About Us

What is the McPherson Chamber of Commerce?

For some people, we are the information center for the community and its opportunities. We are also an organization that unites businesses, professionals and community civic minded individuals in an effort to expand the economy of the area. The Chamber is a 501C 6: A nonprofit member driven organization of 360 businesses, organizations, professionals, and individuals representing over 12,000 active employees.

Our Mission:

Visionary leadership promoting a vibrant business community and enhanced quality of life.

How is the McPherson Chamber of Commerce financed?

The Chamber is funded by voluntary member investments based on a fee schedule. Investments are tax-deductible and recognized by the IRS as a legitimate business expense, not as a charitable contribution. It is also supported by our annual fundraising event, the Chamber Classic Golf Tournament.

Who are the Chamber Board of Directors?

The 12 member board of directors consists of representatives of various membership categories.  The board meets monthly to review operations, initiatives and goals to meet the needs of our members and the community. Click the links to view the 2023-2024 Chamber Board.

What does the Chamber do?

The work of the McPherson Chamber can be seen just about everywhere you look. Within its three priority
areas of focus alone, the Chamber…

Meaningful Connections

  • is the vehicle that brings people and resources together to accomplish what no one business could do alone.
  • provides business connections and networking opportunities through Chamber Connections, Ribbon Cuttings, committees, Leadership McPherson class, and annual events.
  • helps foster a business climate in which all can benefit from the knowledge and experience of the
  • connects those who are interested in volunteering and giving back to the community with the organizations
    who need volunteers to accomplish their goals.

Entrepreneurship & Business Development

  • advocates the interests of business, by providing members with education and resources, and encouraging
    mutual support.
  • promotes members through Chamber communications and provides marketing opportunities for members to
    promote themselves, such as the shop local ChamberCheck program.
  • offers programs, educational classes, and seminars, aimed at helping members grow and develop personally
    and professionally.
  • continually works to recruit businesses as well as support expansion and retention.
  • provides gap financing for business start-ups and expansions through the McPherson County Entrepreneurship Loan Program.

Community Impact

  • is committed to the growth, vitality and success of McPherson, achieving goals and initiatives of the board.
  • investing in our youth by raising scholarship funds to support the AFA scholarship and transformational leaders in agriculture, and by organizing the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge to encourage students to dream big and consider McPherson when starting their business venture.
  • partners with other entities to promote Manufacturing Month, the McPherson County Housing Conference, holiday promotions and events, and welcome college students to McPherson.
  • contributes to community development by serving on numerous community boards, and committees such as the LEPC and Childcare Taskforce, dedicated to the betterment of the McPherson community.
  • encouraging civic awareness by hosting candidate forums and legislative updates.
  • is always planning and investing for the growth and future of McPherson!

Your Chamber is always planning and investing for the growth and future of McPherson!