Archive for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce drops Lawrence from its name

June 4, 2014


Lawrence chamber of commerce logo

Lawrence chamber of commerce logo

Look for a new logo, new signs and a new name for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Leaders with the organization announced on Wednesday that the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce now will be known simply as The Chamber. The organization is launching the new brand name after hiring a consultant to help it with matters related to its public image and communication.

The project involved a complete redesign of The Chamber's website, which remains located at In a press release, chamber leaders said the changes are meant to "reflect an innovative era in its 136-year history."


Steve Jacob 3 years, 4 months ago

I need to become a "consultant". Fake some awards, buy a suit and act like I know what I am doing. Use buzz words like "innovative", "social media" and "strategic focus.”

Thomas Bryce Jr. 3 years, 4 months ago

Dropping the Name Of The City the Chamber has represented for 136 years is "Innovative"? I can think of one or two other words, but I don't want to get removed. At least they admit they do not represent Lawrence any longer. Developers Chamber of Commerce. There. Much better. I am sure the Chamber understands the importance of "Truth in Advertising".

Richard Heckler 3 years, 4 months ago

No matter it is still owned and operated by the development,housing,strip mall and banking industries that which have become expert consultants in the area of Economic Displacement driven by flooded markets which in general is unfriendly to business.

Richard Heckler 3 years, 4 months ago

It's time for taxpayer to drop that several hundred thousand Tax $$$$$ corporate welfare gift which The Chamber receives annually. Let The Chamber stand on its' own two feet.

That several hundred thousand dollars annually could lend itself to establishing Lawrence as a child safe walkable/bicycling community that some of our senior citizens would also put to use.

Ralph Reed 3 years, 4 months ago

Just great! The Chamber works for the developers. It doesn't work for us.

Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 4 months ago

Richard Heckler, that's a great comment! You are absolutely correct. The several hundred thousand dollars could make Lawrence a much safer bicycling / walkable community.

3 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like they are becoming wanna-be Liberals...LOL...doesn't it...

Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 4 months ago

I checked out their renovated site. I clicked onto a link about Lawrence being the number two most exciting city in Kansas to find out what number one is and got an error message saying that page does not exist.

Phil Minkin 3 years, 4 months ago

It's like the joke about Rod McCuen being my second favorite poet, My favorite-everybody else.

Ken Lassman 3 years, 4 months ago

And what's with the subliminal penis and vagina logo?

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