This committee promotes and partners with workforce and education initiatives. Its mission is to encourage on-going interaction between the business community and local educational institutions in order to ensure a skilled and productive workforce.
The Leader In Me
Understanding that schools are crucial to the future of our community, the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Richmond County Schools to implement a new education initiative entitled The Leader In Me.
The Leader in Me (TLIM) is a school-wide transformational process being implemented in nearly 2,000 elementary and middle schools across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world. Schools that have fully applied the TLIM process report direct and indirect impacts in three general areas: leadership skills, school culture, and academics.
The Leader in Me™ gives students the leadership and life skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced and competitive business environment. The Leader in Me™ program is providing daily opportunities for students to learn valuable skills to succeed in life. The program is based on the Franklin Covey book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Donations may be made payable to: L.J. Bell Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and dropped off in the school office or mailed to L.J. Bell Elementary School, 442 Hawthorne Drive, Rockingham, NC 28379. Please include the attached form with your donation. The L.J. Bell PTO is supporting this initiative by allowing L.J. Bell School to run The Leader in Me fundraising efforts through the PTO. More information about the Leader in Me program can found at: http://www.theleaderinme.org / and updates about program implementation at L.J. Bell School at: www.richmond.12.nc.us/LJ/
Leadership Richmond – UPDATE COMING SOON
Leadership Richmond is a hands-on training conference designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of Richmond County residents. Graduates are encouraged to apply their talents through community involvement in the Chamber of Commerce, other professional organizations, civic clubs, or in a public service capacity. Leadership Richmond is co-sponsored by the Chamber, Richmond Community College and North Carolina Cooperative Extenstion.
Shop Richmond First
The Shop Richmond First campaign is designed to encourage Richmond County citizens to make their purchases locally and support our local economy. Shopping locally increases local sales, creates additional job opportunities for our citizens and attracts new businesses. This, in turn adds to the shopping opportunities available to us. Through the Shop Richmond First campaign we can help our citizens understand the full impact of spending their dollars in Richmond County. Increased sales in existing businesses equate to more jobs for our citizens while also helping hold down your property taxes.
Over 30% of the sales tax collected is returned to local government, which assists in funding for recreation, road improvements, libraries, police and fire services, utilities, parks and ultimately a community with an overall improvement in the quality of life. In addition, increased local sales tax revenue decreases the need for additional residential property tax increases. We all benefit when our shopping dollars stay local.
This Shop Richmond First Gift Certificate Check program is very easy and safe to use. The gift certificate is a legal check, purchased by the gift giver and can be accepted by any participating Chamber business with the same confidence as a cashiers check or as cash.
This is a great opportunity to give while keeping our member businesses in the public’s spending loop. This is a great way to Shop Richmond First!!
Click here to see a list of participating Shop Richmond First businesses