The 2023 New Chamber Board Directors have been Nominated!
Congratulations to the following candidates on their respective nominations for the 2023 Faribault Chamber Board of Directors. Each Director has opportunity to contribute to the success of the Chamber and should understand the responsibilities and commitment required of a Director. The following candidates have been nominated. Endorsements, dissent and other comments should be provided to Nort Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-334-4381) no later than 11/30/22.
Joy Watson- Rice County
Jeremy Chavis- Faribault Vacuum and Sewing
Molly Titchenal- Faribault Public Schools
Nate Chappuis- Chappuis Jewelers
Qualifications for Board Membership
· Member in good standing
· Demonstrated leadership qualities
· Community Involvement
· Chief management or owners of member firms, or strategic partners to pursue the Chamber’s Visionary Agenda
· Commitment to the Mission of the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce
· Willingness to accept the responsibility and commitment of Board Membership
· Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
Governance: The Governance of the Chamber is the responsibility of the Board. The Board is elected to represent a cross section of business and professional leaders. The Board sets policy and guides the direction of the chamber through the adoption of an annual business plan and long range plan. The by-laws support the governing role of the board by establishing officers and putting the financial control and overall well being of the organization in the control of the board.
Advocacy: As advocates Board members interpret the mission of the chamber, defend it under pressure and represent it to the members and the community. The chamber board uses the mission statement and values of the organization to take positions on important community issues.
Consultation: The expertise that board members possess, making them a valuable asset to the organization, needs to be tapped for the good of the chamber. Board members providing “quick response” advice on the areas of interest or considered consultation in their areas of expertise are essential components to the success of the organization.
Support: Board members lead the organization in providing support in many ways including attendance at events, sponsorship of activities, purchase of publication ads etc. General members do notice whether board members are involved. The example of Board Members sets a standard for others to follow.