Local Chambers of Commerce are reliant on volunteers from the business community to chair and run committees within the Chamber. These committees are a vital part of the growth and overall health of any Chamber. The committees serve as a way for local leaders to give back to the local business community as well as assist the Chamber with leadership and fund raising. If you are interested in participating in a Chamber committee, please review the list below and see which committee fits your skill set the best.
Responsible for guiding the development and growth of the Chamber membership. Activities include: identifying and contacting potential new members (business and individual); supporting the updating of the directory and membership database; developing and directing new membership drives; delivering new member packets; requesting and presenting discount offers among active members and welcome calls to new members; organizing and coordinating the New Member Mentor program.
Meeting date/location: Committee meets as needed.
Responsible for activities related to growth of businesses in the Anderson Area. Activities include: development and operations of the Neighborhood Business District program; working with Anderson Township on the Beechmont Corridor project; delivering information on the Chamber to all new businesses in the Anderson Area; marketing and promotion of Chamber members; keeping current demographic information available for inquiries; developing and maintaining new business start-up information; identifying possible new businesses and working with Anderson Township and surrounding governmental agencies to bring new businesses into the Anderson Area.
Meeting date/location: 9:00am – 10:00am ~ 1st Wednesday of the month ~ Anderson Area Chamber – Large Conference Room.
Responsible for all educational and professional development programs and seminars presented by the Chamber. Additionally, this committee is responsible for planninig and coordinating a General Meeting inviting both Chamber members and the community once a year. Activities of this committee also include: organizing and coordinating the Chamber programs of Lunch N’ Learn, HR & Employment Law Issues Roundtables and Partners in Education; planning business educational programs, seminars and speakers which involves the selection and contracting of speakers, locations and determination of topics and serve as liaison between the Chamber and the Forest Hills School district.
Meeting date/location: 10:30am ~ fourth Thursday of the month – Anderson Area Chamber.
Responsible for overseeing all financials matters of the Chamber. Activities include: working with the Chamber staff and all committee chairpersons involved to prepare the annual budget of the Chamber; presentation of this budget to the Board of Directors for approval; monitoring of the annual budget; presenting current financial reports at each monthly Chamber meeting; investigating and advising Board of Directors on investment possiblilities; developing and presenting new fundraising plans for the Chamber.
Meeting date/location: 8:00am – 9:00am ~ last Tuesday of the month
Responsible for all activities related to promotion, advertising and public relations of the Chamber as well as monitoring the public image of the Chamber. Activities include: preparation and distributionthe Anderson Area map and Community Resource magazine/Chamber directory; media coverage and event press releases; ACTV coverage for events & programs; planning and supporting the distribution and sale of the annual Coupon Book and publicizing the General Membership meeting.
Meeting date/location: Meets Bi-monthly – Committee meets as needed.
Purpose is to advise and assist the chamber on current hardware, software and related marketing decisions that will meet the needs of our Chamber. Website updating & marketing are also responsibilities.
Meeting date/location: As needed – Committee meets as needed.
Chamber Event Committees
Networking event held at local restaurants throughout the year from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. $10 admission fee includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Contact the Chamber office for more information or to make a reservation, 513-474-4802.
Citizen of the Year Award Banquet
Annual community event recognizing the outstanding Citizen, Volunteer, Business, Educators and Students of the year. Committee is responsible for organizing this popular event held in the Spring of the year. Contact the Chamber office for more information or to make a reservation, 513-474-4802.
Chairperson: Ken Schroeder – 513-231-4561 (Mt. Washington Care Center)
Chamber Golf Outing
The Annual Chamber Golf Outing is held a a local golf course the second week of June. Teams play in a scramble format. The day includes a catered lunch and dinner along with 18 holes of golf. Contact the Chamber office for more information or to make a reservation, 513-474-4802.
Chairperson: Greg Neisen 513-231-7871 (Watch Hill Bank)
Anderson’s Got Talent
Anderson Area community event held the last week-end in July at Beech Acres. The Chamber partners with the Anderson Park District, Anderson Township and Post 318.
In 2012 the Chamber will host the first ever Anderson’s Got Talent competition to be held July 27-28 on the main stage. Thirty acts to perform live on Friday and the top ten will advance to the finals on Saturday, with the winner walking away with the $1,000 Grand Prize!!
For more information visit the event website www.AndersonsGotTalent.com or contact the Chamber office, 513-474-4802.
Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast
The Chamber’s annual Thanksgiving Breakfast held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. A great networking event with a catered breakfast and speaker. Contact the Chamber office for more information or to make a reservation, 513-474-4802.
Chairperson: Debbie Heitzman – 231-5540 (Appearance Plus Cleaners)
The Chamber’s annual holiday party that is held at Coldstream Country Club the second Tuesday in December. A fun networking event with complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Contact the Chamber office for more information or to make a reservation, 513-474-4802.
Chairperson: John Croxton II – 513-231-7150 (TP White & Sons Funeral Home)