2014 President Kevin Cowan, Financial Service Provder, “The Woodland Chamber – Supporting Involvement & Investment in the Community” 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 need to “Make connections”!
This is what your Chamber has to offer you in 2014!
Business Education – Mark Ullrich, Chair
Mission: The purpose of the Chamber’s Business Education Committee is to act as a catalyst for industry and education. The Chamber initially spearheaded the “work-ready” certificate program and this year the committee is reinvigorating it! Additionally goals were identified for the next 1-3 years. IE: An Intern Program. This committee will host a Job Fair in late Spring. Come and get involved. Support our local educational institutions!
Public Policy Committee – Joe Knieriem, Chair & Al Aldrete, Co-Chair
Mission: The focus of the committees is to review and discuss issues and proposed City ordinances 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. Meetings include city project updates from the City staff. They will focus on the City’s General Plan Revision for the next 8/9 months. Then moving into 2015, they will work with the City on zoning updates.
Economic Development Council Planning Task Force – Al Aldrete, Chair
Mission: This committee assists Yolo Federal Credit Union, hosting a regional Business Summit. They participate with the annual “Business Walk”. Representatives have a 2×2 meetings with City Council members, City Manager and the Economic Development Director. In 2014, the group will work with the city and key members of the community as a “Business Appreciation” team, to help with business retention and expansion, or recruitment.
Marketing – Debbie Kennedy, Chair
Mission: This committee is responsible for marketing the Chamber. On a yearly basis they collaborate with the City of Woodland and the Daily Democrat to produce a Woodland profile. (Chamber Directory/Community Guide.) Additionally, this group oversees the production of the Chamber newsletter, the Chamber’s website, and develops new benefits to assist in membership retention and recruitment of new members. In 2014 they will be working with the City and downtown on re-branding the community. They also focus on the economic development through tourism.
Water – Co-chairs Rich Jenness and Twyla Thompson
Mission: The purpose of the committee is to keep the members and community informed on water issues in order to make recommendations, which will offer enhancement of the quantity and quality of Woodland`s water supplies. The committee continues to seek viable solutions to water problems through education and programs.
Or get involved and sign up to help with our annual SPECIAL EVENTS - All task forces are seeking individuals with energy and new ideas to enhance these traditional popular events.
- The Annual Women’s Luncheon in April. Barbara Butterfield, Chair
- The Annual Golf Tournament at the Yocha De He Golf Resort in May.- Jim Hilliard, Chair
- The Annual Chili Cook-Off held on the third Saturday in September. Joe Knieriem, Chair
- The 45th Annual Farm/City Awards Luncheon. Twyla Thompson, Chair
- The Future 7- Young Professional’s Recognition Reception in November- Sarah Robinson, Chair
- Last but not Least the 50th Annual Holiday Parade, held the second Saturday in December. -Fred Bailard, Chair
In addition to networking opportunities experienced through involvement in smaller groups, the Chamber host monthly Membership Luncheons.
If you are interested in becoming a Chamber Ambassador, please secure an application from The Ambassador Team Leader, Michael Marchese 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.