Get the most out of your membership in the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce by getting involved in committee service. Please review the Committees below and sign up for the group(s) that best fit your particular areas of interest.
AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Sarah Brown, Ambassadors Chair
Members serve as the welcoming arm of the Chamber at membership events, participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies and deliver new member packets. John C. Hargrave “Ambassador of the Year” awarded at annual meeting.
Members focus on welcoming and recruiting new members to Chamber. The task force engages with businesses and invites them to explore the many benefits offered. Members answer questions about membership and assist new Chamber members in networking within the Chamber. Annual incentives offered to task force members that bring the most businesses to the Chamber family.
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Tom Larson, Chair of Government Affairs
Encourage local elected officials to expand and improve the area’s road, water and sewer infrastructure; identify needed improvements and assist developers in creating fully-served business-industrial parks. Educate membership on the development of local, state and federal legislation. Lobby elected officials for pro-business legislation and conduct candidate forums.
RETENTION & EXPANSION COMMITTEE
Jay Pouzar, Chair of Retention & Expansion
Members contact and visit existing industries to monitor the business climate of the La Porte area and encourage and assist with expansion plans. Members develop strategies to address distressed businesses.
Host the New Teachers Welcome Luncheon. Monitor legislative issues affecting education. Develop and promote business/education partnerships, school-to-work initiatives and school mentorship programs.