About the Chamber

Chamber Board Members and City Leaders August meeting photo
Chamber Board Members meet with City Leaders at the August Board Meeting

When you become a chamber member, you invest in the future of the business community and ensure that the Chamber keeps working towards its mission … working together in advancing the growth and general welfare of business in Richmond and expanding community pride. The Richmond Chamber works for every individual, business and profession in the community. Everyone benefits from the work of the Chamber of Commerce.

Build your business by helping us build your community. If you are not already a Chamber member, please consider joining with our convenient online membership application, located here.

The Chamber maintains a 12-member board of directors elected by the general membership. These, along with the executive director, are responsible for the Chamber’s operation. Each member elected to the board serves a three-year term. The Board of Directors meets the third Thursday of each month.

Chamber Mission Statement

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce mission is to serve its members by focusing on business growth, tourism and member education.

Chamber Vision Statement

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce exists to help build the community, to grow business and to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Richmond and the surrounding areas.

Chamber Activities

Quarterly Luncheon Speaker Desiree Frierson, Local Taxpayer Advocate photo
Desiree Frierson, Local Taxpayer Advocate, for the Taxpayer Advocate Service within the IRS speaks at a Quarterly Member Luncheon

Click here for Chamber events calendar. The Chamber also publishes a monthly newsletter promoting local businesses and the community. Click here for our latest newsletter.

Social activities supported by the Chamber include the Mushroom Festival, The Great American Celebration, recognizing area farmers with a Farmer Appreciation Dinner, Christmas Extravaganza and decorating the town for season events. Click here for information on major events in Richmond.

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