KDCA looking forward in new year to upcoming projects

December 20, 2022

By Adam Mason, SVI Media

 

The Kemmerer Diamondville Community Area (KDCA) Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to new year with upcoming projects and offering a discount to purchase membership.

Director of the organization Ellen Potter says they felt it was more important to be members of the chamber.

“We didn’t want money to be an issue,” Potter said.

The discounted price did start last year, but she says it will continue. She also says exciting things are coming for the new year including a new website and KDCA will continue to post information for any business in the area, whether you’re a member or not.

She says if you’d like to have your business information on the website and is not on the list she gets from the city reach out to the chamber at kdcachamberofcommerce@gmail.com. She says you can personally call her at 702-239-6001 as well.

“We will get pictures that they’d like,” Potter said. “If they’re having a special sale, we’d like to get that on there.”

She says she does not have an official date, but they’re hoping for it to be ready by the end of January. She says she also has a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new business in February for Anderson Tax and Consulting.

Another matter they have at the beginning of the new year is what she calls their “Welcome Bags”. There are three different types according to the director. One is for tourists visiting in town. Another is for those who have contacted the Chamber via email or mail asking for information about the area.

“The other are people that are moving to the area,” Potter said. “And need to have information on the schools, who they go for power, and the stores and stuff.”

She says if a business owner has anything he or she wants to put in those bags, you can also reach out to her. 

Another project the KDCA is focusing on is putting up an electronic billboard in downtown Kemmerer. She says this will be designed to fit within the historical atmosphere.

“It would be something where our businesses could advertise their sales or what’s going on,” Potter said. “So, we’re sort of excited about doing that.”

She says this project is still in the early stages and they are figuring out the funding. She says she is working on grants to help pay for it. She also says they are considering free advertising for a year on the billboard with a donation of $100 or more. She estimates the project will cost around $20,000.

“So, we are actively…writing grants and looking for sponsors on that,” Potter said. “It could be a really good thing for our downtown area because not only can they advertise their business and what’s going on, but we can also advertise festivals that are going on at that time.

“Or classes that visitors could go to, or what’s going on at the golf course, or what’s going on at the rec center. So, I’m really excited to get that going.”

She says businesses will experience a lot of perks to joining and one big thing is networking. She also says the KDCA Chamber of Commerce has a line to different organizations, businesses, and government groups that can help secure small business loans. She also says the billboard by the Best Western costs “little to no money” if you’re a member. The director also pointed out they offer a lot of classes to help your business and says there are many other benefits.

Prices on membership does vary a little, but if your business has 100 employees, it’s $50 annually to join the Chamber. An individual can join for $15 per year right now as well. For more information you can reach out to her.

 

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