At work for more than 90 years, the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) has been promoting Joplin businesses and working for the betterment of the community since 1917. The Chamber's program of work would not be accomplished without the many resources provided by our numerous member volunteers. Giving of time, talents and sometimes even finances, men and women from throughout the region are making a positive difference in Joplin’s business climate through their volunteer efforts. And there's always room for more! Why volunteer? In addition to the fact that it's good for the community, it's also good for you! Volunteers make contacts with like-minded business professionals, gain valuable leadership experiences and receive increased visibility for themselves and their organizations. More than 300 volunteers work through the Chamber to support and celebrate business andcommunity events. Both volunteers and staff partner with education, creating youth leadership training and opportunities.