Video: 2019 goals

As the chamber leadership began working on priorities for 2019, they looked at the progress the chamber made during 2018 and how we continue to improve the business ecosystem in Richardson.

“I am confident that we will continue working towards completion of those goals started in previous years - like the East Arapaho Development Innovation District – while achieving exciting new goals that will help our community and our chamber grow in the years to come,” said 2019 Chairman Kory Aoyama from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Hear Kory's viewpoint on this year's goals.

The goals for 2018 include the following:

Promote Business Success
Play a pro-active and meaningful role in the leasing of at least 1 million square feet of Richardson’s 2+ million SF of Class A&B office space in 2019.

Foster Member Value & Engagement

  • Implement the tiered Chamber dues structure during 2019.
  • Further develop the E-Commerce platform for local B2C businesses in 2019.
  • Reduce the membership churn rate in 2019 compared to 2018 levels.
  • Undertake a refresh of the Chamber building in 2019.
Build Marketing and Brand Awareness
  • Consistently create a monthly newsletter and social media posts, including a focus on member profiles
  • Create more on-line content for members, including podcasts
Drive Workforce Development
Execute on at least 4 opportunities to engage chamber members and local students in building a pipeline of qualified workers in our region.

Advocate Public Policy
Advocate the Chamber’s Legislative Agenda for the 86th Session to our legislative delegation and hold them accountable to voting at least 85% of the time in favor of our legislative priorities.

Lead Technology Growth
Implement the consultant recommendations regarding the establishment of an Innovation District in the East Arapaho area

Ensure Financial Stewardship
Generate positive net income thru top line revenue growth to add to the Chamber’s reserves.

“I encourage members to be a part of our chamber, our initiatives, and our community and invest both time and resources in this great organization,” Aoyama said. “We need ideas and engagement if we are to be successful.”