This is the chamber's working document for its 2013-2014 strategic planning effort, "Defining the Community and Chamber of the Future."
This 2013 survey, which was conducted online, was used to gather member feedback about chamber events and services at the start of the chamber's strategic planning process.
This letter is intended to accompany the chamber's 2013 online strategic planning survey and offers an incentive for completion.
What is Forward Sioux Falls?
Forward Sioux Falls 2011-2016 is the proven and successful joint venture economic development program of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. Forward Sioux Falls started in 1987 and since then has raised nearly $24 million in five campaigns to enhance economic development efforts. Forward Sioux Falls 2011-2016 leverages the 2010 Strategic Plan and contains a strategic set of initiatives to assist new and existing business, market the community and foster emerging industries. This program is the business community’s economic development plan to meet our challenges, capture opportunities and ensure that future generations enjoy the quality of life that is repeatedly recognized as one of our region’s greatest strengths.
This Strategic Plan example from the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce sets forth the direction of the for the next three years (2011-2013). The plan outlines a direction with which the Chamber intends to align all of its activities.
Vision: The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce is a proactive, effective business advocate; recognized as a leader, and for sustaining the economic success of the community.
Mission: The mission of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce is to create an environment for healthy economic growth in the Anderson area and provide superior value for our members.