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This membership survey example gathers important data from the chamber's members and asks about communications preferences, economic development and job creation work, member benefits, chamber's performance, and programming topics. The end goal of the survey is to help improve the Chamber’s member offerings. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous. Member who complete the survey can enter their information for a drawing for $50 gift certificate.
GSI's membership survey asks about programming, reasons for being a member, referral rates, open ended questions for how the chamber can be more helpful, desired programming/events, and about key projects. The survey is an important part in GSI's planning process. As the Board of Trustees prepares for its upcoming planning session, they use the survey input to help plan the role GSI will play and actions they will take to drive the regional economy and improve their community. The survey takes 5 minutes to respond to and GSI members will qualify for our $100 gift card drawing. Overall survey results are shared with members, but details, comments and individual results are confidential.
Cape Cod Regional Chamber offers a "Join and Save Coin" membership drive incentive as part of their 2014 Membership Drive program. Benefits include:
- FREE Ten 30-second commercials (written, produced, & aired, upon availability) from Today’s Easy 99.1 FM (WPLM) ~ $500 value
- FREE Chamber mailing list ~ $199 value
- FREE 2 Passes to Canal Business Connections networking events for 1 year ~ $125 value
- FREE One-on-One Business Counseling with Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
- ...and others, providing over $1300 in benefits and savings.
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce defines their objectives and actions in this Communications & Marketing plan, developed by the Communications & Marketing division, which works to effectively communicate the initiatives, positions, programs and accomplishments of the Chamber to its members, the media and the greater Charleston community.
Championing Success: Business Organizations for Early Childhood Investments report by Ready Nation highlights chambers’ work in early education. Recognizing the vital interests at stake, business organizations have become outspoken champions of effective investments in early childhood. ReadyNation, a project of America’s Promise Alliance, worked with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to conduct a survey to document the breadth of support for early childhood policies and programs among formal business membership organizations.
Making the Case for College and Career-Ready Standards: Tips for State and Local Chambers of Commerce by Achieve provides important tips for chambers to help their communities prepare high school graduates for career and college success. This is a critical goal for our nation in today’s global economy. The business community is positioned to help improve K–12 public education, but it’s often difficult to know where to start. As a logical starting point, consider this: Advocating for the adoption, implementation and protection of college- and career-ready standards. Download the 2 page PDF tip sheet here.
Example of an event notice, hosted by 3 chambers in TX for the Tri-Ethnic Chambers Welcoming Reception for New DCCCD Chancellor. The event is sponsored by the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for a reception to welcome the new Dallas County Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Joe May. Event was held July 24, 2014 in Dallas, TX.
Example of an event notice, hosted by 3 chambers in TX for the Tri-Ethnic Chambers Welcoming Reception for New DCCCD Chancellor. This sample is of the Dallas Black Chamber's Constant Contact e-news announcement for the event (plus other chamber programs in July 2014). The event is sponsored by the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for a reception to welcome the new Dallas County Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Joe May. Event was held July 24, 2014 in Dallas, TX.
Committee members of the Billings Chamber of Commerce turn ideas into action. Working with the Chamber's professional staff, our volunteers help facilitate the programs and services that enhance the success of our members and the greater business community. This set of Guidelines provide committee members with clear descriptions about expectations, duties, and responsibilities, for Committee Chairs, Committee Members, Staff Members, Chamber Board Liaisons. Guidelines provide Attendance Policy and Quorums, FAQs, and job descriptions for the committees.
This Committee Handbook is provided to every committee member at the Champaign County Chamber. The Handbook covers: role definitions (board members, committee members, staff members, chairpersons), qualities and duties of a Chairperson, Publicity guidelines of the chamber, Committee Relationship to Staff, Committee Members and Qualification, Committee Operation (committees are action oriented), Cause for Removal, Guidelines for Successful Committee Meetings, and a signed contract form for the committee member.