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The Indianola Chamber of Commerce is happy to introduce you to Chamber Nation, our service provider who will assist you in developing your professional digital storyboard and provide you ongoing assistance to keep your digital storefront fresh. This service alone is valued at over $2,000/year, giving you an immediate return on your Chamber investment.

It is our mission to be sure that your business, and your products and services are promoted successfully. We do this by providing a team of Chamber assistants to document and load the Internet with the products and services and tell your story.

Every month you will receive a detailed report on how your digital marketing display is working. You will also see feedback on what people seem to like the most that you offer. This information can help you decide what area of your offerings you might want to expand upon. You will also see a conservative return on investment calculation proving the value of your Chamber investment.

Once your catalog and mobile application is completed, you may continue to work with your Chamber Nation assistant at no charge in order to expand your online product and services presence. You can also choose to directly manage your own displays if you wish while still having access to your support center.
For those who would like to sell their products online, we can create an online store that can be connected to your point-of-sell system or you can use our online check-out system. Regardless, we can work with you to determine the best option for you.
The Indianola Chamber of Commerce exists to promote economic growth and strengthen our business climate, as well enhance the quality of life in Indianola. This business organization offers you, your business and employees countless opportunities to meet new people, share ideas, and enhance life in the Indianola community. Membership in the Indianola Chamber of Commerce supports an organization which watches out for the welfare and development of the community.

Check out all of the new information on all Chamber events, activities, and sponsorships in the Business Manual.

  • Your investment includes opportunities for coordinated communication, business contacts, professional development opportunities, coordinated marketing and sponsorship opportunities, and digital documentation services to increase awareness of your business worldwide.
  • Listing in Chamber business directory—the Chamber website gets hundreds of views each month
  • Highlighted listing in Community Guide business directory— around 9,000 Community Guides are distributed annually
  • Opportunity to participate in the Chamber #ThinkIndianolaFirst advertising program, leveraging your advertising dollars with other chamber businesses to promote your business in local and surrounding advertising outlets and newspapers
  • Opportunity to promote your business through powerful online advertising tools – classified ads and daily discount (coupons or discounts) opportunities only available to Chamber members to encourage the community and surrounding areas to “Think Indianola First”
  • Coordinated communication —weekly e-newsletters and alerts
  • Opportunity to utilize the power of a network through the Member2Member Affinity Program —what better way to find and keep a customer than to utilize a network of businesses that support the welfare of fellow businesses in the community
  • Opportunity to find new customers through the Simpson College student discount program — offer discounts to 1,300+ students who call Indianola home for at least 9 months of the year
  • Opportunity to communicate your organizations news and events for free through the “What’s Up Wednesday” e-newsletter
  • Opportunity to participate in Chamber committees and receive All-star recognition for participation—be recognized for your time and talent when you serve on a Chamber committee
  • Opportunity to connect with the community by sponsoring Chamber and community events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to maximize and increase your digital footprint —tell your story by utilizing a Chamber assist who will help you document your business and be included in the Chamber’s “Business Showcase” website, which can be linked to your business website
  • Opportunity to distribute information about your business such as business cards or other collateral from the Chamber office physical and digital lobby to all visitors
  • Opportunity to receive priority referrals from callers looking for your service/product
  • Opportunity to participate in all of the Chamber events, including:  Golf Outing, Friday Night Live concert series, Annual Dinner, Holiday Extravaganza and other fundraisers
  • Opportunity to purchase discounted movie tickets to the Indianola Fridley Theatre – purchase your discounted tickets at the Chamber during normal operating hours and receive $2 off each ticket
  • Membership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership –  Indianola Chamber members caal cn access all of the benefits of the Greater Des Moines Partnership at no additionost.  In addition, you receive mention on the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s website (, which includes 50-word description

In addition to all of these great benefits, the Indianola Chamber wants to help expose, connect and grow your business!  We recognize that you are busy and may not have the time or expertise to utilize the technology available through your Chamber investment.  We have partnered with Chamber Nation, our technology partner, which connects you to a Chamber Assistant, who has the expertise and skills, you need to help document and tell your story worldwide.

You will have access to a Chamber Assistant ("CA") — a smart, highly trained, US-based point person who works remotely as your right hand and left brain to set up your local online presence. You delegate a display task and your CA is on it.

What does your CA do?  Whether it's coordinating a time around your busy schedule to help you manage your online displays or helping keep your local online presence looking terrific—a CA will remove time-sinking, online administrative tasks off your plate so that you can focus on what's important.

Need to do some preliminary research in order to present your best products and services to prospects? Looking to create a one-time-use local golden ticket to drive new customers into your business? Your CA can review your business offerings, find the best options, and schedule a pre-view to see what you think and then let you get back to your work!

The objective of the Chamber Assistant is to leverage your local Chamber network to promote your business and setup the appropriate product and service displays to impress your customers!

What you can expect: 
  • Onboarding – get help from professionals who do the work for you
  • 3-D Storyboard - Creation of a 3-D Storyboard that can be updated any-time, anywhere by your mobile device (get up to 6 ad displays that promotes your business to current and new customers); Update your community web presence, catalog, mobile app, Facebook business page and twitter all at the same time
  • Mobile App -  Creation of a mobile app for your business (electronic business card too)
  • Texting Keyword Service - Creation of a custom keyword texting service – simply advertise TEXT (your name) to 72727 to view storyboard, which delivers your mobile app to your customer’s phone and also texts the customers phone number to you
  • Facebook & Twitter- Your storyboard is posted within a catalog tab on your existing Facebook business page and twitter account
  • Catalog System - is simply a beautiful, professional presentation about your business.  It can be a catalog where you sell goods/services and collect payment if you choose.
  • Interconnectivity- Get connected into the Indianola Chamber’s network so we can help deliver even more customers to your business

  • Ribbon cutting to announce your new business to the community, includes picture in the Indianola Record Herald
  • Member recognition in Chamber section of Record Herald, published quarterly