Our Members

Benefits of Chamber Membership

Power: Unites businesses, nonprofit groups and professional people to work for Kodiak's growth and economic well-being.

Connections: Affiliates with State and National Chambers, State and Local Visitors Bureaus, Kodiak Arts Council, Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference and Local, State and national levels of government.

Information: ACCRA Cost of Living Survey, Kodiak Internet website, Kodiak market profile, Kodiak area survey-Comprehensive Market Analysis, Kodiak street map, community profile and other reference material.

Services

  • Relocation packets sent out to newcomers.
  • Voter registration
  • Prestige: Every member is known as an investor in Kodiak's future.
  • Member Services
  • Monthly Chamber newsletter
  • Business referrals
  • Networking opportunities
  • Membership directory
  • Bulk mail stamp use
  • Free member mailing labels and lists
  • Legislative alerts
  • Small business resource library
  • Marketing and statistical data collection
  • Cooperative advertising opportunities
  • Credit Union 1 membership
  • Free auto litter bags
  • Planning and coordination of services for special visitors
  • Ribbon cutting and spotlight on business recognition ceremonies
  • Community profile and Economic Indicators

Member Involvement

Committees

Executive: Exercises the powers of the Board of Directors between Board Meetings.

Finance: Oversees budget and financial concerns.

Membership: Assists with recruitment, retention, survey and other members services.

Chamber Activities: Plans special events, such as Forums, Business After Hours and Annual Meeting.

Community Relations: Plans activities involving other groups or community issues (USCG Appreciation Dinner, Litter and Beautification, and Scholarship).

Economic Development: Involves specific constituent groups such as Business Sales and Services, Fisheries, Visitor Industry and Economic Development.

Fund Raising: Develops fund raising events, including Crab Festival, ComFish Alaska and other special projects.

Annual Projects

  • Candidate Forums
  • Litter and Beautification--Youth Litter Patrol, Bounty Bag and Adopt-An-Area Programs
  • ComFish
  • Kodiak Crab Festival
  • US Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner
  • Annual Recognition Event

How You Can Help

  • Meet your Board of Directors and staff; share your business concerns.
  • Attend meetings and Chamber events.
  • Offer financial support and other resources.
  • Volunteer to participate on committees.
  • Invite others to join the Chamber.
  • Stimulate Economic Development.

Chamber Meetings

Board of Directors: Third Monday, every month at noon. Members are welcome to attend.

Membership Forums: Announced as informative keynote speakers are available.

Business After Hours (BAH): Typically held the last Friday of each month at a different host business from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Socialize, network and relax with fellow Chamber members.