Membership Benefits

Member Benefits

"It is important in a small community that we support each other.  A strong Chamber of Commerce unifies the business community and gives its members a united voice.  It is our belief that a strong Chamber equates to a strong business and retail environment, therefore making us a destination for consumers."  - Jim Platt, CEO, Fort Madison Community Hospital

We encourage you to review the list of benefits we’ve provided and learn how membership can enhance your business.

  1. Pro-business Government Representation and Legislative Research
    • Government Affairs Committee
    • Great River Region events (2)
    • City-Chamber forums (2-4)
    • School Board- Chamber forum (1-2)
    • Elected Officials-Chamber forum (1-2)
    • Other forums (as needed/ requested)
    • Elected Officials Reception (October)
    • Increased access to Elected Officials
    • Updates on business legislation
  2. Professional Development Opportunities
    • Business Development Committee
    • Industry Committee
    • Access to complimentary business counseling/ consultation services with the Small Business Development Center
    • Business start-up reference materials, guidance
    • Development sessions with the Small Business Development Center
  3. Networking activities, which are available to all of your employees
    • Ambassador Club
    • Ambassador Calls
    • Business After Hours (1 per month)
    • Industry Appreciation Reception (October)
    • Annual Dinner (January)
  4. Community engagement events
    • Community Development Committee
    • Community Events Calendar
    • Community Clean-up Days (April and October)
    • Increased access to the Main Street program
  5. Young Professionals program (FMConnect)
  6. Professional Development opportunities
  7. Community Service opportunities
  8. Social/ networking opportunities
  9. New employee community “orientations”
  10. Sponsorship/ marketing opportunities
  11. Events Committee
  12. Jack Morris Florida of Iowa Golf Outing (June)
  13. Fort Madison Partners Magazine (Quarterly starting Feb 2014)
  14. Up & Out, Fort Madison! email blast (weekly)
  15. Fort Madison Magazine
  16. In-office literature rack
  17. Chamber page in the Daily Democrat
  18. Relocation/ Visitors Packets
  19. Use of facilities and services
  20. Certificate of Origin
  21. Use of Conference Room
  22. Use of Chamber bulk mailing permit
  23. Chamber staff availability for consultations, meetings
  24. Increased business awareness
  25. Presence on www.fortmadison.com
  26. Access to membership list for mailing labels, business use
  27. Business Referrals
  28. Industry Committee consultations, meetings
  29. Chamber bucks program
  30. Inclusion in Chamber directories, annual report, and all other member listings
  31. Small Business Appreciation Breakfast (May)