Program of Work
Each year, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce board of directors and staff develop a Program of Work that guides the organization throughout the year. The board is pleased to present to you the Program of Work for 2017.
Vision Statement We will be a recognized world-class chamber that drives prosperity for our members and community.
Mission Statement We develop and provide leadership for our members and community through advocacy, alliances, economic development and education to advance economic prosperity.
Core Values Collaboration, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Agility, Inclusiveness, Service
Strategic Priorities 2016 - 2020
Promote Business Success The RCC will be a catalyst for economic development and redevelopment to foster a continually growing, renewing, diverse and vibrant Richardson business community.
Foster Member Value and Engagement The RCC will attract, grow, and retain an engaged membership by providing programs and services that create tangible value for all chamber constituents.
Build Marketing and Brand Awareness The RCC will build awareness to enhance the visibility of Chamber services and value to its members and the community.
Drive Workforce Development The RCC will accelerate the attraction and development of a highly qualified workforce by playing a leadership role in enhancing partnerships between educational institutions, the business community and stakeholders.
Advocate Public Policy The RCC will advocate for public policy priorities at the local, state and federal levels to support the Richardson business environment and the Chamber’s economic development mission.
Lead Technology Growth The RCC will embrace and augment the Telecom Corridor™ area brand with tangible initiatives that support advanced technology industry development in Richardson, and enhance the growth of the technology community across North Texas through its affiliate, Tech Titans.
Ensure Financial Stewardship The RCC will maintain prudent financial stewardship with transparency and integrity to support operational priorities, growth and strategic 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.