Who We Are
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce has been driving business success in Richardson for more than 75 years. Times have changed since we opened our doors, but our goal remains the same: to serve as the cornerstone of economic and community development in the city of Richardson.
There’s a reason we are accredited in the top 1% of chambers of commerce in the country with a 5-star rating by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber provides members the benefit of visibility and connection. Studies show consumers are more likely to do business with businesses who have shown they support the community through Chamber membership and sponsorship.
The most profitable connections in business come from relationships, and the Chamber provides the most opportunity to associate with influential and connected people than any other source in Richardson. Being engaged is the best way to connect with decision-makers.
Each year, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce board of directors and staff review the direction of the chamber and build top goals to guide the organization throughout the year.
We will remain a recognized world-class chamber that drives prosperity for our members and community.
We develop and provide leadership for our members and community through advocacy, alliances, DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion), economic and workforce development and education to advance economic prosperity.
Service, Partnerships, Excellence, Community, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Agility, Leadership (SPECI2AL)
2023 RCC Top Goals
Drive Business Success
Create a Business Advancement committee that will engage businesses of all types across the city through a variety of events and outreach specifically targeting international, retail and small business.
Foster Member Value and Engagement
Increase awareness and ensure delivery of current and additional benefits for all members striving for an 82% retention rate.
Build Marketing & Brand Awareness
Work with outside contractor to create robust marketing plan for RCC Reimagined. Thoroughly review and update website, refine weekly email distribution vehicles and grow followers on all social media platforms by at least 30%.
Enhance Workforce Development
Continue to refine and grow opportunities to develop a highly qualified workforce to meet the needs of RCC members through awareness and collaboration through at least three opportunities.
Advocate Public Policy
Educate elected officials on elements of chamber’s legislative agenda through direct and indirect outreach.
Ensure Financial Stewardship
Strategically manage the Chamber’s reserves and investments while managing day-today operations and fiscal guidance. Provide guidance toward and final approval of the 2024 budget.
Champion Diversity and Inclusion
Develop outreach and targeted programs and services with broader appeal with a goal of four different events.
Support City of Richardson
Continue to be a strategic partner to civic and economic development activities of the city of Richardson.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Evaluate and incorporate ESG as appropriate.
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