The following committees are currently active.  If you would like to participate with a committee, please contact our office at 607-432-4500 and our staff will put you in contact with the selected Committee Chairperson.

Committee Descriptions

BUSINESS ADVOCACY

DSCN2969The Committee shall manage the Chamber’s legislative priorities and goals. The Committee shall meet to review issues and concerns that affect our members’ abilities to be successful and create jobs for the citizens of the county.

EDUCATION

The Committee is a group of local business professionals and educators who work collaboratively to create and offer real learning opportunities to the local community.  The Committee shall recommend seminars, discussions, training courses and long-term projects that promote business/education stability and growth, as well as the quality of the work force.  The Committee shall assist the Business Action Committee in areas of education policy and issues for our elected officials.

EXECUTIVE

The Committee shall oversee the President & CEO, including hiring and discharge for cause, and shall fix the compensation, all of which shall be subject to the policies and practices of the Board of Directors. The Committee shall meet monthly prior to the Board meetings to act upon matters to be brought before the Directors. The Committee shall have emergency powers to act for the Board in all matters, remaining in compliance with Chamber policies.

MEMBER SERVICES

The Committee shall review applicants for Chamber membership and recommend to the full board, businesses for membership in the Chamber. The Committee shall plan and implement new member campaigns, renewal strategies and value-added services that enhance a member’s investment. The Committee shall review and recommend to the Board any revisions and/or changes in the investment schedule, as well as other membership related issues.

NOMINATING/BY-LAWS

bikeride35The Committee shall screen and recommend candidates for the annual selection of the Board of Directors and candidates for the posts of Chair, First Vice-Chair, Second Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

PERSONNEL

The Committee shall review and update the Chamber Personnel Handbook. The Committee shall advise on the implementation of personnel policies and procedures. Additionally, the Committee shall act as an appeals board for personnel matters not resolved at the staff level.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Committee shall review, plan and implement special fund raising and public relations activities of the Chamber such as the Annual Dinner, Golf Classic and Small Business Dinner. The Committee shall recommend new special events for the Chamber.

 

For more information about the Committees, or to become a Committee member please email [email protected].