Become a Member
 
 

Your business has a friend . . .
The Creston Chamber is an organization devoted to promoting our community. It is one of the best friends your business can have.
Here are a few of the many benefits you can receive from your Creston Chamber of Commerce membership —
• A monthly newsletter with information about the Creston business community, plus state and regional updates and news, plus periodic email updates.
• Sales from Creston Bucks that can only be spent at Chamber Businesses.
• Referrals — The Chamber only refers business to our members.
• Opportunities for professional growth and training for yourself and your employees.
• Promotion of Grand Openings and Chamber sponsored Ribbon Cuttings and Coffees.
• Free directory listing on Chamber Web Site.
• Free web page links from Chamber Web Site.
• The ability to work with others to improve and help develop our community.
• Free list or labels of Chamber and non-Chamber members.
• Use of the Chamber’s bulk mail permit for mailings of over 200 pieces, saving you money.
• The Chamber speaks out for the community and business.

Join the Creston Chamber of Commerce now and become a part of an organization working for the businesses, industries, and the people of Creston, Iowa!

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The investment structure for Chamber membership is based upon a point system. The current value of a point is $22.50.
Using the information below and the point formula calculation at the bottom of the page, you can easily determine the minimum investment for your company. The minimum investment is $225.00.
 

Use the online form below or get a printable form Here.

 

Class 1 - ADVERTISING & NEWS MEDIA
35 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 2 - AMUSEMENT & ENTERTAINMENT
9 pt. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 3 - AUTOMOTIVE
Dealers: 20 pt. + 1 pt. for every 4 employees
Related: 9 pts. + 1 pt. for every 3 employees
Station: 9 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
Auto supply: 12 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 4 - CONSTRUCTION & CONTRACTORS
10 pts. + 1 pt. for every 3 employees
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Class 5 - FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT
Banks: 22 pts. + 1 pt. for each $1 million in deposits
Other: 10 pts. + 2 pts. for each employee
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Class 6 - FUNERAL HOMES
10 pts. per professional
Class 7 - HOTEL/MOTEL
9 pts. + 1 pt. for every 10 rooms
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Class 8 - INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE
10 pts. for 1 full-time agent
12 pts. for 2 full-time agents
14 pts. for 3 full-time agents
+2 pts. for each additional agent
+1 pt. for each 2 employee
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Class 9 - MANUFACTURERS & PROCESSORS
1- 5 employees, 10 pts.
6- 10 employees, 12 pts.
11- 20 employees, 16 pts.
21- 30 employees, 20 pts.
31- 50 employees, 24 pts.
51-100 employees, 34 pts.
101-250 employees, 50 pts.
Over 250 employees, negotiated
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Class 10 - PROFESSIONAL
Accountants, Attorneys, Chiropractors, Dentists,
Doctors, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Veterinarians —

10 pts. for 1 licensed professional
20 pts. for 2 licensed professionals
6 pts. for each additional professional
Hospitals and nursing homes —
10 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 11 - PUBLIC UTILITIES
Negotiated
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Class 12 - PRINTERS
23 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees

  Class 13 - RESTAURANTS / BARS
9 pts. + 1 pt. for every 25 regular seats and
1 pt. for every 50 additional banquet seats
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Class 14 - RETAIL
A. Clothing & shoe
10 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
B. Housewares & appliance
12 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
C. Specialty (florists, gift shops, jewelry, nursery,
sporting goods, office supply, book store,
decorating, lumber, glass)

10 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
D. Chain store
15 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
E. Grocery store
15 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
F. Specialty service (photographers, video rental,
plumbing and heating)

10 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 15 - SERVICES
10 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 16 - WHOLESALERS & DISTRIBUTORS
9 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 17 - TRANSPORTATION
9 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 units
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Class 18 - DIVERSIFIED
Negotiated
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Class 19 - AG BUSINESS
10 pts. + 1 pt. for every 2 employees
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Class 20 - BUSINESS ASSOCIATE - $115
Individual Membership, Retired Professional,
Charitable Organization, Home Based Business,
Government Official
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Class 21 - ASSOCIATE MEMBER - $60
Individual whose employer is currently a
member, senior citizen
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Class 22 - PART-TIME BUSINESS - $115
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Class 23 - Non Profit
Negotiated
New Chamber members receive a 50% discount on
their first year membership.
Membership is tax deductible as a business expense.
 
Creston Chamber of Commerce
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION and RENEWAL ...........................................................................


Formula for determining your minimum investment:





(see your category formula above)






Note: Minimum dues are $225.00 per year unless Class 20, 21, 22

We wish to pay on the following schedule:

Send payment to:

Creston Chamber of Commerce
Box 471, Creston, IA 50801

All accounts are considered delinquent 60 days after due date.
Non payment will terminate membership.

 

 

 
  Creston Chamber of Commerce    P.O. Box 471, Creston, Iowa 50801      Ph: 641-782-7021   Fax: 641-782-9927 chamber@crestoniowachamber.com   Design: three C design