Monett Chamber of Commerce


Our Chamber

A chamber can make a difference in its community by:

  • fostering a better climate for business;
  • enlisting companies to help with key local problems; and
  • bringing people together to achieve a common goal.

Our goal is to enable business and professional people to accomplish together what no one could or would do individually.  Such joint effort gives the business community an effective voice in civic and political affairs, and provides united efforts to improve the overall well-being of the community.

A strong chamber truly can build a strong community.  That strength comes from our members.  We will keep growing and evolving with your continued support.

Membership Benefits

  • Membership Directory Listing
  • Listing & Links on Web-site
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Leadership Monett
  • Business Referrals
  • Networking & Advertising Opportunities
  • Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament
  • Government Networking Opportunities
  • Junior Livestock Show
  • Agricultural Conferences - Beef/Dairy
  • Festival of Lights
  • Festival of Flavors
  • Annual Meeting
  • Chamber Checks
  • Rental of Chamber PA System
  • Meeting Room (Members receive priority)

Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Each year many of the Monett Chamber of Commerce volunteers strive to make Monett a better place to live and do business.  First, these volunteers commit financial resources by providing membership dues, the main source of funding for the organization. By working on committees and programs, volunteers help the Chamber shape issues and accomplish goals important for the economic vitality of the community.  Meanwhile, Chamber volunteers expand their network of business contacts.

Please let us know if you are interested in serving on a committee, working on a project or want information about any of our programs.  If you have a question, call the Chamber office at (417) 235-7919.



Take advantage of Chamber publications, events and activities to promote your business!

Ag Conference and Trade Show                                                                
This conference held in the Spring spotlights the importance of agriculture in our area with Beef & Dairy Shows.  Lunch and a chili supper are served to all attendees.

Annual Meeting
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting is held in the Spring, with ticket prices of $25/ea, and the opportunity to sponsor the centerpiece decorations of a table under the “Adopt-A-Table.”

Christmas Parade
Volunteers are needed to assist with the running and coordination of this annual parade down Broadway.  Sponsorships are available for trophies, awards and advertising.

Directory Advertising
The Chamber Directory is one of the best ways to advertise your business!  This publication is widely distributed to members, residents and visitors alike.

Festival of Flavors
Autumn is the perfect time for tasting!  This culinary extravaganza highlights restaurants and caterers in the area and their delicious samplings.

Festival of Lights
This has become a Monett trademark, a time when family and friends can join together at the Elf Hut and volunteer to accept donations and distribute candy canes to visitors to Monett’s South Park.  You may also sponsor a lighting display representing your company.


Golf Tournament                                                                                       
The Monett Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament is a day set aside to honor the industries in Monett.  Hole Sponsorships of $250 and Tournament Sponsorships of $125 are available.

Jr. Livestock Show                                                                                    
This show provides the youth in our area an opportunity to participate in dairy, beef, swine, sheep and goat showmanship classifications.


July 4th Celebration                                                                                   
Donations to the July 4th Celebration go directly toward the spectacular lighting display of fireworks for this traditional fun-in-the-park event for the entire family!

Leadership Monett                                                                                    
This program provides executive level education for business and civic organizations to develop outstanding community talent in support of short and long-term needs of our community.  Sponsorships are available for scholarships, as well as retreat, materials, graduation luncheon and recognition expenses.

New Teachers’ Lunch
Each year new teachers are hired into the Monett R-1 School District, and the Chamber takes great ride in welcoming them with this Luncheon.

Prayer Breakfast                                                                                        
The Monett Chamber along with the Ministerial Alliance promotes this community event on the National Day of Prayer each May.

The Chamber’s website can accommodate four sponsors on its home page and revolving ads are available on other pages.

2008-2009 Board of Directors

  • John Bruner - Board President
    • Bruner Pharmacy  
  • Lori Negre - President Elect 
    • Allstate Insurance  
  • Mary Lemings – Past President 
    • WinTech
  • Tim Dieckoff
    • Main Street Feeds
  • Mike Garrett
    • Retired Judge
  • Mike Gollhofer
    • Jack Henry & Associates
  • Jim Haston
    • Edward Jones Investments
  • Randy Henderson
    • First State Bank of Purdy
  • Mark Kaiser
    • EFCO Corp.
  • Cindy Pittman
    • Pittman Realty
  • Deborah Swarens
    • Monett R-1 School District
  • Danny Vaughn
    • Vaughn Companies
  • Leonard Witt
    • Monett Coast to Coast


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What is the Monett Chamber of Commerce?

Originally incorporated in 1947, the Monett Chamber of Commerce has always been a volunteer, member-supported organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining a healthy business climate for Monett.  The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization with approximately 260 businesses and individual members.  The Chamber is a service institution and an action organization.  It provides a medium through which people can take effective action for the progress of the community.

Who Runs the Chamber of Commerce?

The Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local business and community leaders.  The Board is made up of 12 elected directors.  The Mayor, Superintendent of Schools, County Commissioners and Hospital Administrator serve as ex-officio board members.  The day-to-day operations are overseen by the Executive Director and staff.

When are Chamber Meetings and Activities Held?

The Chamber has a variety of meetings, activities and events that take place on a regular basis.  The best place to find out what is going on is to review the Calendar of Events in your monthly newsletter, visit the Chamber’s Web site at or call the Chamber office.

Are my Employees Eligible to Participate in Chamber Activities?

Yes!  Your Chamber membership benefits everyone in your company from support staff to corporate officers.  Participation is not limited to designated contact persons  -  all employees of member businesses are encouraged to get involved.  Members are also encouraged to bring guests and potential members to Chamber functions.

What is the Chamber’s Relationship with the City?

The Monett Chamber of Commerce and the City of Monett work closely together on expanding and maintaining the quality of life in Monett.  The Chamber is not a division of the City, but a membership organization that functions separately.

How Can I Serve on a Committee?

Sign up for a committee, task force or project today by contacting the Chamber office at 417-235-7919 or  The Chamber User’s Guide is designed to give members an overview of all the available activities of the Chamber including committee and project descriptions.

Is My Investment in the Chamber Tax Deductible?

Up to 98 percent of membership dues in the Chamber of Commerce may be tax deductible as an ordinary business expense.  Members should check with their accounting advisor to verify.  Dues paid to the Chamber are not a charitable tax deduction for state or federal income tax purposes.

Is the Chamber Affiliated With Other Organizations?

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Missouri Economic Development Council
American Chamber of Commerce Executives






Monett Chamber of Commerce 200 East Broadway P.O. Box 47 Monett, Missouri 65708 Voice: 417-235-7919 Fax: 417-235-4076