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Committees

All chamber members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the following committees.  Joining a committee is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and get to know fellow area professionals and chamber members as you work towards a common goal.  Email office@newalbanychamber.com if you are interested in joining or would like more information.

Membership Committee

The purpose of the Membership Division is to promote current and new membership in the chamber.  Member engagement and member retention are a top priority.  By seeking feedback from current members on ways to improve chamber member services, they are able to increase the value of membership benefits and investment. The Membership Division is often the catalyst for creating new programs and councils such as the MACT, HR Council and Young Professionals (YP) in order to tailor chamber offerings to the needs of the members.

  • Membership Activation & Connection Team (MACT)- The MACT team is comprised of outgoing chamber volunteers that reach out to welcome and engage new members. Each MACT member “adopts” new members with a welcome call and an invitation to the next New Member Orientation and upcoming event.  These chamber ambassadors assist with New Member Orientations; greeting and registration at chamber events; and ribbon cuttings and grand openings.
  • Young Professionals (YP) – This is a meaningful group of dedicated, talented young professionals from a wide cross-section of careers and industries. The YP mission is to build relationships, develop professionally, become civically and philanthropically active, and contribute to the economic development and high quality living of the community.
  • Human Resource Council - The HR Council provides a venue to exchange ideas, discuss employment related topics, and receive professional development and training. The HR Council offers events and seminars to broaden and expand general HR knowledge of HR and legal issues; typically HRCI credit is earned.

EVENTS DIVISION

This group researches, reviews and recommends programing options for the C-Suite Speaker Series, training and development opportunities, and special events such as the Business Expo & Job Fair in March, Taste of New Albany in August, and the Legislative Breakfast in September.

  • Taste of New Albany Committee – This committee plans and executes the chamber’s largest fundraising event. The Taste of New Albany is an annual event featuring food, fun, friends and entertainment that takes place the first Saturday in August in the heart of New Albany – Market Square.  The Taste of New Albany showcases over 25 of the local area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and specialty food vendors.  The Taste of New Albany brings hundreds of local residents and the most non-resident visitors of any chamber event to New Albany. In additional to sampling signature menu items, guests enjoy beer, wine, specialty cocktails and live music.

COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

  • Legislative Affairs Committee – The New Albany Chamber of Commerce strives to engage the area’s public and private sectors in a common goal of creating prosperity for our businesses and residents. We regularly work with elected and non-elected officials on issues and programs that move our city and region forward. This committee researches and keeps abreast of major issues impacting business and reports back to the board, chamber members and the broader community.  This committee plays a key role in planning and hosting the September Legislative Breakfast.
  • Nomination & Awards Committee – This committee reviews board of trustee nominations throughout the year and recommends a slate to the current board of trustees to be voted upon at the annual meeting in December. This committee also reviews nominations for the annual Delta Awards and recommends award winners to the board of trustees. Delta Awards are presented to the winners at the annual meeting in December.  Lastly, this committee reviews and recommends nominations of chamber members for external awards and recognition.