Join a Committee

There are many ways that you can get involved with the Water Street District Business Association. The best way is to join a committee and be actively involved in the revitalization of the Water Street District. There are four committees to choose from:

Membership/Advocacy Committee Responsibilities
Goal – (1) Create value in becoming a member and the desire to remain a member!
(2) Provide WSDBA members with a “What’s going on?” snapshot of city activity, changes, and/ or plans, particularly those in and around Water Street and impacting Water Street area businesses.

o  Create and maintain systems for recruiting new members, via telephone email and in-person contact; following up; providing a warm and welcoming onboarding of new members

o  Advise and encourage member participation in WSDBA activities and opportunities

o  Create processes for member retention – continue reaching out to members about their needs and how WSDBA can help

o   Serve as a voice for Water Street area businesses: encouraging business growth and opportunity in the Water Street area; connecting businesses with each other; and connecting businesses with the City of Henderson as appropriate.

o  Coordinate and communicate with the City of Henderson personnel regarding media campaign, general activity, new developments in the Water Street area, and how WSDBA may be involved.

o  Coordinate and communicate with the City of Henderson Police Department regarding matters impacting Water Street area businesses.

o  Coordinate and communicate with Henderson Chamber of Commerce regarding collaborations as business associations serving Henderson, Henderson events, Henderson publicity, and more.

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Events Committee Responsibilities:
Goal – To increase WSDBA exposure within the community by creating effective and engaging events and helping to increase membership and assist businesses in the Water Street District.

Membership Mixers/NOWS/Workshops on Water/Shop Small Henderson
o   Plan monthly networking events and educational Workshops on Water (WOW) to promote WSDBA in the community, educate small business owners and increase membership
o   Plan quarterly News on Water Street (NOW) events to highlight exciting events happening on Water Street or in the District
o   Work closely with all stakeholders and WSD businesses to execute our annual Shop Small Henderson event the Saturday after Thanksgiving
o   Inform membership of upcoming City of Henderson events and networking opportunities to create awareness of WSDBA

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Communications Committee Responsibilities:
Goal – Manage the brand and message of the WSDBA to provide professional and timely information to our membership and the community

WSDBA Communications Team
Responsibilities include:

o    Work closely with President to create annual communications/marketing plan for the WSDBA
o    Manage the marketing direction, creation and implementation of all advertising and promotion
o    Manage brand identity for the WSDBA
o    Manage key messages through social media, press releases, email newsletters, WSDBA website
o    Work cross-functionally with VPs of Membership, Events and Advocacy to insure timely communication for all activities and messages
o    Manage Communications budget

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Sponsorship Committee Responsibilities:

Recruiting
Create and maintain systems for recruiting new members:
o  Responsible for implementation of the annual sponsorship campaign.
o  Runs the annual fundraising program based on a budget goal established by the board at its annual planning session.
o  Where existing relationships exist, this Committee engages all board members in the process of seeking sponsorships by maintaining a target list of companies for board member review.

On-boarding new sponsors
o    Visit new sponsors to make a connection, answer questions, and thank them for their contribution.

Retention
o    Responsible for maintaining relationships with the existing sponsors throughout the year.
o    Keep sponsors informed of how their sponsorship dollars are being used in the community to grow the Water Street District.

Other responsibilities
o    In addition, this Committee tracks commitments, issues updated reports, helps with invoices, letters, and other collateral material

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