A strategic planning and board orientation meeting was held on January 5th. We were able to set goals for the upcoming year and beyond, which I am confident our members will appreciate.
Key takeaways from our 2021 strategic plan are:
- A plan to holding IN person gatherings of 10 members or less on a regular basis to allow individuals to express their concerns and areas of need.
- Establishing committees to directly address chamber actions including; all chamber events, membership, communications, lunch and learns, etc.
- Revisiting the structure of the Lunch and Learn presentations that will provide valuable information to our membership at a frequency that will not be overwhelming but will still address a sufficient number of valuable topics.
- Addressing Chamber’s role in economic development, governmental affairs, and the relationship with nonprofit organizations.
One specific goal is to improve our communications with our members. To do that, we feel that we have to be aware of the frequency with which we communicate, as well as the volume of information that is included. For the time being, you can expect bi-weekly newsletters with a format similar to what you see here. As we strive to begin holding in-person events again when the threat of Covid-19 is lessened, we will aim for a monthly newsletter. Our goal is to share more of the specifics of the strategic plan with you in the small-group discussions that will be starting soon.