Committees & Volunteers
The Chamber Committees can be grouped into three main categories: strategic, event and governance.
Advocacy – guides the advocacy and policy work of the Chamber, including prioritizing issues and making recommendations to the Board on Chamber positions. Also oversees any sub-committees or working groups that are created to address particular issues or allow our members the chance to provide input on policy resolutions and advocacy actions.
Marketing & Membership – monitors the membership of the Chamber, reviewing and approving new members. This Committee also works on strategies and ideas to aid retention and membership growth, increase visibility and define the brand of the Chamber.
DBIA Liaison - this individual will attend our member Board meetings at Downtown Kingston. It will offer an opportunity to share ideas/strategic partnership.
Chamber Classic – working to continually grow and enhance the Chamber’s longest-running event, this group oversees the RFP process for the selection of the course, develops sponsorship structures, and provides ideas and input into the various operational aspects of the event such as player gifts, meals and volunteers.
Gala & Business Achievement Awards – our annual showcase of local business success is helped by this group, which reviews the award categories, assists with the solicitation of nominations, and provides ideas for the various operational aspects of this event such as décor/theme, selection of venue and menu.
Finance – reviews the Chamber’s internal monthly financial statements and detailed financial information including the annual audited financial statements, and sets finance-related policies for the Chamber.
Nominations – comprised of Chamber Past Presidents/Chairs, this group reviews the composition of the Chamber Board to look for gaps in skills or networks, provides information to prospective candidates for the Board, and oversees the annual election process. It also provides recommendations to the Board about the composition of the Executive Committee, as well as Chamber Committees.
Joining a Chamber Committee
Our Chamber Committees are appointed each year by the Board of Directors. Chamber members who are interested in serving on a Committee can submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request should indicate which Committee(s) you are interested in joining, and an indication of the specific skills and experience you possess which would benefit the work of that Committee. Certifications, professional expertise, related experience and other information is helpful.