Is hiring and employee retention an issue for your business? How about logistics and transportation? Would you like to hear more from business leaders in the area over breakfast, lunch, or an after work session? Maybe online training is the way you roll.
“We need your help to help you,” said Vickie McClatchy, a mortgage lender with Supreme Lending and UBCC member.
We’re canvassing the membership (did you take the survey yet??) to gather relevant information to bring in experts able to share what they know to move your business forward and meet your goals and needs.
The survey is open now and posted on the UBCC website. If you haven’t taken it yet, visit the link www.ubcc.org and take it today!
McClatchy is part of the Membership Committee. She said the surveys are an important resource tool for 2019 and beyond. “We’re taking the survey very seriously, and we want to make it a big part of our program planning,” she said.
What challenges does your business face and do you know where to find the tools to overcome them? Would others have the same questions you have?
“This is a valuable tool and a way to have your voice be heard,” said Corey Armideo, a partner of PBR Productions in Perkasie. Armideo is also a Membership Committee member.
Bob Podraza of Edward Jones Quakertown is the chairman of the Membership Committee. He believes the New Year is a great time to look forward and consider change, and a fresh approach.
“I think the survey reflects a renewed commitment to understand what members want and to further introduce our new leadership,” Podraza said.
UBCC Executive Director Danielle Bodnar took the reins from long-time Executive Director Tara King, who retired in October 2018. Bodnar’s experience and perspective will influence the Chamber’s direction. At the top of her “to-do” list is increasing membership engagement. She credits the Membership Committee with discussing and drafting topics they believe would appeal to most members for the survey.
McClatchy said UBCC had all the ingredients to become the go-to professional resource for Upper Bucks County and beyond. “We want members to come out to mixers and events because they’re afraid they’ll miss something if they don’t,” McClatchy said.
She believes creating that kind of urgency to make UBCC “the most important event at the top of the business social calendar” will attract new members and give existing members a vigorous reason to participate.
Made up of local business owners and leaders, UBCC’s Membership Committee meets monthly to support the UBCC staff and facilitate the Board of Directors goals to further the Chamber’s growth and sustainability.
What came out of the committee’s early morning meetings last year was the need to go directly to YOU, our membership, to see what topics you have the most interest in learning more about, as well as when those programs best meet your needs.
“Business is done differently now and businesses need to learn and grow. They want to stay relevant,” Podraza said.
Sales and marketing? Social media? Leadership? Webinars or simulcasts of national talent brought directly to your desktop?
If you don’t see a topic that fits your needs, write it in the Other space provided.
Find and take the survey on our homepage at www.ubcc.org. For more information on the Membership committee visit www.ubcc.org/committees.
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