Is your chamber viewed as a trusted entity in your community’s health and well being?
As stated in the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025, the chamber can play the key role as the convener of business community, the public and local government.
As chambers, our role is to advocate on behalf or our small business members and what all small business members want is a thriving community where all can prosper and grow.
When a community (businesses, public and government) all work together to improve the lives of all is a place I’d want to live, wouldn’t you?
Part of being that convener is having the trust of the community and to be able to play the role of identifying the issues that need to be addressed in a factual and non controversial way.
I’ll finish with the word relevance!
We talk a lot about this in the chamber space. Are you relevant? Well, what better way to be relevant than to be the “trusted” leader in the community that gets a seat at the table whenever an issue needs to be addressed.