Membership Benefits

Membership Is an investment 

 Together we take ownership in the Chamber and collectively work towards the common goal of growing and promoting our businesses, organizations and the entire Cresco community.

If you, your business or organization would like more information on how you can be a part of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and take advantage of all these programs and services please click here.

Following are just some of the benefits chamber members receive with their paid membership:
  • Board Room Availability at no charge
  • Business After Hours, Open Houses, and After "5"s 
  • Business Profile on the Cresco Chamber Website
  • Business Resource Center
  • Buy Local, Shop Cresco! Program
  • Community Calendar
  • Civic Involvement
  • Cresco Chamber Dollars Program
  • Direct Links to your Business Website
  • Email Notices
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Holiday Give-Away Promotion
  • Mailing lists
  • Marketing Opportunities
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Membership Directory
  • Networking
  • Publicity/Exposure
  • Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings
  • Referrals
  • Revitalization Loan
  • Special Events
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Surveys
  • Tourism & Visitor Information Center (Place your brochures, business cards or giveaways)
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Membership Committee

The Committee maintains strong growth in membership through targeted member recruitment activities that effectively communicate the value of membership to area businesses. This committee works to ensure members receive a diverse range of services, programs and benefits, which provide direct value for their dues investment. 

Events Committee

This committee helps plan the events that add value to member businesses. Join this committee and share your expertise while you grow your business relationships. Members of this committee meet periodically to plan annual events to promote the community and area businesses.

Buy Local, Shop Cresco!

The Retail/Membership Committee is a group of chamber members that join together for the common purpose of strengthening our local retail businesses. Our committee meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 8am in the Chamber board room. The meetings are open to all Chamber members and is a great way to network with local business owners and to keep abreast of what is going on in the community. The Retail Committee is responsible for several community events that help to promote Cresco's local businesses and also many fundraisers that help the annual projects. These are just a few of the events and projects that the group works at...
Ridiculus Days in downtown Cresco
Jingle in Your Pocket Promotion
Moo Mobile at the Howard County Fair and Harvest Fest
Christmas Movie
Flowers and Planters in downtown Cresco
Collaborative Window Displays
We invite you to get involved and to help strengthen our local economy by being a part of this dynamic group. 

Call the Chamber office at 563-547-3434 to get more information.

Advanced Services: 


The Chamber of Commerce ranks very high on search engines and attracts a lot of qualified traffic. These are people specifically looking for local solutions that members want to provide.

Members may use the power of their Chamber Membership Card to receiveFREE setup services from the Chamber's USA based tech support staff.

When you are properly optimized for local search, you'll begin to take advantage of this qualified advertising media and traffic.


Every chamber membership card holder is provided with a local advertising page. This page is tightly integrated into the Chamber Search Engine© and your own social networks. Designed to drive more qualified traffic from the Chamber's high search engine ranking to your business. 


Aside from promoting the member business as a whole, the Chamber is in a particularly unique position to also promote every product and service offered by its members. Because of this unique position, your Chamber has included a rather valuable benefit called DisplayedRight© which provides for a rapid way to post and manage each product and service online.  This is a full featured system for card holders to use for their top 10 products or services.

A rather nice MOBILE WEB APP (starter edition*) is also included with your DisplayedRight© system.