The Ambassador Committee is comprised of outgoing chamber volunteers that reach out to welcome and engage new members. Each new Chamber member is “adopted” by a Chamber ambassador and welcomed with a call and invitation to the next New Member Orientation and upcoming event. Chamber Ambassadors assist with New Member Orientations, Ribbon Cuttings, and assist with greeting and registration at chamber events.
Government Affairs Committee
The mission of the New Albany Government Affairs Committee is to represent, monitor and act on the interests of the business community in local, state, and federal legislative issues and to communicate those interests to members, the community, and elected officials. The committee also develops relationships with public officials to ensure business input and representation at all levels of government.
This group researches, reviews and recommends speakers, facilitators and programming options for the C-Suite Speaker Series and professional training and development opportunities.
This committee vets and reviews potential board of trustee member nominations and recommends a slate to the board of trustees. They also vet and review nominations for the annual Delta Awards and external community awards and make recommendations to the board of trustees.
New Albany Young Professionals (NAYP)
The mission of the New Albany Young Professionals (NAYP) is to foster an inclusive environment that creates opportunities to connect and build relationships, develop professionally, and be civically and philanthropically active. Typically, members are under 40.
Major Events Committee
This committee plans and executes the Taste of New Albany and the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. Taste of New Albany is an annual event featuring food, fun, drinks, and music that showcases the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and specialty food and alcohol vendors.
The Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is a free family event that kicks off the holiday season and is typically held the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Residents and visitors enjoy free hot cocoa, snacks, crafts, kid’s activities, live entertainment, caroling and holiday cheer. Santa is available for pictures and the mayor lights the tree at dusk.
Leadership New Albany Committee
Leadership New Albany is a leadership development program offered by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce to existing and emerging leaders. The 8-month program takes participants on a journey to increase their knowledge of New Albany’s past and present; and gain a better understanding of the New Albany business, economic, civic and government landscape. Local leaders share business and leadership insights through presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions and behind-the-scenes tours.
This committee continuously updates and enhances the program curriculum and reviews applications, vets and selects the next year’s Leadership New Albany Class.