West Shore Chamber

Benefits of Membership

Committees

Committees

As a member of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce, you have the opportunity to serve on a variety of committees. This is an excellent way to network with other members, serve our community, and address business interests and issues.

Some committees meet monthly while others serve at the call of the Chair. Committee communications such as meeting notices, agendas and notes are sent via email. The following committees have an open enrollment and you can join them at any time.

To view any of the upcoming Committee Meetings please view them here on our Events Calendar. Please contact the Staff Liaison of the Committee in order to be added to the registration and meeting notice list.

  Business & Industry Night
Chair: Phil Metzler
Staff Liaison: Margaret Murphy

The Business & Industry Night Committee plans and carries out the Chamber’s Annual Business & Industry Night trade show.

  Economic Development & Transportation
Chair: Steve Wilt
Staff Liaison: George Book
The Economic Development & Transportation Committee works on projects that ensure the future economic viability of the West Shore and enhance the quality of life for its citizens. This committee also serves as a resource to identify and educate members on issues and information that will foster economic development in the community. The Committee’s Partnerships in Motion program assigns members to small groups that meet monthly to confidentially discuss business issues and serve as a sounding board for new initiatives or challenges.

  Golf
Chair: Ken Logan
Staff Liaison: Margaret Murphy
The Golf Committee members plan and carry out the Chamber’s Annual Golf Outing and our summer event, Putt it Into the Park.

Governmental Affairs
Chair: Erik Hume
Staff Liaison: George Book
The Governmental Affairs Committee reviews and recommends to the Board, policy positions on legislative issues relating to interests and concerns of our members and promotes good government throughout the region. The committee also hosts discussion groups and speakers to provide insight on the activities of our state and local government.

Membership
Chair: Chelsea Wurster
Staff Liaison: Krystin Blauch
The Membership Committee supports the Chamber’s efforts to develop new members and retain existing members. Members of this committee also serve as Member Mentors who help to facilitate networking with new members and reach out to members for feedback on membership benefits.

Nonprofit
Chair: Andy Green
Staff Liaison: George Book
The Nonprofit Committee connects the nonprofit community and the business community through education programs, resources, volunteer connections, and by providing a forum for strategic alliances and collaborative efforts between non- and for-profit entities.

  Programs & Marketing
Chair: Jessica Hughes
Staff Liaison: Krystin Blauch
The members of the Programs & Marketing Committee develop and recommend strategies for internal Chamber Committees as well as branding the Chamber externally in order to grow membership. They also act as a sounding board for planning, coordinating and evaluating future Chamber programs and events, based on input from committees and general Chamber membership and make recommendations to the Board.

  Women in Business Roundtable
Chair: Lita Heckler
Staff Liaison: Margaret Murphy
The Women in Business Roundtable (WiBR) Committee develops innovative programs and events, such as the annual Luminary Awards Luncheon, to enhance professional growth and networking opportunities for our many women business professionals members.