When you volunteer for Chamber committees, you gain the opportunity to study community needs in-depth and develop creative solutions to the business community’s concerns. Chamber committees offer you a chance to help shape the future of Cherokee County!
The Education Committee directs a variety of initiatives that build and enhance relationships between businesses and local schools. The committee oversees the Partners in Education program which annually recognizes businesses for their commitment to education. The group, in conjunction with the Going Green Committee, coordinates an annual ‘Green’ event for elementary students while also recognizing retiring educators from the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) and collecting/delivering supplies for students in CCSD Title 1 schools via the School Supply Express. The group’s Remote Reader program promotes literacy and the fun of reading by encouraging community volunteers to read/record a story to be posted to the Chamber’s YouTube channel. The readers and their books are then promoted to local schools and the community at large. New in 2022, the committee will celebrate Pie Day on March 14! Committee members also learn first-hand about the continuous educational developments in our community.
Whether your company is already utilizing environmentally friendly practices or is interested in learning more about Going Green, join forces with other local businesses in growing a greener Cherokee County “Where Metro Meets the Mountains, and More Than the Grass is Green”. The Going Green Committee provides Green Tips on a variety of topics and recognizes Chamber member companies for their positive impact on the environment, while also focusing on business, consumer, and student environmental education. Two of the committee’s annual efforts include a recycling event, which coincides with Earth Day, along with and a ‘Green’ event for elementary students in conjunction with the Chamber’s Education Committee. Those involved with the Chamber’s Going Green initiative boast the program provides for corporate involvement as well as household buy-in.
Governmental Affairs Council
On your behalf, the Governmental Affairs Council tracks business legislation and collaborates with elected officials. The group also coordinates the annual Cherokee Day at the Capitol, Elected Officials Appreciation Reception, Legislative Appreciation event and Annual Legislative Survey. A compilation of the survey data, collected from the Chamber membership each fall, is provided to Cherokee’s Legislative Delegation prior to the annual Legislative Session.
Workforce Development Council
Volunteers coordinate free events for resume building and job search/interview skills, along with the SchmoozaPalooza business promotion/networking event. In addition, the WFDC coordinates annual Career Fairs for 8th grade students in the Cherokee County School District – an event that promotes local career opportunities to the community’s future generations.