Following a Council and Staff retreat in February 2016, the Council formally approved the Chamber of Commerce's Strategic Plan in April that will be implemented over the next three years from 2016-2018. A revised mission and a new vision were introduced with a focus on three specific areas: Business, Community, and Government. The Strategic Plan aims to boost our economic climate and improve and enhance the quality of life in the community.
OUR MISSION The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce supports, promotes, and protects community and business success.
OUR VISION The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce will be the catalyst for positive change, connecting community, business, and government.
BUSINESS FOCUS Our focus is on helping our members and the business community to thrive. We have many workshops and sessions at our disposal to make this happen, and we will focus on emphasising the ways in which we can be a necessary component for business development. We will emphasise our:
Business After Hours and Speed Networking events, which provide companies with excellent opportunities to showcase their businesses to their peers and the wider community.
Bi-monthlyBE INFORMEDand Membership information sessions to guarantee that our members have a comprehensive and clear understanding of what the Chamber can, and does, offer them.
SME Workshops that provide information and advice that is crucial to the success and growth of small-and-micro enterprises.
Economic Growth Initiative which aims to inform the community about the importance of economic growth and business development.
COMMUNITY FOCUS Our focus is on improving the quality of life for the citizens of the Islands, and to ensure that they remain a beautiful, safe, and welcoming place to live. To do this, we will illustrate the importance of our:
Mentoring Cayman and Junior Achievement programmes and how they enrich the lives of our youth.
GOVERNMENT FOCUS Our focus is to develop the Chamber's association with government and the broader public service. We will:
Represent members' views and policy positions on key government committees and boards to ensure that we are both seen and heard.
Advocate on our members' behalf by hosting an Annual Legislative Luncheon and District Candidates Forums in an effort to maintain a respectful relationship with our elected and public officials.
Review proposed policies and legislation, and submit recommendation for change, as well as maintain a focus on advocacy reports and surveys.
Release timely membership surveys and reports on the key issues that impact business and community life.
CORE VALUES Excellence: We will deliver programmes, services and products of the highest quality that meet the expectations of our members. Focus: We will focus on the needs of our members and find ways to provide programmes, services and benefits that are cost-effective, beneficial and convenient. Community: We will remain committed to improving the quality of life of the residents by promoting initiatives that create a vibrant community. We will build and enhance relationships and public/private partnerships within the organisation and community. Respect: We will respect the diversity of people, businesses and of ideas as strengths to be sought and utilised in the Chamber. Integrity: We will be open, candid and fair; honour our commitments; and adhere to high ethical standard and objectives. Leadership: We will be visionary and future-oriented, while respectful of our history and past commitments, our thinking, decision-making and programming. Technology: We will foster use of new technologies, delivering programmes, services, and opportunities to educate our members to the practical applications of new technologies.