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AMBASSADORS
Description: Members serve as ambassadors to the chamber. Ambassadors attend all chamber events, connect members, serve as greeters, as well as represent the chamber at ribbon cuttings and grand openings.
Committee Meetings: As Needed
Number of Committee Members: 12
Committee Chair: Margaret Shea, Shea & Company Real Estate
Board Sponsor: Bill McAllister, Harmony Wealth Strategies

 

ANNUAL MEETING
Description: An award ceremony for the Business Person of the Year and a time to share the Chamber's strategic plan for the upcoming year.
Committee Meetings: As Needed
Number of Committee Members: 1 representative from the Business Person of the Year committee, 1 representative from the Strategic Planning Committee, President of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Incoming President of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
Committee Chair: Elaine AbouAkar, Century 21 All Points
Board Sponsor:

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Committee Meetings: Exec. Second Monday & Board third Tuesday of every month
Number of Committee Members: 21
Committee Chair: Bill McAllister, Harmony Wealth Strategies

 

BUSINESS AND EXPANSION AWARDS
Description: An award ceremony to congratulate expanding businesses. This ceremony also congratulates businesses that are members of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce, are in good standing and serve or are located in South Windsor. These businesses have been in operation for at least 5 years, employ South Windsor residents, and give back to the community by what they do or by how their business serves the community.
Committee Meetings: As Needed, January-March
Number of Committee Members: Elaine AbouAkar, Century 21 All Points
Committee Chair/Board Sponsor:

 

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR SELECTION
Description: The committee updates the BPOY criteria as needed and chooses the BPOY each year. Committee members are the previous 5 Business People of the Year and 3 appointees by the President.
Committee Meetings: Monthly May-September
Number of Committee Members: 5
Committee Chair: Peter DeMallie, Design Professionals, Inc.
Board Sponsor:

 

DISCOVERSOUTHWINDSOR.COM
Description: Marketing, Advertising, Content, Clubs & Organizations, Photos, or Technology sub-committees.
Committee Meetings: 2 hours/month
Number of Committee Members: 10
Committee Chair: Peter DeMallie, Design Professionals, Inc.
Board Sponsor:

 

DISCOVER SOUTH WINDSOR EXPO
Description: South Windsor's trade exposition giving businesses a chance to showcase their products and services, drawing attendees from the business and residential community. Committee will plan event.
Committee Meetings: TBD, June-November
Number of Committee Members: 10-15
Committee Chair: Elaine AbouAkar, Century 21 All Points
Board Sponsor:

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Description: One of two annual Chamber fundraisers, 144 golfers have a great time playing a round of golf; day includes meals, raffles, and surprises. Committee helps with all details.
Committee Meetings: TBD, June 30 is event date.
Number of Committee Members: 10-15
Committee Co-Chairs: Dawn Greenfield, Yoga Born Studios, LLC 
Board Sponsor:

 

GREATER HARTFORD WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Description: The committee plans the GHWC for the current and future years.
Committee Meetings: Once a week September-March
Number of Committee Members: 8-10
Committee Chair: Jill McAllister, Tonsha Marketing Agency and Anneliese Fox, Fox Computer Systems
Board Sponsor: Dawn Greenfield, Yoga Born Studios, LLC

 

HOLIDAY SOCIAL
Description: A social event for Chamber members to network and a chance for the Chamber to announce the accomplishments from the past year.
Committee Meetings: As needed
Number of Committee Members: 3
Committee Chair: TBD
Board Sponsor: TBD

 

LEGISLATIVE RELATIONS
Description: Pending
Committee Meetings: Beginning in April
Number of Committee Members: TBD
Committee Chair: TBD

 

NOMINATING
Description: This committee finds and recommends prospective board members.
Committee Meetings: Prior to the Annual Meeting
Number of Committee Members: 5
Committee Chair: Julie Lapp, Broadridge Communications

 

MEMBER OUTREACH
Description: Make numerous local contacts! Welcome new members, special invites to members, new membership assimilation and membership retention. Activities can be by phone or in person.
Committee Meetings: 4th Wednesday at chamber office
Number of Committee Members: 15+
Committee Co-Chairs: Dawn Greenfield, Yoga Born Studios, LLC
Board Sponsor: Elaine AbouAkar, Century 21 All Points

 

PHONE BOOK
Description: The committee sells advertising space for the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce phone book.
Committee Meetings: TBD, April-August
Number of Committee Members:
Committee Chair: TBD
Board Sponsor: TBD

 

PROGRAM
Description: The committee plans and schedules business and educational events. The Committee also puts together educational topics and speakers for these events.
Committee Meetings: First Thursday of every month
Number of Committee Members: 6
Committee Chair: TBD
Board Sponsor:  Ryan Nilsson, Geisslers Supermarket

 

SCHOLARSHIP
Description: Review scholarship applications from South Windsor students and choose two winners.
Committee Meetings: As needed, March-April
Number of Committee Members:
Committee Chair: Kathy Brady
Board Sponsor: TBD

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING
Committee Meetings: First Wednesday of every month
Number of Committee Members: 7-10
Committee Chair: Julie Lapp, Broadridge Communications

 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY / CHAMBER FOR GOOD
Description: Sponsored by Geissler's Supermarket, Inc. A day full of exciting entertainment provided by the South Windsor Fire Department, car seat checks, and activities for children.
Committee Meetings: As Needed
Number of Committee Members: 3-6
Committee Chair: TBD
Board Sponsor: TBD