Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Directory 2017-2018 - Page 10

10 Greater Enid Chamber Of Com merce FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / GOV’T. AFFAIRS COUNCIL Promote federal legislative initiatives that benefit Enid and NW Oklahoma • • • Organize federal legislative trip to highlight community support for Vance AFB, promote mission growth opportunities for the base, and support key sectors in Enid’s regional economy Work with Vance Development Authority to support Vance AFB Support state legislative efforts to protect air space for Oklahoma military installations (protect training routes and runway approaches) • Help develop new partnerships that are good for Enid, enhance Vance AFB, and save military dollars • Capitalize on federal funding for regional transportation and infrastructure needs • Oppose EPA regulations that place undue hardship on business and industry • • Support immigration reform to secure the borders and provide a fair and efficient system for immigrants to enter or stay in the workforce • Support legislation/regulations that help strengthen Enid’s medical sector • Support airport improvements that help Vance AFB and increase overall utilization at the airport • Support federal e-fairness legislation that allows all states to collect sales tax for online retail sales (level playing field for local retailers and national online retailers) • Support education initiatives that benefit Enid’s higher education institutions (Autry Tech, NOC, NWOSU) and students • Support congressional action to reduce the national debt ppose regulations or tax changes that O hinder expanded oil and gas development (oppose federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing) Business After Hours - Oakwood Mall Ribbon Cutting - T&C Meats MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Enhance Chamber membership benefits and services • Utilize committees and volunteers to deliver successful Chamber and community events • Provide networking opportunities for members (Business Spotlight @ Lunch and Business After Hours) • Encourage members to utilize the Chamber’s marketing services (e-mail marketing, advertising & sponsorship opportunities, membership information) • Expand company website links for Enid job listings on enidchamber.com • Expand Chamber Community Development Partners program • Retain and increase Chamber membership base (deliver value to members) • Promote Ambassador Membership Recruitment Incentive program • Work with Ambassadors to welcome new and expanding businesses and increase Chamber membership