Presentation to Chamber Membership – August 2, 2010
            Kris Nelson – President 2010
   Jennifer Wells MacGillonie...
Long ago in a universe far, far away

   Tim Caldwell was our
    able leader for more
    than 15 years and he
    did a...
Then everything changed
   Tim announced he was
    leaving
    A new executive director
    was hired
   VIC moved and...
Chamber began rebuilding
   Our first instinct was to
    rebuild what we had
    always done
   Get the VIC open and
  ...
Then came the merger
   Port Ludlow, Tri-Area
    chambers indicated
    they wanted to merge
    to gain consistent
    ...
Where do we stand now?
   We are a much
    different
    organization than
    the one Tim
    Caldwell led
   We are g...
Increased communications
    with members
 New logo & motto
 Weekly e-newsletter
 Expanded newsletter to 8
  pages, goe...
Strategic Planning Committee
was formed
   Take look outside the
    organization
   Take a look inside
   Develop miss...
Our mission




   Advocate for, connect with, and inform
    member businesses
Our goal
   Understand
    member
    needs.
    Exceed
    member
    expectations.
Getting clear about who we are
   Adopt a complete
    strategic plan with
    budgets, timelines, goals
   Rebrand cham...
Getting clear about what we do
   Consistently and
    continually evaluate all
    programs, services and
    member com...
Build professional capacity
   Equip and train paid staff
    and volunteers to
    achieve our goals
   Increase staff ...
Raise chamber leadership profile

                    Promote and invest in
                     excellence
             ...
In all things we do
   Demonstrate
    excellence
   Build Networks
   Build Business
   Build Community
   Don’t for...
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August 2010 Chamber Update

  1. 1. Presentation to Chamber Membership – August 2, 2010 Kris Nelson – President 2010 Jennifer Wells MacGillonie – Executive Director
  2. 2. Long ago in a universe far, far away  Tim Caldwell was our able leader for more than 15 years and he did a great job  Chamber accomplished a lot with few resources
  3. 3. Then everything changed  Tim announced he was leaving  A new executive director was hired  VIC moved and was opened  New executive director quit  Jennifer and new board stepped in
  4. 4. Chamber began rebuilding  Our first instinct was to rebuild what we had always done  Get the VIC open and settled  Get back on track with lunches, sponsors  Get back to membership solicitation
  5. 5. Then came the merger  Port Ludlow, Tri-Area chambers indicated they wanted to merge to gain consistent administration, management and to be part of a bigger organization with more reach
  6. 6. Where do we stand now?  We are a much different organization than the one Tim Caldwell led  We are growing and redesigning ourselves to meet new challenges in a new decade
  7. 7. Increased communications with members  New logo & motto  Weekly e-newsletter  Expanded newsletter to 8 pages, goes out in Leader  Printed member directory  New website with blog  Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr Building Business, Building Community
  8. 8. Strategic Planning Committee was formed  Take look outside the organization  Take a look inside  Develop mission and goal, with strategies to get there  Committee members Fred Obee, Linda Streissguth, Thatcher Bailey, Mike Cavett
  9. 9. Our mission  Advocate for, connect with, and inform member businesses
  10. 10. Our goal  Understand member needs. Exceed member expectations.
  11. 11. Getting clear about who we are  Adopt a complete strategic plan with budgets, timelines, goals  Rebrand chamber to reflect: New mission, regional reach; commitments to excellence and member service
  12. 12. Getting clear about what we do  Consistently and continually evaluate all programs, services and member communications  Design programs and publications responsive to member feedback and consistent with mission, goals, and strategic plan
  13. 13. Build professional capacity  Equip and train paid staff and volunteers to achieve our goals  Increase staff to achieve mission and goals  Evolving portfolio of skills and services consistent with membership needs
  14. 14. Raise chamber leadership profile  Promote and invest in excellence  Collaborate and coordinate with other organizations  Develop, promote and manage a strong network of area businesses
  15. 15. In all things we do  Demonstrate excellence  Build Networks  Build Business  Build Community  Don’t forget to have fun

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