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Every year the Chamber, like many non-profit member driven organizations, conducts a comprehensive recruitment campaign. These efforts are aimed at recruiting not only new members, but gaining new sponsorships, advertising dollars and participation in the organization. This comprehensive campaign, the Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign (TRC), is in its’ eleventh year. It has proven very successful in helping the Chamber in meeting its’ many goals and giving our members unique opportunities to market their business to a targeted audience. The 2017-2018 campaign has ten volunteers working together to benefit the organization and its’ members. Our campaign slogan is “Building Business for a Strong Community.”

As with so many of the Chamber’s efforts, the TRC relies on volunteers to have a successful campaign. This year we are fortunate to have Tiffany Ervin, owner of Elite Repeats Boutique and Randy Hunter, owner of Hunter Automotive Group stepping up to provide leadership and support for the campaign and the volunteers. The campaign team consists of Roy Dickerson with Cascades Mountain Resort, Graham Fields with Park Ridge Health, Candi Guffey with Flat Rock Playhouse, Nikki Hopkins with Champion Credit Union, Lee Love with First Citizens Bank, Melanie Matteson with Hendersonville Lightning, Angela Vaughan owner of Fitness Masters and Ragan Ward with Carolina Alliance Bank.

The TRC is a concentrated, Chamber-wide effort designed to maximize sponsorships of Chamber events and products. The ten campaign volunteers reach out to many of the 1,000 plus Henderson County Chamber members to help them determine how to effectively use marketing dollars to support the programs of the Chamber that support their business interests. The dollars secured during the TRC are used to support the strategic plan of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce through its advocacy and programming efforts. The group works together as “One Team” and prizes are awarded as the team reaches certain predetermined milestones. The ultimate reward, if the highest goal is achieved by the team, will include a trip to a destination determined by the volunteers.

The Chamber has a number of sponsorship opportunities each year that are not fully utilized, but could be unique opportunities for you to get your business name in front of your Chamber member peers. Sponsorship of events provides name recognition, association with a particular event, advertising (email, newsletter, website, social media), public relations and more. We hope that by including these opportunities in this campaign we will be able to identify members who may match-up well with certain sponsorship options. The effort will focus on finding the companies that can benefit the most from each opportunity.

If you are interested in finding out more about some of the unique marketing opportunities the Chamber can offer – such as the Business After Hours, Regional Networking Events, CEO Receptions, Special Interest Group Meetings, Leadership Development Programs, Trade Shows, Chamber Trivia Challenge, Camp Field Day, AM Power Hours and more – CLICK to view the TRC catalog, a sixteen page book loaded with all types of sponsorship opportunities in a range of prices designed to fit any advertising budget. Or if you would like to be contacted by a member of our volunteer sales team to hear the possibilities and benefits of being a member of the Chamber give us a call – 828-692-1413.

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The 95th Annual Chamber Dinner & Awards Program

honoring 2017 Board Chairman Dave Modaff

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall

180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock

Spirits @ 5:30 pm - Dinner @ 6 pm - Awards @ 7 pm

$50 per person or $500 for a reserved table of 8

MAKE RESERVATIONS TODAY

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Roll Out the

Red Carpet:

Engage Your Staff

to WOW

Your Customers

We live in a time when customers have more choices and louder voices than ever before. In order to be competitive in today's marketplace, having a team that delivers a consistently excellent experience for your customers is critical. When you roll out the red carpet for your customers, they will return, bring friends and become your raving fans! The question is, what does that look like and how do you get your whole team on board?

This program will answer those questions. Walk away learning:

· From case studies of small and medium-sized business that have branded themselves with excellent customer service, and how it's positively impacted their bottom line.

· The 3 levels of the customer experience, and the 5 important service behaviors

· Specific ways to engage your staff to deliver a consistently excellent experience

· Ideas for adding the WOW Factor to your service delivery

LaughingPromoDonna Cutting, author of two books on customer service and Founder & CEO of Red-Carpet Learning Systems, Inc.

will lead this high-energy, fun seminar packed with action-ideas you'll be able to put into practice immediately.

Plus, you'll all walk away with a copy of her latest book, 501 Ways to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers.

This exciting event will be held:

Tuesday, December 5th from 8:30 am - Noon

at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown Stage

125 S. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Cost to attend:

$40 per person for Chamber members; $60 for non-members

Registration and payment in advance is required

by calling 828-692-1413 or via email.

The 2017 Chamber Seminar Series is presented by:

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce has announced several dates in October for its "Ask the Expert" series. Offered to the membership at no charge, the "Ask the Expert" series gives you a chance to access the most current information available on a variety of business related topics from the experts. 30 minute consultation appointments are available: 9 am, 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, and 11:30 am. Registration for a time slot is required by calling 828-692-1413.

Communications & Public Relations          

Friday, October 6th

Erica Allison

Allison Development Group

QuickBooks

Friday, October 20th

Michelle Tracz

CPA, CFE, PLLC

 

Intellectual Property

Friday, October 13th

Joseph Guy, PhD

Patent Agent

           

Finances and Accounting

Friday, October 27th

Carl Shaw

CPA, PLLC

All events are FREE to Chamber members and will be held at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 204 Kanuga Road in downtown Hendersonville. Registration for a time slot - 9 am, 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, 11:30 am - is required by calling 828-692-1413.

 

 

 

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If you can't make the Chamber's after hours events, this is designed for you!

Join us on Friday, November 3rd from 8 - 9 am at

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527 N. Main Street, Hendersonville

Enjoy a more productive day by meeting perspective customers at the start of your day. You may find a strong referral source, a new vendor, the perfect client, or simply get a foot in the door for connecting again later at another Chamber event. AM Power Hour is great if you are an early-bird or can't make our after hours networking events.

No matter where you find a Mast General Store, it is a community gathering spot. Filled with an eclectic and ever-changing mix of merchandise, we are always happy to see you, to listen to your needs, and to provide an experience to remember.

RSVP to the Chamber at 828-692-1413 or email chamber@hendersoncountychamber.org