• Membership Benefits

    • Invest and Connect!

      The Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of metropolitan businesses, organizations and individuals working to promote the development of the business industry and the community!

      Whether yours is a large or small business, membership in the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce is a wise investment. Membership helps you to become actively involved in your business community, easily meet potential customers, exchange ideas and business solutions with other professionals and keep informed on key issues in the community. Become part of an organization that is growing and changing to meet the needs of your business.

      We help you turn contacts into contracts with networking events and communications tools to expand your business. In addition to helping you grow business, the Ralston Area Chamber works tirelessly to enhance our community, making sure it is positioned right for the continued success of your business.

      The Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce is on the grow! We hope you will join us! We have added new programs, networking, advertising and sponsorship opportunities. We welcome the opportunity to serve you!

       

      Get Involved!  Get Connected!  Get Results!

      There are hundreds of ways to get involved with the Ralston Area Chamber. From networking events to leadership committees, there’s a place for you and your business to connect with other regional leaders.

      When you work on a committee, you are working together toward a common goal aimed at achieving the same purpose – for members to network with each other. Once you develop relationships with fellow Chamber/CVB members, they will begin to feel comfortable with you and either do business with you and/or refer you to others.

      Involvement in any of the following groups can make members’ investments in the Chamber much more rewarding:

      The Membership & Ambassadors Committee

      Members on this committee serve as a representative of the Chamber of Commerce. The goal is to serve and support the membership, welcome guests and new members and help make connections. Members are active in attending ribbon cuttings and chamber events.

      Events Committee

      The Special Events committee assists the Chamber staff with the implementation and participation at signature Chamber events.

      Program Committee

      While staff often carries out the day-to-day activities that result in the development and implementation of the organization’s programs, the Program Committee is charged with long-range planning and general oversight.

  • Member Orientation Member Orientation

    Whether you’re new to the Ralston Chamber or a long-time member, attending a Member Orientation will cover all the benefits your Chamber membership offers. You’ll discover all kinds of opportunities for you and your employees – from networking and volunteer opportunities to leadership development and recognition for hard work. In these training modules, we’ll discuss how to use all the benefits and resources that come with your membership.

  • Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon Cuttings

    Host an Event at Your Location.

    Interested in welcoming dozens of local business professionals into your location? We host lots of networking events each year, and we're looking for venues and event hosts for the 2022 season. 

     

    Congratulations on having a reason to host a ribbon cutting! Whether you are just opening your doors or expanding to a new location, it’s a very exciting time for your business or organization. The Ralston Area Chamber is truly honored to be a part of your big day.

    Ribbon Cutting ceremonies are the perfect way to celebrate a:

    • Grand opening
    • Expansion
    • New Location
    • Rebrand
    • Anniversary

    At the Ralston Area Chamber, we are happy to help you coordinate your Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Please keep the following in mind:

    • Advanced notice: We recommend scheduling your Ribbon Cutting at least two weeks in advance, preferably longer, to ensure that the Chamber and City can attend. It’s much easier for us to pick a week or month and then work with City officials on a date, rather than you give us a concrete date and time because there are a lot of schedules we need to coordinate.
    • Time: The best time to schedule a Ribbon Cutting is on a Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9am-4pm This ensures that someone at the Chamber, as well as, City officials can attend. Night time and weekend events are difficult because of other professional/personal commitments.
    • Coordinating with the City: The Chamber will call the City to coordinate with them and invite officials to attend.
    • Supplies: The Chamber will bring ceremonial scissors and large red ribbon for you to cut. People often ask if our scissors actually cut. And yes, they certainly do!
    • Marketing & Promotion: The Chamber will assist you in promoting your Ribbon Cutting. Your event can be open to the public or small and intimate with only invited guest. That’s entirely up to you! They work well either way.

    Preparing for your Ribbon Cutting:

    • Think about who you would like to attend your Ribbon Cutting. You can keep it small or make it a big event. This includes inviting the local media. (A great way to do this is by writing and issuing a press release.)
    • The Chamber will post it on our website & send it out in our Chamber Chatter. 
    • If you chose to make this a grand event, be sure to share the event on social media (including creating a Facebook event that we will share), the homepage of your website and email blasts.
    • The best spot to cut the ribbon is in front of a sign, door or wall that has your company name or logo. This makes for a great photo opportunity.
    • Consider designating someone to take photos of the ceremony for you.
    • Think about who you would like to be in the photo with you. The business owner or manager will be the person who actually holds the scissors and cuts the ribbon. City officials and any State Legislators in attendance should also be invited to join you. You may also want to include the Chamber, family members, and staff. Please keep in mind that two people will have to hold the ends of the ribbon.
    • You may want to have a short speech prepared to say to your guests after you cut the ribbon.
    • Some businesses like to provide refreshments and a tour for their guests. This is not a requirement, but it’s a nice touch.

    Remember, the Ralston Area Chamber is here to help you along the way! Please reach out so we can ensure that your Ribbon Cutting goes off without a hitch!

    Call the Chamber office at 402-339-7737

  • Member of the Month Member of the Month

    Each month we celebrate one special member who has demonstrated outstanding support for the Ralston community. 

    To nominate a member, click HERE!

  • After Hours After Hours

    Host an Event at Your Location.

    Interested in welcoming dozens of local business professionals into your location? We host lots of networking events each year, and we're looking for venues and event hosts for the 2022 season. 

    Loosen that neck tie and join us at our next After Hours meetup! Each month we visit one of our Member's locations for our tour, learn their story and network with an energizing group of people.

     

    If you are interested in hosting an After Hours event at your location, submit a request HERE.

  • Tips Groups Tips Groups

  • Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities

    Professionals who do good together, tend to also do good business together!

    To get involved in volunteer opportunities, join a Tips Group today!

  • Task Forces and Committees Task Forces and Committees

  • Member Luncheon Member Luncheon

    Member Luncheons

    The monthly member luncheons are a great way for members to get together, eat lunch, and support one another. 

    Each luncheon also has a guest speaker about various topics that are beneficial to local business owners.

    Luncheons are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30am typically at the Ralston Arena.
    Lunch is $25 per person 

    Contact us at (402) 339-7737 or Programs@ralstonareachamber.org for details.

     

    2021 LUNCHEON PRESENTATIONS

     

  • Chamber Chatter Emails Chamber Chatter Emails

  • Economic Development Economic Development

  • Demographic and Research Information Demographic and Research Information

  • Member-to-Member Discount Program Member-to-Member Discount Program

  • Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Business Services, Information and Seminars Business Services, Information and Seminars

  • Chamber Member Business Referrals Chamber Member Business Referrals

  • Introductions Introductions

  • Legislative Information and Advocacy Legislative Information and Advocacy

  • Business and Community Events Business and Community Events

  • Annual Golf Classic Annual Golf Classic

  • Annual Awards Banquet & Auction Annual Awards Banquet & Auction