Join a Committee

It takes a village to run a Chamber!  It also takes a variety of committees to ensure the Chamber delivers on its mission.  Program and event committees are open to all Chamber Members.  Volunteering on a committee is a great way to meet other Chamber Members and expand your network.  Chamber Members who are interested in serving on any of the program and event committees listed below, can email to request to be added to the invitation list for a committee.  Simply specify your committee of interest and your contact information!

Program and Event Committees – Open to all Chamber Members

  • Government Affairs: Chamber Members interested in public policy issues and coordinating events with public and elected officials are invited to join us at a Government Affairs Committee meeting.  This Committee is charged with recommending the Chamber’s advocacy platform on an annual basis.  The Committee also reviews advocacy issues to ensure they align with the Chamber’s platform and suggests how best to take action.  Additionally, this committee recommends topical areas for Chamber events and public officials to engage as speakers. The Committee meets every monthly in the Fall and Spring. 
  • Hudson County EMERGE - The Young Professionals Community: This committee develops programs and events to engage entrepreneurs and professionals in the 20 – 40 age cohort.  This committee coordinates bi-monthly Hudson County EMERGE business networking and professional development events.  The Committee also leads efforts to engage the business community in community volunteering with the Chamber’s non-profit members. The Committee is open to all Chamber Members and meets on the first Friday of every month.
  • Legends Ball: This committee produces the Chamber’s premiere gala event, the Annual Legends Ball, typically held in December. The committee is also responsible with defining the criteria for nominees to be honored as Legends and for soliciting nominations from the Chamber Membership and recommending a final slate of honorees to the Board of Directors. The Committee, open to Chamber Members and Board Members, meets from Spring to December each year.
  • Annual Business Meeting: This committee produces the Chamber's kick-off event, the Annual Business Meeting, which takes place in January/February each year. This committee recommends topical themes and key-note speakers for the Chamber's gathering of its membership. The Committee, open to Chamber Members and Board Members, meets in the fall and winter.
  • PLAY GOWF!: This committee produces the Chamber's premier golf outing at Bayonne Golf Club, which takes place in June. This Committee, open to Chamber Members and Board Members, meets from January to June.
  • Membership Committee: This committee comprises Board and Chamber Members and supports the Chamber’s efforts to grow its membership base through formal membership drives, open house events and other forms of outreach.

Board Committees

  • Executive Committee: The Chamber’s Executive Committee consists of the Chair of the Board, Treasurer, Secretary, First Vice Chair, Vice Chairs and other members of the board who are elected to serve in a leadership role by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Committee is charged with ensuring effective delegation from the board to the President of the Chamber, recommending policies for Board implementation, and managing planning and performance evaluation processes.
  • Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee supports leadership development for the Chamber's Board of Directors and meets annually in the fall to prepare a slate of candidates for service on the board and as officers of the board. The Committee, made up of both Board Members and Chamber Members, is by invitation only.

Finance Committee: Chaired by the Treasurer to the Board of Directors, this Committee assists in the continuous improvement of the Chamber’s financial reporting, makes recommendations on audit/annual financial review policies, and the organization’s reserve fund policy.

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