Committees

Mission: To recruit new members into The Chamber and solicit investment in Chamber programs and activities.

Goals:

  • Recruit new members
  • Increase new revenue

Actions:

  • Review dues structure and “fair share” levels – make recommendations regarding dues changes.
  • Develop a “target” list for membership.
  • Coordinate and manage the annual Total Resource Campaign.
  • Evaluate and re-develop recruitment materials.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for obtaining “hot” leads for prospective members.
  • Evaluate sponsorship opportunities and pricing. Develop, through matching member companies with needs, a “Depth Chart” for potential sponsors for individual events.

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Mission: Retain jobs and sales tax base in Henderson County

Goals:

  • Implement a 9-Month advertising and marketing effort to educate local residents and business regarding the benefits of shopping and dining locally.
  • Secure funding to conduct an effect campaign.

Action Steps:

  • Recruit partners for the campaign
  • Solicit funding from County and Municipalities
  • Coordinate and manage Shop & Dine Task Force

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Mission: To retain the knowledge, experience and historical record of our past leaders.

Goal:

  • To keep past leaders involved in The Chamber and serving in an advisory role.
  • To remember our past relevancy and encourage our future importance in the community.

Action Steps:

  • Coordinate a dinner meeting of the past and present leaders of The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Discuss the current direction of The Chamber and ask for feedback.
  • Continue developing a historical record of Chamber achievements and issues faced during the tenure of each leader.

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Mission: To help the small business members of The Chamber become and remain successful. Increase the value of membership.

Goal:

  • Provide opportunities for training, information sharing, networking and advertising for small businesses.
  • Inform the general public about the importance of the small businesses in Henderson County and why we should support them.

Action Steps:

  • Continue the Silent Partner program to include “SBA Day” type sessions for accounting, marketing and legal subjects.
  • Explore the need for a CEO Roundtable group.
  • Host monthly seminars that use local facilitators and address a variety of business related subjects and a minimum of 2 seminars annually off site.
  • Coordinate, promote and produce the “Small Business Week” celebration.
  • Continue efforts to encourage citizens to shop and dine locally.
  • Identify and honor the small business leaders of the quarter and year.
  • Appoint a member to serve on the Business Morning Update planning committee.
  • Support Chamber sponsored Leads Groups.
  • Manage and produce annual Blue Ridge Business Growth Awards.
  • Organize and promote a Member-to-Member discount program.
  • Organize, promote and produce the Business Plan Contest.
  • Organize and produce quarterly Reverse Trade Shows.

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Mission: Identify and recruit individual members to serve on the Board of Directors.

Goal:

  • Nominate members to serve three-year terms and to fill any vacancies that may occur.

Action Steps:

  • Convene a meeting of the past five chairmen of the Board and two non-board members to identify potential Board members.
  • Prioritize candidates and fill Board slots and vacancies in priority order. 

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