Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce

About Peculiar

What’s so peculiar about Peculiar? Rarely can you find anything authentic and real in the world anymore, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in Peculiar, MO. Authentic. Original. Bona Fide. Genuine. REAL. Just a few words to describe this little water town. It’s a rare gem nestled in the heart of the Midwest. Come see what’s so Peculiar in west-central Missouri!

The Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce is wholeheartedly dedicated to advancing the welfare and prosperity of the Peculiar area, so that its citizens and all areas of its business community are afforded every opportunity to prosper and grow. Our goal is to further the interests of our chamber members through a variety of means such as:

  • Promotion and marketing opportunities for our members,
  • Organizing and supporting community events and development,
  • Meeting together regularly for planning and networking,
  • And to strengthen community bonds with the residents of Peculiar, the city, and visitors.

The Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce is all about working together to help our members’ businesses to thrive and in turn, improving the overall civic, cultural, and economic wellbeing of our city and the surrounding areas.

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The Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting its members. Joining the Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce gives you an opportunity to broaden your business contacts and referrals, have an impact on local, state, and federal regulation, enhance your leadership skills, and participate in projects that impact the community.

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Benefits of Joining the Chamber

  • Welcome Packets – contribute marketing items for new residents
  • New Business Contacts & Referrals – annual directory provided
  • 3rd Friday Coffees – network with chamber members
  • Membership Meetings – engage with guest speakers on business topics
  • Annual Legislative Wrap-Up Meeting – usually a luncheon on the third Thursday of July
  • Participation in Cass County Coalition of Chambers monthly meetings
  • Ribbon cutting ceremonies and grand openings for new local businesses
  • Business of the Month (3rd Friday Coffee host)
  • Participation in chamber-sponsored and community events and activities
  • Marketing and advertising opportunities through membership emails and the chamber’s Facebook Page

Membership Information

Our membership year begins January 1st through December 31st, annual dues are to be received by the chamber before January 31st for the current year. If you’d like to join the Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce, click here for more information and application forms.

Peculiar, MO – Authentic • Original • Bona Fide • Real!

We’re glad you’re here! Peculiar may be small on the map, but it’s big on heart and rich on community togetherness and hometown feels. We’re grateful for those who patronize our area businesses and for those businesses who have chosen to come together through our chamber to continue to strengthen and grow our local economy.

Fun fact, our town is literally the only town in the U.S. named Peculiar, which has landed Peculiar in several articles on towns with unique names such as MSN’s article 50 Strangest Town Names in America. It even inspired the title of a book by author Frank Gallant – “A Place Called Peculiar: 501 Whimsical Place Names in America.” You can learn more about our history and how it’s name came to be here.

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