Coming together is a beginning, staying together is
progress and working together is success. (Henry Ford)
Join a Chamber Committee, at the very least, is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the business community, raise awareness, network and grow your business. It takes so little time and yet can lead to new business opportunities and ultimately new customers and clients.
Here’s the list of our standing committees. If you would like to explore the idea of joining, please call or email Chamber CEO Peter Reesor for further information. All committees meet monthly or at the call of the Committee Chair.
Advocacy – This committee taps the issues that are in the interest to local business here, the relationships with various levels of government and the topics which help foster business growth and communication.
Business Excellence Awards – This committee deals with staging a celebration of business in our community, soliciting businesses which are celebrating milestones and garnering nominations for 11 award categories. Held each October, the gala event is the largest business gathering of the year and helps raise awareness of the value business brings to our livelihood and lifestyle.
Events – This committee plan the regular monthly networking event Alive@5, as well as the annual Mayor’s Forum and an educational business workshop/seminar.
Awake@Eight – This committee plan monthly breakfast meetings held at various locations throughout Owen Sound. The Committee identifies topics and guest speakers as well as run the networking event.
Marketing – This group meets monthly to formulate communications planning and initiatives for all Chamber activities and messaging, including the website, traditional and online promotion, etc.