Get Involved in the Heights Chamber.
Promote your company. Grow your business.
Joining the Chamber is the first step to developing more revenue and profits for your business. Your next step is getting involved through a committee. The Heights Chamber has committees that meet regularly as well as seasonally.
At right, is a photo of our Ambassadors. These individuals are here to welcome you to the Chamber and help maximize your membership.
Ambassadors Committee: Focuses on welcoming and involving new members into the Chamber. The Ambassadors are the “tour guides” that induct new members, schedule and attend their ribbon-cuttings, point out opportunities, introduce them to our many programs and to other members. Therefore, we have established basic qualifications for our Chamber Ambassadors Committee:
- One year active participation in the Chamber by the applicant.
- Have attended a minimum of two Chamber monthly Orientation sessions.
- Actively served on another Chamber committee for at least six months.
- To ensure balanced assignments, we limit the size of the Committee to match the average current flow of new memberships.
The Ambassadors Committee meets the second Monday of each month from 12:30 -1:30 pm at different locations. For more information, please email the committee chair, Natalie Coyle.
Governmental Affairs Committee: Has as its goal the building of rapport and on-going relationships with city, county and state elected governmental representatives. Results will allow members to stay abreast of critical business issues, monitor voting records and understand the candidates and elected official’s positions. Chair – Sara Armstrong.
Heights Young Professionals (HYP): Recognizing the need for an organization dedicated to young professionals, the Chamber organized and introduced the Heights Young Professional organization. This is a new forum for the mid-twenties to late thirties age group who are interested in building their professional skills and networking in a business and social environment. Chair-Natalie Coyle
New Membership Committee: Follows up with prospects identified by the membership and others to encourage organizations to join the Chamber. Involvement in this committee also offers high visibility to prospective and new members. Chair – Jack VanPelt
Education Committee: Assists local schools and serves as a liaison with local businesses. Its also in charge of managing the fundraising for scholarships provided area students.Member sponsors help the Chamber award scholarships each year to deserving area high school students. Chamber member take time to donate much-needed school supplies to an area school where deserving students have a need. The Committee also reviews all scholarship applications and determines the winners each year through a standard process. Chair – Cindy Reibenstein
Buy Local First Committee: The Buy Local First Committee promotes local businesses in the Heights and leads the charge on the Buy Local First Campaign. Chair – John Frels
Seasonal/Special Events Run by Committee:
- Chairman’s Gala – The beginning of a new Chamber year brings the annual Gala, an elegant evening where members and guests enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment and a relaxing opportunity to renew friendships with fellow members.
- Crawfish Festival – Chamber members along with the community, families and guests come together for this annual mudbug boil. While crawfish is the main event, entertainment, vendor tables, moonwalks and auction items make the afternoon fun and exciting.
- Economic Forecast Luncheon – Each year the Chamber provides our members and the community the chance to hear from and economic expert on the state of the economy and what changes to expect in the coming years. The committee is responsible for coordinating the event and selling sponsorships and tables.
- Education Luncheon – Hosted by our Community Fund. The funds go directly to scholarships and teacher grants. We have awarded $350,000 in scholarships over the years.
- Gateway to Government Luncheon – Keynoted by a high profile elected official, this event also includes representatives from various agencies of local government to answer our members’ questions.