The Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s management and board of directors will continue to rebrand and refocus the organization
At its Annual General Meeting Tuesday, the executive heard that there were no financial issues going forward and that the Chamber had
ended 2017 in a break even position with its $585,000 budget.
The Chamber’s largest source of revenue comes from an events contract with the City of Belleville. In 2017, the city paid the Chamber $182,500.
Meanwhile, Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft said 2017 had been a busy one for the staff as they hosted 10 mingles, six breakfasts, the President’s Gala, the annual golf tournament and the Quinte Business Achievement Awards.
Raycroft says this year the Chamber will continue a rebranding process and survey the members on how it can communicate information to them most effectively.
The use of social media will be a focus. Currently, the Chamber uses email and Chamber Chat extensively.
Raycroft says the organization receives a lot of information from all levels of government and other entities and it’s important that members easily receive it as it could directly affect their businesses.
Meanwhile, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce continues a formal accreditation process that will define best practices and ensure that its activities align with its goals to connect, represent and share with its membership.