• Program of Work

  • Executive Division

    Led by the Past Chairs in concert with the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive Division provides leadership and guidance for the Board of Directors of the Chamber. Alongside them are the Treasurer and Vice Chair of each division. The division assists in directing the general direction and activities of the Chamber.

  • Projects & Areas of Focus

    • Policy Recommendations
    • Budget and Finance
    • Awards
    • Local Executive Engagement
    • Relationships
    • Ambassadors Club
      • Becoming a Past Chair of the Board of Directors displays the highest level of service to the Chamber and its mission in the region. Through their careers and time dedicated to the Chamber, they have become our community fathers and mothers, a model of civic life, and leaders in business. They are the ambassadors and trustees for the Chamber.
         

  • Membership Division

    Led by the Vice Chair of Membership, this division focuses on membership engagement. Drawing in new members, celebrating achievements of existing members, and retaining members are all critical to the ability of the Chamber to achieve its mission.

  • Projects & Areas of Focus

    • Membership Communications
    • Membership Spotlights
    • Annual Chamber Celebration
    • Holiday Reception
    • Membership Benefits Promotions
    • “Chamber Night Out” Events
    • Ribbon Cuttings
    • General Hospitality
       

  • Governmental Affairs Division

    Led by the Vice Chair of Governmental Affairs, the division coordinates and monitors actions taken at all levels of governmental activity of interest to the Chamber. As many businesses cannot attend every meeting or session held by elected officials and government agencies due to work activity, the Chamber provides that information and bridge to those officials. It also will lobby elected officials on issues of importance to the membership and the Chamber’s mission.

  • Projects & Areas of Focus

    • Legislative Point of View Breakfast
    • Meet the Candidates Events
    • Legislative Trips
    • Lobbying
    • Chamber Policy Papers
       

  • Business & Professional Development Division

    Led by the Vice Chair of Business and Professional Development, the division promotes the growth of businesses and the development of professional within the membership and region, complete by providing outlets for promotion and information in our area.

  • Projects & Areas of Focus

    • Bluefield Coal Show
    • Business Expositions
    • Women’s Extravaganza
    • Young Professionals Network
    • Seminars
    • Technical Events
       

  • Community Engagement Division

    Led by the Vice Chair of Community Engagement, the division highlights the Chamber’s engagement in the people and places of the region. Our members represent thousands of people who live, work, and play here, and we always aim to help improve our quality of life.

  • Projects & Areas of Focus

    • AutumnFest
    • Mountain Festival
    • Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
    • Shrimpfeast
    • Mercer County 4th of July
    • Community Calendar
    • Lemonade Promotions
    • Baseball Nights
       

  • Educational Division

    Led by the Vice Chair of Education, the division emphasizes the importance of education at all levels in the area and its direct link to our workforce.

  • Projects & Areas of Focus

    • Adult Leadership
    • College Leadership
    • Youth Leadership
    • Reading Bees
    • Workforce Engagement
    • Development and Engagement of:
      • FBLA Clubs
      • Phi Beta Lambda Clubs
      • SkillsUSA Clubs
  • Sub-Committee on Education

    Comprised of education leaders from across our region, the sub-committee seeks to highlight program offerings and more from our membership and local educational partners. It also aims to build connections to local area businesses to enhance the current offerings of the local workforce.