Richardson Chamber finalizes 2017 goals

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February 07, 2017

The Chamber board of directors approved our organization’s annual goals at a recent board meeting. Read on to learn how we will be working with you, our members, to achieve goals that will affect you and the local business community in 2017. The goals are available here. The program of work is available here


The Chamber is organized into seven different divisions. To support these goals and ensure they are achieved, each division has its own set of sub-goals to meet which is outlined in the program of work.


If you would like to make 2017 the year you get more involved, please check out the volunteer opportunities page on our website, see which committees are available and complete the online form.


2017 Goals

Promote Business Success Begin implementation of one or more priorities for economic enhancement of the Heart of the Telecom Corridor as determined by the East Arapaho Task Force.

Foster Member Value The chamber shall develop at least 2 new programs and/or events that delivers tangible value to its members and/or positions the Chamber as a thought leader in the community. 

Foster Membership Engagement The Chamber shall launch an initiative to recruit at least 20 new mid-market companies and retain 85% of all existing members in 2017.

Drive Workforce Development Develop at least four opportunities to engage chamber members and educational institutions in efforts to fill gaps in current and future skills shortages and grow a quality workforce in our region.

Advocate Public PolicyThe chamber will execute a successful state legislative agenda & produce a report card on local legislators following the session. The chamber will increase federal advocacy by implementing a leadership trip to Washington DC in 2017.

Ensure Financial Stewardship The Chamber shall undertake final due diligence on its ability to successfully support and operate its new office space at Cityline and make a determination no later than 7 months from signing a lease on whether to move forward with or cancel the 10 year lease.

Molly Ulmer, Chief Governance Officer