The main purpose of the Chamber is for business people to connect with other business people, government, and consumers, whether through networking, promotion or relationship development. The Chamber is committed to providing opportunities to connect with these groups as well as with their members, through improved communication, events, and activities.

The Clay Chamber offers many benefits to members as well as opportunities to serve our community. Membership provides networking opportunities to increase business contacts, access to advertising and publicity in our e-bulletin, monthly newsletter, the annual Business Directory and the website, discounts on goods and services and a meaningful voice in government affairs.

In addition to acting as the primary advocate for the business community, the Clay Chamber offers its members numerous services and benefits designed to help grow their businesses. The Clay Chamber is a working organization shaped by member volunteers and staff dedicated to the primary goal of ensuring the growth and development of our members, as well as the economic vitality of Clay County and a high quality of life for all of its citizens.

Other benefits enjoyed by Clay Chamber members include business referrals, ribbon cutting ceremonies, free listing in the annual Business Directory and on the web-based member directory, and a personalized plaque identifying the business as a key stakeholder in the Clay County business community. Members also have opportunities to publicize their businesses and access discounted advertising opportunities in the Clay Chamber’s monthly print newsletter, the Clay Business Connection. The newsletter is distributed monthly inside Clay Today, which has a circulation of 11,500. The Chamber website averages 3,400 distinct visitors each week, with 1,800 visits to our online directory. The Clay Chamber also works with local media to ensure effective placement of advertisements, accurate editorial content and useful information pertinent to Clay County’s business community.

Clay Chamber members are perceived to be substantial and important members of their community. Programs and services available to Clay Chamber members that aid in the promotion of their business include:

  • Chamber After-Hours Mixers.
  • Networking Connection Breakfasts.
  • Committee Participation.
  • Luncheon Networking Events.
  • Issue-related Meetings.
  • Events, Seminars and Presentations .
  • Ambassador Committee.
  • Business Development Committee.
  • Access to Industry Specific Forums and Seminars .
  • Outreach to major employers.
  • Clay Chamber U.
  • Representation for business and industry.
  • Legislative Forums.
  • Business Directory.
  • Web site and searchable online member directory.
  • Member-to-member discount programs (Buy Local Deals & ChamberXtras).
  • Internet-based information.
  • Business Showcase exhibits and sponsorships.
  • Networking event sponsorships.
  • Hosting After-Hours Mixers.
  • Access to Membership contact information and mailing labels.
  • Advertising in the Chamber’s Clay Business Connection and Clay eBusiness Connection newsletters, on the Chamber’s website, as well as email blast opportunities to the membership and on our social media pages..