2017 President- Kevin Cowan. Financial Planner, LPL selected “The Woodland Chamber – Let’s Make Good Things Happen” as his theme for the year.
Chamber members, you and/or your employees need to know what opportunities are available in terms of involvement with the organization to which you belong. We want to make sure you are receiving “return on your investment!” You can be “Making Connections”!
This is what your Chamber has to offer you in 2017!
Agri-Business Committee - Pete Rominger, Chair
To recognize the Chamber’s support of Agriculture and acknowledgement of our Agri-Business community, this committee will be responsible for creating and hosting an Annual Farm & City Fundraising Event. The Agri-Business Person of the Year will be recognized and honored. An Outstanding FFA Student from Yolo County will also be selected and awarded the Chamber’s Agri-Business Scholarship.
Downtown Committee – Chair to be determined.
This committee will work with the Historic Downtown Group (HDG) to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations. The committee work to develop a program to foster an economic climate in which small business can flourish. This group will also be responsible for marketing the downtown, planning special events, etc.
Marketing & Tourism Task Force – Debbie Kennedy, Chair
This committee is responsible for marketing the Chamber. On a yearly basis they are responsible for the production of the Chamber Directory & Community Guide.)This group oversees the production of the e-newsletter, The Chamber Insider publication in the Daily Democrat, the website, and develops social media venues to assist in membership retention and recruitment of new members. In 2016, they produced a City/County Map. They will be responsible for re-branding the Chamber, creation of a new logo etc. This group also reviews various “benefits” that can be offered to the Chamber members.
Public Policy Committee (& Economic Development TF)– Al Aldrete & Jim Gillette, Co-Chairs
Mission: The focus of the committee is to review and discuss issues and legislation of all levels of government which could affect our economic/business climate. The committee hears business/community issues and determines the appropriate forum for educating members or taking action. They make recommendations for support or opposition to the Board of Directors. During 2017, this group will focus on reviewing the City zoning ordinances.
Sustainability Committee – Tom Stallard, Chair – Pete Rominger & Phil Hogan, Director Liaisons
Mission: The focus of the committee is to find and promote the appropriate balance between the economic, environmental and social aspects of our community to ensure sustainability for current and future generations.
Water - Co-chairs Rich Jenness & Twyla Thompson
Mission: The purpose of the committee is to keep the members and community informed on water issues which will offer enhancement of the quantity and quality of Woodlands water supplies. The committee continues to seek viable solutions to water problems through education and programs.
Workforce Development Committee – Mark Ullrich, Chair
Mission: The purpose of the Chamber’s Business Education Committee is to act as a catalyst for industry and education. This committee handles the “career-ready” certificate program. The committee will collaborate on a Job Fair during the summer with the Yolo County EDD; help with the Jr. High School Spring Career Fairs. The Principal for A Day Program will be held in the Spring. The committee will develop and implement an overall Workforce Development Program of work with the WIB, WJUSD, Woodland Community College, and UCD.
Also, you can participate with our annual SPECIAL EVENTS! –
- The Golf Tournament at the Yocha Dehe Golf Resort in May. Rick Johnston, Chair
- And, the Holiday Parade in December! Fred Bailard, Chair
- Want to Network, Build Business Relationships, or Get Leads? Contact Ambassador Chairwoman, Denise Ibsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your business will benefit when you get involved and become a part of the active business community! The Chamber creates a strong economy, promotes the community, provides networking opportunities and presents business interest to Government.