Ambassador Committee Program
The Ambassador Committee supports the continuing growth of BRCCC membership by improving membership value while educating members about BRCCC news and programs, and providing membership benefits as a result of support and involvement.
Networking Events – Monthly events held to give members the opportunity to network with other members and find out more about what our members have to offer.
Ribbon Cuttings – Offered to members as a way to introduce a new business, service or product to the community.
Newsletter Contact Blasts – Fast-paced networking event that guarantees connections between member representatives
Appalachian Festival Planning Committee
The Appalachian Festival Committee consists of one representative from each Appalachian Festival host. Each host acts as the administrator of their event, handles scheduling and serves as liaison between the host organizations. The Appalachian Festival showcases a week of several events throughout Beckley-Raleigh County culminating in the Appalachian Makers Market, the Festival’s signature event organized by the Chamber. Utilizing cross-promotion of our popular tourist areas and attractions helps draw visitors to Beckley-Raleigh County for multiple day, multiple location visits. Visit our new website to learn more about the Appalachian Festival and Makers Market!
The Education Committee works with our Educational Institution Members to determine how our businesses can best be involved in education in our communities. The committee meets monthly to discuss education topics such as; public school assessment and evaluation processes, preparedness of students, dropout rates and attendance, simulated workplace programs, higher education funding, technology integration, professional development for educators, teacher recruitment, counseling for students and more. We understand the importance of being an educational hub area that attracts students from around the world to West Virginia. Quality education is vital to our community at all levels. We’re training our citizens and workforce for the future.
*link to new Education Position brochure
Governmental Affairs Committee
The Key Objectives of the Governmental Affairs Committee are to communicate to elected officials our positions on legislative issues; offer assistance in monitoring good business legislation; to generally be the liaison between government and the business community in matters where governmental decisions affect business in our region, state and nation.
- Civil Justice Reform
- Cost of Public Project Funding
- Energy and the Environment
- Health & Wellness
- Highway Funding
- Non-Partisan Judicial Elections or Merit Selections
- Public Employees Collective Bargaining
- Regional Jail Costs
- Social and Economic Impact of Drug Abuse and Addiction
- Tax Reform
*link to new Legislative Position brochure
Raleigh County Make it Shine Committee
The Raleigh County Make it Shine Committee works to increase awareness and motivate the public to help improve the community’s appearance, pride and marketability through the following projects:
First Impressions Program – Conducted and participated in a “First Impressions Assessment” through WV University to assess visitors’ impressions of Beckley as it related to signage, cleanliness, friendliness of people, landscaping, etc. The results of the assessment have led to other projects for the committee.
Walkable Communities Workshop – Conducted a Walkable Communities Workshop designed to address the concerns and solutions to developing safe and appealing pedestrian friendly communities.
County-Wide Litter Index – Conduct frequent county-wide litter indexes to assess areas and study trends in areas of the county that need attention. Indexes are showing that marked improvements in the decrease of litter are being made through litter awareness and education campaigns.
Abandoned Building Index – Conduct frequent county-wide abandoned building indexes to determine the locations of structures in violation of codes and share information with the county Abandoned Building Authority.
Spring Litter Clean-Up Program – Area businesses and citizen volunteers have joined forces to volunteer in numerous (27 to date) spring litter clean-up projects currently resulting in more than 30,000 pounds of litter being removed from Raleigh County roadways, green-space and streams.
Fall Litter Clean-Up Programs – Area businesses and citizen volunteers have joined forces to volunteer in three major fall county-wide litter clean-up projects with approximately 600 volunteers participating in each campaign.
Education and Public Awareness – Work to increase public awareness through the media and participation in community events. All media outlets are contacted to cover all Raleigh County Make it Shine activity to help spread the word on anti-litter education to everyone.
Beautification Awards – Award Beautification Awards to area businesses and individuals for efforts in beautifying and maintaining their property in Raleigh County.
Leadership Beckley Planning Committee
The Leadership Beckley Planning Committee consists of graduates of the previous year’s program and help to secure speakers for the upcoming year. Leadership Beckley is a multi-week program sponsored by Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce. This program was established to develop the leadership potential of selected individuals and prepare them for greater civic responsibility and involvement. This program provides a forum for future leaders to develop and connect in the Beckley-Raleigh County community and beyond.
*add created fillable application form from the Leadership Beckley PDF