41 Young St., Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Phone: (573) 358-4000
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The mission of the Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce is to take a leadership role in improving the economic environment and enhancing the quality of life in the Bonne Terre area, through the development and achievement of both short and long term goals. The date of incorporation from the Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce was February 13, 1939. The first officers were:
- George Spain – President
- Charles W. Chandler – Vice President
- Kenneth Adams – Secretary/Treasurer
The chamber was incorporated for the purpose of promoting the civic, economic, and social welfare of the people of Bonne Terre and for the purpose of involving itself in City, County, State, and National programs so far as they influence the growth, development, and prosperity of Bonne Terre and the territory it serves. Until 1992 the chamber did not have a permanent office. During the presidency of Wayne Weber the chamber achieved goals of hiring a secretary and opening an office in the Shepard House. We purchased our own building in 2011, 41 Young St, In our building, we have several incubator offices for rent, our Executive Director, Dana Plunkett’s office and the Bonne Terre License office which, we are the fee agent.
The current chamber board consists of:
- President – Bill Cotton
- Vice President – Dave Bahr
- Treasurer – Samantha McDowell
- Immediate Past President – Julie Pratte
- Board of Directors – Kevin Andres, Kevin Bess, Katie Bockman, and Paul Williams
Each Director is either elected or appointed and serves a two year term. Currently the chamber has 139 members.
Membership dues structure is based on the number of employees you employ and there are rates for individuals and non-profit groups. Additional corporate memberships are also available:
- Gold Membership is $2000
- Silver Membership is $1000
- Lead Membership is $500
The members receive special plaques to be displayed and they receive special recognition throughout the year. When you join the chamber you are investing in your community. You help to maintain the face of Bonne Terre through the beautification projects, which helps Bonne Terre make a positive presentation to visitors and potential new businesses. The chamber maintains a network between businesses through weekly emailed newsletters, a facebook page, and other informational mediums. The chamber provide free access to bulk postage for your business use. The chamber manages two apartments behind the Shepard House. The chamber sponsors several annual events including The Christmas Parade, Blood Drive, Kids Fishing Derby, The Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Annual Spooktacular, and our Annual Auction Fundraiser.
The Bonne Terre Chamber also has a joint committee with the City of Bonne Terre. The Bonne Terre Community Betterment Committee is a joint venture between the two along with many residents of Bonne Terre focusing on the betterment of our town.
|Hours of Operation:|
|Monday||9:00 am – 1:00 pm|
|Tuesday||12:00 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am – 1:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am – 1:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am – 1:00 pm|