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  • About the Chamber

  • What is the Chamber?

    The Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization dedicated to enhancing the local economy through increased industry, healthy commerce, investment, education and business collaboration. The Chamber of Commerce is not a government entity, nor does it receive any funding from the city, state or other government agencies. It is primarily supported through private membership dues.  We are the voice of the local private sector.

    The Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce supports civic endeavors, community and culture by fostering an environment that promotes and supports business relationships and community involvement for a prosperous place to live, work and do business.

    Who are the Chamber members?

    Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce members are businesses, organizations and individuals concerned with the socio-economic climate of your community. They have joined together because they know they stand a better chance of getting things done when they speak as one voice.

    Who leads the Chamber?

    The members drive your Chamber of Commerce.  An elected Board of Directors determines policies and sets goals. The Board Chair presides over all Board meetings. The office staff is made up of an Executive Director who handles your chamber's day-to-day operations. Members become involved through leadership roles and chamber activities.

    What are the objectives of the Chamber?

    As it works to improve your community's economy and quality of life, the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce keeps these broad objectives in mind:

    • To help businesses prosper and grow;
    • To coordinate with local businesses to promote job opportunities;
    • To partner with local agencies to assist in the orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community, and;
    • To contribute to the overall economic stability and quality of life of the community.

    How does the Chamber work?

    The Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce is funded through the investment of the members through dues and sponsorship, which in turn supports the development of programs and initiatives that result in positive growth of business and industry.  In exchange for the member investment, the Chamber provides visibility, resources, and advocacy. 

    What are the activities of the Chamber?

    The Chamber supports and enhances our members in a variety of ways.  The following are some of the activities undertaken by the chamber to aid the business community and its members:

    • Meetings with speakers on important relevant subjects and resources;
    • Hosting monthly networking events offering members an opportunity to meet fellow members and make business contacts;
    • Referrals matching your facilities with customer requests;
    • Free exposure to potential customers in the Membership Directory on the Chamber's website;
    • Partnering with local non-profit organizations dedicated to improving our community;
    • Advertising and sponsorship offerings to garner more visibility;
    • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies to celebrate the success of our members;
    • And much more!

    Why invest in the Chamber?

    The Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce enables business and professional people to accomplish collectively what no one could or would do individually.  It gives you a voice in civic affairs and government and provides a united effort to improve the overall well-being of the community. We promote our members' services and products with referrals, advertising and personal connections.  Increase your credibility - as a member of the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce you give your customers assurance that you are an involved business, working to make your community a better place in which to work and live.

    Membership has its rewards – are you ready to make the commitment and benefit from joining?

    The Abilene Area of Commerce is invested in the local business community. We invite you to send a representative from your business to join us as we work together on behalf of all businesses.


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