Committees and taskforces are action oriented and supplement the work of the board and staff. Working with Chamber Staff, our committee volunteers help facilitate the programs and services that enhance the success of our members the greater business community. Work on a Chamber of Commerce Committee or taskforce is an ideal training ground for future community leaders and Board members.
The Chamber team is grateful for the many volunteers they are privileged to work with every day, and appreciate the time and energy these people give back to their fellow members.
Executive & Finance Committee
The Executive & Finance Committee is comprised of directors who help set the agenda for the Brandon Chamber of Commerce Board. They make recommendations to the Board regarding policy and strategic initiatives. They may also act in place of the Board, when the board is not in session. They oversee and periodically review the Chamber budgets, financial statements, and all other financial matters. This committee is comprised of the Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and the immediate Past President. Members of the Executive Committee are selected and approved by the Board of Directors.
2021-2022 Chair: Barry Cooper, Heritage COOP
Board Development Committee
The Board Development Committee’s mandate is to ensure the organizational effectiveness of the Board of Directors. They are responsible for board evaluations, board training, board nominations (election) and executive succession planning. This committee is chaired by the Past President and includes one Board member, the GM and additional members at large as required for specific responsibilities.
2021-2022 Chair: Spencer Day, Progressive Westman
The Governance Committee monitors the Board’s duties in compliance with governance best practices. They are responsible for reviewing current bylaws and policies and drafting new board policies as required, as well as facilitating strategic planning sessions. This committee is chaired by the Secretary/Treasurer and includes the GM and three additional board members.
2021-2022 Chair: Jaime Pugh, MNP
Business Development Committee
The objective of the Business Development Committee is to promote existing business, attract new business, provide educational seminars and informational sessions and address specific business development concerns within the community. At least one Board member, as well as one staff member, and volunteers from the Chamber membership base will make up the committee.
2021-2022 Chair: Jaime Pugh, MNP
Government Relations Committee
The objective of this committee shall be the facilitation and promotion of the chamber with all levels of government including the City of Brandon and Province of Manitoba, and the gathering and sharing of information with same. At least one Board member, as well as one staff member, and volunteers from the Chamber membership base will make up the committee.
2020-21 Chair: Taunya LaBuick, LaBuick & Co.; CW2 Construction & Design Ltd.; Guardian Fencing
Workforce Alignment Committee
The Workforce Development committee is a catalyst to foster a workforce that meets the evolving needs of the community.At least one Board member, as well as one staff member, and volunteers will make up the committee. This committee can include members from outside the Chamber, as required.
2020-2021 Chair: Chris Finley, Mazergroup
The objective of the Events Committee is to organize all aspects of the Annual Chamber Dinner, Golf Tournament and such other special events for the membership as may be required. The Brandon Chamber of Commerce events are the most prominent way the Chamber communicates to the membership. Therefore, quality and image are very important. Our function is to design, organize and host the events for the Chamber membership to create opportunities for business networking, provide information that benefits business decisions and foster active participation in community issues. Led by the Events Coordinator, this committee is comprised of members.
The objective of the Membership Committee is to communicate with existing members on a regular basis to garner opinions and concerns that the members wish to express or have addressed and to promote the benefits of membership and increase the general membership of the Chamber.
The Membership Committee’s mission is to attract and retain members to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce by promoting the benefits of membership, ensuring quality of the Chamber product and communicating with members and non-members. Led by the Membership Coordinator, this committee is comprised of members.
Get involved and make a difference!
Join a Committee! If you are interested in being involved in one of the Chamber committees, please contact the Chamber office at 571-5342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to be on the Brandon Chamber Board? Watch for the call for nominations each spring, and consider putting your name forward.
Can’t commit to a full year of meetings and activities? Not a problem, often we need help with our special events ! Contact the Chamber at email@example.com to see how to get involved.