Committees

Committee members serve as “business liaisons” to the Chamber and the community and assist in carrying out the mission and goals of the Chamber. Registration does not guarantee acceptance on the committee due to size of committee. Please contact the Chamber at (706) 651-0058 or info@columbiacountychamber.com to volunteer.


Service Committees 2014

Ambassador Committee

Support the Chamber’s efforts in welcoming new members by delivering the membership packet, and contacts members regularly to encourage participation and involvement, and attending 50% of ribbon cuts.  Interview and separate application process required.
Meeting Date/Time: Second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber. 

Government Affairs Committee

Advocates for Chamber Members regarding government related concerns by addressing or taking action where when needed on legislative issues.  Develops the Chamber’s legislative agenda.
Meeting Date/Time:  Second Thursday of month, 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber, except July.

Programs Committee

Works with and supports the Director of Programs to implement programs and events.  A creative and brainstorming team that creates programs based on memmber’s needs and provides opportunity for better business.
Meeting Date/Time:  Second Wednesday of month, 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber.

Youth Leadership Committee 2013-2014

Directs Youth Leadership program including selection of Class, planning and implementation of each leadership day, and evaluating program results.
Meeting Date/Time:  Fourth Thursday of Month at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber.  

Leadership Columbia County Committee 2013-2014

Directs the Adult Leadership Program, including selection of Class, planning and implementing each leadership day and evaluating program results.
Meeting Date/Time: Third Friday of month, 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber 

Workforce / Education

Focuses on workforce development programs with technical schools, middle and high schools to build a better workforce for the region.
Meeting Date/Time:  Monthly to bi-monthly with area business leaders.

Golf Committee

Coordinates the annual golf tournament by securing donations, helping  with pre-tournament logistics, and volunteering on the day of the tournament.
Meeting Date/Time:  Monthly from May until September.


Standing Committees Chairs

Executive Committee

Rick Crawford

Finance Committee

Rachael Grant

Immediate Past Chair

Chris McLaughlin

Chair Elect

Michelle Piper

By-Laws & Constitution Status

John T.Y. Smith


Event/Focus Committees 2014

Annual Meeting

Chris McLaughin

Past Chairman Committee

Yvonne Meeks

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