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Benefits of Membership

Kirkby Lonsdale is a thriving business community making good progress in comparison to many other towns. The Town is regularly identified amongst the top towns where people would prefer to live and the ‘high street’ is lauded as one that bucks the national trend, there being a very small percentage/no empty units at any one time. Business property is sought after and any vacancies are filled quickly. This success is the result of years of positive work to market and advance the town by the Chamber of Trade as well as by each individual business. Chamber membership is one way that existing businesses can show that they recognise that they are benefiting from years of previous efforts and that their small subscription contribution when put alongside all the other members contributions allows the organisation to do significant work on behalf of the whole membership.

Apart from the above the tangible benefits of membership of the Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade and Commerce are as follows:

  1. Networking and networking events staged periodically to create business to business opportunities.
  2. Enhanced listing on the Kirkby Lonsdale web site The Kirkby Lonsdale site receives in excess of 3,000 unique visits every month.
  3. Listing in Around Kirkby Lonsdale (AKL). This monthly publication includes regularly featured details of the Chamber, it’s workings and a directory listing of all current members.
  4. Discounted advertising rates for Members.
  5. Concessionary advertising rates (half normal rates) for advertising on the Kirkby Lonsdale
  6. website.
  7. Concessionary rates for advertising in other Chamber publications.
  8. Specific weekend and other events organised or sponsored by the Chamber for the general good of the whole town (for example Christmas Fair) and concessionary rates for stall applications at these events.
  9. An opportunity to be involved in the new Kirkby Lonsdale town-wide loyalty scheme. This scheme is available to members only. See separate sheet for details.
  10. General advertising from time to time in local press and on local radio (where the cost of advertising campaigns dictate, additional funding from members may be sought on an individual buy-in basis)
 

Latest Updates

Latest News

  • National Park Management Plan Consultation at Barbon

    Monday, 22 May 2017

    Have your say on the future of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Come and tell us what you think about the National Park over tea and cake– what you love about it; how it could be improved, and the key issues to tackle.

  • Town Council Vacancy

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    There’s a vacancy on Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council. Following the death earlier this year of Coun Donald Carmichael, formalities have been followed and there will not be a by-election to fill the seat. The council wishes to hear from anyone wishing to be considered as a new councillor.

  • Change to Chamber of Trade June Meeting

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Please note that the next meeting of the Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade & Commerce will be on the 12th of June at 5:30pm in the Plato's cellar, instead of the usual first Monday of the month.

What's On

  • Settle Festival of Happiness

    Settle Festival of Happiness

    10am - 10pm Saturday, 27 May 2017

    Let’s pioneer a new way forward. Let’s get excited, come together as a community and be happy at the Festival of Happiness! There are over 20 FREE taster sessions and workshops by local clubs and groups. Discover what's on offer in Settle.

  • Lunesdale Art Trail

    Lunesdale Art Trail

    11am - 5pm Saturday to Monday, 27–29 May 2017

    With its growing popularity and reputation, the Lunesdale Arts Trail has become a significant annual creative event in the calendar of the North West.

  • Lune Walk 4 UR Charity

    Lune Walk 4 UR Charity

    9am Sunday, 4 June 2016

    Step out and for 1 of 3 walks. Enjoy good company, fresh air, some exercise, superb scenery and be part of a great event and fun day bringing our community together. The walks, led by experienced walkers, cater for all ages and abilities.

  • A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    7.15pm Friday, 9 June 2017

    No costumes, wigs or make up! Just two great musicians producing an ambient collection of some of Simon & Garfunkel’s much loved hits.