Get the most out of your Chamber Membership … Participate!
The best way to learn about your Chamber is to get involved in it. Whether you serve or lead a committee, participate in events or serve on your Board of Trustees, active involvement is the best way to learn, gain and serve.
Your Chamber is a very dynamic organization with dozens of committees, sub-committees, task forces or Boards in which to participate. The Chamber could not attempt to do all the work it does on behalf of its members and the business community without the help of its nearly 600 volunteers willing to share their time, passion and interest.
As Chair, I encourage you to look at our list of committees and opportunities to participate that are provided below. We welcome your interest, input and support of your region’s Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you for your membership.
President, Mound Development Corporation
2014 Chair, Board of Trustees – Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
For additional information regarding a committee, e-mail the listed Chamber contact. Click here to view the committee list and members.
Assists the Chamber with retention of Chamber memberships by maintaining relationships with existing and new member companies. Committee member responsibilities include Goodwill calls, new member reception calls, networking events, and retention calls. The club meets six times a year over lunch.
Audit & Finance
The Audit & Finance Committee is the oversight for the development of information pertaining to all financial and payroll record keeping systems, and policies & procedures. The committee meets at least five times a year.
This program assists members by providing timely, focused and cost effective information. The briefings are held the 2nd Friday of the month, excluding December, where Regional CEO’s share business successes and strategies. Committee member responsibilities include selection of CEO speakers, event logistics and evaluation of attendee surveys. The committee meets approximately six times a year.
Business After Hours
Provides business-to-business networking opportunities that assist the members’ ability to expand their customer base. Each event provides the opportunity to experience many premier locations in the region while making valuable business contacts, entertaining customers or rewarding employees. Committee member responsibilities include event logistics and theme. The committee meets about six times each year.
Energy & Environmental Committee
Committee members strive to support and promote safe and environmentally responsible business practices through information exchange, business recognition, and the promotion of good public policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. The committee meets approximately six times per year.
The Executive Committee is made up of the officers of the Board of Trustees and at least 3 other Trustees. It shall possess and exercise the powers of the Board of Trustees between meetings of the Board.
Generation Dayton Steering Committee
The feedback and recommendations received by this committee ensure that the events and activities related to Generation Dayton (GenD) support the mission and strategic objectives of the Chamber. This committee has primary oversight responsibility for the GenD program and all associated activities. This committee meets monthly.
This appointed committee is responsible for recommending a slate of candidates to to the Executive Committee to replace the Trustees whose regular terms are expiring or to serve as additional Trustees.
Leadership Dayton Board of Governors
The feedback and recommendations received by this committee ensure that the events and activities related to Leadership Dayton (LD) support the mission and strategic objectives of the Chamber. This committee has primary oversight responsibility for the LD program and all member (post-program) activities. This committee meets four times a year and each liaison must attend at least one of the meetings in order to remain an active committee member. In the event the liaison is unable to attend a committee meeting, they should arrange for another group member to attend in their place.
Marketing & Communications
Acts as the oversight for planning and implementing an ongoing marketing and communications program that meets Chamber membership retention goals and ensures an effective internal communications program. Committee meets quarterly.
Military & Federal Government Affairs
Members of the Military & Federal Government Affairs Committee are responsible for providing guidance to the Chamber’s public policy staff on a wide range of local, state and federal issues that are important to the future success of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The committee meets every other month in the Executive Conference Room (Room 208) of the Dayton Convention Center.
Safety Council Board
The Dayton/Miami Valley Safety Council enhances a safe and healthy environment in the workplace through education, networking, Information Systems, and advocacy. The board is responsible for oveseeing the operations of the safety programs offered by the Chamber.
Workforce Advisory Committee
Acts as the oversight for the development of programs and services which provide employers with cost-effective and time-efficient solutions to their workforce needs. The committee meets once per quarter or as needed.