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Committees and Councils

The Chamber offers a number of opportunities for members to get involved by assisting with the development and planning of programs and services.

For more information about joining a committee, contact chamber staff at 215-362-9200 or

Business with a Purpose Committee

The committee assists chamber staff with the volunteer network of young professionals that work with local nonprofits to further their missions. Committee members organize volunteer and donation events, and recruit fellow Chamber members to donate their time and services to nonprofits pro bono.


Andrew Champagne, Morgan Stanley and Carolyn Watson, Ambler Savings, Co-Chairs

Amanda Piccirilli Hall, Ainsley's Angels in Southeastern PA; Dan Cook, American Heritage Federal Credit Union; Leah George, Caesar Revise P.C., Maggie Herrity, Care & Share Thrift Shoppes; and David Williams, Harleysville Bank


Government Affairs Committee

The committee develops programming with local, state, U.S. elected officials.  It keeps abreast of business related issues in Harrisburg/Washington DC for member information and potential advocacy.


David Onorato, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, Chair

Neil Brady, Volunteer Medical Service Corps; Larry Burns, Horsham Township; John Ernst, Lansdale Borough; Carolyn McCreary, Montgomery Township; Dan Reavy, Hatfield Township; Duncan Reed, Edward Jones Investments; Suzanne Ryan, PECO; Bill Vitiello; The Victory Bank.

Power Your Potential Committee

Assist in the planning of the region's annual women's conference, Power Your Potential.

Chamber Inclusion Council

The Council will help to promote an inclusive chamber, where all businesses feel valued and supported, and to increase a sense of belonging.


Andrew Champagne, Morgan Stanley; Farnaz Dar, North Penn Cleaning Solutions and Saufennel; Tyra Elsner, Univest Financial Corporation;  Ella Griggs, TD Bank; Vernessa Hopkins, H3 Business Services; Brian Kersey, Foulkeways at Gwynedd; Dr. Jeyraj; Sherry Kristal-Turetzky, Diversified Disability & Vocational Services, Inc.; Donna Richemond, County Commissioners; Duncan Reed, Edward Jones; Rose Siegel, Firstrust Bank; Sophie Sow, Tanel Homecare Staffing Agency; Brenda Thomas-Daniel, Everyhome Realtors; Bev Weinberg, Integrate for Good; George Whitehair.


Leadership Development Committee

The committee works with chamber staff in the development of certificate and other educational programs for the business community.  The committee created the successful Leaders On Board program and will be discussing establishing a Starting a Business 101 series.


Sheri Strouse, Harleysville Bank; Kirk Walters, The Walters Group, Co-chairs.

Chris Hayden, Hayden, Nelson & Yoder;  Chris Schalleur, ChristoIT; Cody Mortimer, Innovative Development LLC.

President's Advisory Council

Appointed by the president to assist in moving the Chamber forward by implementing our strategic plan. Discussion includes program development, geographic growth/partnerships, and member value proposition.

Marketing Committee

The Committee assists chamber staff in the development of new, engaging networking events and support the marketing and promotions of existing signature events with planning and sponsorships.

Membership Committee

Members are appointed by The Chamber Board. Committee members will take an active role in recruiting and welcoming new members, fill a mentor role where needed to assist new members in finding their place in The Chamber. Committee members must be active for at least one year and not be engaged in a similar role for another organization.


Veterans and Military Committee

The Committee plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between the business community and veteran organizations in Montgomery County. By serving as a liaison, the committee helps facilitate collaboration and cooperation to enhance support and resources for military personnel and their families.


Chip Eissler, Christian Brothers Automotive; Harry Gill, ADT; Bruce Hengey, The Hengey Group; Rick Horner, Eclipse Center for Creative Community; Kevin Kaltenbacher, The Hasbrouck Education & Career Center; Todd Kowalski, Commonwealth Charter Academy; Robert Lee, Fulton Bank; Ray Liberto, Merck; Gary Miller, The Miller Financial Group; Thom Starke, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling; Bob Zimmerman, BKS Consulting; Joy Zwicker, Iron Valley Real Estate.

Golf Outing Committee

The committee assists in organizing the Chamber's annual golf outing. Committee members are responsible for securing sponsorships, gathering auction items & raffle prize donations, and the overall promotion of the event.


Pete Bednarek, Merrill Lynch; Carroll, Payroll Vault; Bob Cherry, Merck; Dan Cook, American Heritage Federal Credit Union; Dina Corrado, SERVPro; Kevin Cwikla, Altek Imaging; Ryan Frazier, Citadel Credit Union; Dave Freeman, QNB Bank; Ray Keough, My Benefit Advisor; Colette Mellott, CMBA Solutions

Nonprofit Council

The Nonprofit Council is open to chamber member nonprofit organizations for networking, learning and collaborative opportunities. Each meeting will include a topic driven discussion on issues facing nonprofits.