by Margo Christensen, 2018 Chair and Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC
By the end of 2017 under the leadership of our new President and CEO Sheri Heiney, the Prescott Chamber of Commerce implemented several exciting additions to programming and membership events.
The year began with goal-planning, additional ribbon cuttings with increased attendance by elected officials, rebranding the morning and evening chamber mixers, an internship program and the addition of many new educational events. By summer, planning was underway for two additional annual signature events – Farm to Table in the fall and the Grand Marshal Gala, as part of the official Arizona Christmas City lineup. And if that wasn’t enough, the chamber forged a unique membership opportunity with the town of Bagdad, and we became its Chamber of Commerce. We anticipate programming and events in 2018 will align with this new and exciting partnership.
And we are just getting started! In fall 2017, the Prescott Chamber Board of Directors met for an all-day facilitated strategy session, which resulted in a newly updated vision and mission statement and core values, which will help guide us into the future. We are forever thankful to our members and members-to-be, sponsors, volunteers, ambassadors, board members and staff for their enthusiasm and teamwork. We are very optimistic for a successful year for all our business members, from Prescott through the Quad Cities area to Bagdad and beyond. We hope you can take advantage of all we have to offer your business and that you will call us with anything you might need in the future.
NEW VISION STATEMENT:
The vision of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce is to be recognized as the premier advocate for businesses, economic development and tourism in Prescott.
NEW MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership and resources to create a vibrant business environment for Prescott.
Honesty, loyalty, integrity and trust, collaborative, accountable, inclusive and welcoming, innovative, excellent service.
- The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is committed to the following strategic areas over the next three years:
- To offer value for members of all sizes and types.
- To create engagement opportunities for members and their employees.
- To establish a leadership role in economic and tourism development coordination in the region.
- To be a visible community resource.
For more information about the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, please visit prescott.org or call us at 928-445-2000 or 1-800-266-7534, or stop by the visitor information center located at 117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott, 86303