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Serve on a Chamber Committee

The Chamber is a membership organization led by volunteers. With the assistance of Chamber staff, a variety of committees are organized to provide membership input on Chamber services and to look at issues and recommend responses to the Chamber Board of Directors. Many committees are open to any interested Chamber member. Other committees are appointed by the organization's leadership to oversee a specialized issue or project. Interested in one of the volunteer opportunities listed below? Please email us - we'd love you have your input!

Chamber Committees:

  • Agri-Business Committee
  • Ambassadors
  • Small Business Council
  • Public Policy Committee
  • Market Hutchinson
  • Convention/Visitors Bureau Advisory Board

Agri-Business Committee

Chair: Mike Campbell

Email Chelsey Dawson to get involved in this committee!

Open Membership: Committed to raising public awareness of the impact agriculture has on the Reno County economy, this committee works to strengthen urban/rural relations, address farm issues and recognize the importance of area farmers and agribusiness.

Ambassadors

Chair: Kitty Keazer, Details Event Planning & Rentals

Email Marcy Kauffman to get involved in this committee!

Open Membership: The Ambassadors serve as the Chamber's welcoming committee and volunteer sales force. Ambassadors attend and conduct ribbon cuttings and grand openings. They also participate in the annual membership sales drive and serve as hosts/hostesses at Chamber function.

Small Business Council

Chair: Brian Pacheco, Plaza Astle Realty/Cargill

Email Marcy Kauffman to get involved in this committee!

Open Membership: The Small Business Council works to increase public awareness of the role small business plays in the local economy by coordinating the monthly Small Business Award. Committed to assisting small business, members of the Council also call on and interview small businesses each month to determine how the Chamber can better serve them.

To nominate a business for the monthly Small Business Award, CLICK HERE

The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce and The Hutchinson News partner to present the Small Business Award to a deserving business each month during a Chamber Membership Breakfast or Lunch. Requirements for consideration of the monthly Small Business Award are: chamber membership, in business for at least three years, and employs 40 or fewer people. The Small Business Award is sponsored by First National Bank of Hutchinson, Hutchinson Credit Union, Eagle Communication, and KFSA Insurance.

Public Policy Committee

Chair: John Swearer, Martindell Swearer Shaffer Ridenour LLP

Email Kirk Johnson for more information on this committee or visit the Public Polcy page by clicking here!

Appointed Membership: Serving as the Chamber's lobbying group, the Public Policy Committee monitors state and federal legislative issues affecting the local business community and recommends the Chamber's annual Legislative Agenda to the Board of Directors.

Market Hutchinson

Chair: Sue Wray, Hutchinson Regional Healthcare Systems

Email LeAnn Cox for more information on this committee!

Appointed Membership: The Market Hutchinson committee coordinates the Chamber/CVB community marketing program in order to increase consumer traffic by promoting our retail, medical facilities, tourist attractions and special events.

Convention/Visitors Bureau Advisory Board

Chair: Mary Grace Clements, STRATACA

Email LeAnn Cox for more information on this committee!

Appointed Membership: This committee advises the Convention/Visitors Bureau on issues concerning the local travel/tourism industry, and is made up of representatives from attractions, hotels, retail, restaurants and businesses-at-large.