Save the Date! 2010 Annual Meeting and Business Expo is scheduled for 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

Save the Date!

2010 Annual Meeting and Business Expo is
scheduled for 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4

In addition to providing members a chance to affect the direction of the Chamber, committees are an ideal way to network and develop leadership skills. Chamber committees also develop programs to increase member benefits, provide education, attract new members, enhance the local business climate and improve the organization's financial strength. "These are difficult times in our economy and we need to be certain we have the very best people in place to carry us forward. Through collaboration and purposeful decision making along with a long term perspective and understanding of the past, we will continue to excel as a community."

- Becky Hajost, president of Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

Division Committee Chair's 2011 Resolutions:

Public Relations Committee: David Peters, NetPoint Marketing

"In 2011 we will work towards continuous improvement in the areas of Awareness and Engagement. We resolve to help the UA Chamber evolve! Through improved communication, both online and off, a revamped technology platform and more social media interaction our goal is to simply make sure that the numerous benefits of belonging to the Chamber are effectively communicated to our Chamber members, prospective members and the Upper Arlington community at large. Here we go!

Economic Development Committee: Jim Hyre, Hyre & Associates

"Undertake an enhanced role in marketing the community and to strengthen & identify existing businesses in collaboration to ensure an attractive climate for all businesses."

Retail Committee: Jon Pugh Ship Print E-Sell

1. To conceptualize synergistic strategies encompassing win-win goals within a matrix of self- congratulatory homilies.

2. To use less jargon

3. To eat everything that Emilie brings to our meetings

4. To not talk with my mouth full

Business Development: Heidi Nail

"To gain new committee members to contribute to our growth and new initiatives, to roll out the Business Advisory Program to our members, and to start all of our committee meetings on time!"

Member Benefits & Internal Affairs: Edie Blough, Title First

1. Share the vision of networking all businesses in the UA area

2. Build business relation

Business Advocacy: Jason Nordstrom Chase Bank Investment Services

"To continue to influence and monitor local issues and act as a truly unified voice for the area business community and community at large."

Finance: Bill Ubbing W.J. Ubbing & Associates, CPA

"Successfully execute the annual budget and pursue other avenues for receiving additional revenue to achieve a shared mission among the Chamber, the City and the UACIC."