Independence Chamber of Commerce

The Independence, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, marketing, continuing education services, networking opportunities, public policy advocacy and other services related to community/business development in Independence and Eastern Jackson County.


The Independence, Missouri Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business organization dedicated to promoting the economic growth of Independence and Eastern Jackson County. The Independence Chamber provides a variety of programs and events including: 



  • Monthly Membership Luncheons with speakers and presentations on issues that directly affect our members 
  • Bi-monthly business after hours networking events 
  • Monthly small business continuing education seminars 
  • Monthly technology seminars 
  • Monthly legislative briefings 
  • Monthly newsletter/citywide distribution 
  • Monthly business leads exchange program 



  • Annual business leadership awards dinner 
  • Annual first responders recognition and awards breakfast 
  • Annual picnic on the lawn (Membership Appreciation Day) 
  • Halloween parade 
  • Annual adult LEAD program (Leadership Education Action Development) 
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy 
  • Relocation guide/city map 
  • Eastern Jackson County Business Expo 
  • Mini business expo 
  • SantaCaliGon Festival Days 
  • Complimentary member listings on chamber website, membership directory and resource guide 
  • Chamber golf classic 
  • Legislative hearings for inclusion in public policy advocacy for the subsequent year 
  • Annual board retreat 
  • Independence Day at the state capital 
  • In the City Day 


As Needed: 

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremonies 
  • Various member business referral methods 
  • Marketing of member events via social media avenues, calendar of events and monthly newsletter 
  • Geographical business association assistance 
  • Technical assistance 
  • City policy/permitting assistance 

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
Contact Information
Jodi Krantz
(816) 252-4917