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The Value of Membership

If you know of an organization that would benefit from Chamber membership, please contact Kresta Dundas at 268-1115.


The goal of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce is economic prosperity — for our members and for all of south central Kansas. We exist to empower businesses in increasing the wealth and well-being of South Central Kansas because healthy businesses are the cornerstone of a vibrant economy.

We are your voice to legislative bodies and your resource for professional development opportunities. We respond to the specific needs and interests of our diverse business members by providing tailored, value-based business, employee, educational and personal development experiences.

We are here to help you succeed. We arm our business owners with the tools they need to sharpen their skills and the abilities of their employees. We focus our strategies, programs and services to provide a positive effect on your bottom line.

And some of the best benefits of the Wichita Metro Chamber come from the members themselves. Their combined knowledge and business skills are a wellspring of tried and tested ideas and perspectives just waiting to be tapped. The potential to forge new business leads and partnerships and share new insights through networking opportunities abound.

The opportunities for growth and prosperity that come with Chamber membership are waiting for you. Come be a part of it.  Venture Boldly.

Chamber Membership Makes Good Business Sense According to Research

A scientific web-based survey of 2,000 adults nationwide, conducted by The Schapiro Group and Market Street Services, found seven out of 10 consumers believe being actively involved in the chamber is an effective strategy for enhancing a business’ reputation and for demonstrating it uses good business practices.

A sampling of some of the results include:

  • Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable.
  • If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are 12% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
  • When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community, and is an industry leader.
  • When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 40% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.
  • When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it.
  • When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Click here to download a copy of the full report.


Section Highlights:
  • A national study reveals that membership in a local chamber of commerce can boost a business' image among consumers, as well as among other businesses.
  • Check out the Members Only section under Member Login for valuable member-to-member discounts.
  • When consumers are told that a business is a Chamber member, that business experiences a 51% increase in its awareness and a 57% increase in its local reputation.
Kresta Dundas
Manager - Membership Development