The Westmoreland County 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, Apollo Trust Company, email@example.com or Dan Kravetz, DanK Sales and Service, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 co-chair Scott Harshman, Port of Pittsburgh Commission, email@example.com or co-chair Dan Galbraith, Solutionist - SWAG, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to join or know more about this committee. (For more information visit our Where We Stand page.)
Marketing Committee plans and executes the Annual Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony. Meetings take place the second Thursday of the month in the Chamber boardroom at 8:00 AM. Contact Chairperson Wendy Phillips, Carlow University, email@example.com if you would like to join or know more about this committee.
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 the Chamber office 724-834-2900 / firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to join or know more about this committee.
Staff Appreciation Luncheon Committee plans the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, an event that pays tribute to our members' employees. The committee meets from January through April to plan the event, which is held on a Wednesday in April in observance of Administrative Professionals Day. Contact Chairperson Kathleen Comini, Tender Care Pediatric Dentistry, email@example.com, if you would like to join or know more about this committee.