From the President
At the Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce, we are focused on being an organization that delivers value to each of our members and focuses on the mission to increase business opportunities at Ocean Reef. We are doing that by providing ever increasing visibility of our members' businesses, creating events that highlight our organization's commitment to give back to the community, and making the investment in increasing our services to members. All of this positive momentum and actual accomplishments requires an additional commitment from our members to fund the growth of the Chamber in these three essential areas.
Increase visibility of our members' businesses and The Chamber- First, we are continuing the very successful Reef Press last page Member Directory. Your company name and number on a page where Ocean Reef members look for services for less than $11 per issue is a great value. This program also affords our members preferred rates for AD space on the pages adjacent to the directory. The Chamber Marketing Committee is also working this summer on an aggressive campaign to focus Club members to Choose Chamber for all of their needs and wants.
Creating Events to highlight our commitment to give back to our community- This community has a history of giving back. So does our Chamber. This is important for folks to know that are contributing partners in the community where Chamber members make a living. In addition to our highly successful annual golf tournament, The Chamber is bringing back an all new Home Show/Signature Event to be held the week of St. Patrick's Day 2016. This event will be developed to bring Ocean Reef members to our membership participants AND raise money/awareness for a worthy cause. Look for news on this event coming this fall!
Increased Services for Chamber Members- We are happy to announce that we have hired a full-time Executive Directory, Melanie Russo. Melanie is hitting the ground running with solid transition support from Fayth Ribeiro. Melanie has already identified several specific targets for her focus including social media and website improvements. Your Chamber Board made a strong commitment to spend the time required for this Chamber to grow back in September 2014. This Executive Directory position is a huge step to get us where we all want to be.
Our mission is to make the Chamber a brand associated with the Ocean Reef standards for quality in service and workmanship. I believe that all of the efforts described above and the ever increasing participation of our members are transforming this Chamber from a social organization to a professional service center for businesses looking to enter and/or grow their presence at Ocean Reef. These are all exciting opportunities for the Chamber. More importantly, these are initiatives implemented to help our members' businesses get more business through increased visibility as members of an organization that stands for something.
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Thank you for your time and consideration. I am looking forward to another great season working for and with you.
Brad Copeland, President