Benefits of Chamber Membership

The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce is an influential, voluntary association of business and community leaders organized to energize the growth and prosperity of Southern Oklahoma, build consensus on critical policy issues affecting various interests, and mobilize a common, shared vision for the future of our region. Joining our chamber demonstrates your commitment to the community and support for an organization that champions an environment for businesses to succeed.

Chamber membership also supports numerous programs and benefits, including: 

Business & Legislative Advocacy

The Chamber represents your interests daily at the local, state and federal levels. Stay informed about issues affecting businesses and see how we're collaborating with elected officials and policymakers to ensure Southern Oklahoma’s economy continues to flourish and remains competitive. Receive legislative updates and attend key legislative events throughout the year so you can be a voice for the legislation that affects you the most.

Programs & Events

The Chamber hosts more than 30 annual, quarterly, and monthly events throughout the year. Our events highlight community leaders and businesses, feature conversations with elected officials and thought leaders, analyze our regional economy, promote business growth and networking opportunities, and more. Learn more about our Events »

Marketing & Visibility

The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce offers our members access to brand recognition opportunities through our portfolio of sponsor opportunities. Our yearly TRC program presents all our available sponsorship possibilities and benefits in a range of costs and values that can benefit members of any size.

With Chamber membership, you are continually accessible in our online business directory that is viewed by members, visitors to our area, and the surrounding communities as they search for goods and services. The Chamber, through its Membership Directory and telephone network, only refers our members to prospective customers. Literature racks are available in the Chamber lobby for member businesses to promote their products and services at no charge.

The Chamber also assists new or existing businesses with grand openings and ribbon cutting ceremonies. We are available to help you and your business celebrate key milestones and achievements such as changing ownership or management, moving to a new location, remodeling or expanding your present location, or celebrating a milestone anniversary. Members can also include their events on the Chamber’s community calendar and submit member news to be published on the Chamber’s social media.

Access to Information

Never wonder what’s going on! Get tapped in to the pulse of the Chamber with our monthly newsletter, the Ardmore Report. It features informative articles, featured businesses, event previews and more. It also keeps members up-to-date on the many economic development and legislative issues. In addition to the monthly newsletter, “e-blasts” of information are regularly emailed to members. These provide timely and useful information on upcoming events and programs, business concerns, advocacy issues, and more. With thousands of followers across multiple platforms, the Chamber social media accounts keep everyone updated on Chamber and community events, activities, programs, and news. 

Increased Business

Who you know does make a difference. People like to do business with people they know, and our wide variety of networking events provide opportunities to make new contacts and grow your business. Chamber membership is about relationship building. We provide opportunity and visibility, while connecting people on a business and social level.  

According to The Schapiro Group’s study, “The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce”: When consumers know that a business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys a 44% increase in its favorability rating, a 51% increase in consumer awareness, a 57% increase in its reputation, and a 63% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize that business. 

Want to learn more? 

When you join the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, you connect with a dedicated business partner.

Whether yours is a small local business, national retailer, financial organization, a not-for-profit, an individual, etc., the Chamber of Commerce extends your reach and resources. If you are interested in joining the Chamber, please see how to become a member.

Need more information about partnering with us? Call 580-223-7765 so we can be in touch about your membership options.