Business Expo in the Park Registration Begins May 1st!
 
Join JCACC on Tuesday, August 29th for the Business Expo in Heritage Park. Register your business or organization for an informational or product booth today. Registration opens on May 1st for chamber members at no cost. Non Members may register beginning June 1st: $50 for non-members in Junction City/Geary County, $200 for nonmembers outside of Junction City/Geary County. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis, as there are a maximum of 100 registrations.The first 50 are guaranteed if event is moved to the municipal building due to weather.
 
If you are interested in membership, please contact kaitlin.mcguire@jcacc.org or call 785-762-2632. Membership rates begin at $150 for non-profit and $275 for profit businesses. For more information or to register on May 1st, visit
90 Members in 90 Days
JCACC Member Challenge
As a valued member of our organization, you can play an active role in helping the Chamber grow its membership during the  90 members in 90 days challenge by forwarding your referrals to our membership team. By referring companies or organizations to the Chamber, you're not only contributing to the vitality of our broader business community, but also to the continued success of your colleague's business.

To thank you for each referral resulting in membership, the Chamber will offer two business card sized ads in our Chamber Chat newsletter. Additionally, the top three people with the most referrals (with minimum of five referrals) will receive two tickets to next year's Annual Dinner.
 
Please contact Kaitlin McGuire at 785-762-2632 or kaitlin.mcguire@jcacc.org to learn more.  


 

Terms & Conditions - The Chamber's 90 members in 90 days membership drive runs from May 1 - July 31, 2017. All new members must be recruited and reported to the Chamber via the Chamber's Membership Recruitment Form (available at www.junctioncitychamber.org/referral within this time period in order to be eligible for referral incentives which include advertising incentive in chamber chat and entry for two at the 2018 Annual Dinner. Drawing will be held at Chamber's Business Expo on August 29th, 2017. Qualifying participants need not be present to win.
Referrals must result in a new Chamber membership to receive rewards.

 

Meet Doppelganger Dennis
We are pleased to introduce you to our  90 members in 90 days campaign mascot, "Doppelganger Dennis," an almost life sized cardboard cut-out of the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Dennis Beson.

We are asking JCACC Board Members to participate in 90 members in 90 days between May 1st and July 31st by hosting Doppelganger Dennis at their business  until he or she recruits a new member. Once a member is recruited, the board member will pass along Doppelganger Dennis to the next board member for caretaking until he or she has recruited a member. Chamber staff must receive new member application, verbal commitment of membership, and name of Board Member who referred before that board member delivers Doppelganger Dennis to the next Board Member.
Doppelganger Dennis will be making appearances throughout the 90 members in 90 days campaign.

Where is Doppelganger Dennis now? Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/JCACC to find out. For questions please contact the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce at 785-762-2632 or info@jcacc.org .

Rules: Dollar reward is given in gift cards to chamber member of choice. If there are ties, membership revenue amount will be tie breaker., followed by join date's of nm if needed.
Business After Hours-NextHome Unlimited
RSVP for MAC Breakfast
The Junction City Military Affairs Council will host the next monthly breakfast on Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 a.m., at the Geary County Convention Center.
  
As always, reservations are important. The deadline to register for the breakfast will be Friday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m.
  
Cost of the breakfast is $12 per person. New this year: active military service members rate of $10! Fee is payable by check or cash at the door, or  online here . You do not have to sign in to register, and the cost is $12.00 regardless if you are a chamber member or not. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
  
To make a reservation, please contact the
JC Chamber,  info@jcacc.org  or 785-762-2632. If you wish to be invoiced, please make sure we have your email. Thank You!
Run for the Wall
Veterans from all wars and their supporters will leave Rancho Cucamonga, CA on their annual pilgrimage across the heartland of America to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -"The Wall"- in Washington D.C. Their mission is to create a groundswell of support for American POW/MIA's from all wars, and to honor the memory of those "Killed In Action" and to help those injured by war to heal. They will honor Junction City with their overnight stop here. There will be a ceremony in Heritage Park upon their arrival. Come out and participate in the "flag line" and welcome these veterans to our community! Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation. Veterans of recent conflicts and those currently on active duty are especially welcome to join us as we ride for those who cannot.

