The Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce, through its Board of Directors and staff, have been working for the areas of total economic development for the past 70 years. The eighteen directors representing all sections of Wythe and Bland Counties, and the members serving on the committees give unselfishly of their time to enrich our area.
The primary purpose of the Chamber of Commerce is to develop the economic potential of the community to the maximum. In order to achieve this purpose, the Chamber remains active and interested in all aspects of community life including educational, recreational, agricultural, cultural development, and living conditions. The Chamber's list of accomplishments is long, but a Chamber is only as good and effective as the people who comprise its membership. Therefore, it is our citizens, civic and community minded, who have worked within the Chamber of Commerce to help secure our areas of growth and development. Our Chamber is people working together to enhance the quality of life.
Mission: The Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting a favorable business climate for its membership and the community.
Vision: To be a working advocate within the business community.
Goals: GOAL 1: BE A USEFUL RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS
Objective 1-1: Provide programs, seminars/workshops that develop and enhance work force
Objective 1-2: Provide avenues to promote businesses and network
Objective 1-3: Be easily accessible and visible for businesses
Objective 1-4: Respond in a timely manner to inquiries with appropriate requested materials
GOAL 2: BE RESPONSIVE TO BUSINESS NEEDS
Objective 2- 1: Evaluate and adjust/implement programs to meet business needs and provide an avenue for members
to recommend programs and us to understand their needs
Objective 2-2: Elect a Diversified Board of Directors (18)
GOAL 3: RECOGNIZE BUSINESS AND RETAIN MEMBERSHIP
Objective 3-1: Maintain membership through appreciation to existing members and spotlighting businesses
Objective 3-2: Establish and maintain the need to be a member by providing useful services to members
GOAL 4: BE INVOLVED ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Objective 4- 1: Seek input from businesses on issues affecting them
Objective 4-2: Maintain a positive relationship with business and governmental sectors to stay informed on issues
Objective 4-3: Provide letters of support/recommendation on issues affecting the business climate as a whole
Objective 4-4: Outreach and promotion
GOAL 5: BE AN EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION THAT IS FINANCIALLY STRONG
Objective 5-1: Increase Membership Base
Objective 5-2: Establish the desire (want) to be a member
Objective 5-3: Have the Correct Tools and Necessary Manpower to Perform the Job and Avoid Redundancy
Objective 5-4: Efficient Meetings
Objective 5-5: Fundraising