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. These chamber ambassadors assist with New Member Orientations; greeting and registration at chamber events; and ribbon cuttings and grand openings.
New Albany Young Professionals (NAYP)
This 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, and contribute to the economic development and high quality living of the community.
Human Resource Council
The HR Council provides a venue to exchange ideas, discuss employment related topics and receive professional development and training. The HR Council offers events and seminars to broaden and expand general HR knowledge of HR and legal issues.
Legislative Affairs & Advocacy Committee
The New Albany Chamber of Commerce strives to engage the area’s public and private sectors in a common goal of creating prosperity for our businesses and residents. We regularly work with elected and non- elected officials on issues and programs that move our city and region forward. This committee researches and keeps abreast of major issues impacting business and reports back to the board, Chamber members and the broader community.
Nomination & Awards Committee
The Nomination Committee reviews potential board of trustee member nominations throughout the year and recommends a slate to the current 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. Delta Awards are presented to the winners at the annual meeting in December. Lastly, this committee reviews and recommends nominations of chamber members for external awards and recognition.
Programming & Events Committee
This group researches, reviews and recommends programing options for the C-Suite Speaker Series; training and development opportunities; and special events such as the Business Expo & Job Fair, Taste of New Albany, Legislative Breakfast and Community Update Breakfast.
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 that takes place in the heart of New Albany, Market Square. 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 add value and grow existing and new tourism-related events and projects in New Albany.
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.