Are you ready to become more involved with your community through the Chamber?! If you would like to nominate yourself for the ONE open board position we have or any other positions now is your chance!
The nominating process for the Chamber Board of Directors has opened. There are 4 director positions due for election, as well as all officers (President, 1st VP, 2nd VP, Treasurer, & Secretary). All positions are two-year terms of office. Nominations for all positions are being accepted now and through Oct 31. Nominations will be submitted to the Nominating Committee. The slate of nominees will be presented at the November member meeting and final voting will take place before and at the December meeting. Nominees must be a Chamber Member in Good Standing.
BOWLING GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS BEAUTIFICATION GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
Thank you for your interest in the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Business Beautification Grant Program. The Chamber offers an annual grant to assist with funding for needed improvements for store-front beautification to businesses located within the City of Bowling Green. The grant process is administered through the Scholarship Committee of the Chamber. All questions may be directed to the Chamber Office.
Facts about the program:
The program will offer an annual grant award of $500.00 to one (1) business.
The grant application period will begin on August 1 and end at midnight on October 31. The grant recipient will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet of the Chamber of Commerce held in January 2022.
Grants are available for commercial properties located within the City of Bowling Green.
Each grant applicant must be a current member in good standing of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce (all dues paid).
Projects must conform to City of Bowling Green building and zoning codes.
The grant recipient is responsible for obtaining any and all building permits or other permits that may be necessary.
Grants cannot be approved for work begun prior to a formal grant approval. No agreement to grant funds is made or implied by the Chamber until the application if formally approved.
The grant recipient must complete the project in an agreed upon amount of time as set forth in the application. The recipient will notify the Scholarship & Grant Committee upon completion of the project. No funds will be awarded until the project is complete and proof of expenditures has been submitted. If the project is not completed in the agreed amount of time, the recipient may request an extension of the Scholarship & Grant Committee.
Any business may receive a grant no more frequently than every five (5) years.
Application forms may be obtained from the Chamber office or by downloading it using the link below.
The completed and signed application must be submitted to the Chamber office.
Once applications and appropriate documentation have been submitted, all applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
The application selected to receive a grant will be submitted to the Chamber Board for final approval.
Upon final approval, a grant award letter will be issued to the grantee at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet held in January.
A reminder to our existing chamber members that one of your benefits to being a member of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce is the chance to cost effective insurance plans for your employees.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the Missouri Chamber Federation have teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri to create a health program available to members of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce that has 50 or fewer employees. Download the flyer to get more information and to contact a representing agency of your choice for more information. Missouri Chamber Federation Small Employers Medical Plans
We are excited to announce something NEW for our Chamber Members, our community and our town visitors! We are producing coupon brochures that will be distributed in January 2021. These brochures will offer coupon and ad space for Chamber Members who want to promote and advertise their businesses. This will be a great new and exciting way for chamber members to promote themselves through our organization! Businesses who purchase coupon/ad space will be given brochures to distribute at their discretion and they will also be given out in our Chamber welcome packets, at Chamber events, our new visitors center and at our local hotels! Deadline for Sponsorships is November 20th, 2020; Coupons will expire on December 31st, 2021.
Ad & coupon space is limited so don’t hesitate to claim your space now! There will be three different sponsorship opportunities:
Small Coupon Ad: 1” x 3.5” (14 available) – $50
Large Coupon Ad: 2” x 3.5” (10 available) – $100
Ad Space: 2.5” x 3.5” (7 available, choose your location, first come – first serve) – $200
Ready to take advantage of this opportunity?! Here is what you need to do: