The Chamber launched its first Total Resource Campaign in September 2008. The first year was a learning experience for all involved and we hope that the following frequently asked questions will help you get your arms around this year's TRC.
The TRC is a vehicle for the Chamber to become more efficient in a number of ways. First, it is a way for our members to see the breadth of the opportunities available through the Chamber and cherrypick the programs that are most profitable for your business. Second, it allows the Chamber staff to focus on programming and providing services throughout the year. Third, it allows our Chamber to effectively plan and strategize for the upcoming year.
The money raised is utilized for the operating expenses of the Chamber. The Chamber has two revenue sources: member dues and non-dues revenue (events and marketing). This helps fund member services as well as staff salaries and Chamber operating expenses. The budget of the Chamber has not changed; we're just trying to be more efficient in how we manage our budget and your time.
Our staff is working hard on contacting all members about their TRC opportunities. If you haven't been contacted quite yet, call us at the Chamber and we will have someone contact you as soon as possible. If you want to see all of the marketing investment opportunities, go to www.bismarckmandan.com/membership and click on the Total Resource Campaign on the left-hand panel.
We have addressed the most common questions we've heard from our businesses and volunteers. If you have other questions or concerns, please contact Shay Peterson at 701-223-5660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback is essential for future campaign improvement and we appreciate receiving it.