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. 

Member Services Council

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.

Member Services Council Roster

For more information on the MSC, please contact Ann Cady, Manager of Membership & Events.

Convention & Visitors Bureau

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.

Convention & Visitors Bureau Roster

For more information on the CVB, please contact Cynthia Raj, Vice President of Tourism Promotion.

Public Affairs Council

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.  

Public Affairs Council Roster

For more information on the PAC, please contact Kamala Keeley, President & Chief Executive Officer.

Business Education Roundtable

The Business Education Roundtable (BER) promotes communication and collaboration between local business and education.

Business Education Roundtable Roster

For more information on the BER, please contact Ann Cady, Manager of Membership & Events.

"Made in Chemung County" Manufacturing Day Task Force

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. 

For more information on the MFG Day Task Force, please visit or contact Tara Burke, Director of Communications & Program Development.

Leadership Chemung

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.

Leadership Chemung 2017-2018 Application

Leadership Chemung Committee Roster

For more information, please contact Tara Burke, Director of Communications & Program Development.

Showcase Auction Task Force

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.

For more information, please e-mail

Golf Tournament Task Force

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 Ann Cady, Manager of Membership & Events.


ATHENA® Task Force

The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment. The Award is unique in both scope---local, national and international---and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Since the program’s inception in 1982, nearly 6,000 exemplary leaders in more than 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, Unite Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award® Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.
The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented annually by the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with ATHENA International and local sponsors Elm Chevrolet, F. M. Howell & Company and WETM-TV.
Nominations are solicited throughout the community, and the local task force then selects an individual who best meets the specific criteria cited in the Nomination Form. The unique ATHENA Sculpture is presented to the year’s honoree at the Chamber’s Annual Award Breakfast each December.
ATHENA® Task Force Roster
For more information, please contact Ann Cady, Manager of Membership & Events.


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