Our Priorities for 2014 - 2017

 

Economic Development

Event Development

Membership Development

Community Development

Education and Workforce Development

We will action these priorities via a Board of Directors led delivery structure of committees and working groups, with clearly defined missions and aims.


OUR COMMITTEES


Economic Development

Mission: To facilitate successful business and economic development in North Baldwin.

Aims:

  • Work in partnership with IDB, BCEDA, the City of Bay Minette, Baldwin County Commission and other local, state and national Chambers to foster business and economic development.
  • Support existing businesses to implement a strategic approach to ensure sustainability and growth. 
  • Encourage new business start-ups and re-location to the area, ranging from small business to industry.
  • Promote innovative ideas for starting and funding businesses (e.g. incubators, cooperatives, pop-up shops, grant funding and group funding).
  • Work in partnership to develop eco-friendly tourist attractions and events, and the necessary infrastructure to sustain this industry.
  • Develop and deliver promotional resources (e.g. website, app, social media) for tourism in North Baldwin.

 

Event Development

Mission: Produce events to promote the area and contribute towards the revenue of the Chamber.

Aims:

  • Plan, deliver and promote existing annual events, incorporating improvements every year to foster growth.
  • Create new events and secure funding to increase the capacity of the Chamber.

 

Membership Development

Mission: To enhance and promote the services provided by the Chamber.

Aims:

  • Review membership benefits package on an annual basis and create new marketing campaign to promote enhanced benefits.
  • Maintain regular contact with existing members, promote the Chamber to potential members, and promote the Chamber to the wider community.
  • Plan and facilitate member functions (e.g. breakfasts, business after hours).
  • Develop and annual marketing and communication plan for the Chamber.
  • Regularly communicate with governmental officials at local, county, state and national levels, advocating for the interests of businesses.
  • Facilitate opportunities for businesses and community to interact with elected officials.

Community Development

Mission: To develop services and events to connect businesses and the community.

Aims:

  • Develop opportunities for volunteers to be involved in the design and delivery of community projects, and to gain work experience with businesses that will enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Plan and deliver events that provide opportunities for joint business and community involvement, and enhance the quality of life in the North Baldwin area.
  • Work in partnership to improve community spaces to enhance the quality of life in the North Baldwin area.
  • Work in partnership to promote the development of support and resources for disadvantaged groups in the North Baldwin area.

 

Education and Workforce Development

Mission: To champion and facilitate educational achievement and career opportunities.

Aims:

  • Work in partnership with educational institutions and established educational organizations (e.g. NBCEE, Baldwin County Education Coalition) to develop and promote programs and events that encourage academic success.
  • Work in partnership with educational institutions and established organizations (e.g. AIDT) to develop and promote workforce development and career opportunities in the North Baldwin area.