Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce
Assignments & Committees
Ad Hoc By Law Review Committee: This committee will review the by-laws, and recommend changes for the Board’s consideration, as needed.
Nominating Committee: This committee is responsible for recruiting, and selecting nominees for the Board of Directors. The committee will provide the names of nominees to the President, CEO no later than April15th of any year. The Chairman of the Board shall appoint the committee and designate the Chairman.
Membership Committee: The purpose of this committee is to support the membership division of the chamber, recommend membership policies to the board and recommend programs and services which support the member. Additionally, the committee will help recruit new members and retain existing members. The committee will meet quarterly.
Tourism Committee: The committee is responsible for “encouraging the growth of tourism”. The Committee generally meets every quarter with Tourism related chamber members. The committee will provide input for the Chamber web site, advise staff on tourism programs, and perform other tasks, which promote tourism in our area.
Business Development Committee: The purpose of the committee is to encourage business development.
Ambassador’s Program: The Chamber’s Ambassadors assist new members at Chamber meetings, events and functions and assist the Membership Director with special functions. This committee meets prior to every monthly luncheon.
Building Committee: The purpose of this committee is to address the space needs and capital improvements of the Chamber building. The committee will determine the space needs, develop and implement fund raising goals over the next five years and supervise building projects.
Budget Committee: The Budget Committee is comprised of the Executive Board Members, for the purpose of reviewing the budget as prepared by the President, and submitting it to the Board of Directors in the September Board meeting for full approval.
Legislative Government Affairs Committee: This Committee, comprised of Chamber members at large, will be responsible for supporting the Chamber efforts with Candidates Forums, legislative trips to Tallahassee, and other events which deal with legislative matters that are important to Chamber members. Additionally, this committee is responsible for candidate forums held prior to elections. This committee will meet quarterly.
Golf Tournament: An annual event for the Chamber’s operating funds, traditionally held in May of each year, the golf tournament provides an opportunity for businesses and the chamber to raise money and network on the golf course.
Media Auction: This event has become our largest fundraiser of the year, earning money for operating costs of the Chamber. The event is designed to provide advertising opportunities to our Chamber members who do not have large resources for marketing, and to link them with media services. Additionally, a silent auction compliments the event.
Installation Dinner: The Annual Installation Dinner is a chance for Chamber members to come together in a dress up event, usually held in an upscale restaurant in the area, we provide entertainment, and officially install our new board members for the coming year, this event is held in late November, after the election results and retreat.
Light Up Night: A long time Chamber tradition for the holidays, businesses decorate their location, and the community comes out to sample goodies and visit with each business.
Sebastian Fine Arts Festival Beer Sales: Another fundraiser for the Chamber, the committee, comprised of all Board Members sells beverages over the two day weekend in January.
Concerts in the Park: The City of Sebastian contracts with the Chamber to hold free concerts in the Park. Our corporate sponsors are Chamber members who are included in all advertising and promotion.