This document contains a list of the key points in the 2013 book “The End of Membership As We Know It” by Sarah Sladek. As part of the strategy process, Chamber staff members read the book to help them develop specific objectives and strategies. This book discusses the changing nature of membership organizations, and that organizations either need to change or be left behind.
This document reflects on the accomplishments of the Strategic Planning Group in preparation for and during the Strategic Planning Retreat as well as subsequent work completed by staff. It includes the Shared, Practical Vision for 2015; a list of obstacles to achieving higher levels of excellence; and a list of action areas and strategic directions to address those obstacles. Also includes feedback from meeting participants.
This communications plan was developed to effectively communicate the need for Cobb Edge to key stakeholders through proactive and reactive communication tactics; to provide key stakeholders with the information they need to understand, advocate for, and effectively answer questions about Cobb Edge; to communicate the need for greater strategic focus, emphasis, and energy around economic development in Cobb County; and to proactively address potential concerns and reservations about Cobb Edge to stakeholders. Includes a list of internal and external stakeholders, key facts about Cobb Edge, and a description of communication tactics throughout various phases of the campaign.
The Competitive Assessment provides insight into the issues that impact Cobb County’s economic competitiveness and community vitality. Includes a summary of key findings, conclusions regarding the strategic implications for Cobb’s Competitive EDGE Economic and Community Development Strategy, and recommended actions contained within one or more of Cobb County’s “Seven Seeds of Success” that will collectively support the growth and development of Cobb’s Competitive EDGE.
This document is the long-term business development plan for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber. It contains the chamber’s mission statement and denotes chamber action items for business development (in red), chamber action items for existing business (in blue), and chamber advocacy items (in green).
This five-year strategic plan outlines the Chamber’s purpose, statement of values, vision and mission statements, major initiatives, goals, and key performance indicators for 2009-2013.
The 2013 business plan for the Bay County Chamber of Commerce outlines goals and objectives in the following areas: administration, communications, governmental affairs, military affairs, and membership.
The Alexandria Chamber’s Strategic Plan, developed and approved by the Chamber Board of Directors at their June 2012 Planning Session, provides a framework for the Chamber and its 501(c)(3) foundation for 2012-2013.
The McLennan County Chamber Alliance, convened by the Greater Waco Chamber, brings together 10 chambers in Central Texas to serve the region's economic development and public policy needs.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce serves, in part, as the Designated Marketing Organization for the Town of Bluffton, South Carolina. The chamber recently undertook a research-based brand assessment to develop a new strategic brand position for the community.