The Business Chamber

Committees: Leaders Wanted

​The Board of Directors establishes or dismantles committees of Chamber Members based on the Board’s perceived needs coupled with the goals of the Board.  Committees focus on particular areas of Chamber oversight.
 
Committees do not have authority in and of themselves. Their purpose is to research, brainstorm, monitor, debate, and present ideas & solutions to the Board for consideration. A motion must pass at the committee level before its Committee Chair will carry the motion to the Board for consideration. Once passed by the Board, said motion becomes a Chamber directive, event, policy, etc. which is then presented to the President / CEO to be executed by Chamber staff.

OPEN Committees: All Members Welcome
CLOSED Committees: Rules or Criteria to Participate

Open Committees

Ambassadors Committee
Ambassadors are the most active of all Chamber Members. Though they do have meetings in a conference room from time to time, they are the Do’ers, Movers, and Shakers of the Chamber. Ambassadors are in force at The Exchange events, active with New Members at the monthly Business Breakfast events, they frequent Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, and are Super Chamber Volunteers.
Government Affairs (GA) Committee
This is the Chamber’s largest Committee! Many Members argue that the GA Committee is the most important thing that the Chamber does. The purpose for associating, and the Chamber, they would argue, is to defend business from governmental attack and encroachment. One unarguable fact is that the Chamber was founded in 1925 for Members to band together for Government Affairs.
Golf Committee
Contrary to popular belief, these Committee Members don’t all golf! They are, however, committed to ensuring the Chamber’s two golf events are better each year. The 5 Star Golf Challenge occurs in the spring. It is the Chamber’s largest single income source as a fundraiser for the Chamber and over a dozen local charities. The Fall Golf Classic is a fun, best ball, come-one-come-all event. 

Closed Committees*

Board Governance Committee
Board Governance Committee Members are the keepers of the annual timeline, creators of policy, reviewers of Bylaws, and nominators of new Directors for the Board. This nuts & bolts Committee is the brain trust behind the Chamber's most important documents
Executive Committee
Consisting of the Chamber's Elected Officers, this is the most elite & prestigious Committee of the Chamber. This Committee may take action on behalf of the Board when the Board is not in session. The Committee's primary duty is to determine if issues are 'ripe' for Board consideration as they prepare the Board meeting agenda. 
Strategic Planning Committee
Forward Thinkers unite! The Strategic Planning Committee dives deep into where the Chamber has been; but, more importantly, where it is going. Each year, they review the goals, tasks, and metrics of the past year then update the 5 year Strategic Plan for Board review, based on those successes or missteps.
Membership Committee
Focused on recruiting new Members, this Committee reviews the monthly Membership Reports and considers such difficult & important issues as Dues amounts & Member Types. The Membership Committee also brainstorms, organizes, and runs Membership Drives.
Marketing Committee
Love the Chamber’s brand? Hate it? This is the place to create, improvise, apply, and monitor your marketing prowess on behalf of the Chamber and its Members. Though this is an open committee (all Members welcome), it really is a room full of serious branding brain power. Join if you can enhance the experience and grow the Chamber through YOUR brilliance. 
* ​The Chamber has a number of ‘closed’ committees. Just because these are closed committees, DOES NOT MEAN YOU cannot participate! It just means there are rules or criteria by which Members are chosen to participate. If you have interest in any of these closed committees, please see the President / CEO or the Chair of the Board to discuss your potential involvement.