Why Join a Committee?
Expand your opportunity for new business, establish relationships with current and future clients, and increase your awareness of all your resources within the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce. The key to maximizing your benefits with the Tualatin Chamber is by using them.
Joining a committee within your chamber will:
- Offer easy access to business contacts.
- Get your voice heard on issues that affect the business community.
- Get the visibility you want within the chamber.
Get involved today!
Sign up for one of the many committee opportunities that are provided through the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.
Celebrate Tualatin Committee: Celebrate Tualatin is an event that recognizes and rewards outstanding businesses and volunteers in the community. The committee is responsible for planning and promoting this annual April event.
Swing for the Wolves / Crawdaddy Open Golf Tournament Committee: This 18 hole golf scramble tournament is a great opportunity to take advantage of your membership, make important business contacts and help the Chamber earn necessary funds for us and Tualatin High School sanctioned sports. The committee is responsible for planning and promoting this annual July event.
Tualatin Crawfish Festival / Home Improvement Team Committee: The Chamber’s Home Improvement Team represents a wonderful group of businesses that provide roofing, siding, windows, decks and fences, cleaning services, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and more. This group is responsible for the successful Tualatin Home Improvement Show at the Tualatin Crawfish Festival in August.
Holiday Auction Committee: What better way to get in the holiday spirit than assisting in planning the legendary Holiday Auction? This event is continuing to grow in attendance and popularity! The committee is responsible for planning and promoting this annual December event.
Marketing/Membership Committee: This Committee is responsible for all aspects of marketing and recommends practices and initiatives to develop the Chamber’s overall communication and membership strategy. Join us if you have strong skills in Marketing or would like to develop your skills.
Ambassador’s Committee: The Ambassador’s Committee works with the Chamber staff, the membership base and the Membership Committee to attract new members and enhance membership retention. In addition, this committee educates, encourages and engages the membership by attending the majority of Chamber events to act as a greeter and an advocate of the Chamber of Commerce.
Business Advocacy Council (BAC): The Business Advocacy Council is responsible for promoting business growth and job development in order to foster a healthy and stable economic foundation within our community. As the voice of business in the Tualatin area, this committee is focused on Business Retention & Expansion, Workforce Development and Public Affairs.
Interested? If you are interested in learning more about any of these committees, please contact the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce. A staff member will be more than happy to discuss openings within the committees, give you information on the meeting dates and approximate time commitments as well as provide you with the committee chair information for the group you are interested in!
Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is a committee comprised of local business professionals. It is the mission of this committee to set Chamber policies to be implemented by the staff.
2016 Board Members include:
- Grant Yoakum, Past Board Chair
- Robert Knight, Board Chair
- Joan Riley, Vice Chair
- Joe Trocolli, Secretary
- Wendy Anderson, Treasurer
- John Goodhouse, Director
- Angela Venetz, Director
- Angie DeRouchie, Director
- Cheryl Laird, Director
- Arienne White, Director
- Kurtis Fuller, Director
- Syni Brent, Director
- Lou Ogden, Ex-Officio
- Sherilyn Lombos, Ex-Officio
Executive/Finance Committee: The Executive Committee shall act for and on behalf of the Board of Directors when the board is not in session but shall be accountable to the Board for its actions. It shall be composed of the President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President.
Committee Member Testimonials
“I have been involved over the years with a number of Chamber committees. The best parts of these committees are the people you meet, the energy that is created, the ideas that are generated
and the results from the hard work. It is all worthwhile to help the Chamber and the community.”
“As a part of the Holiday Auction committee, I was able to enhance my relationships with the other committee members as well as with many business owners in Tualatin. I found the experience to be beneficial and highly enjoyable.”