YOU are the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, and your knowledge and commitment make our organization stronger. You can share your skills and protect your interests by participating in the Chamber’s standing committees.
The Ambassador Committee serves as the primary link between our members and the Chamber. Ambassadors welcome new members, helping them to become acclimated to the array of benefits and services offered by the Chamber, as well as introduce them to current members. New and renewing members can expect a personal visit and delivery of a membership packet from one of our Ambassadors who consider it a privilege to serve on the team. The Ambassador Committee is a positive cohesive force whose commitment to the enhancement of business in the Greater Gardner area is obvious.
Awards Selection Committee
The Awards Selection Committee, comprised of past Chairpersons of the Board, and past Citizens of the Year, meets annually in the spring, and is charged with determining the Community Awards recipients to be honored.
Economic Development Committee
The Economic Development Committee is an initiative of/and between the seven communities the Chamber serves represented by their Town Managers and Municipal Planning Directors, as well as members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The Committee is focused on finding ways to collaborate in order to drive business growth and economic development in our region.
Event Planning & Outing Committee
The Event Planning and Outing Committee assists with coordinating and promoting existing events as well as implementing new value added events to benefit Chamber members and the Greater Gardner business community. During the spring and summer months, the committee assists with overall planning of the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament & Outing, including solicitation of sponsors and auction donors, and coordinating volunteers.
Legislative Affairs Committee
Board Chair, Chris Daly of Daly’s Property Shoppe
The Legislative Affairs Committee promotes the interests of members and businesses within our service area with public sector officials on the local, state, and federal level. The committee is also responsible for the development of educational and informational programs for business and community leaders on important issues that affect businesses.
The Scholarship Committee meets annually in the spring to review applications for, and select recipients of scholarship/internship awards slated for students pursuing a degree or professional development studies and looking to gain real-world business/internship experience.
W.O.M.E.N.2Women Planning Committee
Board Chair, Jessica DeRoy the City of Gardner’s Economic Development Coordinator
Women Offering Mentoring, Education & Networking
The W.O.M.E.N.2Women Planning Committee comes together to plan the quarterly programming for the Chamber’s W.O.M.E.N.2Women Professional Networking lunch series. The focus of this program is to provide mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in our business community. #shemeansbusiness