Marketing CommitteeThe Marketing Committee promotes the image of the chamber to the community, chamber members and potential members. The responsibilities include helping all members to become aware of the benefits of the Chamber Membership, highlight current Chamber activities and programs, and foster a professional image. The committee also provides marketing communications to support Chamber events and programs to make them more effective. This committee meets monthly at the Chamber offices on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. Contact Cynthia Joyner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Clayton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee will create a bridge between chamber members and the local schools to support the education process and help address special needs and challenges that may arise through direct and indirect member involvement. The Educational focus will include continued Super Star Awards for selected teachers each month (See Super Star Award Process) support the nomination and screening of Flame for Learning Candidates, and provide one special award that addresses a Clayton Area School's specific challenge. The Committee will continue to support Career Days at the middle schools based on continued success the past two years. The committee also supports the Clayton Middle School Mentoring Program this year. Contact Don Craig at email@example.com for more information.
5 year Planning Committee
The original 5 year planning team consisting of Melissa Oliver, Travis Boyd, Sarah O'Brien, Ann Game, Detria Blount, Jim Godfrey, and Tony Brown first met in October of 2012. The team brainstormed items and identified the best areas of Chamber operations they would use to get started. They discussed strengths and weaknesses of the Chamber, capital needs, office efficiencies, membership, raising capital, branding/marketing events, and board/volunteer/intern development. January 2013, saw changes to team leaving Melissa Oliver, Ann Game, Jim Pericone, Jim Godfrey, and Tony Brown the dedicated core team meeting once a month. March 2013 we conducted a survey of the membership where we learned a tremendous amount about our members. From that data and information gathered from other area Chambers, we created 6 strategic areas for the 5 year plan: Operations, Events, Brand/Marketing, Personnel, Finances, and Membership. We created a multi-generation project plan that set goals for specific identified accomplishments within each strategic area. The document includes accomplishments and timelines that have moved the Chamber towards becoming debt free, created a capital and reserve fund, and formed both an Economic Development and Governmental Affairs committee. The 5 year planning team continues to meet and will drive continuous improvement to the Chamber. Using the multi generation, 5 year, rolling project plan as a living document, the team will ensure the Chamber maintains its gains and continues to become a valuable resource to its membership and the local business community. Contact Tony Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community AdvocacyThe mission of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce is to be the advocate for business, economic development, and education in Clayton, North Carolina and its surrounding communities. The purpose of the Community Advocacy Committee is to influence our elected officials to establish regulations and policies that will improve the ability of a business to compete in the worldwide economy and continue to generate income and jobs that will help to enhance the Clayton Area.
The committee will be the arm of the Chamber committed to reviewing issues, developing appropriate positions, and supporting actions, that promote a positive, pro-active economic environment and enhance quality of life. Laws and regulations should serve the public without acting as a detriment to business and growth.
The development of the Community Advocacy Committee is in line with this mission and can bolster the advocacy efforts of the chamber. Contact Steve Matthews at email@example.com for more information.
The Ambassadors are a group of dedicated volunteers who work as the personal representatives of the membership and liaisons between the professional staff at the Chamber, the Board of Directors and the members. The Ambassadors meet monthly. In addition, Ambassador Training is held twice annually. For more information about the Ambassadors program, contact the Chamber staff at (919) 553-6352.