Chesterfield Chamber Committees
Get Involved in a Chamber Committee
The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce is focused on helping members build their businesses and keeping members connected to the Chamber and the community. Joining a Chamber committee is a great way to make connections while serving with respected business leaders. There is a Chamber committee for everyone’s expertise or interests. To receive more information about a committee, contact the Chamber staff. Watch the Weekly Opportunities for upcoming committee meetings.
Business Education Committee
The Business Education Committee is responsible for planning educational programs and securing speakers for the "Business Over Breakfast" and "Lunch and Learn" educational seminars throughout the year. Presenters include industry professionals who are Chamber members who provide information on IT, green living and general business education topics. Business Over Breakfast seminars are breakfast meetings featuring a speaker discussing relevant/timely topics. Lunch and Learn is a similar structure, and is held during the lunch hour.
Our Business Roundtable meets every third Thursday of the month and our Business Education Committee meets every second Tuesday of the month which are great times for new businesses in the area to network.
Chair: David Weiss
Connecting Chamber Women - CCW Committee
Connecting Chamber Women Committee is a coalition of local women dedicated to furthering the professional development and leadership of women in and around Chesterfield. The committee works to help women find mentors, build recognition for their organizations, and inspire personal and professional growth by developing programs focused on challenges faced in the workplace. The goal of the committee is to bring professional women together in regular meetings for networking, business education, and charitable works.
Co-Chairs: Judy Lahay and Mary Pfenning
The Membership Committee welcomes new members and works to enhance membership retention. Responsibilities of committee members include attending new member ribbon cuttings and greeting new members at the General Membership Meetings and networking events. The Membership Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office. The Membership Committee members serve as ambassadors. They explore adding new benefits for Chamber members as well as educating members to existing benefits.
Co-Chairs: Debbie Reid and Cari Carr
Annual Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run Committee
This committee organizes the Chamber’s community 10K and 5K Run/Walk event in October. Responsibilities include soliciting welcome bag donations and volunteering the day of race and a variety of tasks as assigned. The events committee works to recruit non-board members to serve as committee members. While continually analyzing current activities/fundraisers to ensure they benefit the Chamber and the investors, they also recommend new activities, fundraisers and events.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Ed Ernstrom and Mike Butler
Winter Festival Committee
The Annual Winter Festival Dinner and Auction takes place early December and features a dinner with live and silent auctions. Committee members help in the preparation and facilitation of the event, and soliciting donations for the auction. Members of this committee should be comfortable spending time finding and soliciting donations and promoting the event. Attendance of committee members is encouraged the evening of the event.
Co-Chairs: Cari Carr and Kimberly Phillips
Chamber Understanding City Operations (CUCO)
CUCO meets monthly with Chesterfield city officials to review current and future actions being considered by the city council. The purpose is to understand the city budget process, review expenditures, and maintain dialogue with city officials regarding matters the Chamber and its members deem important to business and the community. The committee makes recommendations to the full Board of Directors for resolutions or actions to be taken. CUCO meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber office.
Chair: Mike Hejna
Annual Golf Tournament Committee
The Golf Committee helps plan the Chamber’s Golf Classic and silent auction. Responsibilities include recruiting participants, soliciting sponsors, auction donations, welcome bag items and preparing giveaway bags, etc... This event brings the fun of golf and networking together in one outstanding tournament with great prizes. Golf committee members help secure players, sponsors, recruit volunteers and more. The event is in April and committee meets as needed through event date. The 2017 Golf Classic is on April 24, 2017.
Co-Chairs: Chris Costello and Brian Voyles
The Government Affair Committee represents the interests of business in government, informs Chamber members of legislative issues affecting their community, supports our elected officials, and encourages the business community to take an active role in the legislative process. This committee reports information pertaining to local, state and national issues affecting Chamber members and the community. The Government Affairs Committee meets typically on a Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office. The schedule is set by the committee chair and fluctuates.
Chair: Tim Jones
Summer Concert Series Committee
The Summer Concert Committee is responsible for the major planning of our series of 10 concerts held at Faust Park, including band and food truck selections. A member of this committee is responsible for lining up and coordinating the volunteers needed to make the evenings flow smoothly. We are always looking for new members to bring recommendations to the committee. This committee typically meets a few times in early spring to begin planning, after the first concert of the season, and after the final concert of the season.
Co-Chairs: Stan Anderson and David Connor
The Chesterfield Young Professionals (CYP) were introduced in 2009 and formed by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce in order to empower and engage young professionals ages 21-45 in the region. The mission is to provide a dynamic environment for networking, social and professional development.
With over 40 active members the Chesterfield Young Professionals are focused on professional development, community service and enjoying the many establishments Chesterfield has to offer through social and networking events.
Chair: Dan Bowers