West Jordan Chamber of Commerce officials unveiled Thursday afternoon their 1990 business plan which they hope will "promote a positive business atmosphere," in the community.
Chamber of Commerce president Craig Dearing said the new business plan will be officially presented to the membership during the annual banquet on Jan. 19.The plan's main goal next year will be to increase membership by 50 to improve the Chamber's stability within the community, increase revenues, membership benefits, develop new programs and give members a stronger voice within the community, officials said.
West Jordan businessmen also will try to become acquainted with new businesses coming into the city to show strength and vitality, they said. They indicated they will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies with any new business in West Jordan "to show our interest and to gain publicity for both the Chamber as well as the new or expanding business."
The chamber's economic development council also will monitor and coordinate economic development activities.
The chamber also plans to hold several business seminars to provide educational opportunities to members and other interested business persons. The chamber plans to develop and promote seminars given by Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah, they said.
The chamber's government affairs council will try to develop and maintain communication and a positive relationship with the city, county and state governments for "the betterment of the business community."
The council will establish a committee to review such things as zoning, fee schedules, etc, and to make recommendations to the West Jordan City Council.
It also will lobby with legislators and city council members on issues of concern. Council members said they want to educate legislators on the business community's needs, examine major state issues, report to the board and attend and monitor city council meetings.
The chamber's transportation goals are similar to that of the city. High on their agenda is more funding for the renovation of 9000 South, the widening of Redwood Road, the construction of the West Valley Highway and 5600 West, the maintenance of West Jordan roads and several other projects.
Other activities planned by the chamber next year include an air show, Western stampede, formation of a booster Club, a Christmas parade and good neighbor days.
They also will organize mall promotions, prepare mall directories and maps and monitor the neighbor council.
The business plan was unveiled by the chamber's president during its Christmas Social.
New chamber members will be Stuart Richardson, chairman; N. Craig Dearing, president; John Dearden, secretary-treasurer; and members Max R. Hoggan, Dean Cruff, Keith Snarr, Luke Smith, Gary Garner, Lowell Brown and Mark Neff.