Why Join the Chamber?

    Reasons to Invest in the Chamber:

      • We are the Information Center for Altus.
      • We are the front door to Altus and the welcome mat to our community. The Chamber is the first place new citizens and travelers go when seeking information about our city.
      • We provide networking opportunities.
      • We offer leadership training through our leadership program · We help promote the tourism industry in Altus. This industry brings jobs and sales tax dollars to Altus for everyone’s benefit.
      • Chamber staff provides job recruitment services for our community and its businesses. 
      • The Chamber’s members can affect governmental outcomes on a local, regional, state, and even national level by uniting as one voice.

      Reasons relevant for an industry:

      • We work with Altus Public Schools, Southwest Technology Center, and Western Oklahoma State College to show the importance of education and what it means for our community and workforce.
      • We provide training to show what quality work ethic is and why it is important.
      • We help give the industry a voice at the local, state, and national levels.
      • We communicate the needs of industry with our city and the EDC.
      • The combined efforts of all the Chamber committees support the quality of life in Altus and attract people to locate here.

      Ambassador Program – You have the opportunity to serve as an ambassador to support our community by representing The Chamber at local networking events and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies to help promote new, local businesses. As a Chamber Ambassador, you can also teach our youth the importance of civic duty and volunteering in our community.

      Committee of 100 – As a Chamber member, you have the option to add an additional $100 to your membership dues and become a part of the Committee of 100. This committee was formed by the Chamber about 40 years ago, and its purpose is primarily to support the Altus Air Force Base, and foster a relationship between them and our community. We hold several events each year to welcome newcomers to our town and to show appreciation to our military. These events also allow us to give new Altus residents and AAFB a taste of what Altus is all about! As a Committee of 100 member, you are able to not only contribute financially to this great cause but also serve as a volunteer on our committee or for any of our annual events.

      Jr. Ambassadors Program - We are also implementing educational programs to help prepare our youth for their future. Whether they are college-bound, or entering the workforce upon graduation from high school, you can help us build a better job applicant pool by preparing our youth with the knowledge and skill sets needed to become productive citizens in our community. There are also opportunities to volunteer in any of our programs that promote Altus and its businesses, our Air Force Base, and our community.

      We allow individual members to have a voice and to understand the infrastructure needs and political issues facing our community.

      Retail Businesses:

      Altus Chamber of Commerce -
      Promoting Local Businesses and Community Growth

      At Altus Chamber of Commerce, we proudly endorse "Altus Approved," a program that bolsters our business members. This initiative encompasses campaigns such as Bargain Blizzard Days, Crazy Days, Christmas Open House, and more designed to encourage local shopping. Additionally, we actively support Altus Main Street's "The 12 Days of Christmas" campaign, which promotes local businesses and ensures that our dollars stay within Altus.

      We emphasize the significance of "Altus Approved" and its role in our community. This campaign educates individuals about the positive impact of shopping locally with our members. It creates job opportunities for our friends and family and contributes essential sales tax revenue to our city, aiding our local businesses in supporting charitable causes in Altus.

      By joining us, your business will be featured in our new online directory, complete with contact details and a website link. If you operate an online store, customers can shop through a direct link on our website. Like the Yellow Pages, our Chamber Directory is your go-to resource when seeking service providers or retail businesses.

      We conduct ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses, major renovations, changes in ownership, and business relocations. Our Chamber collaborates closely with The City of Altus Economic Development Corporation and The City of Altus Parks and Recreation Department, participating in promotional activities and events that draw people to our community, benefiting our retail sector.

      Looking to fill job openings? Submit them to the Chamber, and we'll list them on our website and Facebook page.

      Exciting news for 2024! We are introducing discounts on health insurance for members with 50 or fewer employees, providing substantial added value. Our research indicates that this plan, offered through Aetna, offers comparable coverage to BCBS but at a 20% savings. With most local PCPs in-network with these plans, this means more money in your pocket, possibly covering your Chamber membership costs within the first month!

      You can use our FREE Customer Service Training program as a Chamber member.

      Stay tuned for our Member-to-Member Discount Card program, launching in 2024. Receive the card at no cost and enjoy discounts from fellow Chamber members while offering your discounts to reciprocate the support.

      Explore our complimentary advertising and promotional packages tailored to your membership level. We've got your marketing needs covered from social media posts and website listings to print ads in our city maps and member spotlights in our "What's Happening in Altus" emails.

      Our Membership Director, skilled in marketing, social media, photography, videography, and graphic design, creates personalized photo and video ads for your business. These ads come with copyright release and ownership for you to utilize on your sites, social media, lobbies, billboards, and local movie theaters.

      Join the Committee of 100 by adding $100 to your membership dues. Involvement in this committee strengthens your business's connection with Altus Air Force Base and newcomers to our community, helping you establish valuable relationships with AAFB and Altus residents.

      Become part of the Altus Chamber of Commerce and experience the many benefits and opportunities we offer to support your business and our community's growth.

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