Kristin W. Untiedt-Barnett ©2010
 
What Does the Chamber Do? <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>The mission of the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, I...
Business & Industry Support <ul><li>Providing training opportunities and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting business gro...
Advocate for Our Citizens <ul><li>Keeping up with legislative action </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsoring community programs </li>...
Community Involvement <ul><li>Participating in community events </li></ul><ul><li>Programs for Smyth County’s students </l...
Promoting Our Assets <ul><li>Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Art Galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Performing Arts </li></ul><ul><li>L...
Cooperative Efforts   <ul><li>Appalachian Region </li></ul><ul><li>Smyth County </li></ul><ul><li>Townships </li></ul><ul>...
Current Projects <ul><li>Committee Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redefining Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increas...
Upcoming Events <ul><li>March 17: Networking Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>March 18: Entrepreneur Express Workshop </li></ul...
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Do you know what the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. does for our community? This presentation is a brief overview of the activities and services provided by the Chamber (Spring 2010)

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Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. - Info S2010

  1. 1. Kristin W. Untiedt-Barnett ©2010
  2. 3. What Does the Chamber Do? <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>The mission of the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc., is to become an exemplary force, partner & resource in conscientious economic & community-wide planning, advancement & sustainability; workforce & civic leadership training, recruitment & development; and countywide collaborative partnership initiatives. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Business & Industry Support <ul><li>Providing training opportunities and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting business growth </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging leadership development </li></ul><ul><li>Reinstating industry visitations and support </li></ul><ul><li>Building networks in our community </li></ul>
  4. 5. Advocate for Our Citizens <ul><li>Keeping up with legislative action </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsoring community programs </li></ul><ul><li>Providing referral services </li></ul><ul><li>Serving as a forum to resolve </li></ul><ul><li>issues </li></ul>
  5. 6. Community Involvement <ul><li>Participating in community events </li></ul><ul><li>Programs for Smyth County’s students </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of local culture and traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Presence at community functions </li></ul><ul><li>Support efforts of clubs and organizations </li></ul>
  6. 7. Promoting Our Assets <ul><li>Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Art Galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Performing Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Dining </li></ul>AND MORE!
  7. 8. Cooperative Efforts <ul><li>Appalachian Region </li></ul><ul><li>Smyth County </li></ul><ul><li>Townships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chilhowie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saltville </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marion </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Current Projects <ul><li>Committee Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redefining Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2010 Census Drive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness, Importance, and Impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tourism Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue Ridge Travel Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilderness Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crooked Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Round the Mountain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expanding Use of Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website Redesign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant Contact E-Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Use of Social Media </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Upcoming Events <ul><li>March 17: Networking Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>March 18: Entrepreneur Express Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>March 31: Photo Contest Deadline for Winter </li></ul><ul><li>April: Area Beautification Contest Begins </li></ul><ul><li>April 1: Photo Contest Spring Season Begins </li></ul><ul><li>April 22: Disney Institute at VHCC </li></ul><ul><li>May 12: Student Government Day </li></ul><ul><li>TBA: Spring Clean-up Week </li></ul><ul><li>TBA: Business Appreciation Week </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smythchamber.org </li></ul>
  10. 11. Get lost in the mountains Find yourself in…

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