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 (February)
  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
  6. Business Women Connect program
  7. Professional Development opportunities
  8. Community Service opportunities
  9. Social/ networking opportunities
  10. New employee community “orientations”
  11. Sponsorship/ marketing opportunities
  12. Events Committee
  13. Jack Morris Florida of Iowa Golf Outing (June)
  14. Fort Madison Partners Magazine (Quarterly starting Feb 2014)
  15. "Out and About Fort Madison" email blast (weekly)
  16. Fort Madison Magazine
  17. In-office literature rack
  18. Chamber page in the Daily Democrat
  19. Relocation/ Visitors Packets
  20. Use of facilities and services
  21. Certificate of Origin
  22. Use of Conference Room
  23. Use of Chamber bulk mailing permit
  24. Chamber staff availability for consultations, meetings
  25. Increased business awareness
  26. Presence on www.fortmadison.com
  27. Access to membership list for mailing labels, business use
  28. Business Referrals
  29. Industry Committee consultations, meetings
  30. Chamber bucks program
  31. Inclusion in Chamber directories, annual report, and all other member listings
  32. Small Business Appreciation Breakfast (May)