Presentation on theme: "Welcome 2011 State of the Chamber General Meeting Northshore Senior Center January 27, 2011 State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome 2011 State of the Chamber General Meeting Northshore Senior Center January 27, 2011 State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011
Agenda 1. Brief History 2. Highlights from 2010 3. Plans & Goals for 2011 4. Reminders: Maximize your Membership 5. Upcoming Events
Mission Statement To champion the prosperity of the greater Bothell area and quality of life for its community through collaborative leadership, business advocacy and member driven services Vision Statement Dedicated to the prosperity of the greater Bothell area in a competitive world. State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011
Origins: Greater Bothell Association – 25 members GBCC Incorporated in 2004 Currently grown to 250+ members Founding Guidelines: Don’t go into debt to grow this Chamber Don’t charge for all events Don’t always have our “hand out” Be inclusive; welcome all Operate with INTEGRITY State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Brief History
State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Website Meet Our Members Newsletter Sent to 400+ people, free announcements Sponsorship Opportunities Highlights of 2010
State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 4th Annual Guide to Goods & Services 20,000 copies distributed Events Variety, good attendance Column in the Bothell Reporter Acknowledging new members, exposure for events Expanding our Borders Gaining “greater” members, New Patron member, hosting Socials Highlights of 2010
Constant Contact Discount on emailing marketing Bothell Reporter Monthly Chamber column, Guide to Goods & Services AAOA Group health insurance, discounts on hotels/car rentals and more Other Relationships: City of Bothell, Campuses, etc. State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Highlights of 2010 Partnerships
Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness 5 Point Financial Group Key Bank Cox Printing & Signs Pacific Medical Centers Canyon Park Treatment Solutions, CRC Health JJ Books The UPS Store in Kenmore Kiddie Academy Hilton Garden Inn State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 2010 Grand Opening Ribbon Cuttings
Ambassadors BuyBOTHELL Downtown ACTION Economic Development Fundraising Senior Resource Socials (have now joined the Ambassadors) State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Committees
Serves as representatives of the Chamber by welcoming members at events and encouraging members to get involved. Highlights: Increased presence at events Badges for identification Awarded third annual $1000 scholarship Welcomed the Socials Committee! State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Ambassadors Committee Multi-ChairThird Thursday, 8:00 AM, Crystal Creek Cafe
Works to encourage people to shop locally. Highlights: Sustained interest and outreach at community events Printed and distributed the fourth Guide to Goods & Services Printed BuyBOTHELL temporary tattoos Updated the www.buybothell.org website to include a searchable directorywww.buybothell.org BuyBOTHELL Bonus Bucks pilot program State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 BuyBOTHELL Committee Leeann TesorieriMeeting Date & Times TBD
Thank you to our sponsors! State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 BuyBOTHELL Committee
Focuses on improving the downtown business environment. Highlights: Focal point for City to share information and seek feedback regarding downtown development Joint events to draw people to downtown - Vintage Bothell Wine Walk State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Downtown ACTION Committee Lynn AsmannThird Wednesday, 2:30 PM, Alexa’s Cafe
Provides leadership, as well as research, monitoring and reporting of legislative positions and issues related to Economic Development. Highlights: Candidate Forum Legislative Agenda advocacy Partnership with the City of Bothell Collaboration and support of UWB/CCC campus State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Economic Development Dick PaylorThird Monday, 11:30 AM, Bothell Police Dept.
Works to organize events that help earn money to augment membership dues to fund Chamber operations. Highlights: Bothell’s Best Bites Cookbook (still have some available!) The Community Picnic Holiday Dinner & Auction State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Fundraising Committee Cheryl BoshFourth Wednesday, 2:00 PM, Chamber Office Raised $1900 for the Senior Center!!
The purpose of this committee is to Promote services and resources for seniors and their families, Inform and Educate each other, the Chamber and the community at large on senior issues and Advocate for and with the senior community and the organizations and businesses that serve them Highlights: Resource page on the Chamber’s website First annual Senior Day in downtown Bothell State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Senior Resource Committee John Hugg & Lauren BolenThird Tuesday, 9:30 AM, Location Varies
Special Events The Community Picnic Summer State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Holiday Dinner & Auction Late November, Early December Open House Mid June Plans & Goals for 2011 1. Continue all committees & events
Events: Morning EventsNetworking Breakfasts General Meetings Bi-monthly Monthly Midday EventsLuncheons Membership Orientations Community Picnic Bi-monthly Annually Evening EventsAfter Hours Socials Chamber Open House Holiday Dinner & Auction Monthly Annually State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Wait List for 2011 Socials Calendar !
2. Continually increase/improve sponsorship opportunities State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Plans & Goals for 2011
General Meeting Treat SponsorNo add’l cost Table Sponsor at General Meetings$100 Student of the Month$50 Table Sponsor Open House$150 Luncheons$250 Community Picnic: Event & Hole SponsorshipsVaries Open House: Presenting Sponsor / Other SponsorshipsVaries RiverFest Craft & Merchants Market: Presenting Sponsor$1500 Holiday Dinner and Auction: Presenting Sponsor/OtherVaries State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Sponsorship Opportunities
State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 3. Continue to provide ways for members to get increased exposure & recognition Plans & Goals for 2011 Grow the Meet Our Members Webpage Feature a business in the newsletter each month Continually grow and promote the Member Discount Program 5 th Annual Guide to Goods & Services
State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Plans & Goals for 2011 4. Increase membership investment convenience New member Money Back Guarantee Quarterly autopay now available
State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 1.ID Yourself with Chamber Decal 2.GBCC Website Directory Listing - Make sure your information is up-to-date! 3.Advertise on the GBCC website 4.Provide Door Prizes or sign up to make announcements 5.Participate in Member Discount Program 6.Be an Event Sponsor 7.Include Announcements in the Chamber Newsletter 8.Do business with Chamber members whenever possible 9.Get Involved – Attend Events & Participate in Committees! Maximize your Membership
Member Orientation – Tuesday, February 1 1:00 - 2:00 PM Riverside East Retirement & Assisted Living No fee; Registration required After Hours Social – Thursday, February 17 5:30 - 7:30 PM Laurie Vandermay’s Listing in Bothell Free! State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Upcoming Events
Networking Breakfast – Tuesday, February 22 7:30 – 9:00 AM Country Inn & Suites $20 for members, $5 discount if you pay by Friday, Feb. 18 General Meeting – Thursday, February 24 7:30 – 9:00 AM Northshore Senior Center Discovering Your Memory Power State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Upcoming Events
16" pulp baskets Cost: $55 for Sun Baskets; $60 for Shade Baskets Order and payment must be in by February 23, 2011 For pick up May 18 behind the Chamber office State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Flower Baskets – Order Now!
State of the Chamber - January 27, 2011 Thanks for your time and dedication. With your support, 2011 will be a great year for the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce.