The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce recently named Shared Services as its newest action group. Shared Services joins Economic Development, Education and Training, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Member Services as a focus for Chamber activity.
The Shared Services Center serves as a center of excellence that helps local businesses and governments provide quality public services for residents, operate more efficiently, improve customer satisfaction and reduce costs through shared service agreements. The Center focuses on building leadership through developing and training leaders on shared service delivery models and training programs designed to expand the skill sets of future leaders.
Shared Services also drives solutions by serving as a clearinghouse for information and expertise in designing and implementing shared services agreements. A Shared Services Advisory Council of leaders from business, education, government and unions provides insight and ideas on training, leadership and best practices in shared services for the Center.
“This is major step that reinforces the Chamber’s commitment to driving shared services collaborations in the region,” said George Wilkinson, Director of Shared Services for the Chamber. “We continue to work with municipalities and the county to identify ways that services can be shared to create economies of scale and minimize duplication of efforts throughout the region.”