Below is a brief description of each of the Chamber’s committees. If you would like to participate on any of the committees please contact the Chamber office at (518) 828-4417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agricultural Business Committee:
Mission: To raise awareness of agriculture as a key activity vital to the County’s economy and character and to explore different ways of increasing agricultural profitability.
Arts and Tourism Committee
Mission: To develop programs that will support members in Arts and Tourism related businesses. To enhance the awareness of the tourism industry to businesses and the public, to develop strategies to work with tourism based organizations and to provide networking and education opportunities for tourism professionals.
Business Education Committee
Mission: Work to create a resourceful and productive relationship between Columbia County’s educational institutions and business community as a means of strengthening the transition of students from the educational environment to the world of work, by planning and implementing specific school-based and work-based programs and activities that connect the school and work environments.
Economic Development/Government Affairs Committee (EDGA) – (last Wednesday of month)
Mission: To advocate for planned and proper economic development in the County. The committee promotes a continued dialogue between the Chamber and County and State government by conducting periodic face to face meetings with elected officials. The committee will meet monthly to hear from elected officials and business people that have ideas and issues that are shaping Columbia County.
Marketing and Communications Task Force – (as needed)
Mission: To evaluate and make recommendations on all Chamber communications vehicles. To develop a recommended list of marketing tools such as signage and table top displays and to create a marketing plan to present to the Board of Directors.
Mission: To offer a diverse range of services, programs and benefits, which provide members with direct value for their dues investment. To provide networking opportunities for members and potential members, for benefit of developing valuable and lasting professional relationships.
Performing Arts Collective of Columbia County (Perform Columbia)
Mission: Perform Columbia is an association of both professional and community-based performing arts businesses that have come together to promote and nurture the performing arts as essential to a healthy economy and cultural life in Columbia County.
Special Events Task Force – (as needed)
Meets as needed to assist in the production of the Golf Tournament and other events.