2016-2018 Strategic Plan

In November 2015, the GSCC Board of Directors reviewed and updated our Strategic Plan.  The following provides an overview of that plan.

VISION

A THRIVING, VIBRANT BUSINESS COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE CHOOSE TO DO BUSINESS

The Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce is an active partner in supporting the growth and prosperity of the business community.

MISSION

THE CHAMPION OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

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VALUES

Our everyday actions are guided by the following core values:

ENGAGE: We listen and are heard

ACT: We thrive to be proactive and achieve results

RESPECT: We embrace the diversity within our community

PARTNER: We work with others toward shared objectives

SHARE: We are transparent in all that we do

GOALS:

1: ENHANCE BUSINESS ADVOCACY

Be at the pulse of business issues in Summerside

  • Proactively advocate on priority issues impacting the business community in the Greater Summerside Area
  • Represent members on collective business issues of concern
  • Collaborate with the City and the Province to support business growth

2: CHAMPION BUSINESS PROSPERITY

Lead engagement in support of business in Summerside

  • Collaborate with likeminded stakeholders to define the vision for economic development in Summerside
  • Share positive business stories with each other and in the media
  • Engage our future leaders, both entrepreneurs and young professionals
  • Support the integration of newcomer business owners and entrepreneurs into our community
  • Support business growth through formal and informal mentoring

3: STRENGTHEN MEMBER VALUE

Be the hub for business in Summerside

  • Accelerate business connections through networking opportunities and events
  • Connect businesses to educational programming to support growth
  • Support Chamber members through relevant benefits and services
  • Revisit Chamber priorities and deliver progress updates