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Ways to Get Involved

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the overall vision, mission and strategic direction of the Springfield Regional Chamber and oversees the management of the organization. The Board is accountable to the full membership. The Board meets bi-monthly throughout the year and directors must be members of the Springfield Regional Chamber.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of all officers of the Board and exercises the power of the Board in between Board meetings. The Executive Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the year.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for recruitment and nominations of new Board members and officers, ensure each board member is equipped with the proper tools and motivation necessary to carry out the Board responsibilities as well as make recommendations to the Board for revisions to the Chamber’s by-laws and policies and oversees conflicts of interest. The Governance Committee meets as needed. Membership in the Springfield Regional Chamber is required.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for the Chamber, including developing and monitoring the annual budget. The Finance Committee meets in conjunction with the Executive Committee bi-monthly. Membership in the Springfield Regional Chamber is required.

Convenors Committee

The Convenors Committee is a committee developed by the Board of Directors to guide and assist in the implementation of the program of work associated with the strategic plan’s key priority area of "Convening Leaders and Influencers to Get Things Done" designed to represent the interests of the business community in the Springfield region. The committee works on a variety of strategies and tactics to achieve three key outcomes: (1) a business-friendly environment that stimulates growth, (2) be the voice of the business community, and (3) engaged leaders address the biggest challenges facing the region. The committee meets monthly throughout the year and membership in the Springfield Regional Chamber is required.

Champions Committee

The Champions Committee is a committee developed by the Board of Directors to guide and assist in the implementation of the program of work associated with the strategic plan’s key priority area of "Champion Business Growth" designed to help small businesses in the Springfield region gain a competitive edge. The committee works on a variety of strategies and tactics to achieve two key outcomes: (1) connect small businesses with the resources they need and (2) small businesses have increased market share. The committee meets monthly throughout the year and membership in the Springfield Regional Chamber is required.

Catalyst Committee

The Catalyst Committee is a committee developed by the Board of Directors to guide and assist in the implementation of the program of work associated with the strategic plan’s key priority area of "Catalyst for Thriving Communities" designed to create a shared vision for the Springfield region. The committee works on a variety of strategies and tactics to achieve two key outcomes: (1) connected and collaborative communities and (2) a blueprint for the future. The committee meets monthly throughout the year and membership in the Springfield Regional Chamber is required.

Legislative Steering Committee

The Legislative Steering Committee identifies legislative and policy issues of major concern to the business community, researches the issues and recommends positions on them. The Committee is also charged with educating members on these issues, soliciting member support and encouraging elected officials to adopt the Chamber's position. The Committee meets monthly throughout the year. Committee members must be members of the Springfield Regional Chamber.

The Committee has several subcommittees which focus on specific categories of policy: healthcare, budget/taxation, education/workforce development, energy and workplace issues. These subcommittees meet monthly throughout the year and membership in the Springfield Regional Chamber is suggested but not required.

Minority Business Council

The Minority Business Council is an advisory committee designed to guide the work of the Chamber in support of business development and growth among the minority business community and supports the work of the Champion Committee to help facilitate the programs and services that enhance the success of the Chamber’s minority business members and the greater minority business community. The Council meets monthly throughout the year.

Ambassadors Committee

Members of the Ambassadors Committee volunteer their time throughout the year as goodwill ambassadors for the Springfield Regional Chamber. Ambassadors partner with Chamber members on an ongoing basis as new members join the Chamber to ensure that the Chamber is meeting the needs of all its members. Ambassadors also support chamber events as needed. The committee meets monthly throughout the year. Ambassadors must be members of the Springfield Regional Chamber.

Membership/Marketing Committee

The Membership Committee sets policy, strategy and direction for recruitment of new Chamber members and retention of existing Chamber members in an effort to create a larger, stronger and more viable business organization. The committee meets monthly throughout the year.