“As a Carl Junction businessman and a citizen of Carl Junction, I believe we have a fantastic Chamber of Commerce! Having worked for 40 years in the Corporate world, I worked with various chamber organizations in Illinois, New York, Kansas and Missouri, etc. The effectiveness and success of any organization is the result of the quality of leadership of that organization. We are very fortunate to have Gary Stubblefield and his team leading the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce. I applaud their efforts, their results and their tireless energy in our behalf. I believe you find no more effective Chamber of Commerce anywhere. Good job!”

Gail Triplett ~ Circle T Collectibles & Carl Junction Auction Service

“I am a member of the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce because it consists of such a wonderful group of people and the CJ Chamber is extremely active. There’s always something going on for all different types of businesses so if one thing doesn’t appeal to my business, another will. 

My Chamber membership has helped me network with professionals I may not have had a chance to network with previously. I’ve met a wide range of professionals in varying business roles and made some new friendships and business associations.

I would recommend joining the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce because it is a great Chamber to be involved with and is extremely active. If you want exposure, activities, and new relationships, then the CJ Chamber is the place to be!”

Elizabeth Turner ~ Attorney-at-Law

“Everything I can think to say about the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce, are all good things. I started receiving leads and closed business from the Chamber, almost the same week I joined, I  believe. They hold many networking events and the other members whom attend these events are some of the friendliest I’ve ever experienced.

Then you have Mr. Gary Stubblefield himself. He is probably the most well connected human in this area. There are very few people he doesn’t know and whom don’t know him and he himself is a referral source magnet.

Joining the CJ Chamber was certainly a smart move by my company and I will be a yearly member for many many years to come.”

Joshua Maresh ~ JoMo Moving

“Utilizing the Chamber website and social media listings for our job openings proved effective for our company. Within two weeks we had our positions filled with excellent, caring individuals. In the funeral home industry, finding people who truly care about others can be difficult.

We are thankful for the amazing Carl Junction community who, everyday, shows support for Chamber businesses and families.”

Austin Simpson ~ Simpson Funeral Home

“I have been a member of the Carl Junction Chamber for several years and have benefitted as a business owner and as a consumer from the connections I have made.

The Chamber members have been excellent resources for both me and my clients as well as avid supporters of my business. 

This is truly a group of dedicated business people and citizens who go out of their way to help each other succeed.”

Jo Kleinsorge ~ Just Call Jo LLC KW Realty

“I joined the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce three years ago when I started my new business venture, Country Caboose Wedding Chapel.  The CJACC is very active in promoting their members and providing networking opportunities for them.  Besides the monthly morning membership meetings, there are numerous educational workshops, wine shares, and business development groups in which to participate – invaluable opportunities to small businesses with small budgets!

And…then there’s Gary!  I really don’t think the CJACC would be the same without him at the helm, being the face of the CJACC.  He is all over the media promoting the CJACC, the City of Carl Junction, the CJ Schools, and ALL of our little corner of the world.  HE is the main reason that I joined the CJACC, even though I live east of Joplin.  I will be renewing my membership and participating in the CJACC for many years to come!”

Jane Ballard ~ Country Caboose Wedding Chapel

“Over the past 18 months, our company’s involvement in the chamber has been so important. The CJ Chamber has helped us gain credibility and publicity with our neighbors. From the Expo to the various social media channels, the CJ Chamber staff have worked diligently to promote our business. I’m convinced that our business is stronger and more successful as a result of membership.

If you’re on the fence about joining the chamber, use our experience as a catalyst to go ahead and  jump in. Every successful business in our community must be civic-minded and connected. Chamber membership is a vital step in that direction.”

Chris Kuykendall ~ G.L. Hunt Exteriors, LLC