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Polk County Chamber Committees

2017 Committees:
Business Development * Education & Workforce Development *
 Government Affairs * Click here to Join a Committee


Business Development Committee (BDC)-Implement strategic business initiatives aligned with the Small Business, Existing Industry and Tourist venues of Polk County

  • Develop promotional items to promote and discuss Chamber benefits
  • Reach out to the Industry HR Managers / Plant Managers through workshops or quarterly events
  • Work with the Small Business Community to offer viable training opportunities and cooperative resources
  • Develop Community Leadership Academy
  • Continue work on Polk County Gateway sign project
  • Identify Chamber Value Proposition throughout whole diverse community
  • Increase net membership number annually


Education / Workforce Development Committee ( EWDC)- Develop, attract and engage the workforce at all levels to ensure that talent is available for local companies
  • Recruit two Small Business members to the committee
  • Increase minority membership by 10% by December 10, 2017
  • Host four Young Professional Educational meetings
  • Help increase Business Community participation in Polk School District activities by 20%- i.e., Senior Projects, job shadowing, etc.

 

Government Affairs Committee (GAC) - Represent the business interests of Polk County to local, regional, state and federal policymakers and informs Members of Legislative (governmental) issues
  • Continue to educate the public through Forums, Newspapers, and Local Officials
  • Serve as a communication conduit between Government, the Public and the Business Community of Polk County
  • Assist Development Authority of Polk County with Washington fly-in event

Your business will gain as much from your involvement with the Polk County Chamber of Commerce as you put into it. Many opportunities are offered just for that purpose.

Sponsorship Opportunities – Sponsoring a Chamber event boosts your business’s visibility at a primary lead-generating event.