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  • Committees & Volunteering

  • The Chamber’s committees and task forces play an important role in executing the Chamber’s mission.

    Advocacy

    • Governmental Affairs Committee

    Objective: To build a pro-business climate by fostering relationships between the business community and elected officials and advising the Fayette Chamber Board in setting Chamber agenda.  This committee meets monthly on the third Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m.

    • Transportation Task Force

    Objective: Created out of a need identified in the Fayette Visioning initiative, the Mobility Task Force looks to make recommendations on policy addressing:

    1. Commuting challenges for our businesses bringing working in that live outside of Fayette County.  This issue impacts economic development.
    2. Community challenges for Fayette Contains commuting to jobs outside of Fayette County.  This issue affects quality of life.
    3. Transportation challenges for those in Fayette County that either do not drive or do not have a means of transportation. 

    Programming

    • Ambassadors

    Objective: To assist the Chamber with retention and membership focusing on connecting with new members who have joined the Chamber in the past two years. Also to serve as the goodwill arm of the Chamber. Ambassadors welcome members and assist the staff during events.  This committee meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at 8 a.m.

    • Business Advisory Council

    Objective: To assist developing programs that support small businesses affiliated with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce so that they can achieve strategic economic growth.  This committee will meet as needed, likely a couple of times in the fourth quarter of the year to choose the B2B luncheon topics and speakers for the following year.

    • Expo Committee

    Objective: To assist in the planning and execution of the Fayette Chamber's annual Community Expo.  Duties include helping with event logistics, promotion and volunteer recruiting. This committee meets several times in the 3 months prior to Expo.

    • Golf Committee

    Objective: To assist in the planning and execution of the Fayette Chamber's annual Business on the Green spring golf tournament. Duties include securing sponsorships, collecting raffle prize items, and volunteering on tournament day.  This committee meets several times in the 3 months prior to the tournament.

    • Consultants on Demand

    Objective:  To provide members with expertise to help their businesses grow.  Consultants are on call to assist members with up to three hours of free consulting.  Anticipate one to two requests a year.

    • Startup Task Force

    Objective: Created out of a need identified in the Fayette Visioning initiative, the Startup Task force seeks to establish a start-up community in Fayette County that focuses on technology-oriented businesses.  This group is slated to start its work in late spring 2017.

    Community engagement

    • Education and Workforce Committee

    Objective:  To implement strategies and tactics that support the Fayette Visioning education goal, “Fayette County will have an education system that is recognized as a national and international leader.”

    • Fayette Visioning

    Objective:  Fayette County is the place where bold ideas become reality; achieved through collaborative and inclusive leadership that elevates education, economic prosperity, employment opportunities, and quality of life to unrivaled heights. Most of Fayette Visioning’s five-year plan is being implemented by partner organizations, which includes the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.  To learn more about the Fayette Visioning plan and the implementation partners, visit www.FayetteVisioning.org or contact Fayette Visioning at Fayette@FayetteVisioning.org.

    Interested in Volunteering? Email Cereto@FayetteChamber.org.

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