Frequently Asked Questions
Not at all. We are an independent 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.
Not directly. We actively partner with the City of Cleburne on many projects and work closely with city leaders, but we are not part of the City's budget or payroll.
While marketing and public relations are a small part of what we do on a daily basis, that is not our purpose or primary function.
So glad you asked!
On a day-to-day basis, Chambers of Commerce are a primary source for businesses and individuals seeking information on the business climate in a community. Representing the focal point for businesses, Chambers often are the catalyst for business opinions and represent business needs in the community. As the collective voice, Chambers speak from a much broader economic framework than individual businesses or politicians ever could.
The work of local Chambers of Commerce is vital to the community's business life. Chambers provide bottom line programs for businesses large and small. With the support of Chambers, small businesses open their doors, prosper, and grow. Chambers know that a healthy business community is necessary to have a healthy community.
But Chambers not only address economic issues. They provide leadership in civil and social programming as well. Through innovative programs like Leadership Cleburne, Chambers provide a view into local social and health care concerns, education, crime prevention--because community issues become business issues and have a great impact on the overall business climate.
The history of most Chambers is about people coming together to form a collective body to better their community. Commissioned in February 1919, the Cleburne Chamber has been working to better our community for more than 100 years, and continually redefines its role in response to our community's needs and issues. This work will undoubtedly continue as our Chamber helps our community chart a course into the prosperous future.
Absolutely not! The Chamber's mission is "Supporting business and the community." That means ALL business and the WHOLE community. Almost everything we do is with business as a whole, and community as a whole, in mind. Of course we do offer some nice benefits especially for our members, but we are foremost a collective body of businesses working to better our community. Plus! We host several activities a year that are open to all businesses, not just member businesses!
Below are just a few of the many member benefits. For a full list of benefits, click here.
- Your business listed on the chamber website & in the printed Chamber directory
- Complimentary Enhanced Member Directory listing on our website, including logo, map, photo gallery, video, link to your website, & more!
- Access to Member Information Center 24/7 with your own login and password
- Update your profile & directory listing
- Access member resources
- Add your events to our calendar
- Add your Hot Deals, Member-to-Member Deals, Job Postings, and News Releases to our website
- Business referrals
- Ribbon Cutting at your location or the Chamber (appears in the Cleburne Times-Review)
- Display your member plaque
- One free post per member per month on the Chamber Facebook page
In general, the membership investment cost is based on the number of full-time employees your business has (two part-timers equal one full-timer). All business memberships include one representative listed in the directory, with your listing in one business category. Additional reps and categories can be added for additional fees. For the full dues schedule, click here and scroll down.
- Non-profits, churches, elected officials: $150.00 Annually
- 1-5 Employees: $225.00 Annually
- 6-20 Employees: $295.00 Annually
- 21-50 Employees: $400.00 Annually
- 51-150 Employees: $550.00 Annually
- 151-500 Employees: $775.00 Annually
- Community Champions (500+ Employees, Utility Providers, Municipalities, Banks, Credit Unions, Independent School Districts): $1,050.00 Annually