Get Involved – Join a Chamber Committee

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County (H5C) is focused on helping members build their businesses while keeping them connected to the Chamber and the community. Joining a Chamber committee is a great way to build business relationships and gain potential clients. There is a wide variety of Chamber committees. We’re sure you’ll find one to match your expertise or interests.

Consider joining one or more of the following committees:

Business Education Committee

Events and Mixers Committee

Government Affairs Committee

Marketing Committee

Membership Committee

 

Who can serve as a committee member?

Chamber Members currently invested and in good standing.

When do committees meet?

Meeting dates vary depending on each individual Committee. Some meet monthly, some meet quarterly, others only meet once a year. Contact the Committee Chair for approximate meeting times of the committee(s) you’re interested in.

Where do committees meet?

Meeting locations also vary depending on each individual committee. Contact the Committee Chair for more information about the meeting location of the committee(s) you’re interested in.

Why should I become a committee member?

Serving on a Chamber Committee(s) allows you to become more involved in the local business community. It allows for marketing opportunities, relationship building, networking, idea sharing, product and service promotion, increased business visibility, customer referral & recruitment, community betterment and so much more!

Committees – Responsibilities

Importance
The Chamber functions through its committees. Our success therefore depends upon the quality of committee activities and accomplishments.

Committees are the vehicles through which the talents and energies of Chamber members are enlisted, organized, and directed. Committees enable members to actively and effectively carry out the Chamber’s business plan. Membership participation ensures our organization will continue as a vigorous and vital force in the community.

Functions
Although Chamber positions on issues are often developed in its committees, policies are not established there. Committees are investigating and recommending bodies; along with their subcommittees, they perform studies and develop the facts on which policy decisions are based. The Board of Directors is the policy-setting body of the Chamber. Following the adoption of policy by the Board, committees are frequently called upon to assist in their implementation.

Advantages

  1. A committee trains members and contributes to the development of their leadership. Through committee service, potential leaders gain knowledge of the Chamber’s purpose and develop a commitment to serving in a leadership capacity.
  2. A committee promotes participation and gains cooperation for the implementation of programs and objectives. By serving on a committee, members develop familiarity with the Chamber as a whole.
  3. A committee provides group judgment. Committee deliberation stimulates ideas; group consideration is often the most creative method of problem solving.

Leadership
Board members serve as committee chairs. Volunteer committee members are recruited from the membership at-large. Individuals with particular expertise occasionally may be invited to serve in a leadership role at the discretion of the committee chair.

The Board President and the Executive Director are advisory members of all committees.

Subcommittees
Subcommittees may be utilized when the overall task for the committee includes many individual tasks that may not be dealt with most successfully by one large group. Subcommittees are generally delegated the responsibility for investigating or taking action on a particular phase of the committee’s overall objectives. A subcommittee reports its recommendations to the committee, which then considers and acts upon the report.

Frequency of Meetings
Committees meet as frequently as necessary to accomplish their objectives. Most Chamber committees meet monthly on an agreed upon day and time set by the chair and its members.