Reasons to be a member of the Levelland Chamber of Commerce!
How Can We Help You?
The mission of the Levelland Chamber of Commerce is to create, support and promote economic opportunity for our investors/members.
Membership in the Levelland Chamber of Commerce is an affordable way for you and your business to have a stake in Levelland’s business community. Your involvement and investment are essential to the growth, revitalization and sustainability of a promising business climate and quality of life. Together we can accomplish more!
When Hockley County prospers, we all benefit directly! The Chamber of Commerce is an important part of this area and can only succeed with others as you being involved. Our goal is to collaborate and have citizens working toward the future with commitment and unity!
Chamber activities result in communications and networking opportunities that keep you and your business in touch with the community! The Levelland Chamber of Commerce is a service institution and a 501c6 nonprofit business organization. It provides a medium through which people can take effective action for the progress of Levelland and should be vetted as your business partner! Funding for the Chamber is through membership and event fundraising. Be a part of what is happening in Levelland today! Listed below is what a chamber membership can do for you and your business:
Membership brings credibility to your business. Many consumers use the chamber as an authority to find products and services. Membership means the Chamber staff is promoting your business at any given opportunity. The chamber refers its members to the public daily. An online membership directory is available and promotes your organization. As a member, you also have access to the list of other business owners that you can market to as well.
The Chamber is the voice of business and advocates for you. It serves as a conduit to inform business members of issues on legislation and activities on local, state, and national levels that impact businesses. Chamber members can benefit from the efforts of the Chamber Board and Staff who represent the business community at the local and state government levels. During legislative sessions, your Chamber in connection with the Texas Association of Business share activity on the state and national levels that will affect your business. Let your voice and opinion be heard. The Chamber only endorses actions approved by majority of full membership, therefore your vote counts and is heard.
NEW BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
All new (paid) members are eligible for a ribbon cutting ceremony within six months of business opening. This includes a ceremonial ribbon and scissors, local newspaper, radio coverage, and social media exposure.
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS
The Chamber is happy to post your business specials and announcements on our social media pages! Postings are available upon request and limited to two a month. We will also share your posts as available.
Sponsorship opportunities are available that allow constant visibility for your business. Numerous opportunities are explained in the sponsorship package included. Promote your business at these events! Be a part!
As a small business owner, it’s imperative that you network! The Levelland Chamber of Commerce gives you the opportunity to meet with other local business owners and network. Serving on any committee and sponsoring events through the Chamber provide excellent opportunities to meet new people, also possible future customers. The Chamber of Commerce hosts two free networking events annually for members, in addition to all the other events and programs. As a member of the Levelland Chamber of Commerce, you will receive invitations to both events and always watch for details in your coveted weekly newsletter.
Get involved with the Levelland community by serving on a Chamber of Commerce committee. Whether it meets once a week or month, serving on a committee offers your business the opportunity to grow by being involved with other local business owners, along with playing an active role in the community.
Marigolds – This group was formed in 1976 and acts as the women’s division of the Chamber of Commerce. This progressive group of ladies meets monthly, and projects include decorating of county courthouse grounds at Christmas, meeting Santa Claus and Christmas on the Square, serve as hostesses at Chamber events and fundraising for their goals and projects. The Marigolds have also endowed a scholarship at South Plains College for a Levelland High School female senior who will attend SPC. This amazing and very motivated group is a fun, exciting and committed group to enhancing the quality of life. They meet the second Thursday of every month at noon with a great meal.
Ambassadors – This group meets quarterly and is instrumental in assisting with ribbon cuttings and ground breakings. They assist in membership relations and serve as host/hostesses at numerous chamber events.
Keep Levelland Beautiful Committee – This group meets the third Monday of every month at noon. Levelland is an active member of the successful and proven beautification program Keep Texas Beautiful and structures local program as such. The mission of Keep Levelland Beautiful is to improve the community’s appearance through partnerships, education, and action!
Tourism and Lodging Committee – This group meets the third Wednesday of every other month at noon and assists in distribution procedures of occupancy tax supported events in Levelland. Levelland hosts over 40,000 plus guests annually. These guests bring in new dollars and economic activity to our community which means lower taxes for citizens and businesses.
Cotton and Crude Street Fair and Music Festival – This is our communities’ annual festival, formerly known as Early Settlers Day. The fall of 2021, the Chamber of Commerce leaders revamped, ignited, and moved the dates of the former summer event to a September weekend. This event is planned by volunteers and task force meet as needed. Contact Chamber of Commerce to receive information on being a part of the annual Cotton and Crude Fest.
Agricultural Committee – This group meets monthly or as needed on determined dates. Their goal is to create awareness of the significant impact of the agricultural industry in our area. They host a pre-harvest producer appreciation Shrimp Boil before harvest every fall. They also plan, implement, and host a local agricultural awareness tour every other year that enables attendees to tour local facilities and experience hands on science and technology. The Ag Committee has endowed a scholarship at South Plains College for future agriculture professionals.
The Chamber of Commerce is committed to the development of creating new leaders to fill leadership roles on community boards and committees. This is done through the YELL Program and LEAP and a biannual program called Leadership Levelland. Every business and/or organization must be doing their part to develop new leaders! Our future depends on it! Members can capitalize on the leadership opportunities within the Chamber of Commerce.
Young Emerging Leaders of Levelland (YELL) – This is a group of Levelland High School students (sophomores-seniors) that meet during their school lunch hour once a month. The program runs September through April coinciding with the school year. The purpose is to engage students and challenge them to take charge of their lives while giving back to their community. They elect their own officers and plan their programs and community service. Meeting presentations include scholarships, student loans, financial aid, banking, credit card use, fraud, organizational skills, job interviews, resumes and professional development. Community service projects include food drive, toy drive, donation of special needs for local animal shelter, faculty appreciation, campus clean up and community wide highway litter prevention with Keep Levelland Beautiful.
Levelland Emerging and Active Professionals (LEAP) – (Formerly known as Young Professionals) meet as needed. This group, formed in 2011, elects their officers and Executive Board that determines plan of work, programs, networking, professional development, and programs. They are an outreach group of the chamber and purpose is to develop the next generation of community and business leaders. This a great place for baby-boomer leaders to engage your new and upcoming leaders.
Leadership Levelland – This is an eight-month course, tuition based held every other year. Attendees will participate in a mandatory team building retreat initially followed by eight-hour class day each month. Class days are made up of professional development including time management, life balance, goal setting, personality studies, human interaction, and leadership skills development. The afternoon portion includes meeting community leaders and industry tours showcasing local educational facilities, economic development, law enforcement, local judicial process, medical industry, oil field and energy manufacturing and agriculture. Class is concluded with graduation celebration for attendee and employees.
As a member of the Levelland Area Chamber of Commerce, you have a voice in the community, a stake in today and a role in the future! Join us in making Hockley County a great place to do business and call home!
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All investment opportunities for membership are based upon number of full time employees.