COVID-19 Impact Survey

What has been impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak on your business community and chamber operations.

Your input will be helpful in providing insight so that your colleagues can better gauge how to deal with this serious economic challenge.

Please note that Friday, March 13th, WCCE will be conducting an Exec2Exec web call for Chamber Executives to share the latest on the COVID-19 impact effecting their community and chamber. To register, go to: Exec2Exec Web-call

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Chamber
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Are you a member of WCCE?
1) Do you believe the Chamber of Commerce industry as it sits today, is heading toward obsolescence?
                       
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Please explain your answer to the above question

2) Which of the following do you believe needs to happen for Chambers to continue being relevant for the next 10 years?

On a scale of 1 to 5 where 1=Not Important, and 5=Extremely Important, how important are each of these strategies in continuing to make Chambers relevant for the next 10 years.

1 (not important)
2
3
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5 (extremely important)
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“Is there something else you think Chambers should be doing to be relevant in the future?”

3) Do you believe your Chamber has the resources available to stay relevant?

(currently as well as into the foreseeable future)

                       
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Your comments on the above (if any)

4) Of the following listed below, what are the two most important factors your Chamber requires to be relevant?

(check and/or list only two)









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Your comments on the above (if any)

5) How would you rate your Chamber's effectiveness in the use of technology?
               
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Your comments on the above (if any)

6) In what area of technology is improvement needed at your chamber?
7) How much do you rely on technology like email, social media, or mobile apps to communicate with members?

On a 1 to 5 scale, where 1=”Very Little” and 5=”Extensively

                   
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Your comments on the above (if any)

8) To what extend do you believe social media is effective at membership recruiting and retention?
                       
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9) What do you consider to be your Chamber’s chief challenge for attracting new members and volunteers, for increasing annual revenue and for being an effective and relevant community organization?
1 (Not an Issue)
2
3
4 (Major Issue)
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10) How do you currently address your competition?

(Competition: i.e. downtown associations, service clubs, CVB, EDC, etc.) Select the one that most represents your most common approach

                   
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Your comments on the above (if any)

11) Do you have a formalized strategy to compete?

Is your strategy to compete with your competition a part of your business plan?

               
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12) What do you see as the keys to Economic Development in your community?

Please rank each of the following by entering a “1” for most important, “2” for second most important, etc.

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Your comments on the above (if any)

13) Does your community consider the Chamber as its Economic Development lead?

Economic Development (ie. Business Retention, Expansion and/or Retention)

                   
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14) Whether you answered yes or no to the above, do you consider Economic Development a major part of your Chamber’s mission?
               
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Your comments on the above (if any)

15) How would you rate the overall performance of your Chamber in the past year?
               
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(Comment on the above or any other aspect of this survey...if any)

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