From time to time the West Nipissing Chamber requires a group of members appointed for a specific function. Each committee needs to be overseen by a Director of the Chamber Board.  Therefore the Board of Directors will have specific responsibilities to oversee such Committees. 

Each Committee:

  • Consists of Chairperson, Vice-chair, and members-at-large, who do not necessarily have to be on the Board of Directors, but must be Chamber of Commerce Members
  • Will meet on an as needed basis, for the time being.
  • When staff has an issue, or requires some direction, a Chairperson or Vice-chair will be available to assist.  This means that not every minor detail or expense will have to go to the Board. This helps in time-sensitive matters.

Chamber members in good standing are welcome to submit their interest in being part of a specific committee outlined below by emailing or calling the Chamber office at 705-753-5672.

The 2017 Chamber Committees include:

Marketing and Website Committee

  • All marketing/communications materials used must be within the budget set.
  • All website work in relation to the West Nipissing Business Growth Initiative is related to this Committee.

Youth Entrepreneurial Capacity Committee

  • This Committee will assist staff in coordinating the Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium targeted to local high school students
  • The results of the Leakage Analysis and Market Feasibility Study will be shared at the Symposium promoting entrepreneurship as a viable career 

Study Steering Committee

  • This Committee will be responsible for completing the Leakage Analysis and Market Feasibility Study
  • Tasks include creating the RFQ and awarding the contract, as well as assist staff on coordinating the Study
  • Committee members will be asked to provide their expertise to the hired contractor when identifying key sectors to be examined in the Study and providing contacts

Agricultural Task Force Committee

  • This Committee consists of 5 sector members and five community/Chamber members.
  • Staff will learn more about the needs and services offered by the farming community. 10 farms will be visited, with information collected being shared with the Task Force Committee.
  • Assist staff in coordinating Trade Show (Feast on the Farm event) and Agriculture Symposium
Business Development Workshop Committee 

  • The committee will determine topics of interest that the business community would benefit from and that they would find valuable
  • Tasks include organizing workshops and sourcing industry specific facilitators, creating workbooks that can be used during the session and in the workplace, as well as provide business owners with the necessary tools required to address areas of their business that they are not currently maximizing on
Feast on the Farm Committee

  • The event will highlight the use of local food and increase visibility for our area farmers and local chefs. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet their local food producers and chefs.
  • This committee is tasked with identifying and recruiting chefs to participate, ensure that the focus of the event is to showcase local food, coordinate all event logistics, seek sponsorship and sell tickets.
Revenue Generating Committee

  • This Committee will develop a cost forecast and budget on a yearly basis and present it to the Board for approval
  • Brainstorming session will take place to determine ways in which the Chamber can increase the number of available revenue streams
Business Awards Committee

  • The event is focused on honouring the entrepreneurs in West Nipissing, recognizing excellence achieved and also promoting an active and engaged business community
  • This Committee will assist staff in coordinating all event logistics, seeking sponsorship and coordinating the nomination process
Downtown Parking Committee

  • This committee is responsible for meeting with members of municipal government to identify areas of improvement and brainstorm possible solutions for downtown parking issues
Golf Tournament Committee

  • This Committee will assist staff in coordinating all event logistics, seeking sponsorship, registering golfers and picking up prizes
Advocacy and Lobbying Committee

  • Members will assist staff in lobbying various forms of Government (Municipal, Provincial and Federal) pertaining to any issues that affect member businesses, such as taxes, snow removal, etc.
  • Any time a staff member has an issue, or requires some direction, this committee will be struck to assist