The Chamber of Commerce manages many committees throughout the year.  There are policy making committees and event committees. Chamber members as well as members of the community volunteer their time to serve on these committees, and we would like you to be a part of our team!  Please review the following descriptions, and e-mail us at info@marbleheadchamber.org with the name of the committee that you would like to serve on in the subject line.  A Chamber representative will be in touch with you shortly to confirm your participation. 

*This is a great way to get involved and network with your fellow Chamber members.

 

CHAMBER COMMITTEES 

AN OVERVIEW

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE - PURPOSE IS TO DEVISE FISCAL YEAR BUDGETS AND TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP MAJOR FUNDRAISERS TO FUND THE CHAMBER’S PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES.  THIS COMMITTEE IS CHARGED WITH LOOKING AT NEW AND INNOVATIVE WAYS FOR THE CHAMBER TO RAISE REVENUE, SO WE MAY BETTER SERVE OUR MEMBERS. CURRENT SUBCOMMITTEES OF THIS GROUP ARE: 

 

·        SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW COMMITTEE – PURPOSE IS TO PLAN AND EXECUTE ANNUAL HOME AND GARDEN EXPO, SHOWCASING OUR HOME & GARDEN MEMBERS.

 

·        REY MOULTON GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE – A TOURNAMENT JOINTLY ORGANIZED WITH ROTARY CLUB IN MEMORY OF COMMUNITY LEADER, REY MOULTON.  THERE IS AN AUCTION COMPONENT WITH THIS EVENT AS WELL.

 

·        OCTOBERFEST COMMITTEEOCTOBERFEST IS A MAJOR FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHAMBER AND IS COMPRISED OF A NIGHT OUT AT THE CORINTHIAN ALONG WITH BEER, WINE, AND FOOD TASTING, AND A LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION COMPONENT.

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE – TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY TO TARGET NEW MEMBERS AND SIGN THEM UP. THIS INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF MARKETING MATERIAL AND MEMBER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. THE COMMITTEE MAY WANT TO INITIATE A MEMBERSHIP DRIVE DURING THE UPCOMING CALENDAR YEAR.

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE – THIS COMMITTEE IS CHARGED WITH RECRUITING AND ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INTEREST FROM PROSPECTIVE BOARD MEMBERS.  THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH PLANNING AND ORGANIZING THE ANNUAL MEETING AND IMPLEMENTS THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS EACH YEAR.

 

INFORMATION BOOTH COMMITTEE – PURPOSE IS TO FUNDRAISE TO RAISE MONEY TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS, SET HOURS OF THE INFORMATION BOOTH FOR THE SEASON WITHIN THE BUDGET RECOMMENDED BY FINCOM, AND WORK WITH INFO BOOTH EMPLOYEES TO OVERSEE BEAUTIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE NEEDS.

 

COMMODORE COMMITTEE - THIS COMMITTEE IS CHARGED WITH WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS TO THE CHAMBER AND ARRANGING RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES.

 

RETAIL COMMITTEE - THIS COMMITTEE IS CHARGED WITH THE ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MANY OF MARBLEHEAD’S COMMUNITY EVENTS, INCLUDING MARBLEHEAD ART WALK, SIDEWALK SALES, FALL FESTIVAL, AND CHRISTMAS WALK.  THIS COMMITTEE ALSO IDENTIFIES AND PARTICPATES IN A VARIETY OF COOPERATIVE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES REGIONALLY AND STATEWIDE.

 

RESTAURANT COMMITTEE - THIS COMMITTEE IS NEWLY FORMED AND IS CHARGED WITH ORGANIZING RESTAURANT INITIATIVES THAT MARKET MARBLEHEAD AS A DINING DESTINATION.  THIS COMMITTEE ORGANIZES RESTAURANT WEEK, CHILI & CHOWDERFEST AT THE FALL FESTIVAL, PARTICPATION IN OCOBERFEST, AND MORE.  THIS COMMITTEE ALSO IDENTIFIES AND PARTICPATES IN A VARIETY OF COOPERATIVE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES REGIONALLY AND STATEWIDE.

HEALING ARTS COMMITTEE - THIS COMMITTEE IS NEWLY FORMED AND IS CHARGED WITH DEVELOPING EVENTS AND COOPERATIVE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES TO SHOWCASE THE CHAMBER’S VARIETY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. THIS COMMITTEE PARTICIPATES IN COMMUNITY EVENTS AND IS CURRENTLY PLANNING A LARGE HEALTH FAIR EVENT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LYNCH/VANOTTERLOO YMCA.


ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES TO DEVELOP:    

 

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS & PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE -  PURPOSE IS TO STAY CONNECTED & MEET WITH SELECTMEN, STATE REPS AND STATE SENATOR, ETC ON A QUARTERLY BASIS. PRESENT A “STATE OF THE CHAMBER” ONCE A YEAR TO SELECTMEN. CONSIDER HOSTING A YEARLY CANDIDATES FORUM.

 

 

WOMEN’S BUSINESS CONNECTION – PURPOSE IS TO CREATE EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING SEMINARS ABOUT WOMEN, FOR WOMEN, FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.