Membership & Marketing Committee
The Membership & Marketing Committee of the Chamber of Commerce exists to recruit new members and works to retain existing members. They do so by authorizing membership drives, selecting incentives for the benefit of our members, providing potential members and new members with adequate information and solicit new members by making phone calls each month to non-members.
The Membership and Marketing Committee also exists to aid in the planning, promotion, and implementation of each event in an effort to make the occasion as successful as possible. One of the most active committees in the Chamber, this is broken down in to sub committees for our annual events and new subcommittees are formed for one time events. Our annual events include but are not limited to:
- Christmas Parade
- Florida State Fair Booth
- Hardee County Fair Booth
- Career Day
- Nature Fest
- Golf Tournament
- Annual Dinner
Another aspect of the Membership & Marketing Committee is the planning and implementation of the Leadership Hardee Program. Leadership Hardee is a comprehensive, tuition based program for selected participants to gain the skills and knowledge to become a community leader. The program, designed to identify existing and emerging leaders from various segments of the community, begins in September of each year.
The mission set forth by the Business Advocacy Committee is to influence the development and implementation of public policies that affect the business sector of the community.
The Business Advocacy Committee, our newest committee, began after conversations with several business owners in the county.
The goal of this committee is to better communication between the public sector and private sector in an effort to create an environment for diverse economic development and/or business expansion.
The Business Advocacy Committee also works to increase private sector advocacy in the hopes that a “voice” will encourage the public sector to improve and work towards a more enabling environment.