Get Involved – Join a Chamber Committee!
Working with a committee is a great way to network and meet people, be involved in an issue that interests you, and learn and practice leadership skills. Below is a brief summary of each Vermilion Chamber Committee.
Business Advocacy Committee –
The Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) is responsible for helping determine Chamber Policy and direction on issues important to business and business development, for developing a legislative agenda, and for communicating issues to the Board of Directors and general membership. As the voice of business, this committee will be charged with building relationships and networks between the Vermilion Chamber and elected officials across all levels of government, acting as liaison for the chamber in assisting with local, regional and state economic development organization efforts, and assisting any active chamber member who seeks advice, aid and/or representation regarding business issues.
One way issues are identified, which impact the business community, is through input provided by our membership. If you are a Vermilion Chamber member in good standing, have identified an issue, proposed a project or ordinance, which could impact the business community, simply complete the Vermilion Chamber's Business Advocacy Request Form. Click here to access the form.
The Marketing Committee's purpose is to enhance the image of the Chamber through strategic branding. The Committee aims to present a consistent image for the Chamber through its collateral marketing materials and events promotion to ensure maximum impact as well as assist with Website Review, Social Media Content, marketing material proofing, and Constant Contact content. They make the recommendations to the Board and support the Executive Director with member communication and media relations.
The Membership Committee works to ensure that new and existing businesses are aware of the benefits of membership in the Chamber. While much emphasis is placed on the recruitment of new members, the membership committee also serves as the liaison to existing members. The committee is charged with communicating the needs and expectations of the membership to the Board of Directors. The Membership Committee is responsible for all areas of membership development including recruitment, retention, engagement, and education. This committee serves as the Chamber’s Ambassadors and ensures members feel welcomed and connected.
Taste of Vermilion Committee-
The Taste of Vermilion Fundraiser is an expo-style event held annually in November. Committee participation is open to any chamber member. The committee shares the work with Chamber staff of coordinating this event that is designed to members of the community together to taste and enjoy food prepared by our restaurants and caterers.
The Golf Committee assists in the planning of the annual Golf Tournament. This event brings the fun of golf and networking together in one outstanding tournament with great prizes. Golf committee members help secure players, sponsors, recruit volunteers and more. The event is held in the Spring and committee meets as needed through event date.
Women's Leadership Committee-
The Women's Leadership Committee assists in the organizing of the annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon. The event brings together women from Vermilion to Excite, Inspire and Celebrate. At our annual event, women are able to share resources, best practices, ideas and more.
Membership Award Banquet Committee-
The Membership Awards Banquet Committee plans the Annual Membership Awards Banquet. The annual Membership Award Banquet is held to celebrate membership, highlight achievements during the past year, and honor the recipients of the Chamber Business Awards. The banquet also showcases the winner of the Chamber Scholarship
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