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Committees

Be a part of the action. Join a committee.

The Westmoreland Chamber offers several active committees and task forces to address specific topics important to local businesses and the community at large. Chamber members are invited to join a committee at any time. Most meetings are held once a month for approximately one hour with one to two hours of ‘outside’ work when projects dictate. We ask only that you make a serious commitment to actively participate in whichever committee(s) you select.

Many members find committee involvement to be both professionally and personally rewarding. Individuals who serve on a committee are able to organize events and programs for the membership and improve our region all while promoting their business and network with other members. If you’re interested in serving on a committee, contact the Chamber office by calling or emailing us to indicate your preference.

Ambassador Committee focuses on making new member feel welcome and on retaining current members. Ambassador committee members welcome all new members into the chamber through personal visits and/or correspondence. Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month in the Chamber boardroom at 8:00 AM. Contact the Chamber at 724-834-2900 if you would like to join or know more about this committee.

Education & Leadership (Workforce Development) Committee develops educational opportunities for chamber members and is credited with creating the "First Friday Small Business Round Table" series. Local colleges, trainers and consultants are involved as well as small and large business alike. The committee meets on an as-needed basis. Contact Chairperson, Mike Storms, Elliott Group, (mstorms@elliott-turbo.com), if you would like to join or know more about this committee.

Golf Committee members work on one of the largest golf fundraising events in Westmoreland County. Help recruit golfers, sponsors and fellow golfers to join us at the outing. The Chamber's annual Golf Outing is definitely a “one of a kind” event. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 AM from January through July. Contact either of the two co-chairs if you would like to join or know more about this committee: Linda Daley, Standard Bank Murrysville, (ldaley@standardbankpa.com) or Dan Kravetz, Alpha Business Forms, (gdkravetz@gmail.com).

Government Affairs Committee provides a non-partisan forum for the exchange of information by and between government officials, chamber members and the business community regarding government issues. The committee assumes a leadership role as a non-partisan facilitator and advocate for the business community and the region on government affairs, be they at the local, state or federal level. Meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Chamber boardroom at 8:00 AM. Contact Chairperson, Jason Rigone, Westmoreland County IDC, (jrigone@co.westmoreland.pa.us) if you would like to join or know more about this committee.

Marketing Committee improves member communication through proper branding of the chamber marketing materials and includes projects such as the chamber newsletter, website, press coverage, e-newsletter, community awareness, and the Annual Business Meeting. Meetings take place the second Thursday of the month in the chamber boardroom at 8:00 AM. Contact Chairperson Wendy Phillips, Carlow University, (phillipsws@carlow.edu) if you would like to join or know more about this committee.

Annual Prayer Breakfast Committee is a joint effort with the Westmoreland County Community College to bring together business, education, government and labor. Committee members meet from September through January to select a speaker and plan other aspects of the event. The Prayer Breakfast is held on the last Friday in January from 7:00-9:00 AM. Contact Chad Amond, Chamber President, at 724-834-2900 / chad@westmorelandchamber.com, if you would like to join or know more about this committee.

Chamber Partners

InTech        Fotorecord Print Center         Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau               ChamberChoice              Penn National Insurance         OnDemand Energy Solutions