Membership | Standing Committees

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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To insure that regular communication occurs between the chamber and its partners regarding economic development opportunities which promote business retention, attraction and expansion. The committee’s efforts will support the overall mission of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce.
 
Functions:
  • Conduct annual Economic Outlook luncheon

  • Meet a minimum of 5 times per year to discuss Economic Development issues and receive updates from city representatives as well as representatives from other relevant Economic Development entities.

  • Conduct an annual retreat to create an work plan that insures the committee’s activities and purpose align with those of the city partners.

  • Collaborate on events such as tradeshows that highlight the Metrocrest area.

 

EDUCATION
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To promote and celebrate public education in the Metrocrest area by partnering with public schools and educators to provide opportunities for engagement and support within the mission of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce.

FINANCE
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The Finance Committee is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear and complete financial information and support to the Board of Directors to continue the viable success of the chamber.

GOVERNANCE
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To insure that the Board’s composition is reflective of the Metrocrest area, that the Board operates within the bylaws established and that the Board as a whole stays true to its mission.

Function:

  • Drafting and forwarding policy recommendations regarding the board’s responsibility.

  • Preparing an initial draft of board goals and objectives.

  • Planning board education, including new member orientation and retreats.

  • Developing actual and ideal board composition profiles and profile mix.

  • Identifying potential new board members and making recommendation to the Board for the selection to fill vacant slots.

  • Review and evaluate the Board Member Job Description.

  • Evaluating member performance and forwarding recommendations to the board regarding term renewals.

  • Review and evaluate the performance of the President.

  • Nominating board officers and making recommendations to the Board.

  • Ensure that the Chambers By-laws and Mission Statement are reviewed and evaluated annually.

MEMBERSHIP
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To insure that programs are in place to retain current members, to attract new members and to proactively promote the chambers programs to the overall community in coordination with the overall mission of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce.

Functions:

  • Review and lend guidance regarding annual membership marketing strategy that is developed by staff

  • Develop membership drop policy

  • Review dues structure

  • Review Life Member purpose

  • Develop new member orientation process

  • Develop process to recognize long-term members

  • Coordinate membership directory

  • Oversee Ambassador Program

PUBLIC POLICY
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To provide a forum for Metrocrest citizens and businesspeople to interact with government officials and to provide opportunities for an exchange of information regarding matters important to Metrocrest businesses and their Chamber of Commerce.

The committee monitors legislative and regulatory activities and works to maintain positive relationships with elected officials.

WOMEN'S BUSINESS FORUM
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To provide a forum for women to be educated and enriched as they discuss business topics; to provide opportunities for professional women to develop and maintain business relationships with other professional men and women; and to sustain growth of the Chamber through outreach to non-members. Luncheons are held quarterly with topics relative to women in business.

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