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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Dan Brasch, Harleysville Bank; Andrew Champagne, Morgan Stanley; Dan Cook, American Heritage Federal Credit Union; Samantha Douglas, Wissahickon Trails; Tabitha Landis, Tompkins Vist Bank; Michael Roberts, Expense Reduction Analysts; 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.
David Onorato, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, Chair
Larry Burns, Horsham Township; John Ernst, Lansdale Borough; Carolyn McCreary, Montgomery Township; 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.
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.
Sweta Bhargav, Adviso Wealth; 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; Garfield Jackson, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Brian Kersey, Foulkeways at Gwynedd; Dr. Jeyraj; Sherry Kristal-Turetzky, Diversified Disability & Vocational Services, Inc.; Shane Popiny, Shane & Pepper Foundation; Donna Richemond, County Commissioners; Duncan Reed, Edward Jones; Neal Shah, Mamania, LLC; Rose Siegel, C&N; Sophie Sow, Tanel Homecare Staffing Agency; Brenda Thomas-Daniel, Everyhome Realtors; Trevor Waldspurger, Phila Communications LLC; George Whitehair, Volunteer Medical Service Corps.
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.
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. (Starting Q1, 2023).
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. (Starting Q1, 2023).
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.
Rob Bender, Travis Manion Foundation; Chip Eissler, Christian Brothers Automotive; Sean Halbom, Worcester Township; Bruce Hengey, The Hengey Group; Rick Horner, Eclipse Center for Creative Community; Garfield Jackson, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Kevin Kaltenbacher, The Hasbrouck Education & Career Center; Robert Lee, Fulton Bank; Ray Liberto, Merck; Vince Morgan, No Doozy IIT; 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.
Bob Cherry, Merck; Dina Corrado, SERVPro; Jackie Thomas, QNB Bank; Dave Freeman, QNB Bank; David Heins, Mortgage Network; Ray Keough, My Benefit Advisor; Dan Cook, American Heritage Federal Credit Union; Ed Carroll, Payroll Vault; Lee Barry, Lei Barry Team, Keller Williams; Kevin Cwikla, Altek Imaging; Pete Bednarek, Merrill Lynch; Ryan Frazier, Citadel Credit Union; Colette Mellott, CMBA Solutions
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.