We do not take the work of planning for our future success lightly. This new plan is the culmination of work done by a strong, active committee of 37 volunteers and staff facilitated for the 7th time by Chamber volunteer leader Tim Hull.
During the many hours of thought, challenge and discussion that took place in the spring and summer of 2016, we were able to garner insight and direction into 5 focus areas where our chamber can excel and be most effective. These areas came from surveying our members and prioritizing their needs. This roadmap for the next 3 years will only be successful with everyone’s help and support and will give us a path to a more prosperous business environment and community.
Along the way the committee revisited our Vision, Mission and Core Values, challenging each in order for us to stay relevant to our 21st century member. Our 5 strategic priorities position us to use our collective resources and the Chamber’s size, reputation and work ethic to achieve those important priorities that can lead to our shared success.
The 2017-2019 Strategic Plan will focus on the following strategic priorities:
- Organizational Value - Align operations with member needs
- Workforce Alignment - Provide resources to support employers’ human capital needs
- Business Advocacy - Champion a positive business environment
- Business Success - Connect, grow and strengthen business
- Regional Prosperity - Enhance community & economic development
We encourage you to review our plan. We are very transparent about our plan because we believe we should share our ideas with our members; our partners and collaborators; and the public so they will all continue to see our focus and value to our community.