Norton County

Chamber of Commerce

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The Norton Area Chamber of Commerce, established in 1969, is a business advocate organization working to ensure economic growth and prosperity in the Norton County region.

Norton County Economic Development
The Norton Business and Visitor Station project emerged when Roger and Michael Moffet generously donated the former Kent Oil Company service station, located at 205 S State Street, for a community purpose. Led by Mick and Colette Miller and many volunteers, the interior renovations were finally completed in the summer of 2011 and the building is now occupied by Norton City/County Economic Development, Norton Area Chamber of Commerce/Travel and Tourism.

Area Chamber Contact Info

Norton Chamber of Commerce
205 S State Street
Norton, KS 67654
Office:785.877.2501
nortoncc@ruraltel.net 

Darla Beasley, Executive Director

 

Lenora Chamber of Commerce
125 E. Washington
Lenora, KS 67645
Office:785.567.4860

c/o Gayle James

 

About Us

We offer a number of services to businesses, as well as individuals in the community. In recent years, we have been very proud to support a thriving community. We will continue this trend by promoting special events in our area, putting the spotlight on our excellent businesses and providing resources to residents and visitors of Norton.

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Norton Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Chamber of Commerce board meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Darla Beasley, Executive Director, at (785) 877-2501 for the location.

Board of Directors

NamePositionBusiness
Sue UrbanPresidentNex-Tech
Jana Keiswetter1st Vice PresidentValley Hope
Niki Kinderknecht2nd Vice PresidentRustic Rebel
Ruby PfliegerTreasurerGarden Gate Etc.
Darla BeasleyExecutive DirectorChamber of Commerce

Board Members

NameBusiness
Mark KrehbielBoxler Insurance Agency
Samantha HagerWeister Realty – Security Abstract
Barb GoekenShopko / Signature Homestyles
Lee Ann ShearerFirst State Bank; Travel & Tourism Representative
Curtis EveleighNorton County Representative
MJ WardThistle
Toby KuhnPrairie Dog State Park

Ambassadors

  • Rose Garrison, President
  • Marilyn Donahey, Vice-President
  • Verla Grysch, Secretary
  • Larry Donahey
  • Jake Durham
  • Carol & Gary Erlenbusch
  • Tony Grysch
  • Terry & Larry Hillman
  • Gayle Lewis
  • Cindy McMullen
  • Carol Otter
  • Ruby Pflieger
  • Marcia & Richard Wiltfong
  • 2015 Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

    In Chamber of Commerce

Membership Benefits

The Chamber Newsletter is a monthly report of upcoming and past events and news of Norton businesses. Monthly newsletters are sent out from the Chamber office. If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the newsletter, email your address to nortoncc@ruraltel.net or call 785.877.2501 with the information.

March Chamber Newsletter

February Chamber Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Norton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors many events throughout the year. Questions may be directed to Darla Beasley, Executive Director, at nortoncc@ruraltel.net or by calling 785.877.2501. Some of the services the Chamber provides include business locator, ribbon cuttings, rental listings, membership information, relocation information, new resident welcome packets, and chamber gift certificates.

Leadership Norton County

Leadership Norton County is an intensive six-month course designed to create a network of community leaders who are informed about the government, public policies, facilities and services of Norton County. Anyone residing in Norton County is eligible to attend the class.  A new class starts every two years in the fall.  Applications for the 2017-2018 class will be available the summer of 2017.

During the six-month session (one day per month), class members are introduced to goal setting, conflict management, parliamentary procedure, leadership development, trust building, personality evaluation and public speaking. General sessions cover the topics of agriculture, rural health, education and economic development, and the class tours the area’s government entities, businesses and facilities to gain first-hand knowledge.

For more information, contact the Chamber office at 785.877.2501 or Keith VanSkike of Twin Creeks Extension Office 785.877.5755

The Chamber hosts numerous events throughout the year, and Chamber businesses are allowed to participate in these events for a fraction of the cost it would be to a non-member.  Participation includes advertising and promotion as well as the full benefits of participating in the event!

Each month, hundreds of phone calls come into the Chamber of Commerce from both in-town and out-of-town individuals seeking advice on businesses to provide a specific service.  If a Chamber member is available for a referral, that member will get the referral before a non-member.  Just one of the many perks of being a member of your Norton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Norton Area Chamber of Commerce pays the annual fee for a bulk mail permit, which could save your business THOUSANDS of dollars in mailing costs!  This service is available at NO ADDITIONAL COST to members and is ONLY available for Norton Area Chamber of Commerce members.  In order to use this service, please contact the Chamber Office, as there are many regulations that need to be discussed.

Chamber of Commerce Members
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