What is the Chamber of Commerce?
The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community.
The area's economic well being is related directly to the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. That is why the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area.
There are two primary functions of a Chamber of Commerce:
(1) It acts as a spokesman for the business and professional community and translates into action the group thinking of its members, and (2) It renders specific services of a type that can be most effectively rendered by a community organization both to its members and to the community as a whole.
Objectives of the Chamber
- To promote a better understanding of the nation's private enterprise system.
- To coordinate the efforts of commerce, industry and the professions in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate in the Asheboro/Randolph County area.
- To sponsor aggressive programs of work and stimulate activities that will provide for full development and employment of our human and economic resources.
- To provide creative business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving community problems and initiating constructive community action.
- To create broad understanding and appreciation opportunities in the Asheboro and Randolph County area, and to promote the advantages and assets of our community within the area, in the state, in the nation and in the world.
How it operates
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors is the policy making body of the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. The board consists of up to 26 members. Seven are elected each year for three years. Other directors may be appointed by the Chairman of the Board for specific areas as deemed necessary by the board of directors and are appointed for one year terms. Appointments are also made from the Archdale/Trinity Chamber, Randleman Chamber, and Liberty Chamber to keep the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce informed of other community and chamber events. The Chairman presides over all meetings of the board. The board meets for lunch on the second Tuesday of each month, except July.
Executive Committee - The Executive Committee consists of the Chairman, Vice-President for Existing Business & Industry, Vice-President for Community Development, Vice-President for Governmental Affairs, Vice Chairman for Internal-Affairs, Treasurer, Immediate Past Chairman and President. It exercises the powers of the board between board meetings. The Executive Committee meets every month on the first Tuesday.
Vice-President - The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce operates under the division concept. It is organized into four division: Business & Industry, Community Development, Governmental Affairs, and Internal Affairs. The duties of Vice-Presidents are threefold: responsibility for committee productivity, to perform in liaison and advisory capacities, to recommend prospective committee leaders to the incoming chairman, and then advise and motivate them. They should attend meetings as frequently as possible and read all minutes and reports. They should also serve as liaison for their committee leaders with the executive committee and the board of directors.
Committees - A Committee system if the most effective means of harnessing energies and abilities of volunteer workers. Committees are responsible to the board of directors and report to their individual vice-president.
How it is financed
The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce is financed primarily by the investments of its members. The maintenance of an adequate level of support from all business and professional interest in the community is essential to finance the programs that are vital to community growth and development.
Linda Brown, President
Amy H. Rudisill, Membership and Events Director
Julie Fowler, MBA, Office Manager