Goal: Serve as the liaison between the chamber board and membership
These volunteer leaders represent member businesses and help promote a positive community image, assist in welcoming new Chamber members, contacting current members and provide leadership for Chamber events and retention efforts. The goal is to have 24 active ambassadors.
Goal: Improve Membership Retention, Recruitment & Benefits Programs
This group supports the member investment plan levels and benefits packages and works on strategies for retention and recruitment. Through a coordinated effort with staff, this committee distributes treat bags annually to our members.
Goal: Increase awareness of the Chamber, its events, benefits and activities
This committee works with staff to develop chamber on-line and printed marketing strategies and goals. Marketing and communication efforts include but are not limited to: Web-Site(s), E-News, Social Media.
Goal: Raise Non-Dues Revenue through fundraising while providing networking opportunities for the members
The event task force groups meet to plan, execute and evaluate each event and members can choose to serve on one or multiple event planning groups.
Goal: Support Public and Private High Schools as well as Higher Education
This group plans and implements the annual County-Wide Career & College Expo, Annual STAR Banquet and runs the Reality Check Program. This group works closely with the Walton Proud Initiative.
Goal: Build strong relationships with city, county, state and federal officials
Host political candidate forums for city, county, state and federal elections. The group organizes participants for the State Chamber D.C. fly-in event.
Goal: To develop new and talented leaders for Walton County
Community members must be nominated and selected to be part of this group which meets for nine sessions to explore Walton County, building better leaders for our community. The class size of 20-24 total annually.
Goal: Promotions of A+ Education in Walton County
This committee will work to promote the Walton Proud Brand.
Goal: To improve student awareness of Walton County and build leaders
This program is a combined effort of Leadership Walton Alumni and the chamber. It is a 2-year program beginning the high school Junior year with CEO level leadership training, followed by community awareness programs for the students their Senior year. The program is county-wide with participation from all Walton County schools.
Goal: Promotion of local business members to maximize their business growth
This committee promotes our member companies through recognition at chamber luncheon events and handles the nominations, selection and presentation. This group organizes seminars and workshops for the membership and coordinates our Buy Local Campaign.
Goal: To bring focus and awareness to our local existing industries
In an effort to bring more community awareness to our local industries, we host a minimum of one Industry Tour annually, inviting elected officials and chamber members to attend. In addition, this group offers training opportunities on specific industry topics as needed or requested.
Goal: Promote Walton County as a tourism destination
This committee works on tourism promotions for Walton County and its tourist attractions, including researching areas of interest and promotion county-wide.