• Committees

  • Agribusiness Committee

    The Agribusiness Committee promotes and helps educate our membership about Agriculture. Each year the committee sponsors the Come Wine with Us event, an annual showcase of the impact agriculture has on the local economy. The committee also host speakers to help educate our business members on different Ag related topics. Contact Garrett Hill for more information. This committee is ideal for any Chamber member actively employed in an agribusiness or who is genuinely interested in agribusiness. Committee meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

    Committee Chair:  Stacy Acton
    Chamber Lead: Garret Hill

     

    Ambassador Committee

    The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are an important part of our organization. Ambassadors act as liaisons between the Chamber and its members. They help to sustain positive relationships; educate new and existing members on how the Chamber can help their company and serve as hosts to new members at several chamber functions. Chamber Ambassadors benefit from this volunteer opportunity by creating contacts within the business community and opening doors for their own business. This committee is ideal for any Chamber member seeking to create more business-to-business relationships. To join this committee and/or for more information, contact Brian Murphy, Membership Sales Director. 

    Ambassador Applications can be found here.

    Committee Chair: Kay Machula
    Chamber Lead: Brian Murphy

     

    Champaign County First

    The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with several other community-based organizations and taxing bodies make up an organization called Champaign County First. CC1 is a united countywide effort to identify projects and/or initiatives that when successfully completed will greatly benefit the citizens of Champaign County; spur economic development and, improve the quality of life in Champaign County. Champaign County First partners are committed to advocating on behalf of the identified projects at the local, state and/or federal level with one voice in order to transform Champaign County. Champaign County First members make an annual trip to Washington DC and Springfield. CC1 meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

    Committee Chair: Mark Ballard
    Chamber Lead: Laura Weis

     

    Finance Committee

    The Chamber Finance Committee provides guidance to the Chamber staff and the Chamber board of directors on the Chamber’s financial health by monthly review of the Chamber’s financial statements and investments. This committee also serves as the annual audit committee. The Finance Committee is open to chamber members who possess a financial background and skills.

    Committee Chair: Dan Kirby
    Chamber Lead: Laura Weis and Caryn Isenhower

     

    Public Policy Committee

    The Public Policy Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. to identify local issues impacting business; to make recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors on improving the business climate through advocacy. Applications to serve on the committee are available and should be mailed to the Chamber Office at 303 W. Kirby, Champaign, IL 61820, or emailed to Public Policy Director Garret Hill.

    Committee Chair: Dan Hurley
    Chamber Lead: Garret Hill