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Task Forces

TASK FORCES -Members are welcome to serve on these groups that are advancing our mission. It is a great opportunity to meet the men and women that enjoy doing business in New Albany. Email courtney@newalbanychamber.com if you would like to serve on these groups or call 614-855-4400.

GOVERNANCE/ ADMINSTRATION

Legal Affairs

Purpose—to serve as a resource for legal issues for the board of trustees.

Nominations & Awards

This group recruits and reviews nominations for board of trustee positions and recommends a slate to the current board of trustees. This group coordinates the annual awards program which culminates in the presentations of the winners at the December Annual Meeting. This group also manages nominations of members for additional recognitions in external award programs.

Strategic Planning

This group will oversee that the chamber is progressing along the desired short and long term goals in the ongoing strategic planning process.

Finance

This task force conducts an internal review of the chamber’s finances in July and reviews the chambers progress in meeting goals. Financial records are then sent to the accounting firm to complete the annual Tax return.

MEMBER SERVICES

Ambassadors

Purpose—to provide an organized group of dedicated members who help engage and welcome new members. These members are assigned new members to extend welcome calls and answer questions about the chamber and/or personally invite to events. Ambassadors are also responsible to help increase membership retention.  They can also serve as greeters, table hosts, and assist with registration at meetings.

Benefits

Purpose—to review potential new benefit options for the chamber members and make recommendations to the Board of trustees. Task Force assembles as needed.

Membership (New Members, Small Business & Corporate)

Purpose—to provide an organized campaign to invite potential members to join the organization. Courtesy calls and letters are sent out to prospects. Small business membership campaigns are conducted periodically throughout the year..

Young Professionals

This task force will review potential partners and opportunities to engage our young professionals in activities that advance their professional growth as well as augment their desire to live and work in the local economy. Currently, the group meets the first Wednesday of the month.  Meetings times and dates are posted on the chamber website calendar.

PROGRAMMING

Monthly Events

This group will review the desired topics for the chamber meetings and will make recommendations on the appropriate speakers and/or meeting format. Member requests, periodic surveys and the board’s input are used to determine subject areas. In addition, opportunities to partner with other organizations are considered.

 

Outreach Programs 

HR Council 

This group of HR professionals meets 2-3 times per year to discuss current issues and best practices. Two members are permitted to sponsor these meetings in exchange for the opportunity to have a display table and/or literature at the event. Participants register online to attend. HR Professionals can contact the chamber to be included on meeting invitations.

Additional specialized Councils will be forming soon.

DEVELOPMENT/ EVENTS

Golf Tournament

This task force plans and executes the annual golf tournament. One of two significant fundraisers for the chamber as well as a premiere event to meet the men & women who provide leadership & invest in the community.

Taste of New Albany

This group plans and executes the annual Taste of New Albany. One of two major fundraisers for the chamber and a showcase event for member restaurants, caterers, and others. Approximately 2,000 people participate in this premiere event that takes place in Market Square in August. A live band provides entertainment while guests sample from over 25 restaurants.  Non food vendors also participate by staffing display tables.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Legislative Affairs

Purpose—to keep abreast of current issues impacting business in the local community and to serve as a resource for broader issues that can influence the local economy. This Task Force can be called to action to assist with the hosting of a candidate’s night to help promote vote options and/or ensure the quality candidates are running for office.

 

Public Relations

Purpose –to design, manage and execute a comprehensive public relations strategy to support the mission of the chamber. Task force members assist with all phases of plan execution.

Branding

Purpose—to oversee that chamber brand elements are exhibited in all programs, events, and publications. This task force assigns members to various responsibilities in brand management.

Website

Purpose—to oversee the website development and enhancements that support the mission of the chamber. This task force reviews opportunities for improvements and modifications as website capabilities evolve.