Committees

It’s Time to Get Involved!

If you would like to be involved in helping to promote the growth and prosperity of the Albany area, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is a great place to be involved. The Chamber has various committees and task forces to represent the major areas of interest of our business community.  Committee involvement creates leadership and networking opportunities.

These committees have openings throughout the year. If you have time and interest, we would like to offer you the opportunity to become involved. If you would like more information, please indicate below which of the committees you are interested in.

AMBASSADORS

The Chamber Ambassadors are the “Goodwill” arm of the Chamber. They attend ribbon cutting ceremonies, open houses, Business After Hours and other Chamber or community events.

AG APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

Organizes an appreciation breakfast to recognize area agriculture producers for their community contributions.

ALBANY BUSINESS EXTRAVAGANZA

Organizes and presents the annual Albany Business Extravaganza trade show each September.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Works to improve the education of K-12 students through the Students of the Month, high school scholarships, etc.

EMERGING LEADERS

Provides Young Professionals in the Albany community the opportunity to gain leadership skills, network and get involved.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Oversees the Chamber finances, helps to set financial goals and recommends necessary financial guidelines to the Board of Directors.

SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT

Organizes and presents the annual June Golf Tournament, always the first Friday in June, the largest fundraising event for the Chamber.

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Monitors local and state legislative issues, takes legislative positions as necessary, and acts as an advocate on behalf of Chamber member businesses.

GREETERS

Attend weekly “greets” at member businesses and/or new businesses in the Albany area. These provide business/social-networking opportunities to Chamber members.

MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING COMMITTEE

Evaluates the Chamber’s marketing and communication materials, makes changes or recommendations to the Board of Directors. Provides services to existing members and enhances the involvement of all Chamber members.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Provide relevant programming focused on women in the workforce.  The luncheons are held quarterly at Phoenix Inn Suites.  Topics change with each event.

WORKFORCE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Group that is leading the efforts to develop our Workforce Development Program – Pipeline.

YOUTH JOB FAIR

Provides high school students from Linn and Benton counties the opportunity to practice their job interviewing skills and learn about various careers with local employers.

YOUTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Committed to enhancing opportunities for area youth to learn about workforce and education enhancements.