A new service called Chamber Advantage has been announced for members of the Monett Chamber of Commerce.
Unveiled at the October luncheon meeting, Chamber Advantage is an exclusive discount available only to chamber members. Member companies will offer specials on goods or services, some as often as monthly, which will be available to chamber members.
According to Suzy McElmurry, chamber executive director, other chambers do something similar, many offering member-to-member services. While some require long-term commitments, the Monett program was shaped so that the "advantage" offered can change or be available for a limited time.
In addition, the advantage will be available to business members and all of their employees. All members will receive key tags for their employees. The key tags must be presented at the time of the purchase. Shoppers whose spouses are employed by chamber members will have to have to key tag in hand to secure the advantage.
"This board is trying to give members more benefits for their dues," McElmurry said. "This is a win-win that could benefit Monett by stimulating programs."
The chamber office will post monthly Chamber Advantage updates in its newsletter and issue bulletins by e-mail and fax. As an example of what will be offered, Scott's Shoes is providing a 10 percent discount on regulary priced shoes for the coming month.
"Chambers often have benefits programs," McElmurry said. "Monett is unique in having a retail and strong manufacturing base. The needs of the two are very different. This is the kind of program where everyone benefits from it.
"We're excited about it," McElmurry said. "We want people to really feel it is an advantage to be a member and get things only members can get."
For more information in becoming a chamber member, call the chamber office at 235-7919 or visit www.monett-mo.com