One thing I love about my job with the Chamber is that things are always progressing. New ideas are abundant, opportunities often present themselves, and the impact that we are making on our member businesses and our community is never hard to see. As promised last week, I want to share a couple of exciting announcements made at our recent Membership Meeting.
The Chamber strongly believes in the economic impact of tourism. Tourism creates and retains hundreds of jobs in Union County and pumps valuable sales tax dollars back into our local economy. This helps everyone. With this in mind, the Chamber is planning to add a Tourism Director position in the near future. This new staff member will work diligently to promote the benefits of travel to Union County. Whether it is for leisure or business purposes, we want to tout Union County as a great travel destination.
Another exciting, upcoming change for the Chamber will likely be the introduction a new membership investment structure. Currently, we operate under the “fair share” structure which means that members pay a set price based on industry type or number of employees. Under the current structure, all members receive the same benefits whether they need them or not. Under the proposed new tiered structure, members will be able to opt in to membership at a packaged level that based suits them and their needs, no matter what industry or how many employees. We believe that ultimately, member satisfaction in their direct benefits will increase.
I look forward to sharing more about these and many other future offerings of the Chamber. If you would like to discuss the value of being a member of the Chamber, please contact our office at 706-745-5789. We look forward to working with you!