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If you are a Chamber member and wish to serve on a committee, please contact us at 731-635-9541, or email Susan Todd (stodd@lauderdalecountytn.org).


Business Development

  • Focus on issues of importance to existing businesses in Lauderdale County.
  • Explore ways to foster existing business and expansion to our business base by recruiting new commercial business.
  • Responsible for working with local municipalities to support and encourage infrastructure and growth.
  • Responsible for putting together a "wish list" for retail establishments and an incentive package.

    Community Development
  • Responsible for promoting, sustaining and improving, when necessary, the livability of Lauderdale County.
  • Position the Chamber as a positive force for quality growth and a catalyst for achieving the community's long-term objectives.
  • Responsible for submitting ideas for non-dues revenue programs and/or events. (formerly Program/Event committee)
  • Responsible for helping promote & publicize the use of the Chamber sound system. (formerly Sound System committee)
  • Responsible for events geared to bring together or "unite" the entire community.
  • Responsible for projects that will help to clean-up or provide beautification to Lauderdale County.
  • Responsible for identifying and finding grant opportunities.

    Tourism
  • Responsible for positively impacting the economy and quality of life in Lauderdale County by promoting local tourist attractions.
  • Responsible for making Lauderdale County a tourism destination in West Tennessee.
  • Responsible for working with citizens and groups to further promote the assets of our community whether they be outdoors, sporting or other types of attractions.

    Agriculture
  • Responsible for working to promote the Agricultural community.
  • Responsible for working with the local Extension office to explore ways to promote and "sell" Lauderdale County products.
  • Responsible for identifying "Agritourism" opportunities.
  • Responsible for improving the relationship between the farming community and the Chamber.

    Education/Workforce Development
  • Responsible for conducting training/educational opportunities for chamber membership.
  • Responsible for initiating a partnership between education and business - much like the former adopt-a-school & partners in education.
  • Work with the Technology Center to promote their training and educational opportunities.
  • Publicize opportunities and assistance available through local educational system.

    Membership
  • Secure and retain a membership base to provide adequate financial and volunteer resources to carry out Chamber initiatives.
  • Initiate a chamber membership survey to identify needs, wants, etc.
  • Provide Chamber members with opportunities to meet potential customers & clients through a variety of events and programs.
  • Plan, organize and implement the annual membership banquet.
  • Organize a Chamber membership drive.

    Finance
  • Responsible for working with the Chamber Director to submit a balanced budget for the fiscal year. (formerly Budget committee)
  • Responsible for working with Personnel committee to evaluate and reward Chamber staff.

    Personnel
  • Responsible for developing & maintaining staff evaluation process.
  • Responsible for determination of staff pay raises, bonuses or other incentives for employees.
  • Responsible for hiring Executive Director when necessary.
  • Responsible for making sure all Chamber policies and procedures are updated regularly, are fair and changed according to by-laws when necessary. (a semi-annual review is recommended)

  • Lauderdale Chamber / Economic & Community Development, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ripley, TN 38063
    731.635.9541 or 8463 (Ph), 731.635.9064 (fax), webmaster@lauderdalecountytn.org
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