Members are given an opportunity to become active in the Lake County Chamber of Commerce by joining one of our committees. Committees increase the effectiveness and revenues of the Chamber and provide our members with new ideas, more information and special events. Being active in a committee is a great way to get more exposure for you and your business. Members are welcome to join the following committees.
This committee is the face of the chamber. Ambassadors serve as liaisons between the Chamber and its members by personally visiting and calling their peers. Ambassadors welcome new members, attend ribbon cuttings, attend social events and assist the Chamber in recruiting new members and in member retention. Ambassadors’ activities directly support the Chamber’s goal of connecting members to resources they can use to grow and succeed. They meet monthly at the Chamber offices.
Chair: Katy Enrique, Six Flags Great America and Debbie Cook, First American Title
Early Bird Breakfast – Bi-monthly networking meeting with a dynamic speaker educating members on relative topics.
After Hours – Monthly social networking mixer held in locations around the county.
Installation and Awards
Governance and Nominating Committee:
Chair: John Ressler, LV Wealth Management
This committee plays a critical role in overseeing matters of corporate governance for the board, including formulating and recommending governance principles and policies. This committee is charged with enhancing the quality of nominees to the board and various committees and ensuring the integrity of the nominating process.
The Legislative Committee:
Chair: Steven Kermisch, Takeda Pharmaceuticals America
While the Chamber does not support any individual candidate in any race, they do support issues which are for the good of our businesses. In addition, the Committee seeks to inform the membership about current legislation which may affect businesses in our area. The committee maintains dialog with our elected officials in an effort to assist educated decision making as a part of the political process. This committee also plans the programing for the Legislative Luncheon.
Hispanic Chamber Committee:
Chair: Jose Rodriguez, Rodriguez Home Inspectors
This committee is responsible for generating ideas and organizing programs that support the mission of the Hispanic Chamber of Lake County.
Not-For-Profit and Community Involvement Committee:
The purpose of this committee is to support our not-for-profit members and to raise community awareness through informative and relative programs for the membership.