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2017 Cleveland Directory & Resource Guide

GREATER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MISSION STATEMENT AND WORK PLAN Mission Statement The mission of the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) is to market the products and services of its member- ship; to promote economic development through local and outside shopping and investment in the Cleveland Area Commu- nity; and to provide leadership, ideas and action to enhance the quality of life in the Cleveland Area Community. Work Plan Goal 1: Market the products and services of the GCCC membership BENEFITS OF Goal 2: Develop and maintain an engaged membership and actively recruit new members so that action is taken by CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP the membership on the Mission Statement and the Networking Opportunities Work Plan. The GCCC receives 10,000 plus requests for information Goal 3: Communicate constantly with the membership and annually. As a member, your business will be given priority the community. referrals when people ask about your industry. Goal 4: Cooperate with all community organizations, including The Chamber hosts a networking luncheon the first Thursday of the City of Cleveland, Cleveland ISD, Tarkington ISD each month providing good food and great opportunities to and Liberty County, on activities which augment the meet fellow members and their guests. Speaker topics are GCCC Mission Statement and Work Plan. varied and usually center on business, government and commu- Goal 5: Inspire and motivate people in the Cleveland Area nity themes. Members are encouraged to bring brochures, Community to care about its past, present and future. business cards and literature about their business to display on About Us our ‘Member Marketplace’ table. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. The Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, originally The GCCC Ambassadors meet monthly. This meeting is established in 1935 is a 501 C(6), non-profit organization for structured for those members of the Chamber who wish to assist business people designed to advance the interest of its mem- in future growth and retention of membership and marketing bers. Memberships can be deducted as a necessary business opportunities for members. They are also mentors to new expense, but not a charitable donation. The Chamber is NOT chamber members. funded by local, state or federal tax dollars. It is funded by Memberships, Special Events, Sponsorships and Advertising. Our New Member Reception is held quarterly as an af- ter-hours event. We recognize new members to the chamber that joined during the previous quarter. Each new member is provided a table to show their products or services to attend- ing guests. They also have an opportunity to briefly speak about their business as we pass the mike around. Food and beverages are served. Taste of Cleveland Business Exposition is held annually in October. Each vendor will offer food samples to individual attendees. This is a “fun with food” event allowing businesses to explain their products and services while attendees are enjoying their food samples. The Annual Awards Banquet is held each February. It’s a celebration of those who have made significant contributions to our chamber and our community during the previous year. 104 West Crockett, Cleveland, TX 77327 281-592-2661 Awards presented include Ambassador of the Year, Volunteer of www.prosperitybankusa.com the Year, Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. We also recognize the previous Chairman of the Board and retiring Member FDIC board members. 6


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