Committees & Volunteering
The Chamber’s committees, task forces and program support volunteering play an important role in executing the Chamber’s mission “to promote business and enhance economic and community development through leadership, service and advocacy for Fayette County.” If interested in volunteering, please contact the Chamber office at 770.461.9983 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 8:00 a.m.
Objective: Healthcare Council is designed for businesses and support organizations within Fayette County’s Healthcare industry to share best practices, align resources, and coordinate common enablers to successfully serve the Fayette and surround community. Sub-committees meet throughout the year on specific initiatives.”
Objective: YP Fayette is the Chamber’s Young Professionals network whose mission is prioritizing a culture of community building where young professionals, ages 21-40, are energized, engaged and empowered to shape a legacy of progress and growth in Fayette County. Programming focuses on professional development, opportunities to get connected with business and community leaders, and more ways to get engaged at the Chamber and in the County. All young professionals in and around Fayette County are welcome to join our monthly events, which rotate locations around the county.
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. Champions welcome members and assist the staff during events. This committee meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.
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. Day-of volunteers are also needed.
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. No meetings but anticipate one to two requests a year.
Small Business Committee
Objective: Small Business Committee functions as the planning committee for the Chamber’s B2B Luncheon Series. This Committee explores topics and coordinates programs relevant for small business growth.
Economic and Workforce Development
Objective: Manufacturers Council is designed for best practice sharing, bench-marking, and programing for manufacturing businesses in and around Fayette County. Past programming has included 5S best practices, lean manufacturing, and workforce resources. Chamber member Manufacturers and education partners are welcome to attend.
Workforce & Education Committee
Objective: Workforce & Education Committee is designed to bring together education and industry partners in an effort to share training resources, work-based learning programs, and collaboration opportunities. Chamber member HR personnel, workforce development representatives, and education partners are encouraged to attend.
Aerospace & Aviation Council
Objective: Aerospace & Aviation Council is designed for best practice sharing and programing related to the Aerospace/Aviation industry in and around Fayette County.
Talent Attraction & Retention
Objective: The Chamber has formed an Economic Development Task Force to explore strategies to address Talent Attraction & Retention for the county. We recommend promoting a live, work, play, gather, shop community focused on connectivity. However, we recognize the importance of framing this around authenticity, and building on existing infrastructure. To accomplish this goal, we developed three focus areas to dig deeper into ways to attract and retain Talent for long-term sustainability. The three areas are:
- Housing & development
- Arts, Culture, & entertainment
- Workforce Development Tactics
The end goal is to create a master marketing plan for the county, incorporating the existing "Create Your Story" branding alongside the three focus group initiatives, and use it to target qualified Talent.