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Commitees

ECONOMIC/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Mission

To develop initiatives and programs that affect, expand and develop the Small Business Community.

The Committee also serves as an advocacy group representing Economic Development.

Activities: Host Workshops


Chairman:    Harold Puckett    (708) 539-8665    haroldpuckett23@gmail.com

Co-Chair:    Earick Allen    (312) 437-1910    mrceo@urbanopoly.net


Meeting Date: 3nd Wednesday of Month, 9:00 am

Location: Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402

PROGRAM/SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE

Mission       

To plan, coordinate and execute all Chamber fundraising events.

Activities:     Oversees:  Annual Meeting,  Golf Outing,  Gala/Special Extravaganzas,  Summer Madness Events


Chairwoman:        Maria Guillen    (219) 973-1952    Fax: (219) 947-2625    mguil46544@aol.com

Co-Chair:        Beverly Harbour ((708) 653-7220 vogchiefofstaff@gmail.com


Meeting Date:   1st Wednesday of Month     12:00 Noon

Location:   Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402

COMMUNICATION & MARKETING COMMITTEE

Mission:   

 Reviews and establishes methods for implementing Chamber communications vehicles including – newsletter, web site, T.V. Show, broadcast faxes and e-services, press releases.

 Activities:  Host workshops,  Marketing communication


Chairman:        Chuck Hughes    (219) 885-7407    Fax: (219) 885-7408    chughes@garychamber.com

Co-Chair:      Giavonni Nickson    (812) 219-2376    giavonni.nickson@gmail.com


Meeting Date:   TBA

Location:  Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402

EDUCATION/WORKFORCE COMMITTEE

Mission:

To advance ideas, strategies and activities that aid in the enhancement of educational (K-12, College/University and Adult education) and workforce training and development resources in Gary.


 Chairman:        Janelle St. John    (312) 585-7430   jsjpartnershp1@gmail.com

Co-Chair:    Jerry Mohamed    (219) 662-5344    Fax: (219) 662-5296    jmohamed@nwitimes.com


Meeting Date:   4rd Thursday of the Month        11:00 AM

Location:            Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

Mission: 

Develops and establishes Chamber’s annual Public Policy Agenda. Public Policy issues that have been focused on including airport development, health care, the steel industry, and property taxes.

Activities:   Develops initiatives that broaden overall Chamber policy and supports other economic development initiatives.


Chairman:     Dr. Gordon E. Bradshaw    (708) 935-0576    drgebradshaw@gmail.com

Co-Chair:    Cheryl Scott Fields    (219) 805-4226    mzjabez@yahoo.com


Meeting Date:   4th Tuesday of the Month    9:30 AM                   

Location:            Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402

MEMBERSHIP/AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE

Mission:

Develops and establishes methods for membership recruitment. Establishes dues structure.

Activities:  Conduct Membership drives,  Coordinates Ambassador group, Assist with member open houses and grand openings, Greeting members at Chamber functions.


Chairman:     Jerome Nelson    (773) 391-2557    jerome.nelson@sbcglobal.net

Co-Chair:     Earick Allen    (773) 391-2557    jerome.nelson@sbcglobal.net


Meeting Date:   TBA

Location: Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Mission: 

To review and monitor all Chamber fiscal matters and establish the annual budget.


 Chair:      Maria Guillen    (219) 973-1952    mguil46544@aol.com

 Co-Chair:    Harold Puckett    (708) 539-8665    haroldpuckett23@gmail.com


Meeting Date:   TBA

Location:            Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mission: 

Reviews day to day activities of the Chamber and Executive Director. Insures compliance with board policy. Evaluates the Chamber’s progress toward fulfilling its purpose and objectives. Makes recommendations to the board on matters requiring board approval and/or action.


Chairman:    Harold Puckett    (708) 539-8665    haroldpuckett23@gmail.com

Vice-Chairman:    Dr. Gordon E. Bradshaw    (708) 935-0576    drgebradshaw@gmail.com

Secretary:    Jerome Nelson      (773) 391-2557       jerome.nelson@sbcglobal.net

Treasurer:   Maria Guillen    (219) 973-1952    Fax: (219) 947-2625    mguil46544@aol.com


Meeting Date:   4th Monday Monthly         11:30 AM

Location:            Gary Chamber of Commerce, 839 Broadway, Suite S103, Gary, IN  46402