Chamber committees provide members and their employees the opportunity to network, gain exposure and use their talents to create programs and projects that benefit the community and business sector. Below you will find a list of current Chamber committees, as well as their functions and purpose.
Senior Services and Senior LifeStyle Expo committee
The Senior LifeStyle Expo committee develops and schedules continuing education classes & professional development on timely issues affecting the senior groups within our community. Evaluates & recommends implementation of new products and services. Plans & organizes the Senior Lifestyle Expo, held during the summer.
Chamber Golf Tournament committee
Planning and executing our annual golf outing in September is the goal of this committee. This committee meets once or twice monthly from approximately May through September.
B2B Expo Committee
This event is an opportunity for businesses to network together in a trade-show type of setting, while promoting their business products and services to the community audience. The committee plans and organizes the fall Business-to-Business (B2B) Expo, held in October at Adrian College.
Annual FUNdraiser/Awards committee
The FUNdraiser is a Chamber-sponsored event to recognize businesses and individuals throughout the community. This committee help identify award recipients throughout the year. The Auction/Dinner is held the first quarter of each year.
The Committee is responsible for planning and preparing for our Annual Chamber Auction. This committee shall take an active part in the action necessary to accomplish this purpose including soliciting sponsors, prize donors and attendees. This is our largest fundraiser. The revenue is used to implement programs that benefit Chamber members and promote the business community.
Shop Local Event Committee
Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support our community. Small Business Saturday rallies shoppers, local businesses and public officials to Shop Small® and show their community pride. Typically held the last Saturday in November.
Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to new Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member communication and retention, and each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with our members’ desires.
Ambassadors meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Adrian Chamber office. For a current list of Chamber Ambassadors, visit the Ambassadors page.
Adrian in the AM
Identifies programs and sponsors for our signature monthly event. Adrian in the AM is a monthly breakfast program featuring speakers presenting information that is timely and pertinent to Chamber members. Facilitators are needed to manage the agenda and introduce speakers at monthly new member breakfasts. They must be active Chamber members who will endorse membership based on their own chamber participation.
Business After Hours Committee
Business After Hours is a networking event held several times per year in partnership with sponsoring Chamber members. This event is designed to promote the sponsoring member business and help build connections with other business leaders. The sponsoring business opens its doors for Chamber members, offering a behind-the-scenes look at its operation. This committee help engage and identify potential hosts.
The Marketing responsibilities include helping all members to become aware of the benefits of Chamber membership, highlight current Chamber activities and programs, and foster a professional image, proactive, and inclusive of all members and groups. , develop strategies to support the Chamber’s mission statement, and implement action plans to help the Chamber achieve its goals while providing resources for business members.