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Program of Work

The Chamber - Program of Work 2021

Membership

Awards Banquet (Annually) – Special luncheon to honor businesses and individuals of the year.

Biz Budz (Monthly) – Pairing a seasoned Member to a new Member/First Time visitor; to sit with, provide info and introductions to other Members.

Vol. Leader: J. Davenport


Ambassador Committee (Monthly)

Volunteer committee of Members who serve as a link between the Chamber and members. They assist in Chamber events.

Bd Liaison: Debra John
Chair: Colby Pulliam


Total Resource Campaign (Annually)

A “menu” pricing of available sponsorships for the Chamber’s yearly events.


Chamber Luncheons (Monthly)

Gathering with food to inform, educate and provide a networking opportunity for members. RSVP & payment for lunch is required.


EPIC

EPIC Education (Quarterly) – Half day seminars which provide training, education, and information on business trends from captains of industry, movers and shakers in our business community as well as government liaisons.

EPIC Mentor Board (Monthly) – A team of 7 business professionals with experience in finance, human resources, fundraising, marketing, networking and business organization who mentor one business Member for a 3 month period, focusing on challenges they are having in business and possible solutions.


Leadership CORE Program (Annually)

7-month program involving visits and interaction with local government, education and business leaders.


Coffee at The Chamber (Monthly)

Last Friday of the month, 7:30-9:00 am, free coffee and snacks provided by Member sponsors to network in a relaxed atmosphere.

Ribbon Cutting/Plaque Presentation

Public ceremony to introduce new Members.


Chamber Connection (Bi-Monthly)

Information, advocacy and updates emailed to Members.


Chamber Mixers

Monthly after-hours event sponsored by a Member at their place of business, for networking.


Tourism

Business Directory/Visitor’s Guide: Yearly publication that lists businesses, information, history, and events.

Area Maps: Biennial publication - includes the Member cities as well as Chamber Member ads.

Visitor Centers (Schertz & Selma Offices): Promotion of the Cities of Schertz, Selma and area attractions.

Relocation Packets: Information mailed out to potential residents.


Welcome Bags

Promo bag filled with assorted marketing items of members.


hYPer

Young professional group for ages 21-40 years that provides education, mentorship and connection.

Board Liaison: Jason Dragoo
Chair: Kasie Tankersley


Annual Events

Health & Wholeness Fair: event that showcases our medical, fitness, and other wellness businesses.

The Taste: event to promote food providers and restaurants in the area.

Chamber Open: Golf Tournament for networking and raise funds for the Chamber.

Chamber Bowl: fundraising bowling event benefitting the DECA programs of Steele and Clemens High Schools.

RE/MAX Skylight Balloon Fest: 3-day event featuring carnival, music, food and hot air balloons.

Organization Review

Revenue Growth: Funding/support of the Chamber through programs, events, dues, stewardship.

Audit/Review: Yearly or biennial process of professional reviewing of the financial systems of The Chamber for compliance.


Strategic Planning

Staff & Board Development: Strategic planning meetings and continued education to develop staff and Board for the benefit of the Membership.


Community

Project Graduation: Donation to the graduating senior classes at Clemens and Steele H.S. to aid in safe graduation party.

Community Advisory Committee: Business owners, alumni, and civic leaders supply input, comments and guidance for the SCUCISD.

Military Affairs Committee “M.A.C.” (Monthly): Bridge integration between transitioning military personnel into civilian commerce.

Chair: Carmal Terrell
Hiring Fair, Hidden Hero & Veterans Plaza Ceremony


Advocacy

City Council Meetings (Weekly): Shertz - 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays at 6 pm; Cibolo - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 pm; and Selma - every 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm.

EDC - Schertz & Cibolo Meetings (Monthly): monthly meetings on current economic happenings and needs between President and EDC city directors.

TAB/TCCE/CCCE/U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (Annual Memberships): To keep updated and informed in matters of Chamber, Advocacy and Business.

Northeast Partnership Meeting (Monthly): Monthly gathering of 11 local cities mayors and officials to discuss issues within their cities.

City Managers Meeting (Quarterly): Quarterly meeting between The Chamber President and City Managers of Schertz, Selma and Cibolo.

Facilitate business to city meetings (as needed)