Founded in 1860 by a small community of German settlers, the City of Concordia has since grown into a prosperous rural community of 2,500 residents. Strong work ethic, family values and a unified vision for the future, advanced the economic development in the area, which led to the founding of the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber began when a group of driven business owners came together with one common goal to support local businesses by providing innovative programs and resources to expand their connectivity and visibility in the area. Since the Chamber’s founding in 1992, Concordia’s economy has continually progressed, leading to today’s success of the area’s many small businesses. As the community continues to thrive, the Chamber maintains its promise to advocate for its members.
The mission of the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce shall be to advance the commercial, industrial, civic, agricultural and general interest, welfare and property of the Concordia area by coordinating, promoting and publicizing all efforts to accomplish these aims.
The Chamber strives to promote tourism and community growth by sponsoring programs like the City-Wide Gift Certificate program for the City of Concordia and events such as Concordia Piccadilly, City-Wide Garage Sales, Scholarship Golf Classic, Downtown Trick -or-Treat, Holiday Chili/Soup Supper and Kid's Shopping Day.