Thank you for your interest in the
Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce.
A volunteer organization, the chamber was founded in March of 1991. The office has a full-time President/CEO who is assisted by volunteers. They are in the office most business days, 913.592.3893.
We would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to make a difference in the Spring Hill community. Membership dues are based on the number of full-time employees. Small businesses with less than five full-time employees is $195 per year. Members who take advantage of the Chambers marketing benefits can easily recoup that expense. To see a full listing of possible dues, you may visit our dues page here.
The Chamber’s members believe that their mission statement outlines our role in the community — “A voice that promotes planned economic growth by linking people in business, government, and the community.”
Benefits offered by the Chamber of Commerce include:
- A web membership directory at www.springhillks.org, features a listing of the Chambers members. Links are provided for members who have e-mail or web page connections.
- Annually, about 5,000 city maps are distributed. The maps include a categorical listing of the chamber’s members and a phone number. Members may add their logo for $25 for 6 months.
- Businesses are recognized and provided networking opportunities during Open Houses, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, After Hours events, and Chamber Networking Coffees, usually held on the first and third Fridays from 8-9am.
- Membership directories are distributed throughout the community and to each chamber member, upon request.
- About 750 welcome packets are given to new residents each year. Member businesses are allowed to contribute promotional items that are included in the City Bags.
- Business-to-business marketing opportunities through referrals and direct marketing.
- About 100 contacts are made with businesses considering the Spring Hill area a prospective location for their businesses. In addition, employees of companies that have already committed to constructing their facility in a neighboring community receive information on the Spring Hill housing market and existing businesses.
- A booth at community events, such as the Spring Hill Festival, allows member businesses an opportunity to distribute their promotional materials.
By having a community-based team, the chamber has been able to establish partnerships with resources throughout the state.
- During the chamber’s general membership meetings or at special times, programs on issues such as marketing, legislative mandates, and resources for businesses are planned.
- At election time or during the legislative session, candidate and legislative forums are planned. These are open to members and the general public. Each spring, a delegation takes lunch to the community’s legislative representatives in Topeka.
- Information on and access to state programs and private foundations is maintained.
Many business owners have found that membership in the chamber has provided them representation on local issues and planning concerns.
Other efforts include:
- The chamber participates in annual joint meetings with the school board and city council. These meetings allow the organizations to pool their resources and ideas.
- Because many of the community’s businesses are owned or operated by persons living outside the city limits, the chamber provides a voice on city issues.
- Members of the school board, city council, state elected officials, county elected officials and their staff persons attend chamber meetings providing opportunities for direct input.