Charlotte Chamber Volunteer Oportunities

ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE
This committee meets monthly from March to November to plan the Charlotte Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting, the chamber’s largest event with 2,000 attendees, is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Committee members help determine the theme and all components of the one hour meeting, which is followed by a reception. In addition to a review of the year and the introduction of the new leadership, the meeting includes the presentation of the Citizen of the Carolinas award, the chamber’s most prestigious award.
Contact: Karen Price at kprice@charlottechamber.com

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER CAMPAIGN
Campaign volunteers secure financial support for the chamber mission through a 12-week effort. Members can lead their own company or industry team, or volunteer on an existing team to sell memberships, advertising and sponsorships. This opportunity also allows you to network and develop strong relationships with nearly 80 business professionals who volunteer. Campaign is a great way to make a difference, build relationships and have fun.
Contact: Abby Scott at ascott@charlottechamber.com

CAREER CONNECTIONS
The Charlotte Chamber Career Connections Initiative seeks to expand opportunities for high school and college students in high-growth sectors. There is a need for experienced professionals to volunteer as speakers at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and serve as mentors for high school seniors and college students.
Contact: Rod Garvin at rgarvin@charlottechamber.com

CHAMBER AMBASSADORS
The Chamber Ambassadors are dedicated chamber volunteers who want to engage others in our mission to Connect, Innovate and Grow opportunity for All who do business in Charlotte. Ambassadors represent the chamber at a variety of events including Annual Meeting, Meetups,ribbon cuttings, summits and more. As a Chamber Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to build your network by helping others build theirs through engagement in the chamber.
Contact: Katie Tanner at ktanner@charlottechamber.com

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER CHAPTERS
The Charlotte Chamber Chapters are an excellent way to network and influence public policy and economic development in your business neighborhood. Each of the four chapters - North, South, Central and Ballantyne - hosts networking events, luncheons and an annual signature event. Charlotte Chamber members are eligible to serve on the boards of their home chapter, pending open seats and application process. (Home chapter is determined by the zip code of your business.)
Contact: Emily Stacks at estacks@charlottechamber.com

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
In an effort to connect our members to the valuable resources in our community, we have launched the Charlotte Chamber Mentorship Program. Connecting through our mobile app, C2, an individual is able to identify their needs for either becoming a mentor or seeking mentorship through our network. Participants will be matched accordingly based on an informational survey.
Contact: Cherise Walker at cwalker@charlottechamber.com

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TASK FORCE*
This task force reviews issues and makes recommendations for the chamber’s annual legislative agenda. At a series of meetings, Charlotte Chamber members and partner organizations present their organizations’ legislative priorities. In a final “voting day” meeting, committee members decide which priorities to recommend for inclusion in the Charlotte Chamber’s final agenda. This final document dictates the issues the chamber will advocate on behalf of the Charlotte business community. Members include business leaders as well as lobbyists at member companies. The task force typically meets in the quarter before the North Carolina General Assembly convenes.
Contact: Joe Bost at jbost@charlottechamber.com.

MANUFACTURERS COUNCIL*
For nearly 20 years, the Manufacturers Council has advocated for the interests of the manufacturing industry in the Charlotte region. The council is the voice for manufacturers on tax and regulatory issues and provides actionable information and a forum for interaction to its members, so they can better run their businesses. Volunteer opportunities are available on the board, pending open seats and application process. This council is exclusively for manufacturers.
Contact: Keith Kelly at kkelly@charlottechamber.com

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEES
The Charlotte Chamber’s public policy group advocates at all levels of government for pro-business public policies as the voice of the Charlotte business community. Our public policy committees (see list below) are open to all Charlotte Chamber members. You can attend as many or as few meetings as your schedule allows.

AVIATION COMMITTEE
This committee meets with representatives from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and American Airlines to ensure we maintain an environment that supports the growth that has led to our economic development successes. Members are those who have working relationships with either entity or business leaders who want to support Charlotte’s airport.
Contact: Joe Bost at jbost@charlottechamber.com.

LAND USE COMMITTEE
This committee meets with city and county officials to review policies and procedures affecting development in our community and to promote a well-planned infrastructure for the Charlotte region. Members are developers, lawyers, architects, engineers and other entities involved in real estate development.
Contact: Keith Kelly at kkelly@charlottechamber.com

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
The Transportation Committee is the body that is focused on a holistic view of transportation and transportation options for the Charlotte region. The committee will showcase a variety of transportation-related subjects like roads and bridges, transit, our regional ports, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and greater regional connectivity. The committee provides thought leaders in the Charlotte region with an opportunity to stay engaged on a wide variety of transportation issues that impact us all. 
Contact: Joe Bost at jbost@charlottechamber.com

*Exclusive - based on chamber membership.


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