The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce has a very important role to play as our community
moves forward through these challenging times. The Chamber’s role is to be a strong
and unified voice of the business community. We represent over 700 businesses and
individuals in the Frankfort area and are proud of our Governmental Affairs Committee
and new Local Discussion Group for keeping our Chamber updated on important issues
locally and regionally.
Thanks to the support of our Chamber members the Frankfort Chamber has been
able to offer our membership the following:
- M2M Discounts – a great way to keep people shopping locally and to promote your
business. As an added bonus to your business our M2M discounts have been extended
to your employees. You may use this new service as an employee incentive to assist
- Company listing in our Chamber Newcomer Guide and website. Each member has up to
(2) listings in these publication at no cost. Saving you $$ in advertising costs.
- Promotion of your business through our Spotlight Your Business articles in the Chamber
Newsletter at no additional cost.
- Referrals – When inquiries come into the Chamber office, only Chamber member businesses
- Display space for your companies brochures/business cards at the Chamber office.
- Use of the Chamber Business Resource Center your smaller meetings.
These are only a few of the ways your Chamber membership pays for itself. For more
information on the Chamber or our programs, please call the office at 502.223.8261.
GOVERNMENTAL ADVOCACY – The Chamber is your business advocate on
the local, regional, and state level with action plans and communications with local
elected and appointed officials and with legislators on key issues important to
BUSINESS RESOURCE SERVICES & CENTER – The Frankfort Chamber
Business Resource Center has a collection of books, audio cassettes and tapes, and
hosts a variety of magazines all geared toward building a successful business. The
resource center is open to Chamber members only. As a member of the Chamber, you
are entitled to put your business cards and any company-related brochures on display
in our Center. All visitors are encouraged to browse the Center and take any materials
GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTINGs- The Chamber will schedule a ribbon cutting at your
request. We will bring the large scissors, ribbon and camera; notify all Ambassadors,
and the membership via Chamber E-News, and we will send a copy of the pictures.
CHAMBER RECOMMENDATIONS/REFERRALS – We are a member-oriented organization;
therefore, we only refer our members. We get hundreds of calls from all over the
country from people looking for business or service information.
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES – Business Network Luncheons, Business
after Hours, committee meetings and social events offer you an opportunity to introduce
yourself and your business, network with other members of the Chamber to both socialize
and make business contacts.
BUSINESS PROMOTION – People do business with people they know.
That’s why our marketing and networking opportunities make it possible for our members
to improve visibility, build a network of customers and suppliers, and grow their
business. Reinforce your message to the membership through a variety of Chamber
ADVERTISING – Chamber News (monthly newsletter), Relocation/Newcomers
Guide and Membership Directory, Annual Report, Capital Visitors Guide, detailed
city/county maps, clubs and organizations listings, and manufacturers guide are
just some of the items produced by the Chamber to promote members. Chamber Blast
member wide e-mail has also been developed to keep members and the community up
to date on Chambers happenings and issues affecting business.
BUSINESS PROFILE – Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce is calling
on Frankfort Chamber of Commerce members who would like to SPOTLIGHT YOUR BUSINESS.
Open to Chamber members in good standing only, this opportunity allows members to
promote their business to potential clients and customers in a ½ page article FREE
of charge once a year. As another service to our members the Frankfort Chamber has
partnered with Vicki Pettus, VMP Writing Services to assist your business in getting
your best possible story in front of our readers. Vicki will give you a call, make
an appointment for interview and then write your business story.
BUSINESS IMAGE ENHANCEMENT – Consumer surveys have shown that customers’
perceptions are enhanced by chamber membership. Membership decals and the Chamber
logo for advertising are free to members in good standing.
OFFICE DEPOT – Maximize your office supply dollar with this Chamber Advantage Program from Office Depot. Savings are up to 80% on some items. Office Depot makes ordering easy with next day delivery and monthly reporting of your company's expenses. Save time with convenient ordering by phone, fax, or internet. Office Depot - Join Now.
MAILING LABELS – Our complete membership is available to you in
two ways: mailing labels in zip code order, or on hard copy. Member cost is $25.00,
non-members pay $200.00.
EMPLOYMENT LISTING – The Frankfort Chamber website offers members
the opportunity to post employment openings in their company at no charge. There
is no limit to the number of employment opportunities a member can post on the Chamber
site. This service is FREE to Chamber members in good standing.
PROPERTY LISTINGS – Chamber members in the real estate services
business may list their available rentals, leasing and sales on the Chamber website
at no additional fee. Members can link directly to their site for more visibility
and offer a photo of their available property.
MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS – It’s true! Many of our members shop
for products and services from ONLY Frankfort Chamber members. Throughout the year,
member to member business discounts enable you to find the quality services you
need. The Chamber Member to Member Discount Program
continues to increase in value each day. Contact the Chamber office if you wish to offer a Chamber Member-2-Member discount. Your company name and discount will be listed on the Chamber website.
SECRET SHOPPER PROGRAM – The Secret Shopper Program is designed
to monitor, review and report on business performance during a shopping experience,
along with reviewing customer service techniques. This service is FREE to Chamber
members who are reviewing their business via customer experience.
BE LOCAL/BUY LOCAL FRANKFORT PROGRAM – Shop local Frankfort is
a cooperative effort of the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and forever Communications
Frankfort. Thanks to the combination of three (3) live and local radio stations
with the drive and focus of the Frankfort Chamber, Frankfort business now have a
powerful marketing resource to turn to when growth is essential. The Shop Local
Frankfort Program can help business owners reach a minimum of 59,000 Frankfort area
residents, both on radio and online. For more information on this program, please
contact the Frankfort Chamber.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NETWORK – The Small Business Council
networks and assists the Chamber in issues that face small businesses. In 2008 the
Frankfort Chamber and our partners published “Doing Business in Frankfort” publication.
This publication provides information on how to start a business in Frankfort. The
publication is free and available at the Chamber office. The Chamber continues to
improve ways we can assist Small Business owners through online small business class
listings to monthly small business networking meetings.
SMALL BUSINESS-MENTORING GROUP – The Frankfort Chamber Mentoring
Group will assist small business with an Email Assistance Program. Our mentoring
group will be represented by Accountants, Financial Services, Attorney’s, Community
Ventures and small business owners, which will answer questions on an as need basis
at no charge. Small business owners may send an email to the Chamber office pertaining
to their business, as an example: if you have a question on your 1099 or W-2’s or
Unemployment question, you can send the question(s) to our office; the Chamber staff
will send out an email to our Mentoring Group, who will answer the question; we
will then send the question, along with the answer to all Small Businesses in Frankfort/Franklin
KENTUCKY RETAIL FEDERATION PARTNERSHIP - The Frankfort Chamber
is partnering with the KY Retail Federation, a statewide trade association that
represents over 6,000 retailers throughout the Commonwealth. This partnership is
specifically aimed at providing services that Frankfort-Area retailers need to succeed
in today’s challenging business climate. The partnership provides Chamber members
with an opportunity to access many of the benefits offered to Kentucky Retail Federation