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The Chamber's program of work would not be accomplished without the many resources provided by our numerous member volunteers. Giving of time, talents and sometimes even finances, men and women from throughout the region are making a positive difference in Central Virginia's business climate through their volunteer efforts. And there's always room for more!
Why volunteer? Well, in addition to the fact that it's good for the community, it's also good for you! Volunteers make contacts with like-minded business professionals, gain valuable leadership experiences and receive increased visibility for themselves and their organizations. Take a look at the opportunities below and find out how you can get plugged in or complete form, today!
- Air Service Development Committee
- Connection Management Team
- Leadership Council
- Legislative Affairs Committee
- Chamber Host and Ambassador Team (CHAT)
- Small Business Committee
- Lynchburg Regional Transportation Advocacy Group
The Air Service Development Committee is charged with the task of improving fares, connections, and equipment at the Lynchburg Regional Airport. Since September 11th, 2001 the committee’s focus has changed to leverage incentives and legislative pressure on air service providers to continue much needed air travel connectivity to major hubs. Committee members are comprised of CEOs of the major businesses in the region, which collectively spend about $14 million per year on air travel. For more information, contact the Chamber at (434) 845-5966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Director of Advocacy & Special Programming.
Members of the Connection Management Team serve in an advisory capacity to the professional staff of the Chamber. They assist in the planning and implementation of the Chamber's annual Trade Show. Membership is open to Chamber member Connection exhibitors. For more information, contact the Chamber at (434) 845-5966 or email Kaye Lewis, Director of Events.
The Council of Regents oversees the Leadership Lynchburg program and helps to select curriculum and activities for each years' class. Membership is open to alumni of the Leadership Lynchburg program. For more information, contact the Chamber at (434) 845-5966 or email Christine Kennedy, Executive Vice President.
The Legislative Affairs Committee identifies public policy issues that affect the business community at the federal, state and local levels. The committee helps the Board of Directors establish legislative agendas and priorities and serves as the voice of business. Committee members are expected to attend Chamber legislative events and trips. They should also be willing to contact elected officials as well as candidates for public office. For more information, contact Edie Swann at (434) 845-5968 x15 or email email@example.com.
Members of CHAT serve in a public relations capacity to welcome new members, assist in member retention and have key volunteer roles at an assortment of Chamber events. Interested members complete an application and meet with prospective CHAT members to determine eligibility and qualifications. Chamber members interested in this committee should contact Mike Lewis, at (434) 845-5968 x20 for a Prospective Ambassador packet including bylaws, application and CEO Pledge..
The Small Business Committee works to represent and promote the interests of the Chamber's small business members. Through a number of activities and programs, this committee helps build public awareness for small business in the region. Membership is open to interested Chamber members. For more information, contact Edie Swann at the Chamber at (434) 845-5968 x15 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynchburg Region Transportation Advocacy Group (LRTAG) is involved in working to improve all modes of transportation serving Central Virginia - highways, air service, rail service, public transit and multi-modal concepts. The work of this committee is vitally important to the economic development of the region. contact Edie Swann at the Chamber at (434) 845-5968 x15 or by email at email@example.com.