The purpose of the Membership Committee is to engage and expand membership. Member engagement and member retention are top priority. By seeking feedback from current members on ways to improve chamber member services, this committee continues to increase the value of membership benefits and investment.
The Ambassador Committee is comprised of outgoing chamber volunteers that reach out to welcome and engage new members. Each new Chamber member is “adopted” by a Chamber ambassador and welcomed with a call and invitation to the next New Member Orientation and upcoming event. Chamber Ambassadors assist with New Member Orientations; greeting and registration at chamber events; and ribbon cuttings.
New Albany Young Professionals (NAYP)
New Albany Young Professionals (NAYP) is a meaningful group of dedicated, talented young professionals from a wide cross-section of careers and industries. The NAYP mission is to build relationships, develop professionally, become civically and philanthropically active. Typically, members are under the age of 40 and/or have less than 5 years of experience in their current field.
Human Resource Council
The New Albany Chamber of Commerce HR Council provides a venue to exchange ideas, discuss employment-related topics and receive professional development and training. The HR Council events and seminars are offered to broaden and expand human resource knowledge and to keep abreast of changing legal requirements. The HR Council is composed of representatives of companies who are responsible for the human resource tasks in their company, including small businesses.
Legislative Affairs & Advocacy Committee
This committee is responsible for keeping abreast of major issues impacting business in the local area and working with elected and non-elected officials on issues and programs that move our city and region forward.
Nomination & Awards Committee
The Nomination Committee reviews potential board of trustee member nominations and recommends a slate to the board of trustees to be voted upon at the annual meeting in December. This committee also reviews nominations for the annual Delta Awards and recommends award winners to the board of trustees. Lastly, this committee reviews and recommends nominations of chamber members for external awards.
Programming & Events Committee
This group researches, reviews and recommends programming options for the C-Suite Speaker Series; Leadership Academy professional development opportunities; and special events.
Taste of New Albany Committee
This committee plans and executes the Chamber’s largest annual event. Taste of New Albany is an annual event featuring food, fun, friends and entertainment. Taste of New Albany showcases the local area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and specialty food vendors.
The Finance Committee is responsible for monitoring the finance, accounting and budgeting functions of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. The committee reports to the Board of Directors on the financial status of the Chamber and recommends policies or changes to policy to the board, related to the finance or accounting functions of the Chamber.
Economic Development & Tourism Committee
This committee’s mission is to promote New Albany’s robust local economy; attract and assist out-of-town visitors; and enhance the quality of life for all people who live, work or visit New Albany. With a focus on existing business retention, this committee determines ways the chamber can promote the community and add value to residents and visitors.
The Communications Committee is responsible for planning and managing the chamber website, newsletter, public relations, marketing materials and various other aspects pertaining to the Chamber’s branding identity and market.