A Chamber of Commerce is borne into existence to give expression to the businessman’s natural instincts of improving his market place and community. Your Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in your community.
As your chamber works to accomplish these goals, it wears many hats: economic developer and planner; tourist information center; business spokesperson; economic counselor and teacher; government relations’ specialist; human resource adviser; and public relations practitioner. Its strength lies in attracting the greatest number of firms into membership, thereby creating a pool of resources from which can be drawn ideas, talents, energies and finances. These resources are used to solve problems of business management in this Bunkie market place.
A Chamber of Commerce enables businessmen and women to accomplish collectively what no one of them could or would do individually. It gives them a voice in government affairs locally, as well as nationally, in a united effort to improve the overall well being.
Simply stated, your Chamber of Commerce is business and professional people working together to make your community a better place for everyone to live and work.
A Chamber of Commerce is not a department of the city, parish, or state government; a political body, a civic club or professional society; a social service, welfare, or charitable institution; a private advertising, publicity or public relations agency.
The overall objective of the Bunkie Chamber of Commerce is to assure progressive, orderly, community development; effective government at all levels; and maintain a high climate for a sound expanding economy.
It is the CONSCIENCE and the WILL of the community – the conscience to seek out the community faults and the collective will of its members to overcome them……