Cobb Chamber Exceeds Goal by 121%
This year’s campaign theme, “Changing the Game,” celebrates the Chamber’s intentions to be the game changers for the Cobb County community.
The Cobb Chamber kicked off its 2012 Membership Campaign on March 5, with the goal of raising $700,000. The Chamber raised $843,950—exceeding its goal by a whopping 121 percent—and recruited 243 new members.
“We are thrilled with the results of the Membership Campaign and look forward to helping our many new members achieve more for their business through the Cobb Chamber,” said Sharon Mason, vice president of Membership at the Cobb Chamber.
In March, more than 300 volunteers congregated at the Cobb Galleria Centre for the Cobb Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast and pledged to partner with the Chamber to recruit new members.
The campaign was led by Chairman David Bell, vice president and relationship manager of Wells Fargo, along with the Campaign Leadership Committee:
- Lisa Crossman, director for the Center for Clinical & Prevention Services at Cobb & Douglas Public Health;
- Mary Karras, senior vice president/community executive for the Bank of North Georgia;
- Al Martin, region external affairs manager at the Georgia Power Company;
- Kim Menefee, senior vice president for PR/Government Affairs at WellStar; and
- Glynda Thor, manager of Corporate and Marketing Communications for the Cobb EMC.
This year’s campaign theme, “Changing the Game,” celebrates the Chamber’s intentions to be the game changers for the Cobb County community. As Cobb moves into the future, the Chamber plans to facilitate progress by being direct players who stimulate and invigorate the community.
“The business community recognizes the value our Cobb Chamber provides and wishes to take advantage to grow their business. The services are targeted to helping all achieve more and the results are clear,” said David Bell, Membership and Campaign Chairman.
Every year, the Chamber awards the top campaign volunteers. For the 2012 Membership Campaign, the top producer was Lisa Crossman of the Leadership Programs team. The top producing team was WellStar Health System. The top new member team was Bank of North Georgia. And, Gene Weeks of WellStar Health System was named the Rookie of the Year.