The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce is the only 5-Star Accredited chamber in the state of Michigan!
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committees

The heart of the Chamber is the work of our volunteer committees. The committees are formed to meet the needs recognized by members for the benefit of business and the community. A thriving community depends on the strengths of its business community.

The mission of each committee is listed on each committee page. If you have interest in finding out more about a committee or would like to volunteer, please contact the chamber office.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must be chamber members and some committees have limited openings. If you are interested in joining a Chamber committee, please contact the Chamber.

 


 

The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce offers the following opportunities...

Business Expo Task Force
Chamber staff liaison: Billy Beers

This committee will plan, develop, organize and implement the Business 2 Business Expo for the Southwest Michigan region, Where Michigan Business Leaders Connect.

Chamber Ambassadors
Chamber staff liaison: Nadina Williams

The Chamber Ambassador Program is the volunteer arm of our organization. They represent the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce in our community and at Chamber-sponsored events. The ambassadors are dedicated volunteers from diverse businesses through the Battle Creek area. Their mission is to welcome, nurture, and recruit new Chamber members; act as goodwill representatives at Chamber functions and aid in the support of Chamber members. The Chamber’s goal is to help the Ambassador develop their networking opportunities while volunteering at various Chamber and community functions. Ambassadors serve in a public relations capacity and as a liaison between the Chamber staff and member businesses as our official “hosts”.

Events & Promotions Committee
Chamber staff liaison: Billy Beers

This committee will plan, develop, organize and implement the following program/special events. Business Blind Date, Business after Hours, Pub & Grub, Eye Opener Breakfast Program & Expo, Business Leader Luncheon series and the Chamber golf outing.

Government Affairs Committee
Chamber staff liaison: Kara Beer

This committee is charged with the planning, organizing, and implementing of the following programs/special events. Public Service Academy, Government Affairs Breakfasts (Quarterly), and Party Politics.

Member Marketing and Awareness Committee
Chamber staff liaison: Nadina Williams

This committee is charged with the planning, organization, and implementation of the following activities: video testimonials, eblasts, promotion and recruitment of ribbon cuttings, social media, “welcome to Battle Creek” mobile app, positivelybc.com, membership publications as well as the website.

Membership Committee
Chamber staff liaison: Andrea Allen

This committee is charged with planning, organizing, and implementing the following programs/special events. The membership process, Member 2 Member discount program, member benefits, any and all membership drives, New Member Orientation Mixers (Quarterly), and promotion of all ribbon cuttings.

Military Affairs Committee
Chamber staff liaison: Kara Beer

This committee recognizes the significance of the military presence in our community. Its goal is to promote and foster excellent relations between the business sector and the military.

Small Business Task Force
Chamber staff liaison: Kara Beer

Our goal is that Battle Creek will be home to a thriving small business economy characterized by an increasing number of successful small businesses and growth in jobs.

The impacts we seek are to:

  • Grow revenues and payrolls of small businesses;
  • Hire more local employees;
  • Increase number of entrepreneurs with successful new businesses;
  • Grow the number of successful women and minority-owned businesses and reduce the gap in the rates of ownership and success among these target populations; and
  • Increase networking, training and support services for small businesses.

Silent Observer Committee
Chamber staff liaison: Nadina Williams

This committee aids in the development of a positive economic environment and quality of life in our community by involving citizens and businesses in crime prevention and deterrence, aid in crime detection, and assist in the successful prosecution of those persons engaged in criminal activity within our community.

The Art in Business Committee
Chamber staff liaison: All

This committee will plan, develop, organize and implement the Spring & Fall into the Arts festivals for the community of Battle Creek.

Workplace Education Committee
Chamber staff liaison: Kara Beer and Billy Beers

This committee is charged with the planning, organization, and implementation of the following programs/special events. Personal and professional development webinars for employers and employees, Sophomore Future Track, and so much more.

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Battle creek area
chamber of commerce

One Riverwalk Centre, Suite 3A
34 West Jackson Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017

269.962.4076