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Programming

Business Development
 
Business After Hours
  (Committee Driven)                                                   

Promote business-to-business networking and sales opportunities for Chamber members through monthly networking events designed for members to meet, establish contacts and build relationships with fellow businesspeople representing all business sizes and sectors. 

 

Business Appreciation  (Staff Driven)

Work in collaboration with the Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County and Department of Tourism to recognize and highlight the Halifax County business community.


Chamber Checks
  (Staff Driven)

Encourage "Shop at Home" by actively promoting chamber checks.

 

Halifax County Chamber Senior Executive Roundtable  (Forum)

Provide outreach to major employers in Halifax County and surrounding areas to offer a forum for discussion of issues relevant to them.

 

Women in Business  (Committee Driven)

Develop programs and services to help women in business address challenges and issues.

 

Workforce Development

Workforce Investment Board  (Staff Driven)

Advocate for initiatives and policies at the federal, state and local levels that enhance access to affordable education and training thus providing a better educated workforce.


Quality of Life

Partnership For Regional Development   (Staff Driven)  

Coordinate meetings with regional leaders focusing on economic development for business and government leaders in Southside.

 

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival   (Committee Driven) 

Publicize a positive community image by providing quality programs beneficial to members and the community at large.

 

Leadership Development

Leadership Halifax County  (Committee Driven)   

Provide premier leadership development opportunities to emerging community and business leaders and encourage them to take on leadership roles in Halifax County.


Leadership 2020 Team

Provide representation on the team charged with enhancing economic development and fostering community collaboration

Work to build greater trust, cooperation and effective partnerships between South Boston and Halifax County leadership

 

HYPE (Halifax Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs)    (Committee Driven)         

Engage and involve young professionals by identifying their wants, needs and expectations.

Diversify the Chamber's membership and community leadership by engaging more young professionals.

Develop a support system for young professionals within the region.

 

Public Policy


Halifax Forward    (Forum)

Support, nurture and promote a pro-business climate, encourage collaborative and cooperative efforts both locally and regionally to advance the economic growth and prosperity of Halifax County.

Is "The United Voice for Positive Progress".

Host pre- and post-legislation and candidate forums.

Host State of the Community Luncheon.

 

US Chamber of Commerce

Communicate relevant issues to membership electronically through Vote for Business, the Chamber's online advocacy center.

 

Transportation and Infrastructure

Staff and support committees that represent the region's transportation priorities, initiatives and projects.

 

  

Membership Development


Membership Committee
     (Committee Driven)

Identify prospective members and successfully promote membership growth.

Welcome and nurture new Chamber members.

Promote Chamber programs, products and services.

 

Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet   (Committee Driven)

Recognize excellence in business practices and volunteerism throughout the community.

Celebrate the Chamber's accomplishments and recognize volunteers for their service to the Chamber.

 

Excellence in Business Awards  (Committee Driven)

Recognize and publicize outstanding achievement and excellence in business practices by identifying "Chamber Business of the Year" and "Chamber Member of the Year".

 

Membership Directory and Quality of Life Guide  (Staff Driven)

Market chamber member businesses and quality of life guide through distribution of the publication.

 

Membership Retention   (Staff Driven)
Evaluate member wants, needs and expectations by continuously assessing member feedback using a variety of vehicles including surveys and "focus groups" and providing relevant programs.

Communicate value to the membership by providing annual statistics to members on benefits they receive including, but not limited to number of opportunities to network, educational/training workshops/seminars   and referrals.

Maintain market penetration rate of 44%.

Personally contact every member at least once during the year.

 

E-News and Newsletter   (Staff Driven)

Communicate the Chamber's message.

Educate Chamber members on products, programs and services.

 

Ribbon Cuttings   (Staff Driven)

Provide assistance to members during grand openings.

 

Website   (Staff Driven)

Serve as the Chamber's major communication and business resource tools.

Encourage online networking, committee participation and communication through online message boards.

 

US Chamber of Commerce Partnership

Provide Chamber members with the opportunity to gain additional benefits through United States Chamber of Commerce Federation Membership.