2015 Independence Chamber Volunteer Committee Form

Please check the box(es) beside the Chamber Committee(s) or Subcommittees
on which you would like to be considered for appointment(s).
Standing Committees
Community Development Committee
Responsibilities: Improving and promoting the quality of life in Independence through the planning and presentation of community events, leadership programs, coordination of the Ford New Generation Learning Academies, as well as assisting with the revitalization of older commercial corridors – Meets Monthly
Marketing Committee
Responsibilities: Overseeing and managing the utilization of social media, electronic communications, public relations, and publications to promote the offerings within the Independence business community and the Chamber as well as to highlight innovative and successful approaches in the practice of commerce – Meets Monthly
Membership Services Committee
Responsibilities: Lead planning of membership luncheons and Business After Hours. Call on new members. Support current members and encourage greater stakeholder involvement, participation and visibility in Chamber activities through networking, marketing and lead generation. Connect with past due members to understand their needs and how the Chamber can fill those needs. This is a highly visible and active committee. – Meets Monthly
Public Policy Committee
Responsibilities: Facilitating the creation, promotion, and advocacy of public policy positions important to the economic vitality of the Independence business community – Meets Monthly
SantaCaliGon Committee
Responsibilities: Developing additional capacities within small business members to positively impact their operational knowledge necessary to create a prosperous business environment – Meets Monthly
Ambassadors Subcommittee (Subcommittee of Membership Services Committee)
Responsibilities: To lead recruitment of new members for the Chamber, serve as greeters/hosts for select Chamber events and call on members reconsidering membership. This is a highly visible and active subcommittee– Meets Monthly
Business Expo Subcommittee (Subcommittee of Small Business Development Committee)
Responsibilities: Planning and executing a showcase for local businesses to display and promote their products and/or services to the broader community at one convenient location – Schedule determined by the subcommittee
Annual Awards Banquet Subcommittee (Subcommittee of Community Development Committee)
Responsibilities: Helping to plan a formal event celebrating and highlighting the leadership of the business community in the betterment of Independence and Eastern Jackson County – Schedule determined by the subcommittee
Golf Classic Subcommittee (Subcommittee of the Membership Services Committee)
Responsibilities: Planning and executing the annual Chamber golf outing for members and guests – Schedule determined by the subcommittee
Halloween Parade Subcommittee (Subcommittee of Community Development Committee)
Responsibilities: Organizing and implementing an annual parade featuring floats, bands, dance groups and motored entries in celebration of Halloween –Schedule determined by the subcommittee
L.E.A.D. Independence Subcommittee (Subcommittee of Community Development Committee)
Responsibilities: Crafting a curriculum to educate participants from member organizations about an array of critical issues affecting Independence and to help enhance leadership skills for greater success in career and civic positions – Schedule determined by the subcommittee
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NOTE: Appointments to Chamber Committees are for a term ending on December 31, 2015. Committee members must be an owner, manager, or employee of a member business/organization. All committee notices and agenda packets will be distributed via email. Please send completed form to Independence Chamber of Commerce, 210 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050, fax to (816) 252-4917 or scan and send via electronic submission to kelo@iChamber.biz.

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