At the Chamber’s June Luncheon, it was announced that we officially launched a project to gather and publish strategic data about the Tri-City area, with the ultimate goal of equipping the Chamber with the resources to better serve its members.
This project will provide important data that will further position the Chamber as the leading source for local business information and will increase the value of a Chamber membership. We look to grow our membership base throughout the communication processes of this project. Additionally, the information will be used to determine the costs and benefits of potential Chamber efforts.
We are focusing on two groups of businesses in our data collection. For nonmembers in the Tri-City area, we plan to obtain general information that will function to help us better understand the makeup of the community. For members, we will be gathering the same general information but we will also collect data regarding the business’ needs so that we can better serve our members.
In our preliminary data collection, we have identified and categorized 640 businesses.
Leading the work for this stage of the project are WHACC interns, Ben Troy and Michael Litt. Ben is a rising senior at John Carroll University, majoring in international business. Michael will attend Brown University in the fall to study computer science.
As this project continues we look forward to partnering with the members of the Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Warrensville Heights, North Randall, and Highland Hills, and regional organizations. Should you have any questions about the project or would like to participate in our efforts, please contact the Chamber office.