The Ambassadors are the official hosts for the Chamber at all functions, including Business After Hours
Socials and Luncheons. They meet monthly to plan new and effective ways to make members feel welcome and a
real part of the Chamber. The Ambassadors call new members and invite them to get involved. They accompany
new members to Chamber functions, and make sure they get acquainted with the networking procedure. The
Ambassadors are essential to the retention of new members.
This committee engages in programs and projects that help to inform Chamber members and the community of
the accomplishments of our students and educational institutions, as well as addressing the needs of our
education system. The Education Committee sponsors two annual events: “Youth Business and Industry Job Shadow
Day”, an event created to help students in selecting future professions and “Student Empowerment Day”, to assist
high school students prepare for college. The committee also administers the Ann A. Wilk Scholarship Fund, which
provides money toward education beyond high school for Inglewood students.
Federal, State and Area issues are reviewed by this committee and, if action on a given subject is desired,
a written proposal is presented to the Board of Directors for their action. Period Congressional, Senatorial
and Assembly reporting forums are held with elected representatives. Election ballot issues are also studied
by the committee with recommendations made to the Board for their action. Occasional “Meet the Candidates”
public forums are held where Candidates aspiring to be elected to a non-partisan office are presented.
Special Events Committee
This group is responsible for planning and staging the Annual Installation of Officers Banquet, securing
locations for monthly membership socials which are hosted by the sponsoring businesses, and coordinating
general membership luncheons/breakfasts where selected guest speakers are invited to talk on timely subjects
and also introduce new Chamber members.
This group plans and stages the largest Chamber fundraiser, the Annual IAACC Golf Classic.
The “life blood” of the Chamber, or any organization, is dependent on membership. Programs
are factored to retain the Chamber’s present membership, and others are designed to encourage
prospective new members to join the organization by detailing the many business advantages
offered through membership.
Small Business Committee
The Small Business Committee has as its primary objective the promotion and encouragement of economic
growth within the area by improving the business management skills of individual members of the business
community. This committee sponsors seminars which attempt to educate business owners/managers in various
aspects of business management. The Chamber is a Small Business Administration Resource Center for the
Airport Area, and provides Service Corps of Retired Executive (S.C.O.R.E.) counseling service for business
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