What is involvement?
Getting involved in activities is a great way to build relationships and develop leadership skills, while serving the greater community. By creating active and engaged leaders, we ensure that our region has a bright future. What involvement means to you and your business.
While participation is not a requirement, getting involved can make a positive difference in our community. There are many ways to get involved with the West Jordan Chamber. From professional development to networking events, there’s a place for you to connect with other business leaders and the community.
How you can get involved
It is the mission of the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program to promote member commitment and retention by:
- Raising awareness of Chamber activities and benefits
- Informing and involving new Chamber members to promote strong continuing membership
- Encouraging meaningful and beneficial participation in the Chamber’s programs
- Serving as a liaison between the Chamber staff and membership
Who are the Chamber Ambassadors?
The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities.
- The title of “Ambassador” opens doors and opportunities not available to the general membership
- Program Benefits for the Ambassadors
- Increased name and face recognition
- Increased networking opportunities
- Opportunity to connect one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members
- Increased referral opportunities
- Potential media coverage from attendance at Chamber events
- Gain an insider’s perspective of the local business community
- Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
- Chance to help the community and show community pride
- Ambassador of the Month & Ambassador of the Year Awards and Recognition
Program Benefits for the Chamber
- Increased visibility within the community
- Better understanding of membership needs
- More involvement of existing Chamber Members
- Ability to manage events more effectively
- Increased recruitment opportunities
- Member retention
- Program Benefits for the Membership
- Increased access to points of contact who can provide assistance and answer questions
- More frequent Chamber communication
- Potential for increased referrals
- Members will feel more connected to the Chamber
Are you interested in serving as a Chamber Ambassador? Here are the steps to apply
- Review and Understand the Requirements
- Fill Out the Application
- Turn In Your Application to the West Jordan Chamber Office
- The Chamber will submit applications to the Ambassador Chair and Vice Chair at the next Ambassador meeting
- The Ambassador Chair will schedule an interview for the prospective Ambassador
- Prospective Ambassadors will be chosen on a first-come-first-serve basis when space and mentors are available
Ambassador Committee Meetings are every 2nd Friday at 10am at the Megaplex in the District.
Professional business women who are members of the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce meet regularly to organize events that empower women and uplift the community including:
- Utah Women on the Rise
- Painting for Pantries
- Coats for Kids
- Souperbowl of Caring
- Habitat for Humanity
- Phoenix Awards Scholarship Program
Women In Business is dedicated to facilitating the advancement of business women by fostering meaningful business relationships, delivering educational programs and hosting member events that support the unique needs of women in the workplace. Working together to accomplish important goals in our community builds strong relationships with women who get things done. Women in Business (WIB) is comprised of active and successful business women throughout the area. The committee works to help women open doors in business, find mentors, and build recognition for their businesses all while accomplishing important work in the community.
To join this powerful group of amazing women and start making a difference in the community, contact the West Jordan Chamber office today!
The purpose of the Workforce Development – HR Forums (formerly Business to Education Partnership Council) is to develop, enhance and support partnerships among local businesses and the education community in order to develop a valuable local workforce.
Six Ways Businesses Can Work with Jordan School District:
- Tours of Your Facility – Even if you don’t hire teens, it is important to develop awareness of viable career opportunities within your organization. Sponsoring a tour of your facility will expose the future workforce to what your company has to offer so that when they are ready to go to work, they think of you first.
- Job Shadowing – This is a great way to get to know a few select students who show promise and interest in your industry.
- Guest Speaking – If your industry is not conducive to having students tour your site or come to your location, then you can come to theirs! Guest speaking at the school can not only help the teacher convey a particular topic, but it can also spread awareness for labor needs within your industry.
- Volunteer – If public speaking isn’t your thing and you just want to give back, volunteer! The Jordan School District is always looking for help with Kids Marketplace, STEM Days and Reality Town.
- Internship – There are many students who are looking to serve an internship in their field of interest. We get requests for everything from Culinary Arts to Criminal Justice. They can help out around the office with trivial tasks (unpaid) while learning about your industry and whether or not it would be a good fit for them.
- Career Path Profiles – If you need help recruiting for positions that do not require a college degree, you can submit a Career Path Profile to the Jordan School District that shows students (and their parents) how a new employee can climb your company ladder to a viable career within your organization.
The education community can also help you with your recruiting efforts. Make sure you take advantage of some of the valuable opportunities that are available for businesses.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved in our workforce development and simplify your recruiting efforts!
To Solve Workforce Challenges, Simply Get Involved
Our primary responsibility at the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce is to promote the interests of businesses in our community. We accomplish that, in part, by monitoring and reporting on the actions that city, county and state governments are taking that would have a direct impact on the businesses that we represent. The chamber is an independent non-profit organization run by the businesses for the businesses.
With guidance from the US Chamber of Commerce, the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce has developed the following Public Policy Process:
- Gather Data/Stories from local businesses
- Inform elected officials through published Public Policy Statements
- Thank them for voting business friendly
- Attempt to meet with elected officials often
- Provide forums for businesses to meet with elected officials
- Keep a scorecard of their voting record
- Endorse business friendly candidates
- Present business friendly candidates with an award
- Inform the public of their voting record
- Work to replace elected officials who are not business friendly
Learn more about the activities that we participate in and the issues that we monitor by reviewing the list below. You may click on the various links to find more details, resources and statuses of each topic:
State of Utah
- Western Growth Coalition
- Legislative Sessions
- Bills Impacting Businesses
Salt Lake County
- Property Taxes
- Workforce Development
- Office of Regional Development
West Jordan City
- Water Rates
- Sewer Rates
- Storm Water Rates
- Business License Fees
- Street Lights
- Traffic Lights
- Law Enforcement
- Fire & Safety
- Building Code/Permits
- 2019 Mayoral Elections
The Western Growth Coalition is an independent organization comprised of elected officials and business representatives in the Western Growth Coalition region (West Valley, Taylorsville, Magna, West Jordan, Copperton, South Jordan, Riverton, Herriman and Bluffdale). The purpose of the Western Growth Coalition is to build awareness and advocate for common issues in the region specifically regarding economic development, infrastructure and transportation.
For a more detailed description of the Western Growth Coalition Click Here for a short video.
The Western Growth Coalition is in the process of formalizing and does not currently have a dedicated website. Therefore, the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce has agreed to host this page to make documentation regarding the Western Growth Coalition easily accessible to all members and interested parties.