Strategic Goals

Organizational Performance

Improve Board Effectiveness

  • Finalize updates/revisions to foundational documents, obtain board approval & keep current through annual review process
  • Implement strong succession planning process
  • Develop and monitor long term strategic plan to guide the organization (upon completion of Milledgeville-Baldwin County Community Strategic Plan)

Improve Operationally

  • Upgrade and maintain technology tools & identify new funding opportunities and member services
  • As budget allows, grow staff in order to achieve current objectives as well as additional member services and revenue opportunities available
  • Continue to build a closer strategic partnership with the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Development Authority
  • Evaluate facility needs and opportunities (ongoing)
  • Continue to improve staff skills and knowledge through training and coaching

Membership & Marketing

Make Membership Make $ense – the “fair share model” was anything but fair (or easy to understand)

  • Implement tiered dues & sponsorship models
  • Use data management system effectively to track member involvement and gather member input to inform programming & service decisions for the future
  • Identify and implement alternative revenue streams to reduce dependence on dues

Develop a Strategic Communication Plan for internal (members) and external (community and beyond) messaging and delivery by:

  • Providing access to information  and becoming the “go-to” resource for what’s going on in Milledgeville-Baldwin County via:
    • Enhancing MilledgevilleGA.com content & user experience
    • ChamberTV – ribbon cuttings, testimonials, webinars, tutorials
    • MBC Connect – online, email newsletter, quarterly magazine (formerly The Link) & new TV/Web show
    • Member Text Alerts

Advocacy

Develop Our Assets – Serve as “Chief Convening Officer” of the community-wide Strategic Planning efforts to ensure wide-spread participation & engagement

Focus on Issues – Champion key issues that impact business

  • Host Eggs & Issues Breakfast Series
  • MBC Connect TV/Web News Show
  • Take positions on local & state issues of importance to our members & business community
  • Continue to advocate for community voice and community input in key issues such as unification and the state property transference legislation

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Our local Chamber’s goals support the legislative priorities of the Georgia Chamber. The Georgia Chamber is focused on policy priorities that will increase our state’s economic competitiveness, foster job creation and preserve our quality of life.

The Georgia Chamber 2014 Legislative Priorities include: economic development, education, employment, and health care. (Click HERE for a detailed PDF version)

No community entity – Chamber or elected body – can be successful working in isolation. The Chamber will continue to build partnerships, and support state-wide and local initiatives, to enhance our community. We look forward to your active cooperation as Chamber members and community leaders in this critical process.