In an effort to increase action, outreach and reaction for our Members, the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce has established volunteer committees. Any employee of a member business is welcome to visit any committee without any obligation, and your level of participation is up to you.
The mission of the Agribusiness Committee is to promote agriculture as a major segment of the local economy, lead community efforts regarding agribusiness and economic development, and unite and network groups and activities to address issues important to agriculture, and serve the agribusiness community by recognizing outstanding achievements. The Agribusiness Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber. Contact Melissa Vance at Melissa@wcareachamber.org for more information.
Awards, Celebrations and Events (ACE’s) Committee
The mission of the ACE’s committee is to serve as ambassadors of the Chamber celebrating member events, grand openings, ribbon cuttings, chamber network nights, and assist the chamber staff in carrying out two major fundraisers each year: the annual Chamber dinner and the spring golf outing. The ACE’s other purpose is to provide leadership and service in the area of beautification, cleanliness, and issues related. The Committee receives nominations and decides awards to businesses that contribute to the physical beauty and cleanliness of our community. The Committee assists the chamber staff with the Spring Clean-Up Event and in planning and carrying out the annual Community Improvement Awards Luncheon. ACE’s meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Chamber Board Room at 3:30 p.m. Contact Melissa Vance at Melissa@wcareachamber.org for more information.
Business Education Committee
The mission of the Business Education Committee is to serve as a think tank, planning table, and support vehicle for implementation of the Chamber’s Business Education Liaison Program. The Program includes, but is not limited to, activities related to business-education partnerships such as the Chamber’s Information and Referral Service, Fall Career Conference, and forums and networking events intended to bring business and education together. Helps direct the Workforce-Education Information Resource and Referral Service. Business Education Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month in the Chamber Board Room at 8:30 a.m. Contact Melissa Vance at Melissa@wcareachamber.org for more information.
Buy Local Committee
The mission of the Buy Local Committee is to promote Chamber members (local retail businesses, suppliers, and service providers) and educate the general public about the economic benefits of shopping and buying locally. The Buy Local Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Ugly Mug’s in Centerville at 9:00 a.m. Contact Ed DeLaPaz at Ed@wcareachamber.org for more information.
Issues and Advocacy Committee
The Issues and Advocacy Committee makes a concentrated effort to utilize trained volunteers supported by the Chamber for outreach, research, and response to the broad range of issues affecting the business community. The Issues & Advocacy Committee meets the challenges of keeping individual business research data confidential and at the same time addressing issues and directing appropriate material to other Chamber committees, policy makers and government officials to support existing businesses. The Issues & Advocacy Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Chamber Board Room at noon. Contact Melissa Vance at Melissa@wcareachamber.org for more information.
Membership Outreach Committee
Serve as the link between the Chamber and its members. Welcome new members and seeks to deliver and receive valuable information regarding events, activities, concerns, challenges and any other issues members face. Overall goal is to communicate with new and existing members and support events that benefit or recognize the members in any way. The Membership Outreach Committee the fourth Thursday of each month in the Chamber Board Room at 1:00 p.m. Contact Melissa Vance at Melissa@wcareachamber.org for more information.