The Gordon Chamber of Commerce Members are vital in successfully accomplishing the objectives and goals for the promotion of businesses in Gordon and the rural community. When a business or organization joins the Chamber, all of the employees of that business are considered members and are encouraged to participate in Chamber events. With the updates in progress to the web page, I want to encourage you, or the employee who is your computer guru; to familiarize yourself with your Chamber web site (www.gordonchamber.com). Chamber events, benefits, and members are all listed with additional information that may be of interest. Listed below are some membership benefits:
Chamber Membership Benefits:
The Gordon Chamber of Commerce provides economic, business, and community promotional resources so that all member businesses can thrive and prosper and new businesses will be attracted and induced to establish in Gordon. This is accomplished through special promotions of events throughout the year. The Chamber of Commerce works with the Sheridan County Tourism Board, Sheridan County Fair Board, and the Sheridan County Historical Society to promote Tourism through brochures, post cards, and advertising of our many points of interest in Gordon and Sheridan County, bringing those “visitor dollars” to the businesses of Gordon, helping to make the Gordon business community strong and viable. The use of “Chamber Bucks” as prizes and gifts is encouraged. Chamber Bucks may be purchased by anyone and are then used as money for purchase in Member stores, the member business then exchanges those Chamber Bucks for real money through the Chamber. Many volunteer hours are given by the Director and Assistant Director in accomplishing day to day Chamber business as well as volunteer hours given by members to accomplish special events such as the Sheridan County Fair Parade and the Parade of Lights during the Christmas season.
Yearly Special Events and Promotions:
Membership Appreciation Party - The new year is kicked off with a Member Appreciation party that is free to members and their employees. Social Hour, Dinner and Entertainment
Spring Retail Extravaganza – The Retail Committee plans, promotes & advertises a festival type of promotion.
Fourth of July – The Chamber donates to the Fireworks Display
Sheridan County Fair- the Chamber hosts the Ranch Rodeo and pays for the winners Buckles. The Chamber members also donate time to provide a Ferry Service for the elderly and disabled from the parking lot to the grandstands as well as needed activities associated with the Fair. The Parade on the last Saturday of the Fair is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber pays for advertising for these events.
Willow Tree – The Chamber members volunteer to act as parking attendants for the Willow Tree Festival group.
October Fest – Different events are planned each year and all advertising is paid by the Chamber.
Christmas Parade of Lights - Opening of the Christmas shopping season, an evening Parade of floats decked out in lights and entered by the businesses in Gordon. The preparation and organization of the event is done by Chamber member volunteers. The Chamber pays for advertising of the event and trophies for the winners of the parade.