Member Relations and Services
Ambassadors serve as the welcoming arm of the Chamber, hosting ribbon cuttings and special events and, every month, thanking renewing members in person for their membership. The Welcoming Crew Sponsor is recognized in each ribbon cutting announcement and publicity item throughout the year and has the opportunity to include their promotional items in new member packets. The Welcoming Crew Sponsor serves as the host and sponsor of the Annual Ambassador Appreciation Luncheon.
Business Development Seminars
These seminars update members on business topics and trends including technology and marking.
New Member Briefings & Reception
Twice a year, the New Member Briefing provides information about all that the Chamber has to offer members. All members are invited to attend at no charge and refreshments are served.
Member of the Month Program
The Member of the Month Program recognizes 12 members each year as determined by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The Member of the Month Sonsor is recognized on the Member of the Month signage, which is displayed 365 days a year at different locations in Mineral Wells, and in each publicity announcement.
Business After Hours
This networking event provides opportunities for members to make business connections on a quarterly basis with 60 to 80 attendees each time. This program highlights the services and/or facility of the host.
Leads Group Program
The Leads Group is a new program in 2011, with each group restricted to one representative from each industry. Leads Group members provide member-to-member referrals in an environment of accountability. The Leads Group Sponsor appears on each agenda and in all Leads Group publicity.
Chamber Annual Awards Banquet
The Annual Awards Banquet is a celebration of the successes of the past year, with 15 awards categories from Outstanding Industrial Partner to Best Customer Service. The banquet also marks the beginning of the Chamber year.
May Fundraiser – Mineral Wells Got Talent
Mineral Wells Got Talent! is the top-fundraiser for the Chamber and shows off local talent—or wannabe talent—in a fun, relaxed environment.
Shop Local and Win! & Christmas Market
Shop Local and Win! is the Chamber’s award-winning local shopping promotion that runs Nov. 1 through Dec. 24.
Governmental Affairs and Community Development
The Policy Briefings inform the Chamber membership on a particular policy topic of interest to the business community.
The Legislative Briefings feature a local representative or legislative staffer and give members an overview of the legislative issues facing the business community in an upcoming or ongoing legislative session
Legislative Appreciation Luncheon
The Legislative Appreciation Luncheon features a high-profile keynote speaker and serves as a time for the Chamber to recognize both national, state, and local elected officials.
The Chamber’s legislative agenda is developed by the Governmental Affairs Committee and serves as the document by which the Chamber advocates for pro-business policies.
Leadership Mineral Wells
Leadership Mineral Wells is a self-facilitated development program for top and merging community leaders. The mission of Leadership Mineral Wells is to train tomorrow’s leaders today in such vital areas as economic development, tourism, and human needs. This 9-month program requires participants to be visible in the community. The presenting sponsors would have the opportunity to welcome past and present leadership attendees at the February orientation and November graduation and be included with logo in all Leadership invitations and publicity information. Sponsorships cover meals, supplies, and specific Leadership trainings that the group undertakes during the year.
Junior Ambassadors are high school juniors and seniors who commit to 50 hours of volunteering or job shadowing during the summer months through the Chamber. Junior Ambassadors are visible in the community throughout the summer. One scholarship is given each year to a Junior Ambassador based on hours completed and a reflective essay.
Twelve@12 Business Retention Program
12@12 is the Chamber’s Business Retention Program. With city, county, and industrial foundation leaders, the Chamber facilitates a series of luncheons for existing businesses designed to assess needs and barriers to growth as well as opportunities. The program’s philosophy extends from the fact that it is easier to keep a business than recruit a new one, and that the needs of existing businesses should be served first.
Newsletter and Website
The Chamber website links members with local residents, potential residents, and visitors and is a primary method of communication with the public. The website receives more than 50,000 visitors each year. The Chamber newsletter is the Chamber’s chief method of communicating with its membership directly. 500 newsletters are circulated each month. Space is limited
Chamber Flash provides updated news from Chamber members twice weekly to more than 900 readers. Readership is not limited to members, because the Chamber wants as many people as possible to read its news. However, only members may request that news be sent through Chamber Flash.