Committees are the core of a Chamber of Commerce and volunteer members are the heart of those committees. We invite you - or your employees – to join a committee to help with the ongoing work of the Chamber. Committees provide a great opportunity to meet others, network your business and have fun with other like-minded members, all while working on behalf of the business community!
Chamber committees are:
Business Development committee:
This committee assists with the Small Business Development conference and workshops to assist businesses in running their business. Topics and speakers are determined by this group.
This committee will assist with events like the banquet, golf tournament and membership meetings.
Membership Services consists of three committees, two of which are new: Ambassadors, Recruitment, and Retention.
This group of volunteers serves as representatives to the membership. They will help:
Continue to engage new members by inviting them to events on a monthly basis
Welcome all members to every event
Assist in implementation of events
Checking in to see if members have any needs
Ensure accurate listings on the website and in the magazine
Ensure members are receiving electronic communications
This committee’s goal is to build a solid core organization of involved membership. Some of the ways they will work to achieve this are:
Inviting businesses to join our efforts
Educating new members on benefits
Inviting new members to events
Inviting new members to serve on committees
This committee will work to keep good members. The committee will keep involved members by:
Encouraging involvement in a
Ensuring accurate listings on the website and in the magazine before publication of the new directory
Evaluate by survey of members to determine needs and direction
Government Advocacy committee:
It is the mission of the Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce's Government Advocacy Coalition to create policy positions for the chamber that reflect a pro-business outlook, and to adopt a proactive stand on specific issues considered by the government and present a unified Chamber position on these policies. The economic development and sustainability of Danville, Boyle County, and surrounding areas is important to the membership of the Chamber, and business people understand the impact that government decisions have on business and economic growth and prosperity. The committee will work to be proactively, as well as reactively, influential in local, state, and occasionally federal government policy decisions.
Workforce Development committee:
This committee was created in response to input from Chamber member companies about the increasing difficulty in finding qualified applicants for their businesses. There was also concern for the community’s ability to compete effectively for new commercial and/or manufacturing businesses if the local labor pool could not support the quantity and quality of job skills needed. This group has hosted panel discussions and forums, created a successful regional Business-Education Exchange in which school administrators, counselors, and teachers and an equal number of business/industry representatives spend 2 to 4 hours in each others’ worlds to better understand the demands and limitations each faced; and a Teacher Academy where participating teachers spend half or whole days in four different businesses in the community to learn about the job and career options that exist, the skills that are required in those jobs, and examples of the everyday application of academic areas such as math, science, and language skills. The group is currently working on creating a jobs database for our county, and, eventually, our region.
Let me know if you would like to join us in any of the following areas. Contact me in any of the following ways: firstname.lastname@example.org; 859-236-2361 (office) or 859-583-6540 (cell).
Thank you, again, for your investment in the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.
Paula Fowler, Executive Director