Build a Strong Chamber and Business Community

Strategy: Establish and maintain a strong volunteer base and encourage effective, focused committees.

Activities: Support the following committees to accomplish set goals and objectives.

Board of Directors – Actively participate and oversee Chamber functions and services to provide maximum benefit to the Chamber Membership. Meets the second Thursday of the month at 12 noon.

Ambassadors Club — Assist the Chamber in its goal of retention and expansion of members. Emphasis is on personal contact with current and potential Chamber Members, Ambassadors make one-on-one member visitations, referrals of potential members, attend and serve as host at Chamber functions and socials. Meets the last Wednesday of the month, 8-9 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room.

Crime Free Business Task Force — Developed for Member business and the Lakewood Police Department to work hand-in-hand to combat crime in Lakewood. Task Force issues include: Robberies; Fraud; Business Theft; Responsible Property Management for multi-housing complexes, as well as liquor serving establishments; BounceBack (a check crimes enforcement program); as well as emergency response issues, such as the Avian Flu. Meets on an as-needed basis.

Education — The committee sponsors the Business Students of the Year Scholarship fundraiser. Meets on an as needed basis.

Golf Tournament Planning Committee — Assists in planning, organizing and promoting the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament. Meeting times and locations vary.

Government Affairs – Watchdog for business related issues that impact your bottom line. Develop recommendations for policy positions to the Board of Directors. Meets on an as needed basis.

Membership Oversight Committee – Evaluate and make recommendations to the Board regarding membership benefits, programs and activities to encourage new memberships, as well as retention. Meets on an as needed basis.

Military Affairs — Advocacy group for maintaining a healthy business economy through military contacts. Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 8:00 a.m. at Burs Restaurant.

Please note: Scheduled dates may vary due to Chairperson’s schedule.
Call the Chamber to confirm dates/times/locations.