The Chamber’s mission is to promote business and commerce for the Hopkins County region through leadership in economic, governmental, social and educational development. In pursuing its mission, the Chamber is an advocate, catalyst and service provider focusing on those issues which affect the area’s economic vitality.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Chamber of Commerce?
The Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1928 to advance and improve civic conditions, business methods, and public welfare, and to advertise and develop the industries and resources of Madisonville, KY. Today the organization works to promote business and commerce for the Hopkins County region through leadership in economic, governmental, social, and educational development.
Q: Where is the Chamber located?
The Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce is located in downtown Madisonville, KY. The address is 15 E. Center Street, Madisonville, KY 42431
Q: How is the Chamber funded?
The Chamber of Commerce funds their operations via multiple sources, including dues from members, special events, sponsorships, services and more. The Chamber is not a government-funded organization.
Q: Will joining the chamber grow my sales?
Chamber membership has its rewards. As a current member of the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce, you can promote your business to other Chamber members through your participation in our Member to Member Discount Program. Here‘s the way it works. You list your business as a participating member at no cost to you, specifying what discount you are making available to other Chamber members and their employees as well as any restrictions. As an example, a restaurant may offer 10% off, or a free dessert with lunch or dinner, or a complimentary dessert with the purchase of two or more entrees; a bank may offer a free box of complimentary checks, safe deposit box for new business and/or personal accounts; an accounting firm may offer a 10% discount for new clients, etc. We publish your offer to the entire Chamber membership and other business owners, and their employees use your products and services. You acquire new business, and they get a break when using your products or services.
Member to member benefits can be added to our website through the member login portal. If you are not sure how to login, please contact us at 270-821-3435 to gain access.
Q: What kinds of businesses does the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce help?
Every kind – retail stores and restaurants, hair salons and other personal service providers, medical and other professional offices, business-to-business consultants, non-profits and many more. If you’re doing business in Hopkins County or would like to, the Hopkins County Regional Chamber is for you!
Q: What does the Chamber do directly to give me visibility in the community?
Nobody works harder than our Chamber staff to make sure everybody knows what you offer, month in and month out! The Chamber publishes an annual local business Directory that is available to the entire community. It includes complete contact information listings, free to anyone, and offers display ads at great member discounts, too. The Chamber also sends a continuous stream of news releases to local media, publishes a weekly newsletter to Chamber members, and puts out alerts and updates on the Chamber website – all to tell everyone about your business opening, product offerings, deals, and special events.
Q: How does the Chamber help me promote my business?
In addition to all the marketing communications above, the Chamber hosts scores of marketing and networking events every year! Marketing events include numerous shop-local promotions throughout the year and other events and seasonal tie-ins. Many events offer the opportunity to provide refreshments and/or raffle prizes to showcase your offerings. The more active you are in Chamber events, the more top-of-mind visibility you’ll enjoy.
Q: How does the Chamber help me improve my overall business operations?
Business today is complex and hyper-competitive, so the Chamber offers practical how-to workshops, seminars and professionally-led programs to help you get and stay up to speed with today’s winning techniques. Chamber members with expertise in law, finance, IT, marketing and more offer seminars for little to no cost. The Chamber also represents the business community in discussions with our local municipalities and actively works to encourage a business-friendly climate. Bottom line: The Chamber is always on the lookout for cost-effective, cutting-edge ideas to increase sales and profits, and we share this knowledge with you.
Q: What does the Chamber do to help me connect with other business owners?
Among the events the Chamber hosts each year, a majority are popular luncheons, after-hours events, and Morning Mingle to make networking easy, and much more -- all free or at great discounts to Chamber members. Some events are held at the Chamber’s spacious office, and others are held at members’ own locations. All are convenient, and inviting to Chamber members and potential members who want to get the most out of networking.