CURRENT GOALS AND INITIATIVES

  1. Partner in the Quest for Improved Economic Vitality

    Objective :

    1. Market Newton Community
    2. Provide resources to new and existing businesses
    3. Explore business opportunities with the community

    Action Steps :

    1. Develop a housing component on our new website
    2. Explore becoming a Network Kansas Partner
    3. Revitalize business recruitment task force

  2. Explore Efforts to Bolster Advocacy that Impacts the Newton Area Community

    Objective :

    1. Be a legislative advocate for business
    2. Engage all voices in the Community

    Action Steps :

    1. Develop a Legislative Committee under the Chamber
    2. Use Website to update membership on legislative issues

  3. Foster Meaningful Collaboration amongst Community Partners

    Objective :

    1. Host a series of meetings to develop a shared definition of collaboration and identify some marker of success if collaboration was more present in our community
    2. Foster leadership in our community

    Action Steps :

    1. Host a meeting to discuss a shared vision of collaboration
    2. Develop a Leadership Initiative in 2016

  4. Reenergize the Effects of Networking

    Objective :

    1. Grow Chamber Membership by 5% in the next year and increase retention rate by 5 %.
    2. Evaluate and enhance networking opportunities available for all Chamber members.

    Action Steps :

    1. Educate general public on Chamber value
    2. Provide a Hot Topic Luncheon once a quarter
    3. Explore Breakfast opportunities
    4. Survey membership on reasons of non-renewal of membership