Membership in the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI) is an investment in your business, the Muscatine area and its future.
Every company, organization and person has a vested interest in the growth and sustainability of our economy. Maintaining a high quality of life is a motivation to residents who call Muscatine their home.
GMCCI is constantly working to strengthen the economic foundation and community structure. We host a variety of events that build community, while aiding actions to expand business. No area of business and community development is left behind. Your membership investment allows our efforts to continue and your active involvement enables community visions to become reality.
GMCCI offers a broad spectrum of benefits and services to its diverse membership base. Take a few minutes to see how GMCCI may help you meet your needs.
GMCCI can put you in touch with hundreds of people who could become new clients, customers or patients. Below is a brief listing of some networking events that are available to members of the Chamber at no additional charge.
Business After Hours – popular membership get-togethers where members can meet, exchange business cards, greet friends and talk business in a relaxed and informal setting with food and drink. Business After Hours is held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at a member host location. This allows the host to showcase their business.
Wake Up Wednesday – held quarterly on a specified Wednesday, these networking events are held from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. Being at breakfast time, Wake Up Wednesday events allow Chamber members the opportunity to network before heading into work.
Committees – participation in committee activities and working with others on major projects offers members additional opportunities to meet business and professional people with similar interests, goals and concerns.
Special events – events such as GMCCI’s Annual Meeting and the annual Musca-Fu-Da golf event bring members together for both business and pleasure.
Publicity and Exposure
There is no better way to get your name out before the public and the business community than through a GMCCI membership.
Newsletter publicity – our monthly Pearl City Progress newsletter publishes the names and categories of all new and renewing members, as well as well as announcements for current members of ribbon cuttings, ground breakings and member spotlights. Optional newsletter inserts also give members the chance to advertise their business on a monthly basis.
Membership listings – all members can receive an alphabetical listing of the Chamber membership on an annual basis at no cost. All members are listed on our website in an alphabetical and categorical fashion. Opportunities to purchase additional advertisements on the website can be obtained by contacting GMCCI.
Promotional literature distribution – members are welcome to display brochures or other materials in the GMCCI Information Center at no cost, giving your firm exposure to thousands of residents and visitors who browse through our information center year-round. Relocations packets are also available at no cost.
Direct mail promotion – mailing labels for GMCCI’s membership is available for purchase and use, which can give you direct access to a prime audience of business prospects.
Advertising opportunities – are available to members first in our newsletter, city/county maps, visitors guide and other publications and events.
Referrals – GMCCI receives thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods or services to be purchased in the Muscatine area. We refer GMCCI members first to newcomers, visitors and our residents.
Pearl City Progress newsletter – a free subscription to the monthly
Pearl City Progress newsletter that is included with your yearly
Annual Report – the GMCCI Annual Report discusses accomplishments, visions,
membership listing and membership milestones. It is published in March, the end
of our fiscal year, and is distributed at the Annual Meeting, in membership
packets and in the local newspaper.
What’s Up Muscatine – a weekly e-newsletter for community events, which can include
information from community non-profit organizations. GMCCI sends this weekly
email out each Wednesday. Event summaries of less than 100 words are welcomed
along with pdf attachments of information.
Member to Member – a weekly e-newsletter for information about events of the
Chamber and the members. Each Thursday, GMCCI emails this weekly e-newsletter
to inform members about special deals and promotions of other members.
Summaries of less than 100 words are welcomed along with pdf attachments of
Other Publications – GMCCI and community information is also distributed through
other publications such as the Corridor Business Journal, ECHO, Muscatine and
Iowa Visitors' Guides and the Quad-City Business Journal.
Use of GMCCI Conference Room Facilities
If you are in need of meeting space, you might consider one of GMCCI’s two conference rooms. The use of the conference rooms is free to members and scheduling is done through the GMCCI office.