The Chamber plays many roles in our community. Diversity is the Chamber’s strength, made strong by its members and its role in the community.
The purpose of the Chamber is to promote business & community growth and development by offering programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses within our trade area.
The Front Door to Glasgow & Barren County
- Responds to hundreds of requests for information about our community.
- It’s the first place people contact for information.
- Welcomes new businesses, residents and visitors tour community.
An Information Center for Businesses, Individuals and Tourists
- Demographic Information
- City-County Maps
- Relocation Packets
- Tourist Information
- Referral Services
- Community Event Information
- Chamber Member Information
Provides Assistance to New & Existing Businesses
- Arranges ribbon cutting ceremonies for new businesses to let the community know about the business.
- Provides counseling opportunities with the Small Business Development Center on a monthly basis.
- Events such as Business After Hours, Quarterly Breakfasts, Art Receptions and Golf Tournaments provide an excellent opportunity for networking.
- Offers Business Round table discussions
The Chamber: A Voice of Business
- Provides ways to get involved for those who want to make a difference.
- Fifteen committees provide endless opportunities for citizens to become involved in their community and it’s easy to sign up.
Good Things to Know
- The Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce is primarily funded by the business community through annual membership fees.
- 90% of the Chamber’s funding comes from the business community.
- 10% comes from individual memberships, donations and fund-raisers.
- While the Chamber works closely with both City & County government, the Chamber receives no funding from government entities.
- The local Chamber is not a part of the U.S.Chamber.
- The local Chamber is a member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The Voice of Kentucky Business
- A membership investment in the Chamber is, according to the IRS, a cost of doing business. It is a business expense, not a charitable contribution since the Chamber is neither a civic club nor a charitable organization.