Core Purpose

To provide leadership that builds a business community of excellence.


The Independence Chamber of Commerce will be the premier business organization in Eastern Jackson County where public and private interests collaborate and are empowered.

About the Chamber

The Independence Chamber of Commerce represents a partnership of more than 500 member businesses and professionals committed to making a difference in the Independence community.

The Independence Chamber of Commerce has deep roots in its community. Organized in 1920, the Chamber is a not-for-profit, business organization dedicated to promoting the economic growth of Independence. It elects a 22-member board of directors that determines policies and sets goals. The board employs a president who hires a professional staff to handle the daily Chamber operations. The Independence Chamber of Commerce’s goals and yearly planned program of work are accomplished through the collective efforts of the board, staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

Goals and Priorities for 2018

  • Increase membership to 550 by the end of 2018.
  • Promote economic development.
  • Enhance SantaCaliGon.
  • Reduce debt to zero by 2019.
  • Maximize the value of our building and property.
  • Increase political impact.

Our Board of Directors is composed of business members who bring vast influence, knowledge and experience to the task of overseeing the Independence Chamber's work and activities. Click the link above for the current list.

Chamber Staff

The Independence Chamber of Commerce consists of a talented, dedicated, and innovative team that vary in skills, but share the common goal of shaping Independence into a place where business and community thrive. Click "Chamber Staff" above to meet the gifted gang.

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