Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Directory 2018-2019 - 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 • Adhere to legislatively approved guidelines that protect air space for Oklahoma military installations (training routes, drop zones 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 federal regulations that place undue hardship on business and industry • ppose regulations or tax changes that hinder expanded oil and gas development O (oppose federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing) • upport immigration reform to secure the borders and provide a fair and efficient system S for immigrants to enter or stay in the workforce • Support legislation/regulations that help strengthen Enid’s medical s ector • upport Woodring airport improvements that benefit VAFB and increase overall utilization S at the airport • upport education initiatives that benefit Enid and NW Oklahoma higher education S institutions (Autry Tech, NOC, NWOSU) and students • Support congressional action to reduce the national debt MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Improve Membership Recruitment and Retention • Market Chamber membership services and benefits (referrals, e-blasts, advertising, sponsorship opportunities, networking, mailing lists and labels) • Deliver value for membership investment (business climate efforts and direct benefits) • Engage board members and Ambassadors for membership recruitment • Implement new member orientation sessions • tilize committees and volunteers to implement successful Chamber and community U events • Promote Business Spotlight @ Lunch and Business After Hours networking events • Expand company website links for Enid job listings on enidchamber.com • Expand Chamber Community Development Partners program • Utilize Ambassadors to welcome new and expanding businesses