Presentation on theme: "March 2014 Why be a member of The Chamber? Click through this 14-slide presentation."— Presentation transcript:
March 2014 Why be a member of The Chamber? Click through this 14-slide presentation.
Mission Create an environment where business can succeed.
Vision Leading Nacogdoches to be the ideal place to live, work, play and do business.
Our board members Set policy Set policy Create program of work Create program of work Approve budget Approve budget Set the long-term agenda Set the long-term agenda Support and promote Support and promote
How the Chamber is organized Four main external divisions: Four main external divisions: Membership Services Membership Services Business Development Business Development Community Development Community Development Special Projects & Fundraisers Special Projects & Fundraisers Fifth internal division Fifth internal division Finance & Treasurer Finance & Treasurer
How the Chamber is organized Membership Services Division Membership Services Division Ambassadors Ambassadors Alive After Five Mixers Alive After Five Mixers Fourth Friday Luncheons Fourth Friday Luncheons Past Presidents and Chairs Past Presidents and Chairs Internal Publications Internal Publications T Offers a variety of networking opportunities to make new contacts and grow client lists!
How the Chamber is organized Community Development Division Community Development Division Education Committee Education Committee Leadership Nacogdoches Leadership Nacogdoches Government Affairs Committee Government Affairs Committee SFA – Chamber Connection SFA – Chamber Connection Retiree Marketing Committee Retiree Marketing Committee Nac Fast Track Nac Fast Track T Connecting members with others in SFA, public office and schools! T Serving as a watchdog, protecting business interests in local, state and national legislation! T Improving local workforce for better employees through education programs!
How the Chamber is organized Business Development Division Business Development Division Small Business Development Small Business Development Seminars, Workshops Seminars, Workshops Agribusiness Committee Agribusiness Committee Transportation Committee Transportation Committee Chairman’s Circle Chairman’s Circle Shop Nac First Shop Nac First T Offering affordable seminars with experts ready to help business grow!
How the Chamber is organized Special Projects & Fundraisers Special Projects & Fundraisers Texas Blueberry Festival Texas Blueberry Festival Blueberry Golf Bash Blueberry Golf Bash Annual Banquet Annual Banquet External Publications External Publications Official City and County Map Official City and County Map Membership Directory/Newcomer Guide Membership Directory/Newcomer Guide www.Nacogdoches.org and www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com www.Nacogdoches.org and www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com www.Nacogdoches.orgwww.TexasBlueberryFestival.com www.Nacogdoches.orgwww.TexasBlueberryFestival.com Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blog Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blog T Serving as the location where new residents, visitors, SFA students and their families can find the businesses, products and services they need.
The Chamber’s unique role We’re part of a pro-Nacogdoches team, We’re part of a pro-Nacogdoches team, but we focus on: but we focus on: Newcomer Newcomer Retiree Marketing Retiree Marketing Education and Education and other Quality of Life areas Small Business Small BusinessDevelopment Membership Development Membership Development T Promoting a good public image of the community for business and industry!
NETWORKING EVENTS Fourth Friday Luncheon Fourth Friday Luncheon Alive After Five Alive After Five Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon Cuttings … and more! … and more! T Sharing members’ news and accomplishments!
COMMUNICATION Nacogdoches.org Nacogdoches.org Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter LinkedIn LinkedIn Monthly Newsletter and eNewsletter Monthly Newsletter and eNewsletter T Marketing member’s products and services - worldwide!
Accreditation In 2013, The Nacogdoches County Chamber received a 4-star accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, The Nacogdoches County Chamber received a 4-star accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce. T Meeting the standards for a better Chamber – for Chamber members!
Thank you for your investment in Nacogdoches and The Chamber! Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson