Chamber Divisions

Business Development and Retention Division

President Elect and Division Vice President

Purpose:  To oversee and direct the business development and job creation activities of the Chamber, in accordance with the Economic Development Plan adopted by the Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation.

New membership recruitment and retention

Chairperson, Executive Vice President  

Recruitment – Will work on a monthly recruitment plan for non-members of the Chamber.  They will also work on packets of information to give the non-members and also with a monthly visitation list to be given to the board and ambassadors.

Membership Services

Chairperson, Vice President

Benefits – This committee will work on offering business services to membership:  seminars, publicity, and others

Website/Master Community Calendar/Newspaper Page/Publicity

Chairperson

Will work on updating and promoting the website www.fortstockton.org.  They will also be researching ways in which the webpage can be structured to better benefit the local businesses.  The webpage will also host a master community calendar with hotlinks to special events information.

Hospitality Training

Chairperson, Arna McCorkle

Will work with local businesses to set up hospitality training sessions to help teach  hospitality to employees.  The board asked for her to target convenience stores this year.

Community and Special Events Division

Division Vice President

Purpose:  To ensure channeling the resources of the Chamber of Commerce toward continued efforts in enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Fort Stockton.

Holiday Glitz

Chairperson

Co-Chairs

This committee will promote shopping local by sponsoring a fashion show.  But will not be limited to just clothing will include food, hair & nail fashion, and accessories.

4th of July

Chairperson

This committee will focus on a 4th of July fireworks display and entertainment for the community. It was suggested by the board to try and incorporate a wine tasting into this year’s event.

IHMSA

Chairperson

This committee will focus on having special entertainment during the weeklong tournament.  We will coordinate a social, banquet, and work with Historic Fort Stockton on entertainment.

Live at Zero Stone Park

Chairperson

This committee will work with the sponsoring organization and get bands, publicity and location worked out for this summer event.  This is totally sponsored by another organization.

Banquet

The committee will host an annual banquet for the membership.  The banquet will allow the chamber a chance to recognize their volunteers and membership.

Christmas Parade

Chairperson, Chamber Staff

Will organize with help of the Ambassadors.

Organizational Development Division

Arna McCorkle, Executvie Vice President

Purpose:  To place a strong emphasis on service and communications to the entire membership and pursue efforts to increase the total members of the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

After Hour Social

Chamber Staff

Will sponsor 1 “After Hour” social events for the membership.  This will give the membership a chance to network with other members.

Business Spotlight

Chairperson:  Ambassadors

Will honor different businesses each month by presenting them with a traveling banner for display at their business.  Will also put picture in paper with a small write up about the business.

Christmas Open House/Art Show/Silent Auction

Chamber Staff

Will host an open house for all Chamber members and the community;  along with an art show and silent auction to benefit of the Santa Hawg Joy Run.

Youth Leadership Fort Stockton

Chairperson, Arna McCorkle

Co-Chair

The committee will continue to sponsor a Leadership program for seniors at Fort Stockton High School.  They will continue to look at program enhancements for this program.  The division may seek input form leadership-training providers to help enhance the program.  Local leaders of Fort Stockton will be asked to help educate the future leaders.

Leadership Fort Stockton/Leadership Alumni

Chairperson

The committee will work with the Leadership Alumni to continue to promote improvements and attendance in “Leadership Fort Stockton” training.  This training is to be provided under the auspices of this division.

Ambassadors

Boss Ambassador 

The division will be under the director of the boss ambassador.  They will work on utilizing the ambassadors for membership recruitment and retention, and public relations.  They will hold a planning session to set their goals for 2013.

Women’s Division

Chairperson

The division will support the Fort Stockton Women’s Division and will encourage its efforts to enhance Fort Stockton.