Committees – Responsibilities
The Chamber functions through its committees. Our success therefore depends upon the quality of committee activities and accomplishments.
Committees are the vehicles through which the talents and energies of Chamber members are enlisted, organized, and directed. Committees enable members to actively and effectively carry out the Chamber’s business plan. Membership participation ensures our organization will continue as a vigorous and vital force in the community.
Although Chamber positions on issues are often developed in its committees, policies are not established there. Committees are investigating and recommending bodies; along with their subcommittees, they perform studies and develop the facts on which policy decisions are based. The Board of Directors is the policy-setting body of the Chamber. Following the adoption of policy by the Board, committees are frequently called upon to assist in their implementation.
Board members serve as committee chairs. Volunteer committee members are recruited from the membership at-large. Generally, only employees of Chamber-members firms may serve on a committee; however, individuals with particular expertise occasionally may be invited to serve at the discretion of the committee chair.
The Board President and the Executive Director are advisory members of all committees.
Subcommittees may be utilized when the overall task for the committee includes many individual tasks that may not be dealt with most successfully by one large group. Subcommittees are generally delegated the responsibility for investigating or taking action on a particular phase of the committee’s overall objectives. A subcommittee reports its recommendations to the committee, which then considers and acts upon the report.
Frequency of Meetings
Committees meet as frequently as necessary to accomplish their objectives. Most Chamber committees meet monthly on an agreed upon day and time set by the chair and its members.
Committee Chair – Position Description
To plan and direct action through the committee to accomplish delegated goals and objectives.
The committee chair is directly responsible to the Board of Directors
Description of Committees
Annually review and assess the mission of the Chamber and its effect on our members, board, staff, volunteers, and communities. They will do this by reviewing and assessing the Chamber’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Handle tasks that do not require full board review and approval. Appraise full board and take appropriate issues to full board for approval.
The Finance Committee of the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce is tasked with:
To serve as a watchdog for commerce, manufacturing, chamber members, and the community at large on issues at the local, state, and federal levels which may impact the way we do business or our way of life in Angola and Steuben County. As a committee, we will decide if we support or oppose a particular issue and make a recommendation to the board. The board of directors will make the final decision on the level of involvement, if any, that the chamber will take.
Member Recruitment and Ambassadors/Member Engagement and Retention
The membership committee’s purpose is the continual retention and recruitment of membership. This task is monitored by a variety of membership development functions and goals. Organize and provide greeters for all events. Maintain the new member Ambassador program. This committee reports directly to the board of directors, adds in membership, drops in membership and exit survey results, and market saturation numbers.
After review and assessment, a one, three and five year strategy will be developed for recommendation to the board of directors. This committee may also be assigned other duties as designated by the board of directors throughout the year.
Young Professionals Network
Ebbie Awards Banquet
Business Expo & Annual Membership Meeting
Annual Golf Outing
Corporate Toboggan Speed Challenge
Board of Directors Elections