Chamber Ambassadors are a team of committed and enthusiastic Orléans Chamber of Commerce members who serve as a liaison between the Chamber, it’s membership and the community as a whole. The goal of the Ambassadors is to help recruit new members, promote general membership services and increase the general awareness of the Chamber and its opportunities in the community. Ambassadors must be Chamber members in good standing with at least one year of membership and must be endorsed by at least 2 other Chamber members. Ambassador duties are organized by the Membership Committee and/or the Chamber office based on current requirements and can include any (or all) of the following: - Welcoming guests to Chamber events; - Greeting new members at Chamber events and help them to integrate into the Chamber community; - Making welcome or retention phone calls to new or past members; - Contacting non-engaged (or past) members to encourage increased participation; - Recruiting new members through general business dealings; - Attending various community events in the region on behalf of the Chamber, including member ribbon cuttings, open houses, anniversary celebrations etc (may include some evenings and weekends); - Attending monthly Ambassador planning meetings to support Chamber initiatives.
The Board of Directors manages and/or supervises the management of the activities and affairs of the Chamber. It is comprised of 9 Directors, plus the Past Chair, who are members of the Chamber and who have been elected by the membership. The Board meets every 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 7:30-9:00 am, and the Operations Manager is also required to attend the regular meetings.
This Committee is comprised of Chamber office staff and Chamber members who meet, on the 4th Tuesday of every month, from 7:30-8:30am, at Café Latte Cino, to discuss and plan Business for Breakfast events, guidelines, and anything else pertaining to these events.
The purpose of the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) Committee is to assist the Chamber office staff ensure that the tasks, timelines and budget expectations are realized for the Business Excellence Awards, which are normally held late January/early February. This Committee is comprised of Chamber Members who meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10:30-11:30am at different locations, as determined by the Committee Co-Chairs and Committee members.
The purpose of the Christmas Committee is to plan and organize the annual Christmas party held for Chamber members. It is comprised of Chamber staff and chamber members. Dates and times of meetings is TBD.
To assist in developing advocacy positions to remove barriers to businesses and promote a healthy business climate. Initiatives include research and strategic planning on initiatives that promote economic development. The Annual Economic Symposium is held each Fall, and the Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month. 7:30 - 9:00am. Location: 255 Centrum Blvd, Board Room 328.
The purpose of the Financial Committee is to assist with financial planning, management and reporting on the financial status of the Chamber, to report and make any necessary recommendations to the BOD, to review the annual budget for presentation to and approval by the BOD.
This committee's function is to assist in ensuring that the tasks, timelines, and budget expectations are realized for the Chamber's annual golf tournament. Includes looking for new members to lend a hand with taking on things like sponsorship etc.
The Governance Committee reviews the Chamber governance model and presents recommendations for any necessary changes to the BOD for review and subsequent ratification by members at the AGM.
To develop a marketing plan for the Orléans Chamber of Commerce, including publications, fund-raising, sponsorship, social media marketing plan, membership services and promotional programs, and to contribute towards their implementation.
This committee assists in increasing new memberships, encouraging member participation and promoting the benefits of the Chamber. It also recommends programs and services to recruit new members and retain existing members. The Ambassador Program is also run by the Membership Committee. A Chamber Ambassador assists in recruiting new members and accompanies new members at their first events, helping them be introduced to other members. Meets every 2nd Wednesday of every month. 9:00 - 10:00 AM Location: Jarrod's Office