Chamber of Commerce Committees

Looking at the different committees below is an excellent way to help you define what our Chamber is all about. The power of Chamber membership is in participation. By bringing your skills, talents, and time to one or more committee you can be a powerful influence in helping to make our communities and their business environment the best they can be.

Committees

GREETERS / MEMBERSHIP

PURPOSE: Two separate committees combined in 2007; to serve and add to the membership through the use of Greeters and Ribbon Cutting and other events.

CHAIR: Chuck Cook

BUDGET

PURPOSE: Plans out the Chamber budget for the next fiscal year, for approval by the board of directors.

CHAIR: Michele Eldridge

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CHAIR: OPEN

Community Service Events

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS BANQUET (DSA)

PURPOSE: An annual banquet to honor community members and educators that have given their time and service to our area.  Nominations are solicited throughout the community and a dinner is held at Shadow Hills Country Club the first week in November. Each year the following categories are honored: Educators of the Year, Youth Service, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Citizens and Lifetime Achievement.

CHAIR: Pat Straube

FESTIVAL SALES

COMMITTEE: Coordinates the maintenance and work scheduling.  We sell local and Scandinavian Festival postcards, abelskiver pans, charms, and T-Shirts from within the Chamber office.

CHAIR: Chamber Staff

PARADES OF LIGHTS

Held every year the second week in DECEMBER

PURPOSE: To coordinate and plan the area’s annual Light Parades.
The Light Parades are a community service event held the first weekend of December. The Parade is in Junction City on Friday, Harrisburg on Saturday.. Floats, trucks, RV’s, farm equipment and animals all decorated in lights join together for a festive start to the holiday season. All entries are free.

CHAIR: Michelle Francois

ANNUAL MEETING

Held every July
PURPOSE: A gathering to honor outgoing & incoming board members and present awards for Business of the Year (large & small) and Organization of the Year.

CHAIR: Brad King

Events

DINNER & AUCTION

COMMITTEE: Plans the Chamber’s primary fundraiser.  The Dinner & Auction is held in the spring with a dinner, silent auction and oral auction.  The next one will be held March 5th, 2016.

2016 Corporate Sponsors:  Citizens Bank, Pacific Continental Bank and SELCO Community Credit Union

CHAIR: Barb Shipley

GOLF TOURNAMENT

COMMITTEE: Coordinates the annual golf tournament.  A fun filled day at Diamond Woods Golf Course complete with lunch, 18-hole golf, prizes and a raffle.

CHAIR: Dave Zech

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE MAY

COMMITTEE: Coordinates the Community Showcase held at the Junction City Fire Hall with booths by 65 local businesses and organizations.

CHAIR: Michele Eldridge

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

COMMITTEE: Invites and coordinates Chamber members to talk about their business. Held at the Moose Lodge in Junction City, it supplies a casual atmosphere during a continental breakfast with many opportunities for members to network with each other. Held the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 am to 8:00 am

CHAIR: Brad King and Laura Bromley

LUNCH FORUM

COMMITTEE: Noted guest speakers on a variety of subjects relevant to Chamber members, including government and health issues, business trends, and local and state issues.

CHAIR: Winn Wendell