Volunteer Opportunities for the New Year
We are nearing the end of a very busy and productive year for the Chamber. Back in March our Board of Directors held a planning retreat at which a number of new initiatives were launched and are currently taking shape.
Like many of you in your own businesses, we recognized a need to find new and better ways to engage our customers, which in our case is our members. As a result we launched a Women's Leadership Alliance, a Communications Committee and began plans for a Membership Committee.
The upshot of these new programs, along with our existing committee's, means that we have several opportunities for members looking to increase their involvement with the Chamber as we head into 2018. As a member-driven organization, we rely on your involvement of time and ideas to help shape our activities and focus our agenda so that it benefits local business.
Please consider the following areas in which we could use your talents. If you see something of interest, shoot me an email and we'll get you plugged in.
Education and Business Committee members ready to head to class at Norwood High School.
Women's Leadership Alliance -Their mission is to educate, promote, facilitate and explore women's development in business, and provide a forum for networking.
Communications Committee - Marketing and communications professionals working to enhance the Chamber's use of social media and email marketing. They are also beginning a re-branding initiative as we head into our 125th anniversary in 2019.
Membership Committee - New for 2018, this group will work to increase membership in the Chamber with a focus on identifying under-represented business sectors and strengthening our core business sectors.
Ambassadors - Providing outreach to new and existing members in order to educate and engage them so that they can maximize their member investment.
Young Professionals - The Young Professional's mission is to foster an innovative environment that allows those who live, work, and play within the region to achieve and exceed personal and professional goals. We do so by providing employers and individuals with the resources necessary to cultivate the Neponset Valley workforce and encourage our members to become active participants in the community.
Education and Business Committee - Works with our local high schools to provide career awareness opportunities for students and maintains a dialogue with school administrators to help them understand the needs of the future workforce.
Government Affairs Committee - Reviews pending legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership and develops positions that will enhance economic growth. Also builds relationships with local and state officials by hosting meetings and events that allow members to interact with government leaders.
Industry Specific Alliances - We have three active Alliance groups, Elder Care, Human Resources and Health and Wellness, that meet regularly to network within their industries and offer programs of interest to our members and the community. Anyone from a business in these sectors is welcome to participate.
Other - If there is something missing from this list that you would like to see added, let us know. The only reason the groups listed above exist is because someone suggested it.
How will you get involved in the New Year?
President and CEO