"Your Business is our Business"
LeAnna Lee Executive Director
I wanted to invite you to join Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce:
Your business is our business. We help promote you through our website, social media, networking events and eblast...
The mission of the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce is to advocate, educate, and build relationships that enable our communities and members to prosper.
The vision of the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce is to be the indispensable resource for Perquimans County businesses.
Chamber Organizational Values
The Perquimans County Chamber serves our members and community with integrity and pride, continuously seeking improvement as we strive to be the best. We are dedicated to the success of our members and use Chamber resources purposefully and efficiently.
We will treat each and every member with courtesy and respect, never forgetting that those individuals represent the base from which all Chamber operations grow. In short, we will not forget that companies become members because they desire to, not because they are required to.
We will not lose sight of the fact that we hold positions of public trust. Our members have placed their confidence and trust in us, and we will live up to that trust.
We will work cooperatively as a team, always remembering that service to our members is what counts – concern for recognition or organizational power simply gets in our way.
We will take the initiative to anticipate problems and issues and recommend solutions for the Board’s consideration.
We will use the Chamber’s resources purposefully and efficiently, never forgetting that most of our resources come from the pockets and potential profits of our members.
To Chamber Policy
Your status is that of an individual acting in a governance capacity. You have the right to exert your influence with the Board for approval of actions and policies, but your authority does not go beyond your vote. You have no authority as an individual to commit the Chamber to any action or policy.
To the Public
You are an official representative of the membership. You are also an unofficial representative of the entire community. You should defend the Chamber against criticism and take steps to remedy conditions that cause justified criticism.
To the Staff
Your responsibility for the Chamber staff is limited to that of advisor. The chief paid Executive Director is responsible for hiring, firing, and management functions of all staff members. Board members should not take issues directly to staff members, but instead discuss with Executive Director. If the issue cannot be resolved at that level, Executive Director will take the issue to the Executive Committee for discussion/resolution.
To Committee & Task Forces
You have a responsibility to keep informed about the activities of all committees and task forces because you may eventually be asked to study and act on their recommendations. You also have a responsibility to see that all committees and task forces operate within established structure and guidelines.
To the Board
You are a co-partner in the important work of the Board to improve the economic and civic life of the community through the Chamber. You have assumed a position of public trust. You should disassociate your personal interests from Chamber activities.
To the Program of Work
You must understand the relationship between the Board and the Chamber’s plan of action in order to reach established objectives. Remember, a chamber’s plan charts a future course of action, furnishes measurements for performance and serves as a challenge to members and citizens to meet their responsibilities to the community through the Chamber.
To the Budget
Financial support of the Chamber comes from fundraising projects and annual investments made voluntarily by the businesses and individuals. The Chamber operates on a budget approved by the Board. It is the responsibility of Chamber management to get maximum results from available funds and to operate within the approved budget.