The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce was busy in May with Springfest, ribbon cuttings, grand openings, economic development and referrals to our members.
It is our goal to promote our members and we do that in many different ways such as referrals to individuals and other businesses over the phone, by fax, in person, by mail and of course, by the Internet. Our Website, www.sikeston.net is currently averaging 47,000 hits per month. Our homepage is the first thing they see when they visit our site, but the next most popular items are the community calendar of events and our membership directory. We are constantly making additions to our site and have started a new restaurant guide with sample menus from our restaurant members. If you haven't seen our Website pull it up and check it out.
SACC provides a variety of services and information for growing and potential businesses. We assist with everything from linking them with area developers, employment services and other resources. We take prospective doctors around the community to point our housing, educational and community life benefits in the Sikeston area. SACC also hosts in partnership with Southeast Missouri State University Small Business Development Center, free monthly counseling sessions at the SACC offices for individuals planning to start their own small business, a key economic driver for our area.
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce plays the roles of matchmaker, community cheerleader and information provider, but SACC is taking on additional responsibilities in information services and economic development. A growing business and residential community is crucial to our survival as a community and it is important for the future of our member businesses. The more we have to offer in business and community events, the more people will come to Sikeston.
If you are not a member of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and would like more information about joining please contact us at 573-471-2498. For more information about events going on in our community go to our Website at www.sikeston.net.