• Committees

  • Executive 

    • Oversee the mission, vision and values of the organization and delegate work to certain committees as necessary.
    • Oversee the orderly function and conduct of the necessary business of the Byron Center Chamber of commerce.
    • Evaluate annually the Chamber Director and make a compensation recommendation to the Board of Directors.
    • Solicit and prepare an appropriate slate of nominations for new Board Members keeping in mind the desired balance the board strives to achieve to represent all the community.
    • Make a recommendation to the Board of Directors when dues structure should be adjusted.
    • Strategic planning    

    Downtown Committee

    • Attend planning meetings to plan Downtown events 
    • Design ways to attract business & people to downtown Byron Center
    • Collaborate with Township to keep look & feel of Downtown Byron Center attractive to community & visitors alike

    Circle of Honor

    • Determine and update criteria for awards
    • Gather nominees names
    • Vote for two recipients (one private, one public)
    • Contact winners and order awards (brick for Whistlestop & framed certificate)
    • (Chairman) presents recipients at annual meeting/luncheon in April or May.

    Golf Outing

    • Attend planning meetings to plan event details
    • Solicit teams and individual golfers for event
    • Collect door prizes/”welcome bag” items
    • Day of event details/set up/clean up
    • Golf outing slated for 3rd Monday in August annually

    Scholarship

    • Annually determine criteria and update application as needed
    • Read through each application submitted and evaluate by pre-determined assessment
    • Meet with committee as a whole and decide finalists to be interviewed
    • Interview finalists at each school and determine winner.
    • Scholarship awarded in May at the May chamber luncheon

    Membership/Ambassador

    • Creatively suggest strategies and methods of implementation to grow membership.
    • Actively engage in personally connecting and helping to recruit new members and retain current members – contact those members that have delayed renewal.
    • Suggest changes as needed for Community Profile (currently every 18 months)
    • Visit new members to welcome them to the chamber of commerce.  Become “ambassadors” of the chamber.
    • Work in conjunction with the Marketing committee.

    Community Expo

    • Attend planning meetings to plan event details
    • Follow up with particular area of responsibility as assigned by committee
    • Report to Board of Directors details of planning
    • Participate in expo:  particulars of set up (day/night before) and actual day of event.  Expo date is TBD (to be determined) and will become a joint event with CGCC.

    Meetings/Events

    • Set Chamber Luncheon/Meetings events
    • Suggest appropriate formats/speakers
    • Set-up/clean-up of Luncheons/Meetings as necessary
    • Particulars of day of event- help with check-in, etc.

    Marketing

    • Promoting the chamber to existing and prospective members
    • Provide “Bang for the Buck” for our membership
    • Provide marketing ideas for our chamber events, partner w/those committees
    • Website creation/review and continual update
    • Use of social media via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
    • Create new Profile (due for new profile for 2012)
    • Advertising in publications
    • Newsletters, other print media i.e flyers, mailers
    • “E-blast” communications
    • Work in conjunction with Membership committee

    Chamber Board Nomination

    • Evaluate the process for chamber board member elections
    • Create a slate of potential nominees
    • Finalize ballot to present to general membership for voting
    • Collect and tally all ballots to determine winners
  • Upcoming Events

  • Elite & Platinum 

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  • Gold & Silver 

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