As a member of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, you will receive exclusive benefits. The Chamber provides member benefits in three major areas: Advocacy: for business friendly policies and initiatives at the local, state and federal level. Connections: connecting members to people, expertise and business opportunities. Education: educating members on public policy issues and industry best practice.
Please see below for a complete list of our member benefits:
Meet elected officials & candidates at member exclusive legislative forums & receptions through out the year to learn more about issues affecting business or to voice your concerns. Legislative breakfasts, receptions and trips to Des Moines and Washington D.C. allow you to interact with local, state and federally-elected officials and to influence business policies.
Stay connected! Subscribe to the Chamber's electronic communications and read the monthly print newsletter, Envision, distributed through the Corridor Business Journal on the 1st Monday of the month. Learn at your convenience with downloadable streaming videos of Expert Edge Seminars.
Receive Free Advertising for Joining the Chamber
New Chamber members receive $250 in free advertising with the Press-Citizen (upon receipt of an application & payment). Make your presence known in the community. Who says nothing in life is free? Join the Chamber today! Contact Amy Hospodarsky, director of member services at email@example.com or (319) 337-9637.
Take advantage of more than eight networking events monthly to promote your business and build relationships with community members.
- Business PMs: Make connections with 70-100 members at our Business PMs, which are complimentary after hours open house events hosted by member businesses. You could meet your next client when attending on the 4th Thursday of each month!
- Roundtables: Update members on your business while meeting others over lunch. Open to all members regardless of geography, available at three locations:
- Coralville: Meets weekly on Mondays
- Iowa City: Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
- North Liberty: Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Interested in hosting? Contact Maggie Putman at 337-9637 to learn more.
See our calendar of events for details on location and time.
Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings
Celebrate your new, remodeled or expanded business with a ribbon cutting or ground breaking ceremony hosted by the Chamber's Ambassadors. Call Member Services Director Amy Hospodarsky at (319) 337-9637 to schedule your event. Photos from your event will be included in the Chamber’s newsletter, Envision. Click here to learn about becoming an Ambassador.
- Office Referrals: We happily refer our members through numerous phone calls, daily e-mail inquiries and interactions with members of the business community.
- Media Referrals: Utilize the complimentary Chamber media contact list as a resource for media referrals to promote a newsworthy trend or development in your business.
Online Member Listing
Our searchable Member Directory is a resource to connect businesses and visitors with businesses in the Iowa City area. Click here to browse our online Member Directory.
This bi-annual publication lists all Chamber members and is widely distributed to more than 1,000 member businesses. Be among the thousands of referrals generated annually through the online membership directory and inquiries to the Chamber’s front desk, with 10 free keywords to drive traffic to your own online directory listings. Additional print directories are distributed to all Chamber and community members requesting relocation information.
Is your message being seen by the right audience? Promote your news, discounts, events or products to more than 2,800 Corridor business leaders through the bi-weekly, member-to-member e-newsletter or mailing list. Reach your target audience through Chamber sponsorships.
Click here to download the advertising rate card. Contact Kelly McCann, VP Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Member Window Cling
Enhance your credibility and recognition with a Proud Member decal in your window. You can also add Area Chamber and Buy Here logos to your Web site or invoices.
The Chamber is here to serve! Call us for relocation information, phone books, maps, a human resources guide and other valuable products and services. Click here for electronic relocation information.
Join a Committee
Want to become more involved and create a larger impact on your community? The Chamber's topical committees vary from the Local Government Affairs committee to the North Liberty Steering Committee to EPIC; Empowering Professionals in the Iowa City area. See the Get Involved page for a complete list of Chamber committees.
Online Business Learning Center: Bigg Success
The Chamber provides access to valuable business tips at just a mouse click away. Bigg Success is an expansive library of business tips and articles organized on one website. This online business learning center contains pertinent information about management, leadership, sales, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and technology. Contact Amy Hospodarsky to access this complimentary benefit.
Community Leadership Program
Our Community Leadership Program (CLP) provides current and future community leaders with resources to be effective, engaged citizens. Click here to learn more about our leadership initiative.
Take the Buy Here Pledge
Support local buying by taking the Buy Here pledge to shift 5% of your current out-of-area expenditures to local businesses spending. Your business will be listed on the Chamber’s Buy Here web page with the opportunity to submit 50 extra keywords to drive traffic to your listing in our online membership directory. The Chamber’s flagship initiative asks businesses to shift 5% of out-of-area expenditures back to Johnson County to grow a stronger local economy. We have shifted more than $6 million into Johnson County since the campaign debuted in 2007. Click here to see how you can Buy Here.
Contact Member Services Director Amy Hospodarsky at (319) 337-9637 to learn how Chamber membership can benefit your business. Click here to review the Chamber membership brochure or download a membership application and investment schedule.