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Committees

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 info@chambergmc.org.

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.

Members:

Dan Brasch, Harleysville Bank; Andrew Champagne, Morgan Stanley; Dan Cook, American Heritage Federal Credit Union; Trish Corvo, A Step Up Academy; Samantha Douglas, Wissahickon Trails; Tabitha Landis, Tompkins Vist Bank; Shauna Rodriguez, Fulton Bank; Carolyn Watson, Ambler Savings.

 

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.

Members:

David Onorato, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, Chair

Larry Burns, Horsham Township; John Ernst, Lansdale Borough; Dan Reavy, TRAISR LLC; Duncan Reed, Edward Jones Investments; Suzanne Ryan, PECO; Linda Simon, Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care Bill Vitiello; The Victory Bank; Dan Wallace, Daniel Wallace Commercial Real Estate - Arrow Real Estate; Janis Zimmerman, CritAcuity Medical Group.

Power Your Potential Committee

Assist in the planning of the regions annual Power Your Potential Montgomery County Conference.

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.

Members:

Sweta Bhargav, Adviso Wealth; Andrew Champagne, Morgan Stanley; Ella Griggs, TD Bank; Vernessa Hopkins, H3 Business Services; Garfield Jackson, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Brian Kersey, Foulkeways at Gwynedd; Duncan Reed, Edward Jones; Neal Shah, Mamania, LLC; Rose Siegel, C&N; Trevor Waldspurger, Phila Commuinications LLC

 

 

 

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.

Members:

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

Stan Braverman, Braverman Associates; Chris Hayden, Hayden, Nelson & Yoder; Tom McKee, Edward Jones Investments; Chris Schalleur, ChristoIT.

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.

Events 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 considers ways the Chamber might support veterans in our community, our workforce and as entrepreneurs, as well as to provide opportunities to veterans for personal and professional development.

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.

Members:

Duncan Reed, Edward Jones Investments, Chair

Bob Cherry, Merck; Dina Corrado, SERVPro; April Donahue, QNB Bank; Dave Freeman, QNB Bank; David Heins, Mortgage Network; Ray Keough, My Benefit Advisor; Lisa Martin, Costco Wholesale; Tom McKee, Edward Jones Investments; Jeremy Meade, Ardent Credit Union; David Onorato, Hladik, Onorato & Federman; Neal Shah, Mamania, LLC.

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.