THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR MEMBERS’ INVOLVEMENT
Through the support and involvement provided by the members in the Phoenixville region, the Chamber is pursuing an ambitious program of action aimed at building a stronger economy and quality of life for our community. Our program is developed and its implementation made possible through the active participation of member volunteers who serve on various committees and task forces.
WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED
By participating on a committee or task force, our members have an opportunity to work with the top business, professional and community leaders, gain sales and public relations experience, and receive valuable leadership and management experience while meeting in groups and determining issues and actions of common interest.
We encourage you and/or members of your staff to take part in the Chamber’s efforts on behalf of our area’s businesses and general community by contacting the Chamber with your committee or task force preferences. Below is a description of each of these groups.
Chair - Crysta C. Peers, VIST Bank
The overall mission of the Membership Committee is to increase the general dues-paying membership while at the same time increasing our "retention rate".
The Membership Committee will have three major tasks:
Membership Growth - Committee members will ensure the continued growth of the Chamber's membership by recruiting businesses and organizations as Chamber members by being the focal point for efforts to increase new dues-paying members by 15% each year. Committee members will incorporate chamber calls with their own business calls whenever possible. They will be an active sales force throughout the year, as well as assume a leadership role in the annual membership drive.
Ambassadorship - This committee is also responsible for welcoming all new members into the Chamber. This includes personal delivery of member welcome packets and one-on-one meetings with new members. To focus on contacting new members to ensure that they are getting out of the chamber what they expected (value). They will be an initial point of contact for new members by making them feel welcome and at home at events.
Retention - This committee will assist the Chamber staff and leadership in retaining 80% of all Chamber members on an ongoing basis by establishing and maintaining an effective communications link between the membership and the Chamber.
The Business Education Committee considers key educational matters, which are, or should be, of interest to the business sector. The composition of this committee is mixed between educators and business people. Seminars and workshops may, from time to time, be considered in order to highlight a timely matter for membership and the community at large.
Chair - Frederick E. Hubler, Creative Capital Wealth Management Group
The mission of the Government Affairs Committee is to effect and shape public policy, governmental action and legislation on local, state and federal issues of concern to the Chamber's membership. The purpose of the Governmental Affairs Committee is (1) to foster good relations among and between business and elected and/or appointed government officials on the local, state and federal levels; (2) to monitor and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for action upon specific legislative issues on behalf of the business community; and (3) to lay the groundwork for orderly economic growth and visionary change for the community.
The role of the Events Committee is to provide all planning and organization to the Annual Events of the Chamber. Annual Events include the Annual Awards Dinner (held in the Spring of each year), the Golf Outing, the Chamber Night at the Reading Phillies, and the Annual Charity Event.