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  • Ambassador Committee

    Assists in the recruitment and retention of members to serve Chamber members through enhancing member-networking opportunities and to promote activities and events that feature member firms and to give recognition to worthy recipients.  
    Co-Chair:  Billy Plummer, S & S Termite and Pest Control, LLC
    Co-Chair:  Nicholas Armistead, Keller Williams

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    Education Committee

    Purpose is to provide or facilitate seminars and workshops that interest the membership, to assist in advancing workforce development, and to oversee the leadership programs of the Chamber.  
    Co-Chair:  Dr. Linda North, Southern Union State Community College
    Co-Chair:  Chuck Beams, East Alabama Medical Center
    Committee at Large:  Jason Bryant

    Executive Committee

    Purpose is to act on behalf of the Board of Directors when the Board is not in session but to be accountable to the Board for its actions and to oversee the President.
    Chair:  Bill Loosier,  Edward Jones

    Governmental Affairs Committee

    Purpose is to be a conduit to local, state and national government officials, function as a research and review committee on issues affecting the business and/or industry in our community, and recommend proposals, positions and solutions on issues of interest for  the Board for review and action. 
    Co-Chair:  Dr. Mark Neighbors, Opelika City Schools
    Co-Chair:  Chris Hickman, Hanwha
    Committee at Large:  Steve Pelham

    Membership Committee

    Purpose is to ensure that members are aware of their benefits and services and that they're hearing from us.  Other considerations are to consider new ways of reaching out or discussing new benefits to offer.  Identifying target groups, reaching out and contacting non-renewals are other specific tasks.
    Co-Chair: Billy Plummer, S & S Termite & Pest Control, LLC
    Co-Chair: Ginger Stern, Individual Member

    Public Relations Committee

    Purpose is to review effectiveness of Chamber publications and to insure proper distribution of Chamber publications.  
    Co-Chair:  Robyn Bridges, Auburn Opelika Tourism
    Co-Chair:  Bill Loosier, Edward Jones

    Recognition Committee

    Purpose is to review and select members for  awards throughout the year based on submissions from the Membership.
    Co-Chair:  Carlton Hunley IV, Lambert Transfer & Storage
    Co-Chair:  Ayanna Thomas, Lee Russell Council of Government

    Small Business Committee

    Purpose is to support and focus on the needs of the small business community by generating new business opportunities and solutions for the common challenges facing this group today and to strive to provide opportunities to create new relationships, generate exposure and develop a strong network of partners to service the largest segment of member companies.
    Co-Chair:  Carlton Hunley, IV, Lambert Transfer & Storage
    Co-Chair:  Laurel Callaway, Railroad Investments

    Women's Business Council

    Purpose is to plan and focus on the needs of women in business in our community, offering programming that improves their daily lives.  They currently offer an annual Keynote Speaker Luncheon, the Sports Series, a Health & Wellness Series and the Wallet Wellness Series.
    Co-Chair:  Brooke Kastner, Auburn Opelika Tourism
    Co-Chair:  Ginger Stern, Individual Member
    Committee at Large:  Barbi Agricola, Agricola Law
                                         Robyn Bridges, Auburn Opelika Tourism

    If you are interested in joining an Opelika Chamber of Commerce committee, contact the chamber at coc@opelikachamber.com

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