The Chamber's Public Affairs Council held its first meeting of 2017, hosting Joe Sempolinski, who is Senior Advisor to Congressman Tom Reed.
By participating on a Council, Committee or Task Force, our volunteers have an opportunity to work with top business, professional and community leaders. Chamber volunteers gain sales and public relations exposure, and receive valuable leadership and management experience while meeting in groups and determining issues and actions of common interest.
The Member Services Council (MSC) is a volunteer group of Ambassadors of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors communicate with members and prospects to discuss benefits of membership, current initiatives of the Chamber, networking opportunities and more. As they assist in the retention and expansion of the Chamber’s membership, Ambassadors benefit from both the knowledge and the connections gained through their activity with the council as well as enjoying an abundance of opportunities presented through their unique appointment with the Chamber.
For more information on the MSC, please contact Sarah Tronkowski, Manager of Membership & Operations.
The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a volunteer group of representatives from a wide-spectrum of tourism related businesses. The goal of the group is to promote a positive image of Mark Twain Country as a tourist destination, thereby increasing visitation and strengthening the economic base. Among the CVB's initiatives are overseeing the Trolley into Twain Country Tours, participating in group travel shows, hosting travel writers and supporting marketing programs through Finger Lakes Wine Country and the Finger Lakes region.
For more information on the CVB, please contact Cynthia Raj, Vice President of Tourism Promotion.
The Public Affairs Council (PAC) is a volunteer group of members who subscribe to the premise that Government has an enduring and extensive impact on the economic prosperity of the community. To cultivate a reciprocally beneficial collaboration between Business and Government, the PAC not only monitors legislative, regulatory and fiscal initiatives by public offices at all levels but also consults with and advocates on behalf of the government officials and agencies which understand the need for economic success and the resultant benefits which accrue to their constituents and community.
For more information on the PAC, please contact Kamala Keeley, President & Chief Executive Officer.
The Business Education Roundtable (BER) promotes communication and collaboration between local business and education.
The Manufacturing Day Task Force organizes a collaborative county-wide celebration of National MFG Day each October, including an expo and tours of local manufacturing facilities. MFG Day highlights the importance of manufacturing to the economy, provides manufacturers with the opportunity to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing, and fosters interest in its many rewarding careers.
The Leadership Chemung Mission is to develop individuals for future leadership roles in Chemung County and the Southern Tier by developing and enhancing leadership skills and motivating these individuals toward community involvement by helping them to better understand the issues that affect the community.
For more information, please contact Tara Burke, Director of Communications & Program Development.
Meeting monthly during the six months prior to this annual October event, the Showcase Auction Task Force organizes and coordinates auction items, restaurant vendors and event sponsors. The auction itself takes place in two unique formats, as the Taste of the Tiers & Showcase Live Auction and as the Showcase Online Auction.
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The Golf Tournament Task Force meets monthly, April through September, to organize the Annual James V. Clune Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament. Coordinating details, making contacts with possible sponsors and door prize donors, assisting during the event in August, members of the taskforce are an essential component to the continued success of this engaging event.
For more information, please contact Sarah Tronkowski, Manager of Membership & Operations.