Ever wonder what the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce is doing in 2014? Here’s your answer!!!
Promoting our chamber members Colony Cash –Promoting “Shop at Home” Cash Mob –Promoting “Shop at Home” Newcomer Packages Dress for Success Board of Directors Election Chamber’s Annual Meeting Radio Promotion of new Members Grill Fund Raiser Food Drive – Month of October Industry Appreciation Safety Smarts 101 – Safety Tips for Businesses/Individuals – Seminar How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service - Seminar Chamber Networking Lunch Promoting 4-H Rabies Vaccination Clinic Promoting 4-H Computer and Office Electronics Recycling Drive Harmony Jubilee CIS Celebrity Dinner Turkey Creek Promoting Events Promoted Pets on Parade Promoted 4th of July at the Park 55th year sponsoring Star Student & Star Teacher Ribbon Cutting Manufacturing Luncheon Women’s Business Council Board of Directors Retreat Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Development Authority Rotary Club-Star Student/Teacher Promoting Wild Chicken Festival Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce board meeting Education/Health Care Committee Members Relation Committee Downtown Easter Egg Hunt Promoting Phoebe -Dorminy Medical Center
Promoting Tift Regional Hospital Fund Raiser Promoting Relay for Life SBDC Grow Smart Business Card Directory Promoting Outrageous & Contagious 2 Promoting Fitzgerald Men’s Conference Promoting Fitzgerald Bass Classic Tournament Promoting new websites for chamber members (included on “Friday News” & web page) Fund Raiser meeting for Casino Night Women’s Business Network Council Business Expo/Job Fair Kickoff to Men’s Health Casino Night Colony Business Association Groundbreaking Department of Community Affairs American Red Cross – Promoting all blood drives for our community Supporter of Blue & Gray Museum – Promoting all events Small Business Week Shop Fitzgerald First Resource Center o Resource Book o Questions to ask yourself o Business Plans o Chamber Resource Center o Determining Feasibility o Legal Considerations o Marketing Your Business o Online Resources o Resources o Setting up Your Office o Local Resources o Advertising o and so much more….. David Dunn; Small Business Administration Annual Christmas Parade – Giving and receiving applications- lineup – organization Promoting Wiregrass Technical College classes We are now on Facebook Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce webpage that promotes members Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia – Insurance for all chamber members Promoting Mini Summer Art Workshop
Food Bank – Ben Hill County Promoting back CIS Back to School Family Day Promoting Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Arts Council all events Promoting Habitat for Humanity Halloween Blast Summer Blitz (CBA) Promoting Christmas in July for DFCS E-Friendly Designation o Ben Hill County: www.fitzgeraldchamber.org 1) Developed “How To” Start and Grow a Business and ESB Resource Guide 2) Develop a tracking system and two-page ESB resource guide to increase awareness of resources, successes, activity 3) Develop a mentoring network Economic Development Prospect Packages Entertaining of Prospects for Industries Taking employment applications for new industries Fishing license Daily giving phone numbers Daily giving directions for new people and the ones that live in our community. Filling out and printing hunting & fishing license for the senior citizens Help with making a resume Help with Fishing & Hunting license Notary Public Finding Doctor offices in other communities and printing out directions Office Services o Plain Paper Fax o Copier o Color Printer o Flat-Bed Scanner Community Calendar Toy for Tots accepting applications Promoted “Are You Smarter than a Wild Chicken”. Promoted Kiwanis Peach Sale Members to Members coupon deals Promoting Fitzgerald Community Garden Region 11 Southern GA Business & Employer Summit Promoted “Pet Fashion Show” for Four on the Floor Pet Spa
Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce sponsors a variety of activities during the year, which promote the community and its businesses. We also market our membership through advertising, with the local media, the Chamber web site, newsletter, and the community information packet.
“Shop Locally” promoted each week in Friday News, Website and on Facebook. New Maps Every day is different and unique just like our community that we are all proud to call home. If you should have questions or concerns that the Chamber staff is not doing what is expected of them, please stop by and let us know. Any suggestions are always welcomed. It is hard to take criticism, but we will hear it and try our best to make changes that need to be made if it benefits the Chamber. The Chamber has an open door policy for our members and non- members. As you can see from the list above, the Chamber is active in many community events besides the Chamber’s daily job. In promoting local events, we include them in our Friday News, Facebook page, Website and as flyers in our Chamber office.
Christi & Derinda