COMMITTEES

We always need help on our many committees, if you would like to join us we would love to have you!

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Annual Member Meeting & "Pig-nic" - Chair, Wesley Chiles. Members of this committee help plan and carry out the annual membership meeting, usually held on the last Thursday in June usually at a facility that can accommodate a large population of people. Food is served banquet-style, and the Chairman of the Board gives a brief presentation on the state of the Chamber and the annual budget. This committee is open to all members.

Business Person of the Year Awards Banquet - Chair, Dan Moskowitz. Members of this committee help plan, solicit nominations for awards and solicit sponsors, and carry out the annual Business Person of the Year event, usually held in March. Awards presented are: Business Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Chamber Partner of the Year, Good Neighbor Award. This committee is open to all members, however, confidentially is a must.

Education - Chair, Regina Cook. The mission of this committee is to partner local businesses and schools to produce students with skills that are relevant to the business environment and who are competitive in today’s and tomorrow’s business world. An additional mission of this committee is to create and deliver the Business Bursts Education Series twice annually offering relevant business and leadership courses for business owners and their employees. Finally, members of this committee constitute the selection committee for the Green Scholarship.

Events Committee - Chair, Regina Cook. This committee develops and delivers the many loved events held throughout the year including the Louisa Street Festival, Corks Forks & Memories Culinary & Wine Festival, the Angry Angus Cook Off, and the Greens for Green Golf Tournament. Members of this committee meet monthly to prepare for upcoming functions, brainstorm new ideas, and evaluate the effectiveness and popularity of the Chamber’s special events. This committee is open to all members.

Government Affairs Committee - Co-Chairs, Jeff Brown & Ed Jarvis. This committee monitors the activities of local and regional government bodies for issues that might affect Chamber members and provides a voice for Chamber members before various Town boards and commissions, encourages members to become candidates for elected office, and conducts candidates’ forums. The committee reviews issues and develops Chamber positions for consideration by the Board of Directors. This Committee also coordinates "Meet the Candidates" events each year for all contested races. The Committee is open to all members.

Membership & Development Committee - Chair, Brian Gilbreth. The mission of the Membership Committee is to ensure that members understand and take advantage of the benefits of Chamber membership. Members of this committee aid in the retention of existing Chamber members, assist the Board in active membership contact, and assist the Executive Director toward membership expansion efforts. Members are special ambassadors of the Chamber in the community. Any Chamber Member is eligible to join this committee.

Nominating Committee - Chair, Doc Findley. In accordance to the Chamber Bylaws, a Nominating Committee was organized to nominate candidates for the Board of Directors. The committee selects candidates to replace Directors whose three-year terms are expiring. Candidates for full three year terms must meet certain criteria.