Our 2021PRIORITIES

For 84 years, the Spring Hope Area Chamber of Commerce has been leading the way to a better Spring Hope region. We do this by convening innovative leaders, collaborating with like-minded organizations, advocating for positive change, and helping small businesses grow. We are guided by four key principles as defined by the Board of Directors and outlined in the 2021 Program of Work:

Membership Service

The Chamber will deliver programs and provide activities that increase and retain Chamber membership and add measurable value to Chamber membership investments.

 

  • Coordinate seminars and/or webinars that help members adapt post-COVID-19 and to improve overall business performance

  • Offer meetings and events in person and through Zoom to allow for greater participation

 

  • Enhance communication of Chamber benefits, programs, meetings and events through social media platforms for maximum reach and effectiveness

  • Conduct and continually improve events, programs and communications to maximize member benefits and increase attendance.

Community Collaboration

We will champion our community’s successes and support issues and opportunities that will improve our community’s quality of life while enhancing the growth and development of our region.

 

  • Assist in the development of a strategic plan (“WORKING TOGETHER”) that encompasses efforts of the Chamber and other community organizations in order to better serve the Spring Hope area.

  • Work with regional educators to develop and retain a workforce that contributes to the local and regional economy.

  • Develop and refresh the visitSpringHope.com website and implement new Spring Hope Chamber branding

  • Establish shop local and #Shop27882 marketing strategies and efforts

  • Work with area Human Resource professionals on recruitment, relocation, and engagement of the new workforce.

  • Continue support of programs and initiatives that result in improving the health of area citizens and that instill community pride

Regional Advocacy

As a significant voice for business, we support local and legislative policies and practices conducive for a thriving business community and local economy and oppose those that are not.

 

  • Keep membership educated and informed on issues, particularly during North Carolina’s legislative Session, via Progress articles, email announcements, and calls or meetings with legislative and national delegation

  • Work with the external government entities to monitor issues and activities at the local, state, and federal government levels

  • Actively support issues and initiatives that advance the most pro-business environment possible

Organizational Strength

We continuously work to evaluate our organization and its events, efforts, programs, and committees to meet the needs of our membership and the community.

 

  • Execute a comprehensive retention program that improves existing efforts and increases one-on-one engagement with members

  • Incorporate membership into the Chamber website to make it more user friendly and easier to navigate when looking for local businesses

  • Continue evaluation of the dues structure and membership benefits

  • Implement quarterly membership surveys on committee issues, membership benefits, etc.

  • Reach financial sustainability through membership dues, events, sponsorships, grants, and profits from LPA.