Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce - Port Huron, MI

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Chamber Committees

Interested in joining a committee?  Choose your committee and send us an email at info@bluewaterchamber.com to let us know you want to participate.  You'll be added to the committee roster and receive information on meetings.

If you have not attended a committee meeting before, please check with chamber staff to ensure the next committee meeting date/time and location.  The schedules below are standard, but subject to change.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Monthly meeting of the Governance Committee (officers) and directors who are the policymaking body of the chamber.
Meetings:  4th Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location:  Blue Water Community Action Agency, 302 Michigan Street, Port Huron

ADVOCACY - WE ARE THE VOICE OF BUSINESS:

Public Affairs Committee
- address and speak to issues that affect our members and business community in general regarding taxation, environment, border security, commerce, health care, and pending legislation.  Facilitate annual State of the County Address and other civic events and council candidate forums.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday, noon-1 p.m.
Location: Chamber office - conference room

EDUCATION:
Business Education Committee
-    create business education programs for businesses in the Blue.   Facilitate the annual Leadercast program which is a world-renowned, full-day leadership development program simulcast from Atlanta, GA to over 5,000 locations all over the globe - including Port Huron, Michigan. 

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 9-10 a.m.
Location: Chamber office - conference room

GOLF:
“Drive Fore Success” Golf FUNdraiser
- The annual golf outing fundraiser is the sole fundraising event for the chamber operations and supports technology improvements geared at promoting our members in the most effective ways.  The committee coordinates a fun day on the course with a networking reception, dinner and prize party afterward.
Meetings: Monthly, Feb. Sept., time TBD
Location:  Chamber office, Conference Room

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:45AM – 9:00AM
Location: Please check with us, rotates quarterly

FINANCE:
Financial Oversight Committee
– provide financial oversight of the Chamber on behalf of the Board of Directors for budget, financial reports, alternative revenue resources, affinity programs and fundraising.

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, noon – 1PM
Location: Chamber office - conference room

AMBASSADORS:
Blue Water Ambassadors Committee
– Provide assistance to staff with prospects and existing membership outreach activities.  Demonstrates support of members by helping to coordinate, promote and participate in grand openings, ribbon cuttings and other special events.

Meetings: 4th Tuesday, Noon – 1PM
Location: Baker College of Port Huron, Port Huron Township

NETWORKING:

Business After 5 (BA5) Networking Mixer Committee - The committee coordinates monthly
Social networking mixers held on the 2nd Thursday, 5-7PM, at qualified member establishments
and plans networking activities and games, 50/50 raffles, door prizes, food and beverages and
entertainment for the events.
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Chamber office - conference room

Networking Committee – provides an opportunity for member to share a 30-second
Commercial, showcase their business by being a spotlight speaker or interviewee, and share
Testimonials and referrals among the group.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Chef Shells

Visit our Business After 5 (BA5) page by clicking the link.
If you are interested in being a host or food sponsor for 2015, or if you have an idea for a networking activity, please contact Thelma at:  810-985-7101 or tcastillo@bluewaterchamber.com 
 

 

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