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Committee/Task Force
Opportunities for Involvement

Join a committee!  What greater way to be involved in the Chamber while networking with other members? You are the face of your business. People connect you with your business. Make those connections quickly, by serving on a committee. View our online calendar at www.mtpleasanttx.com to see the upcoming committee meeting dates or call the Chamber, (903) 572-8567!

Community Development

Governmental Affairs
Purpose::  Advocate or educate for public policy to benefit business, economic growth and our community.
Meets: Quarterly or as needed.
This group of members serves as the Chamber’s legislative advocacy group. The goal of the Chamber’s advocacy is two fold, both to advocate and educate the members. This committee works to create a public policy agenda, build consensus on issues, participate in partnerships to best position businesses and provide members access to forums and governmental issues. Activities include Mount Pleasant Days In Austin, Actions and Advocacy newsletter and Elected Officials Reception.

Leadership Mount Pleasant
Purpose: Identify, develop and position leaders in the Chamber and community. 
Meets:  Every other odd-year
A development program created by the Chamber to build a competent leadership pool for present and future community activities.  Participants receive an in depth and behind the scenes look at Mount Pleasant and Titus County and have the opportunity to network with other business representatives and community leaders.

Leadership Mount Pleasant Alumni Association
Purpose:  Continuous development of Leadership Mount Pleasant graduates by providing educational and personal development opportunities.
Meets:  as scheduled
The Leadership Mount Pleasant Alumni Association provides professional development, leadership and development and alumni networking for graduates. Alumni are able to participate in workshops, hear from business leaders and attend networking events to expand their business reach. The alumni association also assists in filling the next Leadership Mount Pleasant class and hosts the Leadership Mount Pleasant graduation.
 
Education
Purpose: Support school districts with special projects when needed
Meets: Monthly
This committee works to bring the community and schools together by acting as a liaison between the business and education communities. Activities include the New Teacher Breakfast to celebrate new teachers to Titus County, Principal for a Day program, LEAP career conference for 8th graders, Academic Rodeo sponsorships and Academic Blanket program to recognize students at the top of their class.

Partner Development


Ambassadors
Purpose:  Promote the Chamber and serve as the public relations arm of the chamber.
Meets: Monthly
The ambassadors, from Chamber member businesses, make up the Chamber’s membership recruitment and retention team. Ambassadors are also active and visible in the area by representing the Chamber at ribbon cutting ceremonies, Business After Hours, Quarterly Business Breakfasts, the Annual Membership Banquet  and other Chamber events.

Member Advancement Committee (MAC)
Purpose: Helping members take advantage of what the Chamber has to offer by adding purpose and value to their Chamber investment through community marketing and events.
Meets:  Quarterly and as needed.
The MAC committee provides opportunities for members to get additional value through their Chamber membership. MAC is working to ramp up its membership efforts through improving current Chamber events and looking at new events. This committee oversees activities such as the Shop Local campaign, member networking (Business After Hours, Friday Burger Party, Business Breakfast), member education (workshops, Chamber 101, Annual Banquet), Everything Texas Golf Open and Shootout and managing Mount Pleasant’s mascot, Johnny Longlegs.

Agriculture
Purpose::  Address agriculture issues that affect the Titus County agribusiness community.
Meets:  Quarterly
This group serves as the Chamber’s voice on issues directly related to agribusiness in the region. To increase the awareness of agribusiness and its importance to Titus County. Activities include Everything Texas Fresh farmers market and Farmer in a Minute education series.

Economic Development

Tourism
Purpose: Promote tourism and our community.
Meets:  Every other month
The tourism committee  governs the  expenditures of the portion of the local Hotel Occupancy Tax (hereinafter referred to as HOT funds) provided to the committee by contractual relationships between the Chamber and City of Mount Pleasant. These expenditures provide a coordinated, professional advertising and promotional program to make the Mount Pleasant area a travel destination. This committee oversees activities such as Everything Texas Uncorked Ranch Run and Wine Festival, Deck the Halls, Diamond Dash and the Everything Texas Hospitality Training program.

Organizational Development

Total Resource Campaign
Purpose: Provides sponsorship revenue, membership recruitment and volunteer recruitment.
Meets:  Once per year during the first quarter
The Total Resource Campaign provides a method to support the goals of the Chamber and to benefit the business community through sponsorship opportunities. The campaign kicks off each year after the Annual Membership Banquet and runs for approximately 5 weeks. Teams of volunteers build relationships with current and future members through sponsorship opportunities.

Budget
Purpose: Maintain the fiscal integrity of the Chamber.
Meets:  As needed.
This committee reviews the annual budget before Board approval and reviews and approves budgets for each program and activity. It advises the Board of Directors as to the Chamber’s future financial needs and develops proposals for meeting those needs.

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