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2014 Annual Summary and 2015 Priorities - St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce

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Each year, the St. Joseph County Chamber compiles a "report card" of its accomplishments for that year. The Annual Summary serves as a snapshot of our organization. Unlike an annual report, our 2014 Annual Summary provides quick highlights that showcase the efforts and results of the SJC Chamber and our affiliated partners and programs. Unlike a long drawn-out annual report, which typically includes company financials, our Annual Summary's approach gives our members brief, digestible information in a capsulized, colorful format, making it more likely to be read.


Date: July 19, 2015
Organization: St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Website: http://www.sjchamber.org
City: South Bend, IN
Community Peer Group: Major Cities
Revenue Category: $2,000,001 and up

2014 Annual Summary and 2015 Priorities - St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce

Each year, the St. Joseph County Chamber compiles a "report card" of its accomplishments for that year. The Annual Summary serves as a snapshot of our organization. Unlike an annual report, our 2014 Annual Summary provides quick highlights that showcase the efforts and results of the SJC Chamber and our affiliated partners and programs. Unlike a long drawn-out annual report, which typically includes company financials, our Annual Summary’s approach gives our members brief, digestible information in a capsulized, colorful format, making it more likely to be read.

The Annual Summary is produced at the end of the year, ready for distribution at the SJC Chamber’s annual luncheon in early 2015 and distributed at Member Briefings and member-prospect meetings.

At the same time, the Annual Summary was being compiled, our organization’s strategic plan was finalized. Because of the timing, we made the decision to use the Annual Summary piece to not only show our efforts from the previous year but also to communicate to our members and stakeholders the drivers we are using in our strategic plan.

Thus, the piece became the 2014 Annual Summary & 2015 Priorities.

For easy reference and readability, our lead creative professional designed the summary in a booklet style, separating content by focus areas and utilizing flat graphics to illustrate the message.

While we budgeted $900 for the piece, the decision to add the strategic driver information necessitated additional pages, which led to additional costs, however, it only added $300, for which we tapped into our contingency fund. And, the piece covers more areas including: What We Do, Annual Summary, Legislative Priorities and Strategic Drivers.

The piece was lauded by our board chair and board of directors for capturing what the Chamber does, has done and is doing on behalf of its members and community. In fact, the strategic drivers are used to lead the Chamber board meetings. In addition, we published the summary as a digital flipbook, placing it on our website under the Membership and About menus. We share it with our members through our enews and social media as well to drive traffic to the website.

 

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