MACC Mission Statement
The mission of the Monticello Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide the leadership to promote Monticello and the surrounding area Chamber Members. The Chamber will serve as a catalyst for the development of business and industry in the area and shall gather and disseminate information to its members and other interested parties.
BENEFITS TO CHAMBER MEMBERS
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES- This is one of the most important benefits of membership. Networking and new business contacts help your business grow. We hold monthly meetings offering you an opportunity to network to introduce yourself and your business to other chamber members.
CREDIBILITY- 68% of consumers believe that chamber membership is a sign of a reputable, stable business. 70% believe that it demonstrates that you use good business practices. Being a member of the Chamber gives you credibility.
VISIBILITY- Members are provided with a membership certificate and window cling to display at their place of business proudly showing chamber membership. Members can also show the Chamber logo on their advertising, marketing and PR materials.
REFERRALS: Free referrals to member businesses. When potential customers call the Chamber, we refer them only to Chamber members who provide these services. Another opportunity to grow your business.
SIGNATURE EVENTS SPONSORSHIP: You can highlight your business by sponsoring signature events that are open to the entire community: Golf Outings, July 4th Parade and fun, Beer & Brats with A Taste of Wine on October 29th at the Youth Development Center, and other December Holiday Events. These opportunities provide excellent exposure for your name and logo.
The MACC was created to promote the business and industry interest of Monticello, Iowa and the surrounding area. The “Commercial Club” was formed in October 1923. It was reorganized two additional times until October 20, 1989 when it became the MACC. MACC will celebrate its 27th birthday in 2016.
The chamber is a grassroots organization and the community bands together behind it. The chamber operates will all volunteer officers with the help of one part-time paid staff and hundreds of community volunteers.
MACC is made up of a nine-member, volunteer Board of Directors who are elected by the membership. The Board employs a director to lead the Chamber in promoting and supporting local buinesses and industries.
The Monticello Area Chamber of Commerce is here to answer your questions, be your source for information about Monticello and the surrounding areas, and serve its membership.
Please stop by our office at 204 East First Street in downtown Monticello during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Maps, pamphlets, and other information are available.