One of the best things a new Chamber Member can do is to GET INVOLVED. The Colerain Chamber is a member-driven organization, and it works hardest for members who get involved! Members are encouraged to participate in the direction and activities of the Chamber by joining one or more of the committees that are vital to the Chamber’s success and pool of resources.
The Membership Committee guides the growth of the Chamber by identifying and contacting prospective new members (businesses, organizations, individuals) and encouraging them to join through the TEAMS initiative (Together Everyone Achieves More Support) describe below. Each TEAM mentors new and prospective members as they engage with chamber members and programs.
Leadership: Dan Applegate and Evan Webeler
(TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE SUPPORT)
The TEAMS approach is foundational to the Colerain Chamber community membership by supporting individuals and organizations, connecting people with one another, and celebrating personal and professional success. Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings are among the celebrations that take place on a regular basis. TEAMS Leaders, Ambassadors, and the membership at large all do their part to encourage Northwest Cincinnati area businesses to participate in the Colerain Chamber.
Leadership: Dave Moravec, David Denny, Susan Bennett
OUTREACH AND AMBASSADORS
This committee attends and represents the Colerain Chamber at community events, Ribbon Cuttings, and Groundbreakings. They also identify and reach out to new Northwest Cincinnati area businesses to encourage them to join the Colerain Chamber, and they inform Chamber staff about new businesses and community issues.
Leadership: Evan Webeler
EMERGING LEADERS OF COLERAIN
This "emerging" group currently meets for social and educational purposes and serves those that are young at heart across the Colerain/NW side community. While generally under 40, some professionals are slightly older and serve mentorship and leadership roles. Navigating today's business world is difficult enough, having a chance to get to know other young professionals in a more relaxed setting oftentimes breeds a comforting place to grow.
Leadership: Jim Diebold and Adam Gabbard
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SOCIAL EVENTS - HOMETOWN HERO GALA - CHAMBER AWARDS DINNER
This committee plans and manages social get-togethers and the two larger events (Hometown Hero & Awards Dinner) for the Colerain Chamber. These events build relationships among members and encourage membership retention. This committee is responsible for choosing and securing Hometown honoree(s) each year, developing many sponsors and silent auction donors for the event. It also is responsible for soliciting nominations and selecting the winners for the annual Chamber Business Awards. The Third Thursday is generally reserved for networking events after hours in a social setting at a local host venue; have met via ZOOM during the COVID period during winter months.
Leadership: Jennifer Caunin and Kathie Smith
WOMEN'S NETWORKING LUNCHEON
This popular group currently meets for lunch on the second Tuesday of each month for the purposes of networking among the women of Colerain. This is open to all employees of our current membership and prospective female professionals looking to network and learn more about our community. We are sharing our experiences over lunch conversation, talking about topics that affect working women like personal branding, work/life balance, letting go of perfectionism, making your words count, and asking for what you want. Invited guest speakers regularly bring an outside perspective as well.
Leadership: Sylvia Dwertman
The Sales Summit concept brings together sales professionals from the business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) marketplaces to look at sales from a human-to-human perspective (H2H). This forum provides an opportunity for professional development within the Colerain/NW Cincinnati area and allows for networking with other sales professionals and leaders in a format that is collaborative in nature. A different topic will be discussed each month and open participation is expected from each participant. This format also serves to nurture salespeople new to the professional by connecting them with more experienced salespeople. Open to chamber members and sales professionals considering membership.
Leadership: Mark Moser and Scott Marston
GOVERNANCE & BY-LAWS REVIEW (BOARD MEMBERS)
This Board committee reviews and updates the Chamber by-laws to insure they are consistent with the goals and practices of the Chamber, and identifies new candidates for the Chamber Board and for Chamber Board leadership positions. They are also responsible for reviewing and recommending solutions for conduct allegations of members, guests, and the Board of Directors.
Leadership: Rick Porotsky
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (BOARD MEMBERS)
The Executive Committee exercises the powers of the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board. This committee (comprised of the Board Officers, one at-large Board member, and the President, and chaired by the Board Chair) leads the oversight of various Chamber matters, including financial review and audits, and is responsible for the annual compensation and performance review for the President.
Leadership: David Denny