of Commerce provides many opportunities for the business community to connect with each other.
Promotion opportunities are available online via the Aurora Chamber Website website. From year to year, there might be additional opportunities for your business to be promoted in other publications.
The Chamber of Commerce proudly serves as a front door to the community. Many requests are made each year for referrals to businesses. We are happy to refer people to your businesses. Chamber Members are always referred first unless there are no Chamber members in the category being requested.
Seminars & Workshops
From time to time, the Chamber sponsors or co-sponsors meetings to help equip you in your business dealings. We partner with Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri State University, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and other organizations to provide workshops, seminars, and other educational programs specified toward the interests of the membership. If you are interested in a particular subject, contact the Chamber Office.