As we welcome in a new Board of Directors, and begin to move forward with a new Executive Director, the Chamber is expecting an especially exciting and prosperous year for all of Blanco’s business owners. Your membership in the Chamber of Commerce is very much appreciated and, as an organization, we are committed to assisting our members in the growth and success of their businesses.
This letter is to most humbly notify all of our members that as of February 1, 2013, our Annual Membership Dues for Businesses and Non-Profit groups will be raised. We have been fortunate not to have the need to raise membership dues for the past three years, but for the year ahead, the Board finds that it is necessary. Business membership dues will be $150 annually, with Non-Profit dues set at $75 annually. Dues for Individual memberships will not change.
As a valued member of our Chamber community, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about some of the programs that are being implemented by the Chamber to provide support to our members. In early March, the Chamber will launch the “Go Blanco” smartphone app with a demonstration to be “unveiled” at our Annual Banquet on January 31. The Chamber is engaged in efforts to enhance member communication through the use of email blasts, Facebook and Twitter posts, referral cards, and increasing contact with our members through mixers and information specific luncheons and meetings. The Chamber is also actively involved in a collaborative effort with the Old Blanco County Courthouse to optimize our community services in terms of our Visitor Centers and community events. We will continue to attract and promote events that increase tourism in our area, supporting established events as well as providing assistance to entities creating new events.
Your opinions and concerns are important to us, so we welcome the opportunity to speak with you at any time.
Please make plans to attend the Annual Banquet on January 31, at the Carriage Hills Ranch. Invitation emails have already been sent out and we anxiously await your R.S.V.P. As a member, this event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the goals.
Once again, we appreciate your support and the investment that you have made, not only in your business but in your community, by being an active member of the Chamber of Commerce.