Becoming Involved with the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Committees
The Howard County Chamber relies on dedicated volunteers from the business community to lend their expertise in planning events and implementing programs. Members who are interested in joining a committee should call the Chamber office at 410-730-4111 or email Joanne Birdsong.
Event and Program Committees
The Signature Event Committee plans the gala event that celebrates individuals and companies who have enjoyed success and supported the business community. Responsibilities include choosing entertainment and event logistics.
Holiday Party - Jingle Mingle
The Holiday Party Committee is responsible for the selection of entertainment, development of a theme and creation of the overall ambiance for the Jingle Mingle Holiday Party. Become involved with the events and program committees.
Legislative Affairs Committee
This committee serves as the chief research and advisory committee to the Chamber board and membership on public policy and government affairs matters that affect Howard County business success. It is comprised of our four sub-committees: Budget, Finance & Taxation; Environmental & Transportation; Education & Workforce Development; and Health, Healthcare & Labor. It oversees the draft of the Chamber's annual position paper as well as reviews and recommends strategies and positions for both local and state legislative matters. While all members are welcome to participate, only one eligible volunteer from each member company is allowed to vote on issues addressed. Become involved with the Chamber’s legislative and government affairs committee.
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has three committees related to membership.
The Membership Committee explores how to add value to Chamber membership through beneficial products and services as well as how to attract new members.
Ambassadors are volunteer Representatives for the Chamber and are responsible for assisting in maintaining open lines of communication between the Chamber and its Members. Their purpose is to promote membership services/benefits and enhance goodwill for the Chamber in the business community. The Chamber Ambassadors help to welcome new members to the Chamber, assist those members in becoming acclimated to all aspects of the organization, and assist staff at special events like ribbon-cuttings. The Ambassadors also assist staff in preparing for major events and programs. The Ambassadors support efforts associated with member recruitment, retention and recognition. Meet the current ambassadors.
The Business Recognition Committee nominates member businesses for awards presented by the Chamber and other organizations in order to acknowledge companies’ contributions to the local business community. Become involved with the Chamber’s membership committees.
This committee assists the Chamber in overall marketing strategies to position the organization as the leading advocate for business. Become involved with the Chamber’s communications committee.