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For many Chamber members, joining a committee is the best way to get involved in the Chamber and the Carlsbad business community. Participating on a committee is a great opportunity to meet other members and begin building valauble business relationships. Committee leaders and members are the backbone of the Chamber’s success. Chamber members are welcome to join committees at any time, and with several committees to choose from, there is something for everyone. If you would like more information, please contact the Chamber at (760) 931-8400 or the committee chairs, whose numbers are listed below. Meetings are held at the Chamber office unless otherwise noted. The committees are:
Ambassador Committee – Chair Lisa O’Hearn (cabi Clothing) and Co- Chair Darcy Wolfe (Edward Jones). Performs public relations functions for the Chamber. Acts as host for the Chamber at special events, ribbon cuttings, and open houses, and volunteers at the monthly Sundowner. Meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be added to the Ambassador e-mail list, click here.
Business Resource Committee – Chair-Michael Glenn (Printsmith Solutions) and Co- Chair Don Hein (Little Cakes Cupcakes). Presents educational and promotional the popular First Friday networking breakfasts and educational seminars. This committee also coordinates a Speaker’s Bureau. Meets 7:30 a.m., first Tuesday of the month. If you would like to be added to the BRC e-mail list, click here.
Education Committee – Chad Lund (Jefferson Elementary School) and Carolyn B. Reinmiller (Carolyn B. Reinmiller Public Relations). Works to enhance the educational experience by linking academics, business and community to promote real world learning, support partnerships, and encourage and celebrate educational excellence in our schools. Meets at 7:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be added to the Education Committee e-mail list, click here.
Government Affairs Committee – Chair Michelle Herrera (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) and Co-Chair Catherine Magana (WWM Financial). Monitors and acts on local, state, and federal legislation. Develops relationships with public officials to ensure business input and representation at all levels of government. The Government Affairs Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. If you would like to be added to the Government Affairs e-mail list, click here.
Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance – Chairs Jeff Segall ( CSUSM) and David Harrison (City of Carlsbad). The mission of the Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance (RCBA) is to promote business emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and community recovery through services, educational programs and cooperative partnerships. Meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second Friday of the month. click here.
North County Young Professionals – Bev Jorgensen (Carlsbad Chamber-760-931-8400.) A new group made up of members ages 21-39 from the Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista chambers of Commerce. NCYP provides events focusing on business networking and professional development. To be added to the NCYP e-mail list click here.
Sustainability Committee – Co-Chairs Ahmed Haque (NRG Energy, Inc.) and Lisa Rodman (Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation – Discovery Center) . Acknowledging a changing world, the Sustainability Committee seeks to find and promote the appropriate balance between the economic, environmental and social aspects of the community to ensure sustainability for current and future generations. The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to be added to this committee’s e-mail list, click here.
Technology Advisory Committee – Josh Mazur (Productive Computing, Inc.) and Stan Quinn (Quinn’s Rapid Recharger). Educates Chamber members on the use of technology and how it can benefit their business. This is accomplished by presenting free workshops on various topics during each committee meeting. Also keeps the chamber on the cutting-edge of technology in order to better serve its members. The Technology Advisory Committee meets at 7:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Workshops are from 8 to 9 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. If you would like to be added to this committee’s e-mail list, click here.
* You must be a current Carlsbad Chamber member to join a committee.