Horizon Initiative: Chamber 2025

The Business View – October 2016 / From the Publisher

Bill Sisson_2014_lowFor the past two years, I’ve been honored to serve on the board of directors of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). One of this organization’s most exciting programs is the recently launched Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025.


After a year of extensive research, this effort tapped into collective chamber wisdom across the globe to help all chambers of commerce better predict how we might evolve over the next decade. In particular, the report identified business and societal trends shaping and influencing our chambers and the regions where we are located.


Horizon focuses on eight key influences: Belonging and Gathering; Communication and Technology; Scarcity and Abundance; Global Impacts; Population Shift; Political and Social Fragmentation; Resource Alignment; and Catalytic Leadership.


Our staff has been studying these influences in detail, which is helping us challenge ourselves to think about the role of the Mobile Area Chamber in the community in the future. Candidly, it has been a great exercise and is enabling our team members – both young and seasoned – to think strategically about our Chamber’s best days to come.


We look forward to putting these new strategies into our annual program of work and strategic plan to better serve you, our members and our community.


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