Mission Statement Chamber/Main Street promotes economic vitality and a quality of place for North Manchester with a spirit of collaboration. Vision Statement The Chamber/Main Street will be recognized as a leader in creating a vibrant and inclusive community, promoting economic vitality, celebrating our historical legacy and fostering a dynamic future.
May 21, 2018 Dear Member: You are receiving this letter because you are a member of the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce and/or Manchester Main Street. The respective boards of directors of these two organizations are proposing to join together and create a more streamlined organization with the strength and agility to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges impacting our community. A transition board has been appointed to work through the process of combining the two organizations. The board is comprised of a diverse group of leaders representing a broad spectrum of North Manchester, many with direct ties to either the Chamber or MMS boards. During the coming months, that board will be focusing on various issues regarding a new organization and one of the major pieces of that will be keeping both memberships informed. The board’s goal is to ask the members of the two organizations to consider a consolidation plan in October, 2018, and complete the transition by December 31st . The members of both organizations will receive monthly updates as the transition board meets. To start the conversations, two public meetings have been scheduled at the Firehouse on June 4th and Library on June 28th, both at 7:00 p.m. More information will be posted there as it becomes available. Documents have already been placed on that site. A list of the members of the transition board is included with this letter, as are the primary goals of the consolidation and statements of mission and vision for a new organization. Please visit the web page, attend the public meetings, and contact members of the transition board with any questions you may have.
Sincerely, The Transition Board
The Primary Goals of a Consolidation
One Voice.....One Vision
Establishes one mission and vision to advance North Manchester's business, community, and economic development interests.
We are stronger working together!
Working together toward shared goals, we are better positioned to support successful implementation of North Manchester's Comprehensive Plan, focus energy and resources for the benefit of our community, and eliminate overlapping agendas and service areas.
We will be more focused, more efficient, and more effective!
The new organization will be positioned to leverage and maximize resources and leadership to ensure the community's success.
Stronger clarity of mission and purpose!
Collaboration will provide better clarity for community interests and a sharper focus on quality growth and development- allowing creative thinkers to work on progressive solutions.
Positioned to have greater impact!
The new structure will allow us to pursue larger goals/projects. Be more strategic in fundraising, and expand diversity in our membership base.
It is the right time, the right reason and the right move for our community!
If nothing changes, nothing changes. This collaboration is vital to sustained economic growth and the vitality of our community. The time is now!
One single point of contact!
One organization to coordinate business, community, and historic resources and interests.
Positioned to be a better partner with aligned organizations in Wabash County and Northeast Indiana!
We will have the opportunity to be intentional about strategic partnerships.