Membership

300+ Members Strong and Growing

The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce leads business and community work that maintains Decorah as a model for rural Iowa. In addition to receiving individual benefits, our member-base demonstrates with their investment a commitment to supporting a vibrant business community, fuels workforce development, powers Buy Local efforts, and shapes our quality of life. They understand we are stronger together.

Welcome Our newest Members

In their words

The Chamber does good work and I see the impact regularly. I'm proud to be a member.

Sean Brown, IMpact coffee

"The Chamber serves its membership in meaningful and measurable ways. It also provides tremendous benefit for the Decorah Area."

Joe Gavle, A&J Petersburg Agency

"I started my business in downtown Decorah because it has high pedestrian traffic and a reputation for being a shopping destination. The Chamber actively works to support the business community and promote individual businesses as well as the downtown district as a whole. For Broker Leather, Decorah was absolutely an incubator. I grew my business enough to move it to a brick and mortar in my smaller hometown of Waukon."

Brianne Huiskamp, Broker Leather
Individual
$ 100
Great for civic-minded individuals who want to stay connected and support the Chamber's work to strengthen the business ecosystem and enhance community vibrancy.
  • Added to the Chamber's e-news distribution.
  • May attend Chamber social, networking, and educational events.
  • Acknowledgement of support on Chamber website.
Business Member
Tiered Dues
A Business Membership is annual investment based on Full-Time Equivalent employee count. This membership includes home-based businesses, brick and mortar businesses, and charitable/civic organizations.
  • Access to professional development, networking, and educational programming.
  • Increased visibility and connection. Access to the annual sponsorship menu, a directory profile on Chamber website, marketing support, and technical assistance.
  • Representation and advocacy on issues affecting the business climate locally, at the state level, and nationally.
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Financial Institutions

$ 650*
*Base rate of $650, plus $28/million on deposits over 10 million. Financial institutions have access to the same suite of benefits as our business members.
  • Access to professional development, networking, and educational programming.
  • Increased visibility and connection. Access to the annual sponsorship menu, a directory profile on Chamber website, marketing support, and technical assistance.
  • Representation and advocacy on issues affecting the business climate locally, at the state level, and nationally.

Membership benefits

Chamber membership connects you to businesses in your same sector, but also to the Decorah area business community as a whole.  It demonstrates to your clients and customers that you are community-minded and an active participant in fostering a vibrant local economy. 

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The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) is dedicated to servicing the needs of area businesses. Providing a place to unite the Decorah area business community all working to achieve a region that continues to be a vital economic hub. The DACC works hard to provide a channel of communication while advocating on behalf of the local business community.

  • Meeting Space
  • Bulk Mailing Services
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Member Mailing List
  • Participation in Chamber Dollars Program
  • Ability to share featured job openings

All chamber members will be listed in the Chamber website directory. This listing enhances the SEO (search engine optimization) performace for the members and the community as a whole. 

Starting in 2023, member businesses will receive window decals.  Retail members will find this helpful to indicate to customer they accept chamber dollars.  Members will also have access to a high-resolution .png graphic that can be included on the members marketing pieces.

 

The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce distributed over $100,000 in Chamber Dollars last year. These local gift certificates are redeemable with members of the Chamber, keeping more money in the local economy.

Members receive the Chamber’s email newsletter sent 1-2 times each month. The newsletter contains Chamber events and programming, news from the City and County, and updates regarding Visit Decorah Tourism.  Members may submit news or events for inclusion in this newsletter.

A variety of events are hosted annually. Members are always given priority in registration deadlines and pricing.

DACC staff takes hundreds of phone calls per month and assists even more guests in the Visitor Center. Your membership ensures our ability to keep accurate and helpful information for all guests.

This is YOUR Chamber of Commerce. By volunteering to serve on boards, committees, or various task force groups, you help make sure your specific industry is properly represented.