We believe it to be the MISSION of the
Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce to facilitate and support
the ongoing development of business and community within
the city of Warrenton and the surrounding region.
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This handy, quick-reference guide has been
designed for easy access to helpful business resources.
The guide is organized into three categories, based on basic
stages of business development needs: starting your business
(ready?); maintaining your business (set?); and growing
your business (go!). Please note that many of the resources
span these categories, offering a wealth of assistance in
multiple areas of business development.
urces. The guide is organized into three
categories, based on basic stages of business development
needs: starting your business (ready?); maintaining your
business (set?); and growing your business (go!). Please
note that many of the resources span these categories, offering
a wealth of assistance in multiple areas of business development.
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What is the
Chamber of Commerce?
The Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit voluntary organization of businesses and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the general welfare and prosperity of the Warrenton area. Emphasis is given to the economic, civic, educational, and commercial interests in the promotion of the area.
Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Mission:
“To enhance the business climate and quality of life for the Warrenton area through programs that facilitate and stimulate economic and professional growth.”
Objectives of the Chamber
Why Should You Join the Chamber of Commerce?
The Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a monthly general membership meeting where businesses are given the opportunity to network and hear guest speakers. The Chamber of Commerce has several events throughout the year including an annual Golf Tournament in May and a Home & Garden show, as well as Chamber After-Hours social events providing many business-to-business networking opportunities.
Advertising opportunities exist in publications such as the membership directory, the weekly “Wednesdays with Chamber” e-newsletter, and this web site. Members receive plaques and that show their customers and clients that they are a member of the Chamber. Free advertising comes through the weekly e-newsletter, Chamber referrals and the Chamber web site.
Chamber membership luncheon meetings are held on a monthly basis with timely and lively speakers who provide you with the "news you can use". The Chamber also welcomes potential residents and provides them with community information.
Improve the Local Community
Chamber member businesses are "preferred" businesses because they make the commitment to the purposes of the Chamber - promotion of the civic, commercial, and education prosperity of the community and the region. Chamber members promote job readiness for youth, efficient public services, a positive business climate, and solid customer service. Chamber members are the source of action that drives the organization; they are leaders and participants, ambassadors, and supporters, and business advocates before government agencies.
The Chamber actively promotes tourism to the Warrenton
area by providing tourist packets, brochures, and listings
in the Missouri Tourism guide.
Being part of the Chamber is a chance to learn about current economic development through our annual Economic Development Luncheon held in January at the regular Chamber meeting.
We process numerous telephone calls and requests for information about businesses in our area. As a member of the Chamber, your business has top priority on our referral list.
A committee system is the most effective means of harnessing energies and abilities of volunteer workers in order to better serve our members and the community.
Long Range Plan
In October 2001, the Board of Directors and participating
Chamber members embarked on a project to ensure the future
success of the Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce. The document
is the culmination of their efforts and will be referred
to as a long-range/planning document. Download the Long