Purpose: To manage the Buy Blue Springs and Discover Blue Springs programs of the Chamber. The Buy Blue Springs program is an education and outreach marketing plan designed to encourage residents to consider Blue Springs first when making purchases. The Discover Blue Springs program leads efforts in promoting Blue Springs as a visitor destination. The goal is to include visitors to Discover Blue Springs and to shop, dine, stay and play in Blue Springs.

Goals:

  • Contact members about participating in the marketing program
  • Look for ways to work with Downtown Alive!, Grow Blue Springs, the regional Global Entrepreneurship Week and others to co-promote.
  • Promote both websites and the concept of buying locally and attracting visitors to the area
  • Plan and promote the Buy Blue Springs Week and for the annual sales tax holiday in August.
  • Work to promote special events in Blue Springs like the Wood Bat Tournament, etc.

Meeting Schedule: Once per month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 8 a.m. at the Chamber.

Purpose: Plan and promote a successful Blue Springs Fall Festival on September 15, 16, and 17, 2017, for the Chamber of Commerce and community.

Goals:

  • This event is a community celebration.
  • This festival is the largest non-dues fundraiser for the Chamber and part of the annual budget.

Meeting Schedule: Once per month or as needed with committee usually from January through October.

Purpose: Review the Chamber’s finances monthly and report to the Board of Directors. This is a sub-committee of the Board and is by appointment only.

Goals: Set up systems and procedures that adequately protect the Chamber of Commerce.

Meeting Schedule: Usually one time per month, the last Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. or as needed.

Purpose: genbluesprings is for professionals 40 years and under, whose company is a member.

Goals:

  • To help young professionals build a community of peers through social networking, career building and networking opportunities
  • Leadership Development – develop future community leaders
  • Provide input to Blue Springs Chamber about the needs of young professionals, increase relevancy of topics and events

genbluesprings Planning Meeting Schedule: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8 am, location TBD. Also there are monthly evening Happy Hour Networking Events beginning at 4:30pm, dates and locations are TBD. check calendar for details.

Purpose: Plan and promote a successful Leadership Blue Springs program for class year 2017-2018.

Goals: Leadership Blue Springs is aimed at developing a leadership pool for the present and future of our community. Leadership participants develop skills and knowledge of the community through nine full day sessions concerning such topics as government, youth, economic development, law enforcement and quality of life.

Meeting Schedule: As schedule permits with class.

Purpose: Plan and promote a successful event for the Chamber of Commerce in March of 2017.

Goals:

  • This event is a way to celebrate the Chamber in a fun environment.
  • This event is a fundraiser for the Chamber and part of the annual budget.
  • Proceeds raised through votes will go toward the Blue Springs Chamber Scholarship fund.

Meeting Schedule: Once per month or as needed with committee.

Purpose: To promote the Business of the Year program of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce to recognize and celebrate excellence in business.

Goals:

  • Review and establish guidelines for the award.
  • Update nomination form as needed for businesses to complete.
  • Determine who will serve on the Selection Committee and see that they meet to determine the winner.
  • Develop a plan to promote the award and the 2017 winner.
  • Carry out the plan to promote the 2017 winner.

Meeting Schedule: As needed.

Application: BusinessoftheYearApplication

Purpose: To enumerate the advantages of Chamber membership, to lead efforts in retaining members, and to encourage members who are not current in dues payments to retain their membership with the Chamber.

Goals:

  • Achieve the retention goal as set by the Board of Directors. The goal for 2017 is 85%.
  • Achieve the total membership goal as set by the Board of Directors. The goal for total members is 500.
  • Help new and existing members get the best value from their membership through mentoring, attending events and being introduced by Table Hosts at the monthly luncheons.
  • Improve the perception of value of member benefits.
  • Coordinate “Operation Connect” as a means to personally build rapport and thank members for their investment and participation in the Chamber.

Meeting Schedule: Once per month as established by the committee, and as appropriate at ribbon cuttings, luncheons and other events.

Purpose: Plan and promote a successful Golf Tournament in 2017 for the Chamber of Commerce.

Goals:

  • This tournament facilitates interaction within the business community.
  • This tournament provides non dues income for the Chamber’s annual budget.

Meeting Schedule: Once per month or as needed with committee from approximately January/February through April/May.

Purpose: To represent the Blue Springs Chamber on a local, state and national level in legislative matters affecting the business community.

Goals:

  • Plan and promote an annual trip to Jefferson City, if appropriate
  • Plan and promote an annual trip to Washington DC with area Chambers
  • Plan and promote a Meet the Candidates Forum, if appropriate
  • Plan an promote Legislative Breakfasts in February, March, April and June to hear from our state elected officials
  • Plan and promote the Business & Breakfast in 60 in May
  • Develop the Chamber’s annual legislative priorities and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors
  • Encourage information sharing about business issues among the membership

Meeting Schedule: As needed.

Purpose: To establish a series of educational/learning seminars for Blue Springs Chamber members that will encourage business development, personal growth and community knowledge.

Goals:

  • Schedule one meeting per month January – December on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Schedule quality programs for the benefit of our members

Meeting Schedule: As needed.


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