Mission Possible

December 22, 2016

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch

gov-affairsThe Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce’s Mission is to promote and sustain the economic growth of the Calhoun County Region, resulting in a community that is a dynamic place to work, visit and live. We represent seven municipalities, businesses and industries of all sizes, and viewpoints from every position on the political spectrum. The Chamber, its board, staff and members work to continuously promote the Calhoun County area and truly represent “The Voice of Business.” Our focus areas for 2017 are:

Advocacy

  • Create Legislative Agenda with Report Card for Elected Officials
  • Organize Washington Fly-Insfam-tour
  • Host Mayors’ Roundtable and Legislative Updates with Officials
  • Build Grassroots Network for legislative issues
  • Educate and Raise Awareness of public affairs’ programs


Marketing/Tourism

  • Target and Segment Familiarization Tours
  • Develop County Wide Marketing Plan
  • Build Awareness of Visitors’ Center and Brandinvolved-military-3
  • Elevate Community Visibility Online
  • Capture Visitor and Newcomer Information and Follow Up


Military Affairs

  • Grow Military/Securities Affairs Committee to more than 100
  • Educate Chamber/Community through Tours and Events
  • Recruit/Partner with Active Community Military Members
  • Build Military Affairs Fundinged-day
  • Establish, promote and connect the military with the community


Education/Workforce Development

  • Create Partnerships for Workforce Readiness with Business, Schools and Industries
  • Leverage JSU & GSCC
  • Educate Area Students of Career Choices
  • Promote Internships and Mentor Programs
  • Connect Educators with Area Businesses to Target Workforce Needs

member-orientation-002Financial Stability

  • Continue to Pay Off Building Debt
  • Research Affinity Programs
  • Educate Membership of Building Contribution Fund
  • Educate Membership of Sponsorship opportunities to create additional non-dues revenue


Member Engagement

  • networkingDevelop Member Mentor Program
  • Create Member Pledge, including involvement opportunities
  • Form Segmented Focus Groups
  • Distribute Membership Fact Sheet
  • Educate Membership of Member Information Center

 

The Chamber encourages member participation in committees and discussions, so all can stay informed of all the successes the Chamber team is making in and around the community. For more information, make plans to join us for member orientation, December 28.

Not a member?

Online application forms are available at http://www.CalhounChamber.com.

For more information about joining this dynamic organization, please contact Kim Boyd, Membership Director, at 256.237.3536 or kimb@calhounchamber.com.

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