Chamber Plan of Work

Business and Economic Development

Targeted Goals:
• Create a forum of business affinity groups (networking programs)
• Support existing business and create an opportunity for new businesses
• Provide educational support to businesses to further business retention and development
• Support initiative of BEDC and City of Borger

Networking Events:
Meet other chamber members at networking events to share ideas, have some fun, and recruit new business for your business. 

Quarterly Newsletters/Mail-Outs
Quarterly Newsletters are provided to each chamber member to update Chamber information, activities and opportunities. As special events or opportunities arise the chamber sends out notification to members of events that might be beneficial. 

Business Education Workshops/Seminars/Public Meetings
Topic-oriented seminars and/or workshops designed to provide Chamber members with updated information to enhance or improve their business capabilities and business skills. 

Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet (Normally Late March)
The Chamber Banquet is an annual event celebrating the organization and honoring the Citizen of the Year. Awards along with entertainment highlight the evening for Chamber and community members.

Annual Reports
Available in mid-May.

Community Development

Targeted Goals:
• Support projects and initiatives to improve appearance of town
• Develop opportunities for attracting commerce
• Collaborate with regional tourism initiatives

Improve/Enhance City Appearance:
Co-sponsors with the City of Borger, to hold the semi-annual Trash Bash aimed at beautification. Encourage cleaning up around business locations as well as city areas to keep our city 'visitor ready'.

Financial Assistance for Events:
Lending support to others who are hosting/sponsoring an event in Borger which will cause a positive economic impact for our city by attracting our of town guests. The Chamber encourages these groups to spend their money locally when possible & educating those involved on the importance of supporting area merchants. 

Pump Jack Project:
Provide a tourism venue to bring people to town to view innovative designed/decorated and vintage/heritage pump jacks. Project is designed to provide a means of circulating tourist through the City to view and to shop at different locations. This will provide our city a wide recognizable symbol. An oversight committee of Chamber, City, and other representatives will guide this project. 

- Tourism Venues 2020-2021 -

Spring Carnival
The Chamber makes necessary arrangements for The Pride of Texas Carnivals to visit our area for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Annual Christmas Parade (1st Monday in December)
This event ushers in the Christmas season in Borger by encouraging the 'lighting' of Borger.

Red Coat Ambassador Events
Goodwill and public relations are the focus of this group of Chamber volunteers. Ribbon cuttings, greeting visitors to the city of hosting at Chamber events make this group highly visible in the community. 

Community Health Fair: 
A joint partnership with several agencies, the Borger Chamber of Commerce works to facilitate an area-wide health fair to help business members and individual citizens have an opportunity to improve their health through knowledge and screenings.

Education/Government Leadership

Target Goals:
• Build/Enhance a Leadership Base for Borger/Hutchinson County
• Provide knowledge of pending legislation affecting business
• Focus on goals to build a strong community

Leadership Borger: (September - March)
An eight session leadership development program designed to reach future leaders with knowledge of their City and County. Participants are graduated at The Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet and receive continuing education credits through Frank Phillips College.

Governmental/Business/Transportation Issue Awareness:
Issues, legislation and regulations affecting local economy and quality of life will be the focus of this committee designed to keep businesses abreast of current events.

Supporting Chamber Investors:
Attracting members who strive to promote the economic base, community involvement and civic pride is our goal. Membership base is crucial to the function of the Borger Chamber of Commerce mission and in return for this investment; the Chamber of Commerce constantly strives to promote investors not only to Borger residents but to area communities. Attracting consumers to Borger through a number of events and activities, using various means of media to promote our business investors, and providing value-added services for Chamber Investors is an on-going commitment.

Business Workshops
Provide workshops to help current & prospective business owners develop skills to enhance their businesses. 

Chamber Facilitation and Logistics

• Review Board Requirements and update as needed
• Educate prospective board members of duties
• Continue and enhance strong communication base with businesses
• Oversee the function of the by-laws and other policies and procedures
• Review operations and procedure manual in line with policies
• Implement audit recommendations
• Function in a fiscally responsible manner
• Monitor & Update website