we advocate for you
FOR COMMUNITY. FOR BUSINESS. FOR YOU.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Greater Blytheville Area
Chamber of Commerce
is to improve the business environment and enrich
quality of life in the area.
We envision the Chamber as the voice for business in the Blytheville area and as a catalyst for positive change.
2018 CHAMBER PRIORITIES
The Chamber of Commerce will publish a 1-year plan annually in January.
Good business people know that nothing replaces good thinking and that no vision can be real without long-term planning. The Chamber is committed to the best practices in business, thinking and planning, and every year that commitment will be renewed.
The Chamber will continue to build as a strong, viable organization.
With ambitious goals and a desire to affect real change, the Chamber of Commerce must have a strong and active membership. Programs, benefits and resource options will evolve to attract new members and to strengthen the networking opportunities, volunteerism and leadership skills of all members.
The Chamber of Commerce will work with industry members to capitalize on programs and resources that are mutually beneficial to the member and the Chamber.
With the expanded industrial base as the foundation of the Blytheville economy, the Chamber needs to gain thorough understanding of industry-member community goals and create programs and public relations opportunities that best serve the member and result in stronger member-support of the Chamber.
The Chamber will strengthen its influence in governmental issues and its partnerships with governing bodies, particularly at the local level.
Because the solidity of the business environment is subject to governmental decisions, the Chamber maintains ongoing government relationships at all levels. However, given the challenges in Blytheville, the consequences of local and county decision-making are particularly critical and timely. The Chamber will intensify its focus on local and regional legislative issues, maintaining proactive voice on issues directly affecting the business community.
The Chamber will bolster the best in educational possibilities for children.
With a long history of educational support, the Chamber will initiate and reinforce programs that build literacy, motivate students to achieve, build their understanding of community and help them develop conscientious work values. The Chamber also will support the best-possible educational options for area students, and will use its influence to ensure that good opportunities are available.
The Chamber of Commerce will enhance the image of Blytheville as a place to visit and live.
Population growth and increased tax revenues are crucial to Blytheville. The Chamber not only will advance positive perceptions of the community to potential residents and businesses, but also it will initiate property improvement programs, foster tourism programs, and to reward member businesses that are notable in achievement and community involvement.