The Chamber Minute Top 10 reasons to join the Chamber: Number 4, Gain a voice
Often you have heard me say that the Chamber’s strength comes from utilizing the vast collective experiences and energy of our diverse membership of over 540 businesses. So how do we do that? In many ways, it’s through their participation on one of our teams. Let me re-introduce you to those committee opportunities we expect to be active in 2023.
Ambassadors—Are the Red-coated welcoming team that greets dignitaries, cuts ribbons at grand openings and hosts Business after Hours each month. They also have an important role in promoting membership communication through regular visits to all.
Business Development & Support—works for a positive business climate which promotes retention, expansion and recruitment activities throughout Oregon’s Bay Area often with our other South Coast economic development partners. A new aspect of this group is the Business Builders monthly seminars on subjects important to your operations.
Natural Resources—helps to educate the public on timber and fishing issues and other natural resource opportunities which affect our coastal community and economy. This team works in concert with the LAT.
Legislative Action Team (LAT)—Serves as an advocate for Chamber members and the business community in local and state issues impacting quality of life, growth and business viability. With this being a long legislative session year, LAT will have a lot of challenges.
Wednesday Business Connection—hosts a weekly business or community related forum from September through May, which provides folks networking opportunities and current issue information.
Leadership Coos—A tuition based program, which gives an in depth introduction to all aspects of our community, one day per month, from September to May each year, while encouraging personal investment of time and effort into making a difference. Our current class was started this past September.
Chamber members can be part of any of these teams. In fact that is the only way we are successful. So give us a call and we will set you up. Oh, there are even a few more hard working groups to introduce you to, but, since I’m out of space, that will have to wait for another day.
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