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    Committees of the Chamber

     

    2019 COMMITTEES OF THE SAUGEEN SHORES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Are you one of many talented people willing to share your expertise or interest and participate on a committee? Volunteering on a Chamber committee gives you -- or your employee -- a unique opportunity to network and promote your business. For as little as 3 hours each month, it's a great way to benefit your business, make contacts, and grow professionally. Be part of our Chamber community and get involved!

    The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business association governed by a volunteer board of directors. Members sit on various committees that explore and address issues of importance to the local business community. Chamber leadership guide the direction of committees and, where necessary, get approval from the full Board for actions. All committees report to the Board through reports presented at monthly board meetings. Chamber members in good standing are encouraged to join a committee of interest to them. 

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  • Management Committee Management Committee

    Mandated in our bylaws 7.1 and consisting of the Executive Board members, this committee convenes in emergencies and between regular meetings of the Board of Directors. The Management Committee shall act on behalf of the Board of Directors. The management committee carries responsibility for leading strategic planning and evaluating CEO performance. 

    Committee Chair: Kate Cammidge-Irwin

    Staff Rep: N/A

    Committee Members: Pier Donnini, Steve Harris, Laura Crossett, Judy Rich, Erin McLaughlin, Pat O'Connor

  • Advocacy & Economic Development Advocacy & Economic Development

    This Committee's mandate is to identify issues impacting our business community and to evaluate issues identified by others. The Committee recommends advocacy issues, economic development strategies, and public policies to the Board of Directors. This Committee may survey the membership for their input on public policy issues, and should liaise with other relevant organizations on issues of common concern. Strategies for follow up on issues garnered from research and studies provided by the OCC, CCC and the Town of Saugeen Shores is also this committee's duty. Excellent understanding of local issues, a well-established network, and abiliy to think critically and work collaboratively are skills required for success on this committee. 

    Committee Chair: TBD

    Staff Rep: TBD

    Committee Members: TBD

  • Tourism Advisory Committee Tourism Advisory Committee

    Recognizing that tourism is closely intertwined with the health and vitality of our business community, this Committee will provide vision and annual budget planning for the delivery of tourism services in the area under our fee for service contract with the Municipality. Successful contributions to the committee include a passion for tourism, understanding the role tourism plays in the economic health of the region, and the ability to work creatively and collaboratively. The Tourism Advisory Committee will provide strategic input and advice on matters pertaining to destination development and tourism service delivery in Saugeen Shores.

    Committee Chair: Kate Cammidge-Irwin

    Staff Rep: Taralyn Golbeck

    Committee Members: Tom Evans, Mary Lou Hills, Steve Rudell, Lisa Bililng, Kim Clarke, Keith Early, Cheryl Grace, Port Elgin BIA Rep. 

    Subcommittee - Trolley Committee

    Trolley Chair: Ian Trotman

    Members: Heather Hyde, Scott Wark, Amanda Froese, Stephanie Crilly, Pat O'Connor

  • Business Recognition Awards of Saugeen Shores. This is one of the flagship events held bi-annually in late May or early June to recognize businesses and members in Saugeen Shores. Nominations begin in January of each year for 5-6 chosen categories, followed by judging, and a gala event showcasing the winners. A silent and live auction is also held as a Chamber fundraiser. The committee runs from November until organizing and executing this event. Next BRASS is scheduled for June 2020. 

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  • Events & Networking Committee Events & Networking Committee

    Chamber-branded events provide a forum for business owners and operators to exchange leads and information, as well as share resources. Therefore, this committee's mandate is to initiate and promote events and networking opportunities for the benefit of all Chamber members. Sub-committees may be formed by this committee. Members experienced or interested in event planning, communications and marketing, and possessing excellent organizational skills and creativity would be best suited for this committee. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Business After Houds, Annual General Meeting, Christmas Social, Member Appreciation events, Grand opening/anniversary celebrations of member businesses, and special events such as golf, curling, trade show, etc. should they be deemed appropriate. 

    Committee Chair: Bernie Ribey

    Staff Rep: Kimberley Inniss-Petersen

    Committee Members: Michelle Kay-Scott, Michael O'Brien, Gloria Delima, Erin Little

  • The Risk & Audit Committee is responsible to assist the Board in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to financial planning, the audit process, financial reporting, the system of corporate controls and risk management. Individuals with a background in human resources, law, accounting and professional experience in nonprofit auditing and consulting would be best suited for this committee. This is a professional committee composed of between three and five members, none of whom have any direct or indirect association with each other or other directors which could, in the view of the Board, reasonably interfere with the exercise of the member's independent judgment. The Chamber's Executive Director recruits for this committee and presents quarterly reports to the board of directors. 

    Committee Chair: TBD

    Staff Rep: Kimberley Inniss-Petersen

    Committee Members: TBD