The Chamber has a wide variety of standing committees, task forces and event organizing committees where you can have fun, make business contacts and a contribution to the community.
Select the committee you're interested in. You'll be sent directly to a page containing all the details, including meeting schedules, committee chairpersons and staff support, as well as a copy of the committee's 2011-2012 program of activities.
This committee provides direction on the development of marketing and communication initiatives and aims to help reinforce the Chamber's reputation as a leading Voice of Business in London.
This committee works closely with Chamber staff and, when needed, liaises with the other Chamber program and policy committees to provide strategic counsel on the positioning of policy papers, event marketing, and other activities including the biennial membership survey.
Who should join this committee? Individuals from member companies who are specialists in the fields of public relations, marketing, writing, and media relations are encouraged to volunteer on this committee. Individuals who are interested in developing these types of skills are invited to join this committee.
The Policy department at the Chamber is responsible for maintaining the organization's position and profile as the leading advocate for London business. Two committees are involved in this process:
- Federal & Provincial Affairs Committee: The Federal Provincial Affairs Committee connects volunteers and members to key issues and decision-makers on vital issues such as the economy, taxation, labour, social reform and healthcare. The committee monitors government initiatives of interest to Chamber members, surveys and informs members of the impact of such initiatives, and formulates responses to the government on behalf of our business community. Any Chamber member with an interest in the federal and provincial government, belongs on this committee. Interested members are encouraged to attend meetings. Existing committee members belong to a variety of industry sectors including manufacturing, technology, financial, institutional, service, and professional.
- Municipal Affairs Committee : The Municipal Affairs Committee gives members an opportunity to make a difference in the things that directly impact our business community --from taxes to recycling to downtown parking. Any Chamber member who operates a business or who has an interest in the economic landscape of London going forward, belongs on this committee. Interested members are encouraged to attend meetings. Existing committee members belong to a variety of industry sectors including manufacturing, technology, financial, institutional, service, and professional services.
- Special Events and Networking: Through our programming and special events we truly help London businesses Get Connected and Stay in Touch! Our Special Events and Networking Committee maintains existing programming including our Business After Five and Speed Networking, but also works to develop creative ways for members to network on an ongoing basis.
Chamber members with interest or experience in program development, membership services, or event management are encouraged to participate on this committee
- Membership Sales & Services: Providing continued value to our membership is a priority for The London Chamber of Commerce. Our Membership Relations committee assists in ensuring that our membership materials remain relevant and our retention practices reflect our members needs.
This committee is also involved in the review, adoption and execution of member benefits. They approve new member offerings including affinity programs, monitor benefit uptake and usage and make recommendations on adjustments to member fees and dues schedule.
Annually the Membership Services Committee conducts a service audit which reviews the Chamber's entire service offering, recruitment and retention practices. Lastly, this team provides a Member Advisor Program, helping new members maximize their membership in their first year or two of membership.
Not sure committee involvement is for you? Feel free to try out a few meetings before you make your decision. Most committees meet monthly but even once you have joined a committee, attendance at each monthly meeting, though encouraged, is not mandatory.
Should the province sell more assets to reduce debt?
This poll ran from June 4, 2013 until June 18, 2013
- Absolutely (98 votes)
- Absolutely not (96 votes)
- Only where the private sector could do it better (234 votes)