Chamber Committees

Ag Business Committee

Staff: Megan Hardin, Director of Operations and Events

Mission/Purpose: Consists of agricultural and business professionals dedicated to making a positive impact on regional agriculture by increasing awareness of its impact on the region, understanding the key issues affecting agriculture business and supporting the agricultural resource industries through value-added projects, programs and events.

Related Programs:
Market Animal Show
Farming in the Valley
Ag Tour Day

Voice of Business Committee

Staff: Annette Medlin, President/CEO

Mission/Purpose: To collaborate with key constituent groups and chamber members to identify emerging issues that are important to the Greater Augusta region’s business community. The committee monitors and educates members on legislation at the federal, state and local level. A focused process is followed that involves hearing presentations on issues, reviewing issues, gathering input from our members as to how these issues impact their business and then making recommendations to the Board for further action.

Related Programs:
Chamber Day in Richmond GA to DC
Pig Pickin’ & Politickin’
Legislative Breakfast

Talent Coalition

Staff: Annette Medlin, President/CEO

Mission/Purpose: A business-led, collaborative network who join their collective voices to discuss the important work of developing, attracting and retaining a world-class workforce to meet the needs of the region’s existing and target industries. This group will also take on projects like wage studies, connecting business to education and other workforce related initiatives.

Small Business Council

Staff: Megan Hardin, Director of Operations and Events

Mission/Purpose: To evaluate Chamber resources, programs and tools that support small business growth and sustainability.  They also assist Chamber staff with the planning and volunteer staffing for events.

Women of Influence Network (WIN)

Staff: Kim Wilbur, Director of Information & Special Projects

Mission/Purpose: To provide business women of all ages and levels, community opportunities to build relationships and gain knowledge needed to achieve personal, professional, and organizational goals. Additionally, this group will identify and engage with collaborative initiatives that work to empower girls and women in our community.

Related Programs:
Power Lunch Series
Women of Influence Summit

Regional Visioning Cohort

Staff: Annette Medlin, President/CEO

Mission/Purpose:  To create a neutral place to discuss issues and opportunities with regional impact. Where bold ideas and conversations can become reality, achieved through collaborative and inclusive leadership that elevates education, economic prosperity, employment opportunities, and quality of life to unrivaled heights for our entire region.

Membership Advisory Committee

Staff: Hannah Cooper, Membership Engagement Director

Mission/Purpose: To assist the Chamber in reaching membership goals through recruiting, retention efforts and engagement opportunities.

Ambassadors

Staff: Hannah Cooper, Membership Engagement Director
Meeting Schedule: 2nd Thursday/monthly at 4:00 pm; locations vary

Mission/Purpose: To serve as an active volunteer extension of the Chamber to cultivate, promote and maintain a positive relationship between the Chamber, its members and the community. They also help staff events and act as mentors for new members.

Consultants on Demand

Staff: Hannah Cooper, Membership Engagement Director
Meeting Schedule: Twice Annually (and as needed)

Mission/Purpose:  To provide members with expertise to help their businesses grow.  The committee will recruit volunteer hours from members in their specific area of expertise that will go into an inventory of available opportunities for members to use on a first come first served basis.

Past Board Member Advisory Council

Staff: Annette Medlin, President/CEO
Meeting Schedule: Twice Annually

Mission/Purpose: To bring together the collective wisdom of past members of the Chamber Board of Directors to review the current Chamber program of work and provide insight for future opportunities.

Ad Hoc Committees/Task Force/Working Groups

Scheduled as needed

Formed from time to time to address a specific, short term need. These are advertised to the membership as a need arises.