Ambassador/ Membership Committee
Chair: Karen Ruiz/Courney Robinson Co-Chair
Devra Leonard, John Peterson, John Schmoeger, Kim Mrak, Liz Moses, Ran Taylor, Danielle Balek, Kim Lenburg, Michael Scanlan, Roger Moehl, Amy Armstrong
This committee helps promote the Chamber as well as identifies/recruits new membership and helps maintain retention through enhanced programs and services. Committee meets the second Monday at Rittenhouse Senior Living in Portage at 8 am.
Chair: Brandie Belstra
Terry Hardin, Nancy Simpson, Linda Hardin, Jamie Lewis, Melinda Metz, Irma Torres, Liz Moses, Amy Armstrong, Debra Wright, Kim Lenburg
This committee reviews all nominations presented by Chamber members for several community awards that are presented at the Community Awards and Recognition Banquet. This committee also organizes the November Community Awards and Recognition Banquet including securing sponsorships and raffle items. This committee meets around 4-5 times between August and November at the Chamber office.
Chair: Kim Mrak
Brandie Belstra, Mike Sarver, Terry Hardin, Nancy Simpson, David Ondrovich, Irma Torres
This committee analyzes and recommends ideas/policies concerning the financial affairs of the organization. The committee meets monthly at various times in the Chamber office.
Chair: Jeff Liggett
The Building Committee oversees all activities associated with the operation, maintenance, safety and security of the building, grounds, furnishings and equipment owned by the organization. This committee meets on an as needed basis.
Community Profile Committee
Chair: Nancy Simpson
Erin Robles; Melinda Metz
The directory committee develops the Community Profile, which is an overview of the Portage community, which goes out to 10,000 Portage residents and businesses. The committee also, helps in the design of the Chamber Directory which is given to all chamber members. The committee meets monthly or as needed from March thru July.
PCBN Committee (Portage Community and Business Night)
Chair: Melinda Metz
Liz Moses, Lori Monahan, Irma Torres, Tim Flatz, Nancy Simpson, Kim Lenburg, Mike Lovings, Amy Armstrong, Debra Wright
The committee plans and executes the largest networking night in Portage which hosts 100-150 businesses and provides these businesses to promote to 500-700 Portage Residents at Woodland Park. This committee meets every other week from November thru April.
Chair: Matt Workman
James Hazzard, Jake Reeder, Emery Kostelnik, Jason Klosiara, Karen Ruiz, Kristi Rapka, Linda Hardin, Danny Gonzalez, Nancy Simpson
The committee organizes this annual one day golf outing featuring one flight, continental breakfast, sack lunch, dinner buffet, awards, sponsorships and contests. Committee meets 4-5 times from February thru June.
Chair: Matt Workman
David Ondrovich, Jess Liggett, Terry Hardin, Jamie Lewis, Nancy Simpson
This committee helps with providing legal oversight for the organization
Marketing and Communications Committee
Chair: Shannon Burhans/ Nancy Simpson
Melinda Metz, Emery Kostelnik, James Hazzard, Frank Farkas, Andrea Starling, Lisa Kiser, Kim Lenburg, Amy Armstrong, Marianne Jusik-Minier
This committee works to raise needed revenue for continued operations and to raise donations for a particular cause. The marketing committee develops strategies on how to communicate messages to potential members and to generate interest in the benefits of becoming a Chamber Member. This committee meets ongoing every other month.
Chair: Jamie Lewis
The personnel committee handles the human resource issues that may arise.
AD HOC COMMITTEES (AS NEEDED)
Liaison between the Chamber and the Portage Township School System.
Chair: Terry Hardin, 762-5025, email@example.com
Irma Torres, Jamie Lewis
Public Policy Committee