The true lifeblood of the Chamber is the work completed in the committees. Chamber committees plan, organize, and promote special events and help shape the climate of the business community as well as the lifestyle of the entire area.
The purpose of this committee is to enhance the economic climate in the Tri-C area by creating opportunities for member development and/or retention and new business development, thereby creating new jobs.
Community Operations Committee
The purpose of this committee is to oversee the everyday operation of the Chamber, to raise community awareness through informative and relative programs for the membership, and to develop continuity of leadership through projects such as Chamber Retreats, The Chamber Annual Meeting and General Membership Meetings.
Another purpose of this committee is to publicize Chamber events and programs and to build relationships between Chamber members and the community. This purpose is accomplished through projects such as the Carterville Community Day at Miners' Ball Park, Community Christmas Party, Halloween Pumpkin Path, Chamber Directory and Buyers' Guide,a Monthly Newsletter, Chamber Home Page and Ribbon Cuttings/Open Houses.
An additional purpose is to support the community Unit #5 School District and its foundation; to be an advocate for John A. Logan College and its services; and to further the education of our members in a direction that will improve their businesses. This purpose is accomplished through projects such as Member/Community Training Seminars, Teacher Appreciation Awards, and partnership with John A. Logan College.
The Nominating Committee is a sub-committee of the Operations Committee whose purpose is to nominate candidates for the Board of Directors prior to the beginning of a new year and whenever a Board vacancy occurs.
The purpose of this committee is to provide funds management through the use of a fiscal budget, and to disburse Chamber funds while achieving consistent membership growth. This purpose is accomplished through projects such as development of an overall budget, planning of non-dues fundraisers and other projects.
Social Media Committee
The purpose of this committee is to use social media platforms to provide enhanced exposure and engagement for all chamber members, as well as to improve reach and communication for all Chamber related happenings.
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