The Norton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors many events throughout the year. Questions may be directed to Donna Liddle, President/CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 785.877.2501. Some of the services the Chamber provides include business locator, ribbon cuttings, rental listings, membership information, relocation information, new resident welcome packets, and chamber gift certificates (Chamber Bucks).
Leadership Norton County is an intensive six-month course designed to create a network of community leaders who are informed about the government, public policies, facilities and services of Norton County. Anyone residing in Norton County is eligible to attend the class. A new class starts every two years in the fall. Applications for the 2019-2020 class will be available the summer/fall of 2019.
During the six-month session (one day per month), class members are introduced to goal setting, conflict management, parliamentary procedure, leadership development, trust building, personality evaluation and public speaking. General sessions cover the topics of agriculture, rural health, education and economic development, and the class toursthe area’s government entities, businesses and facilities to gain first-hand knowledge.
For more information, contact the Chamber office at 785.877.2501 or Keith VanSkike of Twin Creeks Extension Office 785.877.5755
The Chamber hosts numerous events throughout the year, and Chamber businesses are allowed to participate in these events for a fraction of the cost it would be to a non-member. Participation includes advertising and promotion as well as the full benefits of participating in the event!
Each month, hundreds of phone calls come into the Chamber of Commerce from both in-town and out-of-town individuals seeking advice on businesses to provide a specific service. If a Chamber member is available for a referral, that member will get the referral before a non-member. Just one of the many perks of being a member of your Norton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Norton Area Chamber of Commerce pays the annual fee for a bulk mail permit, which could save your business THOUSANDS of dollars in mailing costs! This service is available at NO ADDITIONAL COST to members and is ONLY available for Norton Area Chamber of Commerce members. In order to use this service, please contact the Chamber Office, as there are many regulations that need to be discussed.
Sept. 2017: Traveling Kansas is a local production from Smoky Hills Public Television that highlights communities, people and attractions across the state. This episode explores the past and present with a spotlight on the restoration of several historic buildings in Norton and the economic development efforts throughout the county.
GARDEN GATE ETC. Fall is in the air and Mum's the word! They have a beautiful selection of garden hearty Mums in all sizes and colors. Find your perfect fall gift or decor for your home, porch, or office at Garden Gate Etc! They are also the only custom framing option available in Norton County for art, prints, posters and mats. They specialize in silk floral arrangements, fresh house plants and up-cycled furniture plus fun candy bouquets, memorial items, wind chimes, and unique gifts.
Norton County Photo Contest Announced
Norton Area Chamber of Commerce / Travel & Tourism, Norton County Magazine, and Norton City/County Economic Development are sponsoring an official Photo Contest. (click for the application) We are seeking photos that illustrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Norton County.