Welcome to the historic city of Marion, Kentucky, located in western Kentucky along the Ohio River, heart of the Amish country, and the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce. Marion was first incorporated in 1851 and named after General Francis Marion, a Revolutionary war leader from South Carolina.
Mission Statement: The Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of diverse economic interests, unified to provide services to its members and leadership in promoting economic development in Marion, Crittenden County and to develop and maintain a viable business community.
Vision Statement: We are a membership driven organization that builds strong relationships with government, education, and community to create a prosperous business climate for Crittenden County. As the voice of business for Crittenden County, we the Chamber will work to ensure the region is a vibrant and prosperous place to carry on business. The Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce furthermore, seeks to maintain and enhance a strong socially responsible business climate based on the principles of free enterprise and fair profit. We are committed to advancing existing businesses and attracting new economic opportunities and constructively influencing public policy to support healthy private enterprise system. We value the regions historical character, cultural and diversity while embracing economic prosperity and innovation as key components to the quality of life we enjoy.
The Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce has a membership of over 130 members that live and do business here as well members from the surrounding communities. Our Chamber of Commerce is made up of nearly 90 percent small business, with the majority of those having four or fewer employees. The Chamber of Commerce is the ultimate business resource in our area. Membership is open to all businesses that maintain an annual dues investment. Benefits of membership include networking opportunities, community involvement, image enhancement, political advocacy, information access and benefits and heightened credibility.
Through words and the pictorial development of this website the Chamber of Commerce will try to convey the intangible yet vividly apparent spirit of the people of our community, their optimistic outlook tempered with acknowledgement of reality, their generosity blended with a belief of self-reliance and their unfailing faith in family, friendships and the grace of God.
The Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors is an extraordinary group of people who dedicate their time, talents and civic concern to development of the area’s economy and quality of life. By being active in partnerships with governmental agencies, educational facilities, and other civic groups, they work to bring the county to full realization of its limitless potential. As a group and along with members of the Chamber of Commerce, the Board assists in attracting new business and supporting growth and expansion of existing businesses.
The Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors maintains a group of committees who further help and assist in business concerns of the community. Those committees include but are not limited to: membership, constitution & bylaws, business recognition, festivals, business after hours, awards, marketing, finance, nominations, leadership, government advocacy, business days, A.P.E.S. (American Private Enterprise System & Youth Development) and fund-raising.
In addition to the many high profile events that the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce hosts such as the Pumpkin Festival and the Annual Banquet, many smaller occasions for getting together are held throughout the year. The Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheons, Business After Hours and 1st Dollar Presentations are held to provide networking opportunities by Chamber of Commerce members and their guests.
Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce Benefits – What’s in it for you? The benefits make it an easy decision. For less than a dollar for each work day on average, your return on investment is assured.
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