Dinner & A Show!
RMHC Charity Golf Tournament
Bayou GatorCraw Fest






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Quick Links
Economic Development Commission
KANSASWORKS.com
Employment Opportunities

 
Dinner and a Show: The New Red Onion Jazz Babies
Saturday, May 13
6:00 p.m.
C. L. Hoover Opera House

Reaching Hands Community Group at Freddy's
Monday, May 15
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Freddy's

Business After Hours:
NextHome Unlimited
Thursday, May 18
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 
RMHC Charity Golf Classic
Monday, May 22
7:30 a.m.
Lake Shawnee Golf Course
 
MAC Breakfast
Thursday, May 25
7:30-9:00 a.m.
Courtyard by Marriott
  
1ID Band Concert
Thursday, May 25
7:30-9:00 p.m.
C. L. Hoover Opera House

Bayou GatorCraw Fest

Saturday, May 27

10:30-8:00 p.m.

Riley Co. Fair Grounds

  

1ID 100th Anniversary Video Shout Out
Dear Chamber Members,
 
The 19th Public Affairs Detachment is in the process of recording happy birthday video shout-outs for the 1st Infantry Division's 100th anniversary.
 
If your directorate/unit/organization is interested in recording a happy birthday message to the Division, please contact CPT Ed Alvarado at (760) 238-7497 or edward.d.alvarado.mil@mail.mil.
 
If you have questions, please call, email or text me.
 
Thank you for showing your support to the Big Red One on this historic occasion!
 
Bob
 
Bob Everdeen
Public Affairs Director
Fort Riley, Kansas
(785) 240-5654 / DSN 520
Mobile: (785) 307-4510

Small Business Consulting 
Available for Chamber Members
Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development helps support the SBDC in providing assistance free of charge to new and existing businesses. Services for those starting a business include business plan review, research and marketing assistance, licensing information, advice on preparing to meet with a loan officer and bookkeeping strategies. Existing businesses can receive help with finding new marketing opportunities including social media, growth/expansion, local, state and federal tax laws and regulations, trade opportunities, human resources and succession planning. Check out ksbc.ecenterdirect.com or contact Laurie Pieper our Washburn University representative at 785-587-9917 or laurie.pieper@washburn.edu
 to get started today! Laurie has office hours every other Tuesday in our office.
Junction City Area Chamber Partners with U.S. Chamber
JUNCTION CITY, KS - The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to provide its members with valuable new programs and services. Through the U.S. Chamber's Federation Partnership program, small business members in good standing with the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce will now receive the benefits of U.S. Chamber membership. This new member benefit is provided at no additional cost to members of the Junction City Area Chamber.
 
"The Federation program is a great partnership with the U.S. Chamber creating more value for local businesses. This allows businesses from our region to keep up with the National Chamber," Dennis Beson, President & CEO, Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
By joining the Federation Partnership, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce is helping the U.S. Chamber's effort to build the nation's largest grassroots advocacy network. The Junction City Area Chamber will continue to focus on local issues and programs. The U.S. Chamber will alert and mobilize Junction City Area Chamber members on national issues ranging from taxes to technology to transportation. This ever-growing coalition of small businesses allows the U.S. Chamber to present a strong, unified voice for business in Washington, D.C.
 
In addition to the benefits JCACC members already enjoy, U.S. Chamber membership provides access to members-only sections of www.uschamber.com, including thousands of small business tips and tools; discounts on products and services; uschamber.com Weekly e-newsletter; the U.S. Chamber's monthly flagship publication, uschamber.com; and timely communications alerting small businesses to pressing legislation or policy initiatives.
 
To maintain membership with the U.S. Chamber, a small business must re tain its Junction City Area Chamber membership, and the Junction City Area Chamber must maintain its membership with the U.S. Chamber.
 
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 357 businesses in the Junction City/Geary County area and across the Flint Hills Region. "309 of our 357 members are eligible for U.S. Chamber membership. We are excited to participate in this program and offer additional opportunities and benefits that can apply to a large majority of our existing members," Kaitlin McGuire, Member Relations Specialist said. To learn more about JCACC membership, visit www.junctioncitychamber.org
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region. 96% of their members are small businesses. Learn more at www.uschamber.com.    
1ID Band Concert
1ID Band Concert
2017 Board of Directors
 
| Stan Hambright | Maureen Gustafson | Ty Arneson | Ben Bennett | Mick McCallister |
| Theresa Bramlage | Karen Jameson | Clint Junghans | James Jacobs | Dr. Corbin Witt | L. J. Baker | Rich Jankovich | 
| Brad Johnson |
Cornerstone Members
 
      
Keystone Members
 
  
Limestone Member
 
  
Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce | info@jcacc.org | http://www.junctioncitychamber.org
222 W. 6th Street
PO Box 26
Junction City, KS 66441