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Joplin Chamber looking for sponsors for business map

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You'll soon have an easier way to find new and relocated Joplin businesses.

A business map is published every two years by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.

The one being designed now will be the first since the tornado.  Chamber officials hope the map will be an efficient tool since it'll be more visual than a business' typical listing in a phone book, but each business will have to pay to be on this map from the chamber.

Wireless Connections relocated to another new location because of the tornado and still has some catching up to do.

"We get people asking almost daily where we're located," says Staci Fohey of Wireless Connections.

Many other businesses are still looking for their new spot.

Joplin's Chamber of Commerce says 200 of the more than 500 Joplin businesses affected by the tornado are in temporary locations.

In exchange for a fee, the business' contact information will be on a published map available in hard copy and online.

Some business workers say they clearly see the map's benefits but wish the Chamber would better keep in mind the city's overall business sector, whether each company pays for its spot on the map or not.

"They should have an extra add on, an extra spot, but they should have every business on there," says Fohey.

But the business of the Chamber is to promote business and Chamber officials say revenue from this map will help with that mission.

"Goes towards our programs, events and services - it can also go towards our foundation, which provides educational opportunities - programs like the Young Professional's Network," says Kirstie Smith of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.

Prices to be included on this map have not yet been released by the Chamber of Commerce, who has just begun its solicitation.  They encourage businesses to apply as soon as possible.

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