NW OKC Chamber Committees
Serving on a Committee or Council is an excellent way to learn from and build relationships with your professional peers. Our Committees and Councils effect change in the Chamber, in the city government and state legislature and in our local community. All members are encouraged to maximize their membership opportunities and serve the greater needs of the Chamber by becoming engaged in at least one Committee or Council.
The Ambassadors Council serves as the goodwill arm of the Chamber by welcoming new members to the Chamber, greeting guests at events, representing the Chamber at ribbon cuttings and grand openings, making calls on new and existing members, and encouraging and educating all members on how to get involved. Ambassadors are instrumental in the membership renewal process and help generate ideas for Chamber programming and events. They meet for lunch on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month.
Advises on the development of a comprehensive marketing plan, identifying and allocating resources, and reviewing potential opportunities for raising the chamber’s brand visibility.
The Membership Council seeks to grow chamber membership by promoting recruitment of new members and retention of existing members. Identifying prospective members and involving current members more actively in chamber programs is the mission of the membership council. Meets as needed or every other month.
Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee works closely with elected officials and seeks to assure that a vibrant and stable economic climate prevails in the Northwest Metro by closely monitoring legislation on the local and state levels to assure that the interests of businesses are protected and that public policy initiatives are business friendly. The Committee also hosts the annual State of the State Luncheon with State Legislators, a Day at the State Capitol, as well as public forums and debates throughout the year. Meets as needed or every other month.
Leadership Northwest Council
The Leadership Council consists of Leadership Northwest graduates. The alumni are responsible for overseeing the Chamber’s nine-month Leadership Northwest program designed to develop leadership skills and to further the understanding of community dynamics and operations. Members of this council should be graduates of the Leadership program. Meets as needed.
Northwest Young Professionals
Meet Monthly, planning events with a goal of connecting, developing, and impacting young professionals and community in the Northwest Metro Area.
Planning the annual event including theme development, logistics, sponsor development, and awards selection. 2014 event Date: January 28
Assist with planning the annual chamber sporting event including sponsor and team recruitment, prize solicitation, and logistics. 2014 event date: June 16
Assist with recruiting auction items to be sold in the chamber’s annual fundraising event.
2014 event date: October 23
Taste of Northwest
Assist with creating & conducting annual event, including restaurant recruiting, establishing theme, sponsor development, promotions and ticket sales. 2014 event Date: October 23