Why should I join the Kansas Chamber?
The Kansas Chamber provides protection from anti-business decisions by lawmakers and regulations. We identify and stop proposals that would hurt the Kansas economy and your business. We fight for businesses at the Capitol in Topeka, preserving your right to manage effectively and control your costs. Recent workers’ compensation reform, tort reform, and tax relief are just a few of the legislative victories the Kansas Chamber has secured for your business. Your membership commitment, along with thousands of other concerned business leaders, provides the chamber with necessary resources to get the job done. Our success is based entirely on your willingness to support us and your investment is minimal when compared to your costs if we were not fully funded.
What types of companies join the Chamber?
The Kansas Chamber’s unmatched strength is based largely on those we represent. Our membership consists of large and small companies, from manufacturing to real estate to retail and service firms. We represent a very diverse business community which gives the Chamber excellent credibility when championing business issues at the Capitol. By being so diverse, legislators and regulators understand our positions are responsible, and represent the business community as a whole, and not merely the apparent special interests of one industry.
I’ve heard of other business groups. What makes the Kansas Chamber the best?
Since our founding in 1924 the Kansas Chamber has been Kansas’s leading business advocate. No other pro-business organization can match the Kansas Chamber’s aggressive, professional lobbying team. The Kansas Chamber testifies on more issues, more often, than any other business organization in the state. And we get results.
How are the Chamber’s legislative and regulatory priorities achieved?
As a truly member-driven organization, Kansas Chamber staff frequently surveys our membership to determine priorities. The Kansas Chamber’s KANSAS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, recognized by most legislators as the official agenda of the business community, is made available each winter and used as a foundation for the Kansas Chamber to allocate its resources.
I’m already a member of our trade association, doesn’t that give me enough protection?
Joining your trade association is one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. Your trade association informs and represents you, best on issues that only impact your industry. In addition to your industry issues, you also need a strong ally to fight for you in other important areas such as health care and workers’ comp insurance, legal reform, education and workforce development, taxation, permitting, international trade, state transportation funding, restrictive employment laws, and more. We strongly recommend supporting both your trade association and your state chamber.
I’m considering membership in my local chamber. Is there a difference between my local chamber and the state chamber?
Don’t delay, join your local chamber today. Your local chamber works hard to open business opportunities in your community and your investment in your local chamber is as important as paying your electric bill or even your rent. While local chambers play a very active and important role in enhancing your local community, the state chamber aggressively acts on state legislation and regulation which, if left unchecked, has a devastating effect on your right to run a profitable business, free from government intervention and red-tape. We strongly suggest supporting both your local chamber and your state chamber.
How much does it cost?
The Kansas Chamber has a voluntary dues schedule with a minimum corporate investment of $500. The following guidelines should help you determine your company’s initial investment level.
|Number of Employees||Suggested Amount of Dues|
|0 – 15||$500|
|100+||Over 100 add $15 per employee.|
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