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By Brynn Campbell | October 11, 2021

October 12, 2021 Dear Chamber Members, The Nixa Chamber of Commerce has launched our annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC) called The XGAMES—and our goal is for every chamber to be involved. The TRC is our way of connecting chamber members with sponsorship opportunities for 2022. And, based on past performance, The XGAMES volunteers will have…

Why Sucker Day’s is So Important

By Chris Russell | April 24, 2021

Why is Sucker Days so Important for Nixa Bringing back Nixa’s 63rd Annual Nixa Sucker Days Music, Arts, and Craft Festival after missing 2020 is so important for our community and here is why.  First, just the fact we can have a community festival.  This event has been important to the Nixa area since 1957.…

Bring on 2021 by Planning

By Chris Russell | January 24, 2021

Even though we all say, YAY 2020 is gone, let us erase that from our memories.  Truth is that life and business must go on.  Next month, I plan on sharing our final numbers and tell the vision for your Nixa Chamber in 2021 after I have shared during our Awards banquet which individual tickets…

How College Planning Has Changed due to the Pandemic

By Chris Russell | January 24, 2021

College visits were an anticipated part of the junior year in high school and one of the best ways for students to get a feel for how they might fit within a campus, offering a useful introduction and helping students get their bearings.  Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, many of the once in-person…

2021 Enhanced Sponsors

By Chris Russell | December 30, 2020

2021 NIXA CHAMBER ENHANCED MEMBERS PREMIER SPONSORS CORPORATE SPONSORS MARKETING SPONSORS EXPANSION SPONSORS Jenkins CPA Marketplace Printing and Signs Massengale Group of Kellar Williams Melton Auction and Realty Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Prudential — Tony Manasseri


By Brynn Campbell | October 22, 2020

Full Width Template NOMINATIONS OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 14, 2022 HISTORY OF THE SHARON WHITEHILL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Sharon Whitehill is a woman who has done countless things for this community. She is looked up to and admired by many people, and rightfully so. Other than being a supportive and loving mother to her four children,…

Diversity and Inclusion in the Chamber

By Chris Russell | September 27, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion Chris Russell President/CEO Nixa Chamber 2020 has been a year of challenges for sure.  On a positive note, some of the social issues this year helped bring awareness of businesses and organizations making sure to sure they understand the words diversity and inclusion.  As a chamber, we have always been an organization…

Becoming a Leader People Love to Follow

By Chris Russell | September 27, 2020

BECOMING A LEADER PEOPLE LOVE TO FOLLOW by Marlene Giebler Retail Officer and Banking Center Manager “There’s a big difference between a leader who is popular and one who is respected”. Craig Groeschel During this COVID pandemic I have found that being a good leader has become even more of importance than anytime during my…

7+ Must-make COVID Content Changes for Improved Engagement

By Chris Russell | August 23, 2020

Our lives and our businesses have changed a lot during the time of COVID. We have changed how we reach customers and likely how they buy from us. Some of us have had to shut down. During this time, your website should be one of your strongest sales tools. Just as your business has changed,…

What is the Economic Impact of Covid in Nixa and Ozark?

By Chris Russell | August 23, 2020

Economic Impacts of Covid-19 Good or Bad for Nixa or Ozark? How does it affect your Chamber? As our communities all prepare to hopefully go back to school, I noticed one thing recently on a recent shopping trip with my teenage daughter to buy some new shoes, people are spending money like crazy.  Due to…

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