An Information Hub for Visitors and Entrepreneurs
It’s a new day at the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dennis Houston, President and CEO
The Chamber recently introduced Parker Chamber 2.0. This inititaive represents a new way of doing business for the organization. In 2014 and 2015, the Chamber is taking their products, services, programs and events to a whole new level.
The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce consists of 650+ Parker area member businesses that represent 10,000 employees and jobs! The Chamber is the largest business organization in the Parker area.
What’s new at the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce?
- A new approach that is more community focused in scope to help the Parker area grow and prosper. If the community is strong, the business community grows.
- A new brand identity was launched for the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce on April 10th, 2014. The new brand better represents a dynamic, vibrant forward-thinking and community-focused organization.
- A new team of professionals who are passionate about business, our members and the community.
- A new Chamber website – ParkerChamber.com is launching Spring 2014. It will be a great business and community resource.
- A new chamber-specific operating software system to allow us to better serve our members, speciual events and meetings and the community.
- A new Parker Magazine and Business Directory. It’s focus is Live, Work, Play and Grow in Parker.
The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce is focusing on some key areas to grow our community and our member businesses:
- Community marketing
- Business education
- Strengthening our Chamber organization
- Community collaboration
- Membership diversity
- Community leadership
- Advocacy and legislative affairs
The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce has embraced its more vis¬ible presence in the community as it continues to be one of the fastest-growing chambers in the Denver metro area. It leads the way with professional development and networking opportunities, advocacy, leadership, and community development programs.
The Chamber is located on Mainstreet in Old Town Parker. This location allows the Chamber to offer a full-service Visitor & Information Center, as well as enhanced business support services and meeting space.
The visitor center is an information hub with walls filled with marketing flyers and business cards that make it easy for residents and visitors to find products and services that meet their specif¬ic needs. These marketing walls are just one way the Chamber works to serve the community and help its members grow their businesses.
Incorporated in October 1965, the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2015! The Chamber’s primary goal is to connect the business community, promote the success of its mem¬bers and drive economic development. But the Board of Directors and staff also produce events that bring the community together.
Town residents show up en masse to enjoy community festiv¬ities that wouldn’t happen without the Chamber’s support, including the Parker Days summer festival, Movies in the Park and Wine Walks in Old Town Parker. Each of these are Signature Events produced and managed by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Membership Benefits
As our membership grows beyond 650 businesses, we continue to be one of the most active, fastest-growing and influential organizations in the area. One of the smartest decisions a business owner can make is to join the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. Entrepreneurs cannot afford to miss out on being a part of this amazing institution.
Dennis Houston, President and CEO
Chamber members are given greater access to business contacts and enhanced exposure through more than 15 monthly events, including membership luncheons, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, busi¬ness after-hours events and a host of educational programs.
The Monthly Membership luncheons attract 100+ Parker area business owners, CEOs and community leaders, and are a must-attend event if you want to network with the who’s who of Parker. Ribbon cuttings are open to the general public and provide an opportunity to celebrate new and expanding Parker businesses. Business After Hours highlight local member businesses and offer a perfect setting for socializing and making connec¬tions with other entrepreneurs. Monthly educa¬tional programs provide Parker business owners with the knowl¬edge and resourc¬es to succeed in a competitive environment.
Members can play a more entegral role in the Chamber by applying to be a Chamber Ambassador. Ambassadors are the marketing and public relations arm of the Chamber. They attend Chamber events and mentor new members in becoming better acquainted with other members and Chamber benefits. Their volunteer efforts give them incredible op¬portunities to make connections benefitting their businesses and the community. There also are a variety of committees that mem¬bers can join to enhance Parker Area Chamber programming and the community.
In addition, members can join one of five leads groups or attend a roundtable discussion where specific interest groups can network with each other. Membership also includes a business listing at www.ParkerCham¬ber.com, subscription to Chamber news, promotional opportunities such as member-to-member discounts and sponsorships, access to the Chamber’s online job posting service, and visibility in the brochure and business card display case at the Chamber office.
The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce is THE voice of business in the Parker area. The Chamber works closely with local, regional, state and federal government officials to build a healthy, pro-business political environment in the Parker area. The Chamber gives mem¬bers a strong voice in all levels of government.
Board of Directors
The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of lo¬cal, successful business people who have a passion for the Parker community and knowledge of the changing business climate. They represent Parker’s leading firms and industries, as well as small businesses. The Board provides leadership as the Parker Chamber pursues its agenda to promote and protect area businesses while fostering economic growth and prosperity for the Parker area.
For more information about the Chamber, visit parkerchamber.com or call 303.841.4268.