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Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Johnston

Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Johnston

October 25, 2017

Why Should Someone Join Your Chamber? 

The Johnston Chamber’s mission is to promote the economic success of our members and to support the development of the Johnston community. The Johnston Chamber is closely connected with our community partners, enjoying very productive relationships with our school district, Camp Dodge and military personnel, city leadership, and civic organizations. Members of the Johnston Chamber cite excellent networking, career advancement, business growth and increased sales as reasons for their Chamber membership. The Johnston Chamber has experienced a steady increase in membership, and is able to offer new and improved benefits to members as it grows.  

What Is Your Chamber’s Biggest Accomplishment in the Past 12 Months?

There have been several accomplishments including:

  • 26 new members since March
  • 15 Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
  • 40+ networking events
  • 3 Major Groundbreakings
  • 200 New Facebook followers
  • Close to 1000 email subscribers
  • Newly structured events, new and improved membership packet, new membership database, new methods of social media outreach such as Snapchat and Instagram, and a new promotional video to be released

Any Initiative or Project That You Are Looking Forward to in 2018?

We are adding a women’s leadership group, as well as new opportunities for sponsorships, releasing our new promo video, implementing new content for luncheons, increasing our focus on educational and informational sessions geared toward small business owners, and strengthening our in-person connections with members.  

What Upcoming Events Should People Watch For?

We are hosting our annual vendor fair on November 9th so our community has the opportunity to kick off the holiday shopping season by shopping small and buying local!

We are also hosting a joint legislative luncheon with our area Chamber partners Ankeny, Urbandale, Grimes and Polk City on November 14th.

We are participating in the Movember (No Shave November) Fundraiser event with Grimes and Polk City to raise awareness for men’s health and wellness.

Our Annual Banquet will be held in February 2018.

All events can be found listed here.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the fourth largest regional Chamber of Commerce in the nation. Learn more about Partnership Affiliate Chambers, browse the Membership Directory and read additional Affiliate Chamber spotlights.