Purpose: To solicit and service conventions, meetings and other related group businesses; to carry out visitor promotions generating overnight stays in Harker Heights; thereby contributing to the economic fabric and quality of life in the community. Further, the Chamber assists in creating and promoting enjoyable, quality experiences by providing uncompromising personalized service for visitors and conventions delegates.
Market and promote Harker Heights as a destination to meeting/event planners, group tours, sporting events and leisure travelers through trade shows, industry publications, and the Central Texas Tourism Council
Stimulate Harker Heights economy through bookings of meetings, conventions, tours, and individual travel.
Provide convention & tour assistance to groups meeting in HH Area. Provide hospitality training to educate the Harker Heights workforce on the community, economic benefit of tourism and provide customer service training.
Provide uncompromising service to visitors
Network with hospitality businesses to share tourism related events so owners can market their businesses. Brainstorm, share and collaborate on co-operative marketing opportunities. Discuss the impact on local industry and business.
Purpose: Propose and support initiatives that improve the quality of life, business environment, leadership, and education in Harker Heights.
Inform and involve Chamber members on local, state, and federal initiatives which impact business.
Maintain and expand a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between the Harker Heights area & Fort Hood
Military Child Education Coalition
Address the needs of Military Families living within the Harker Heights Community with children in KISD.
Adopt-A-Fort-Hood Unit Partnership with Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Partner with Fort Hood leaders to coordinate this program in the Harker Heights Business Community.
University/Community College Relations
Partner with higher education to bridge campus and community.
Leadership Harker Heights
Educate, challenge, and motivate potential leaders to community involvement.
Serve as a catalyst to coordinate business, education, and community resources to enhance the quality of education and support workforce development needs in the Harker Heights area.
Educate members of and enhance transportation services in the Harker Heights area.
Partner in the implementation of a shared community vision for the Harker Heights area.
Women in Business
Strives to engage all generations by creating social networking opportunities, encouraging community.
Purpose: Develop and maintain an active membership by continuing to provide services, which both recruit new and retain existing members.
Annual Awards Banquet
Organize an event to celebrate accomplishments.
Provide members with networking opportunities: Business After Hours, Coffee Connection, and Women in Business
Serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Chamber in welcoming new members, conducting ribbon cuttings and assisting with membership development.
Create an atmosphere that fosters communication and business growth through innovative programming, educational opportunities, and business assistance.
Member Benefits Orientation
Provide new/existing members orientation of the chamber, its programs and its benefits.
Annual Golf Tournament
Coordinate annual tournament to provide members marketing and recreational networking opportunities.
Annual Food, Wine & Brew Festival & 5K Stompede
Plan, coordinate, promote, and execute an enjoyable experience that attracts visitors benefiting our members and the community.
Purpose: Plan for the future of the organization by anticipating representation, structure and resource needs before they occur.
Publish monthly newsletter to promote the chamber's strategies and recognize its leadership and members.
Membership Directory & Community Magazine
Produce a high-quality combination relocation guide and membership directory to promote doing business among members to members and newcomers/visitors.
Manage the chamber website with current and complete information and graphics.
Communicate with members on a weekly basis through broadcast emails with timely news and information about Chamber programs and events.
Official City Map
Produce a high quality city map to serve as the Official City Map of Harker Heights for businesses, newcomers, and visitors to the area.
Public Relations/Chamber Image
Tell the Chamber’s story and promote its successes through the local news media.
Build the Chamber’s membership base by recruiting new members and retaining current accounts.
Review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding all levels of sponsorships for all chamber events.
Membership Investment Schedule
Revise investment schedule to achieve the long-range budget goals for the chamber.
Continue to revise and implement chamber’s annual budget.
Vision/Long Range Plan
Lead strategic planning to determine future priorities for the organization.
Chamber Building/Visitor Center
Monitor and plan for chamber facility needs for the future. Continue to seek opportunities to fulfill the goals of the visitor center.
Purpose:Work to improve the economy in the Harker Heights area.
Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Plan, coordinate, promote, and execute an enjoyable, quality experience that attracts visitors generating overnight stays in Harker Heights which creates a positive economic impact on the community.
Work with community stakeholders to proactively improve the image of the community and partner in the development of a brand for the community.
Work with community partners in the redevelopment on downtown Harker Heights.
Identify and facilitate the retention/expansion of existing businesses/industries through partnership efforts with the Harker Heights Economic Development Committee.
Identify and recruit needed businesses to compliment and service the community through partnership efforts with the Harker Heights Economic Development Committee.
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