The Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1923. We can be proud of our past and look forward to our future. Murphysboro is rich in its history. With the help of the Murphysboro Main Street Program, several businesses have renovated the business facade to match the original look of decades ago. Also, the John A. Logan Museum is a great learning tool with archaeological digs that get our children involved and teach them what Murphysboro once was.
Opportunities are available for new businesses as well. Currently, there are several businesses taking advantage of our Technology and Industrial Park. Murphysboro is fortunate to have two great lakes, Lake Murphysboro and Kinkaid Lake, right in our own backyard for the boating, camping, and fishing enthusiasts. For nature lovers, we are blessed by the beautiful landscape of the Shawnee National Forest.
On behalf of the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to help shape our future. Together we can make sure Murphysboro is a great place to work, play, and raise our families.
As of January 18, 2021, the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to cease our relationship with Executive Director, Steve Webb. Currently, all day-to-day operations are being handled by the officers of the Board of Directors. Our office hours are currently by appointment only. You can contact us by phone or email. Our phone number is (618) 684-6421. Please leave a voicemail and we will respond as quickly as possible. Our email address is email@example.com and is being checked frequently.
The Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to further building our relationships with our members and serving our community to the best of our ability. Thank you in advance for your patience and we look forward to a brighter 2021!
The Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. This position is part-time with roughly 15-20 hours a week devoted to open office hours and 10-15 hours a week spent in the community, visiting members, networking, attending regional chamber events, etc. Applicants must be well-organized, self-motivated, have good communication skills, and be able and willing to learn new skills. The Executive Director is the face of the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce and will be held to a high standard in personal conduct, job performance, and integration into the community.
Some job duties include: being in-office during open hours, answering phones, and returning voicemails and emails; visiting with members and recruiting new members; advocating for member businesses, which includes staying up to date with various local, state, and federal laws and regulations; planning, organizing, and attending meetings for the Board of Directors and other various event committees; working with other local groups to promote Murphysboro, tourism, and businesses; communicating with the public through social media, website, print media, and other forms of media to promote member businesses, events, etc.; keeping accurate records for bank accounts, member information, and other relevant information.
Degree in Business, Marketing, or relevant field preferred, experience in related fields considered.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite programs, and Quickbooks.
Knowledge of Microsoft Exchange and WordPress is a plus.
A working vehicle with valid registration and insurance.
Submit to a background check.