The Chamber’s vision is to serve as a leader for supporting growth and prosperity to the Glencoe area. This year, we’ve identified seven objectives to focus on during 2020 – see below for more information, or click here to download a copy of our 2020 goals.
Check out what we were up to in 2019 by reading our year-in-review!
To support our members by fostering, enhancing, and promoting a vibrant business environment.
To serve as a leader for supporting growth and prosperity to the Glencoe area, which may include advocating for the advancement of business expansion and community growth.
1. Promote member businesses
2. Foster economic growth and attract tourism
3. Increase member engagement
4. Increase community engagement – connect them with our members
5. Empower members
6. Collaborate with the City and County
7. Expand membership
Promote member businesses
- Continue to grow our presence on social media.
- Organize two Local Business Appreciation Days.
- Celebrate Small Business Saturday.
- Utilize our other channels (web, email, print) to promote our members.
Foster economic growth and attract tourism
- Create a “Visit Glencoe” webpage.
- Sponsor a brochure holder at businesses that includes a few Chamber collateral pieces, as well as pieces from Platinum Sponsors.
- Provide Chamber rack cards to our members to be given as resources to new hires.
Increase member engagement
- Survey members to identify needs/opportunities for outreach.
- Celebrate our accomplishments.
- Create a year-in-review to thank our members and volunteers.
- Submit more press releases to local papers (Publish articles 1-2 times a month).
- Begin sending the Happenings Update through MailChimp.
- Continue Business after Business meetings.
- Work with the Ambassadors to create a goal for visits to our members through the year.
- Continue ribbon cuttings.
- Increase engagement with our committees. Ensure we have at least one board member on every committee, so we can get a report back during each month’s Board Meeting.
- Send out an annual calendar to our members that includes dates and opportunities for them to get involved, as well as the benefits of doing so.
- Promote member-to-member deals.
Increase community engagement – connect them with our members
- Organize a charitable work day called Glencoe Gives Back.
- Create a version of the Happenings Update for the community.
- Promote our website’s calendar to our community so it becomes a resource on the happenings in Glencoe and our surrounding communities.
- Provide businesses with table tents that send folks to our website for our events calendar.
- Could put the calendar link on our marquis
- Polish available resources for our members and increase opportunities based on survey.
- Promote resources to membership.
- Offer two educational seminars through the year.
Collaborate with the City and County
- Serve as advocates for the City’s endeavor to create a Comprehensive Plan.
- Partner with the City on the EDC while Comprehensive Plan efforts are underway.
- Support Downtown Revitalization Committee efforts.
- Send a personalized letter to potential members inviting them to join.
- Create a resource packet for new businesses.
- Provide complimentary consultations for new members and new businesses.