Mark Heuberger, President/CEO of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, spoke to members of the Collierville Rotary Club on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Simply Done Catering and Events.
Heuberger provided an overview of the Chamber’s mission and spoke of the primary driving forces of the organization’s vision. “We want to be known for excellence and efficiency. Additionally, we want to be a credible advocate on behalf of our business community and to be a strategic asset for the town. But, most important,” he continued, “we want the Collierville Chamber of Commerce to be a relevant asset to the community.”
He mentioned several areas of focus for the Chamber, including growing and retaining Chamber membership, communicating the organization’s message, maintaining financial sustainability, offering more opportunities for staff development, and expanding the Chamber’s reach.
Outlining the rapid growth of Chamber membership over the last six months, Heuberger called attention to the many programs that the Chamber now offers: a variety of professional development and networking opportunities, including Ascend for young professionals and the Women’s Leadership Network; the ever-popular Party on the Patio; Business Expo, which featured some 100 vendors this past October, and the upcoming Business Awards celebration in January 2020. Additionally, Heuberger pointed to a list of well-known speakers already scheduled to appear at the organization’s monthly membership meetings for the first half of next year.
After a description of the many additional benefits of Chamber membership and partnerships now being formed with businesses and organizations, Heuberger concluded his remarks with a summation of the Chamber’s look to the future “In 2020, we are planning some CEO Roundtable and Corporate Exchange opportunities in addition to the foundational programming we already have in place.”
Joining with community organizations to celebrate the growth and wealth of positive aspects of Collierville, the Chamber of Commerce welcomes opportunities to take its message to professional groups and other interested organizations. For more information about the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, call 901-853-1949 or visit our website at www.colliervillechamber.com.