Participation Opportunities

Participation-Opps_175The North Chamber offers a variety of ways for our members to get involved. We invite you to sponsor events and enroll in committees to realize results from your membership investments.

Sponsorship

Do you want to spend your marketing dollars strategically? Target your marketing with event sponsorship and gain access to a business audience of decision-makers. Your company gains visibility among chamber members and attendees through multi-media outlets.

Volunteerism

Take the opportunity to conduct business development with the contacts you’ll make volunteering for the North Chamber. When you join a committee, you’ll expand your professional network and enhance your leadership and problem solving skills.

If you are interested in sponsorship or committee enrollment, please click here for a Volunteer Sign-up Form or see the descriptions below for more information and staff contacts.

Ambassadors Committee

MEETING DATES: Contact Yvonne Gonzales for a schedule of monthly Ambassador Committee meetings and mixers.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers interact with members by attending Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting celebrations throughout the year as scheduled.
STAFF CONTACT: Yvonne Gonzales – (210) 384-7727

Chairman’s Council

MEETING DATES: Approximately three times per year. By invitation only to Chairman’s Council level members.
DESCRIPTION: Business leaders conduct high-level networking with other decision-makers at exclusive events (at no additional cost), and are the first to preview information, trends and initiatives planned for the local, regional and national economies as detailed by elected officials and other thought leaders. Admission into Chairman’s Council is contingent upon dues investment level.
STAFF CONTACT: Duane Wilson – (210) 384-7723
To join or upgrade membership, contact: Samantha Fojtik – (210) 384-7726

Enterprising Women’s Conference (EWC) Committee

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 30, 2016
MEETING DATES: Contact Wendy Thomas for monthly meetings & times.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers plan and implement a professional development conference featuring keynote speakers, breakout sessions, exhibits and presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Awards® program by securing sponsors, coordinating event logistics, marketing the event to promote attendance, and coordinating the nomination and selection of the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award recipients.
STAFF CONTACT: Wendy Thomas – (210) 384-7724

Gala Committee

EVENT DATE: 2017 date TBD
MEETING DATES: Monthly meetings are held beginning in spring.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers plan and implement the annual board of directors installation and awards presentation by securing sponsors, coordinating event logistics and marketing the event to promote attendance.
STAFF CONTACT: Chris Bugg – (210) 384-7721

Golf Tournament Committee

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 31, 2016
MEETING DATES: Contact Yvonne Gonzales for monthly meetings & times.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers plan and implement the annual golf tournament and awards presentation by identifying a location, securing sponsors, coordinating event logistics and marketing the event to promote attendance.
STAFF CONTACT: Yvonne Gonzales– (210) 384-7727

Government Affairs Committee

MEETING DATES: Monthly meetings are held year-round on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers explore legislative, political and civic issues; work with other businesses, community groups, chambers of commerce, and city, county and state agencies to solve problems; and develop recommendations to the Board of Directors on positions of endorsement or opposition regarding such issues.
STAFF CONTACT: Duane Wilson – (210) 384-7723

Infrastructure Committee

MEETING DATES: Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month starting in January.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers monitor and suggest necessary changes and/or improvements regarding roads, drainage and other infrastructure issues, and develop recommendations to the Board of Directors on positions of endorsement or opposition regarding such issues.
STAFF CONTACT: Marilyn White – (210) 344-4848

Leadership Lab Planning Team

EVENT DATES: Monthly Lab sessions are held March through November.
MEETING DATES: Monthly meetings are held throughout the year.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers plan and implement a 9-month leadership development program by identifying program locations and discussion topics, securing speakers and sponsors and coordinating event logistics. Committee involvement is limited to Leadership Lab alumni. Leadership Lab Program Brochure; Leadership Lab Application
STAFF CONTACT: Chris Bugg – (210) 384-7721

Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio & State of the County Sponsorships Committee

EVENT DATES: Friday, May 20, 2016 & Friday, August 19, 2016
MEETING DATES: Monthly meetings are held year round
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers plan and implement a formal address by the Mayor and County Judge, secure sponsors, coordinate event logistics and market the event to promote attendance.
STAFF CONTACT: Whitney Lewis – (210) 384-7725

Networking Breakfast Committee

EVENT DATE: Second Tuesday of each month, Check Calendar of Events for Dates
MEETING DATES: Meetings are held quarterly.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers plan and lead the monthly Networking Breakfast to promote networking and relationship building.
STAFF CONTACT: Yvonne Gonzales– (210) 384-7727

Small Business Leaders Awards (SBLA) Committee

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
MEETING DATES: Contact Yvonne Gonzales for monthly meetings & times.
DESCRIPTION: Committee volunteers plan and implement this recognition event by coordinating the nomination and selection of award recipients, identifying a location, securing sponsors, coordinating event logistics and marketing the event to promote attendance.
STAFF CONTACT: Yvonne Gonzales – (210) 384-7727

Technology Interest Group & eTech News

EVENT DATES: See bulleted list below.
MEETING DATES: Monthly meetings are held throughout the year.
DESCRIPTION: Council members plan and implement technology-related networking and professional development programs. Volunteers will promote attendance for the following events.

  • Monthly CIO Breakfast Series: call Debby Zucker for details
  • Annual CIO Panel Lunch Program: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Optimizing Business Series: Tuesday, April 12; Thursday, September 15
  • Monthly Technology Interest Group Meeting: Monthly. Check calendar of events for dates.

Volunteers and any chamber member may also contribute to eTech Newsletter as contributing writers
STAFF CONTACT: Debby Zucker – (210) 384-7720