The Chamber has three committees which will provide any voluntary participants with some life-enriching opportunities. Not only will it provide volunteers with some excellent professional and business skills, it will also benefit the community they belong to in a positive manner. To make a difference, take a look at the committees we are looking to recruit volunteers for, and pick which one feels right for you!
Government Relations Committee This committee meets to develop reviews of governmental legislation that will have affect our membership and community. Chaired by President-Elect Paul Byles, the committee will also arrange a regular meeting schedule with the elected and public officials in government, and feedback any recommendations on legislation to the remainder of the Chamber Council. They meet on a monthly basis, and the committee is also overseen by Vice President Paul Byles and CEO Wil Pineau, CCE.
Membership and Community Development Committee Vice-President Chris Kirkconnell chairs this committee which focuses on the stimulation and growth of our Chamber membership, as well as working in the community to ensure that our Islands remain a safe and beautiful place to live. Alongside Chamber employee Nicola Burke, the committee will also develop initiatives and programmes to educate our members, as well as encouraging economic growth and the thriving of small-and-micro enterprises.
Education Committee This committee will help support all branches of learning (from public, private and vocational schooling to continuing education and the value of life-long learning), raise community expectations regarding education and academic achievement, better equip the workforce and member businesses to compete in the evolving market, and promote & advocate for educational attainment initiatives in the wider community. President Kyle Broadhurst will serve as Chair for this committee, and will work alongside member businesses to act as a bridge between community and education leaders to encourage the improvement of standards and advocate the importance of lifelong learning.