Chamber Project Teams
The Chamber of Commerce offers a multitude of ways in which investors can get involved. Project Teams play a
critical role in the Chamber of Commerce. Some Project Teams plan and organize the activities of the chamber, others are involved in
outreach and networking, still others provide recommendations to the board of directors, which are used to determine Chamber policies.
All investors in the Chamber are encouraged to become actively involved.
Connect active professionals to each other and the community through social, civic, charitable, educational, and
professional development events. Events are planned and hosted on a bi-monthly basis. This is an ongoing group.
Meeting Commitment: Monthly (core committee) or on particular projects only. Investors can sign up for the ACT*BG Core Committee or volunteer for particular projects only.
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Ambassadors of the Chamber
Ambassadors of the chamber are divided into three parts, Ceremonial, Welcome, and Planning. Ceremonial: Attend ribbon cuttings sponsored by the chamber. Welcome: Visit new businesses on behalf of the Chamber. A desire to introduce yourself and getting to know more business in the community is a plus for these two team members Planning: develop and review materials for the Welcome Ambassadors; develop and utilize a new Investor survey and an exit survey; work with Marketing & PR project Team. Meeting Commitment: Attend one New Investor Breakdast; a minimum of eight Ribbon Cuttings or site visits per year. Planning: As needed. Investors can sign up to be a Ceremonial Ambassador or Welcome/Visiting Ambassador or a Planning Ambassador.
Annual Meeting and Dinner Awards
Team members assist the Chamber staff in planning and organizing the Annual Meeting Dinner and Awards slated for the end of January. A member of the Executive Board serves as Chair. Meeting Commitment: Once a month September thru December; 2-3 times in January. Investors can sign up on the AMDA Project Team or volunteer to help set-up the day of the AMDA only or vlunteer to help tear down the day of the AMDA only.
Awards Project Team
This project team is split into three small groups to determine the recipients of the Chamber Citizenship awards and I Love BG award. Meeting Commitment: Anticipate a total of two meetings for each group.
- Female Citizen Award, presented at the Annual Meeting Dinner/Awards (December/January meetings)
- Male Citizen Award, presented at the Annual Meeting Dinner/Awards (December/January meetings)
- I Love BG Award, presented at the Mid-Year Luncheon
Team members focus on developing and implementing programs that will improve Investor's bottom line. Programs include Lunch 'N' Learn and Small Business Management Series, other seminars, workshops and speakers that are of interest to Chamber investors, and assisting with the Mid-Year Luncheon/Meeting. Business Improvement including: Ideas for group discount programs, products and services for Chamber Investors that continue to support their economic success; and create innovated strategies of retention. Also responsible for the Small Business of the Year and the Outstanding Customer Service awards. Members also assist with the Mid-Year Luncheon. Meeting Commitment: Once a month on the third Tuesday of the Month, 8am. Investors can participate by serving on the Business Council Project Team or volunteer during Business Council Events.
Education and Youth
This project team is divided into three seperate areas of focus: Scholarship, Leadership, and Career Forum. Blood Analysis Scholarship Project Team: Members are charged with implementing the annual Blood Analysis Scholarship fundraiser generally held latter April. Proceeds are earmarked for local High School scholarships. Members also review the scholarship criteria and select the scholarship winner(s). Meeting commitment: Monthly - January through April. Investors can volunteer day of Blood Analysis Scholarship Fundraiser only or on the Highschool Leadership Project Team. Members of this team are asked to advise on program development. This group includes input of area high school and principals. BGHS Leadership is chaired by Chamber staff. Chaperones are sought for the high school leadership sessions. Months available are October, November, January, February, March, April, and May.
Bowling Green Annual Community Event
Members of this team organize the event, seek donations (short term and long term), and sustainable funding for the Annual Community Fireworks event. This event is a partnership between the City of Bowling Green, BGSU, and the BG Chamber of Commerce. Meeting Commitment: Monthly - February through July.
Members assist the Chamber staff in planning and organizing the Chamber's only fundraiser. There are many subgroups within this team. The date for the Annual Golf Outing is the Wednesday before Labor Day. A member of the Executive Board serves as chair. Meeting Commitment: Monthly Meetings May - August. Team members are encouraged to assist day of event. Volunteers are also sought to help the day of the event.
The Governmental Affairs mission is to identify public and political issues at the local, state, and national level to keep the Chamber investors informed. Open to interested Investors who want to be instrumental in legislative issues. Includes Legislative & Health Care Reform Updates, "State of" Series, and assists with Mid-Year Luncheon. Commitment: Monthly, on the second Tuesday, 8am.
Leadership BG Alumni Association
This association is available to all graduates of Leadership BG and continues to give members opportunities in networking and community awareness at LGBAA and Bowling Green Chamber
of Commerce events. There are two annual social events and the Golf Ball Drop fundraiser; up to five planning meetings per year.
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Marketing & PR
Members will work to improve existing forms of communications and publications, and to assist with establishing newer and effective modes of communication (social media/videos); review and update current Website. Through these activites the team will expand awareness and use of the BG Chamber and its products and services. This team will work closely with Chamber staff. Meeting Commitment: Monthly and as needed once projects are completed.
Bowling Green Annual Community Event
The parade os a community event sponsored by the Chamber, held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Team members are instrumental in determing the parade theme, address logistics, etc. A member of the Executive Board serves as Chair. Meeting Commitment: Approximately 5 meetings beginning in early Fall. Team members are also asked to volunteer on the day of the parade. Investors are needed for the Holiday Parade project team and the volunteer the day of the parade.
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The more involved... the more we can accomplish for you, the Bowling Green Chamber Investors. Thank you!