AICCT Committee and Programs
MEMBERSHIP/MARKETING & OUTREACH
• Recruit new members
• Increase membership dues revenue
• Annual Membership Drive
• Retention of existing members
• Reporting membership growth and composition (Corporate, Indian-owned, or individual memberships) information to Board annually for growth planning purposes.
• Publish an annual directory of individual, Indian-owned, and corporate members.
• Manning Sign-In/Membership Information Tables at chamber events, making a special effort to recognize new members.
• Promote the AICCT and its member accomplishments to the general community, potential members and sponsors, and to other AICCT members.
• Responsible for the Publicity and Public Relations functions of the chamber, including sending press releases detailing chamber or chamber member activities; i.e. ribbon-cuttings, membership plaque presentations, programs, award winners, etc
• Responsible for publishing a AICCT newsletter for current and potential members, highlighting chamber activities, member news, new businesses, economic development opportunities, business seminars, legislative updates, etc.
• Develop a membership brochure and application.
• Develop and maintain AICCT merchandising information
EDUCATION and MENTORING –Chair: Bob Whistler
• Promote the development of academic and leadership skills among Native American youth.
• Promote post-secondary education among Native American graduating high school students through the use of scholarships and awards.
• Promote the development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills for emerging Native American business owners, including but not limited to mentoring opportunities.
• Develop working partnerships with cities and school districts responsible for continuing the education of Native American Culture and Development.
• Coordinate educational opportunities and activities with students and school districts to include information of available funding for grants, scholarships, etc.
• Work with local corporations to identify specific areas of employment for which they cannot find adequate Native American candidates.
• Responsible for organizing volunteers to be contacted for demonstrations, speeches, dancing and other Native American cultural activities to local schools and organizations.
FINANCE – Chair: Dan Callahan Co-Chair: Christi Redfearn
• Oversee cash flow of the Chamber.
• Monitor assets and liabilities of the Chamber.
• Prepare monthly financial statements for presentation to the Board.
• Prepare annual budget plan; including income and expense plan for presentation to the Board.
• Develop detailed strategy for annual fund development.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT –Chair:
• Promote contracting opportunities with Corporations with Minority Procurement Programs.
• Represent the Chamber to cities and other organizations to ensure economic development opportunities for Chamber members as well as the Native American community.
• Responsible for deploying an economic development strategy which will actively pursue economic development opportunities for members.
• Communicate economic development opportunities to chamber members.
• Provide input to Program committee for the development of programs that support economic development opportunities for Chamber members.
STRATEGIC PLANNING –Chair: Dan Callahan
• To create a focused environment where the mission statement and goals (both short- term and long-term) of the Chamber are clearly understood by the Board and membership.
• Identify and cultivate future Chamber and community leadership.
• Review mission statement and develop short-term and long-term strategic plans.
• Monitor performance of chamber in reaching targeted objectives identified in short and long-term strategic plans and report to board.
• Work with Finance committee to develop strategy for financing chamber activities.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE –Chairs: Rick Folley Co-Chair: Colinda Torrez
• Review existing chamber programs for possible improvements or modifications that may be needed.
• Identify and develop programs which serve to meet the needs of the chamber membership.
• Organize and coordinate programs and events sponsored by the chamber throughout the year; i.e. Annual Awards Banquet, Networking Mixers, Focused Events, Trade shows, and Trade Organization meetings.
• Develop and organize special programs that meet the needs of the Chamber membership.
• Develop an annual program overview for presentation to the Board.
LEGISLATIVE, Governance & Operation – Chair: Theresa cox Co-Chairs: Bob Whistler
• Keep chamber membership informed of legislative issues affecting Native American owned businesses and what action they can take to reach satisfactory resolution of issues.
• Inform and advise the Board regarding trends and development in federal, state and/or local government that impact the Chamber and its members.
• Represent the AICCT in legislative coalitions of Chambers of Commerce, when needed.
• Inform and advise the chamber membership of legislative issues affecting Native American owned businesses, including action needed for satisfactory resolution of issues.