Get Involved - Join a Committee!

Joining a committee allows you the opportunity to have others see first hand, your defining skills. 
  • Need to connect?  Need to get out in the WS business community?  The Ambassadors or the Membership Committee will get you connected.
  • Marketing your niche?  Show others your ability to think out of the box with focus on a message, a brand.  Join the Marketing Committee.
  • Creativity, planning and implementation your skills?  The big events produced by the Special Events Committee have the spotlight to showcase these skills.  
  • Demonstrate financial oversight and advice?  These are skills best demonstrated through case study.  The Chamber financial activity is the case study for the Finance Committee.
  • Will knowing the details make a difference?  Help develop our voice.  Government Affairs Committee provides you the opportunity to dig deep in matters of the WS community.
Interested in joining a WSCC Committee?  Email Lynn Dennis (

Pete Spalding Government Advocacy
 Chair:  Pete Spalding, Verity Credit Union

Define and advocate the Chamber’s position on state and local government’s legislative, regulatory and policy matters in the interest of our members.  Facilitate opportunities for members to have contact with their elected officials.  Inform and educate our members on issues that could potentially affect their interests. 

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 AmyLee-Derenthal_HS 160x200Ambassador Committee
 Chair:  Amy Lee Derenthal, Food Lifeline

Interested in meeting the membership?  This committee focuses on supporting existing members, making them feel welcome and helping them understand the results their business can experience by taking advantage of their membership benefits.

Lynn Headshot Community Resource Guide Committee
 Chair:  Lynn Dennis, WSCC

Rebrand the Community Resource Guide to include the story of the Chamber, its members and the community.  Expand digitally on the Chamber website.

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Chair:  Lauren Burgon, Law Office of Lauren Burgon

Guide new members.  Learn about the new member’s business.   Introduce them to membership at events.  Discuss the membership benefits and how they might use them to grow their business.  

  hglaw-3Finance Committee
 Chair:  Hamilton Gardiner, Holmquist & Gardiner PLLC

Provide oversight of the WSCC financial management and activities and advise the Board of Directors on financial matters

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Chair:  Kailei Feeney

This committee focuses on data gathering.  Determine appropriate means to obtain information (i.e. surveys, focus groups), development questions, review results and how best to present to membership.  This does not include creating the information gathering vehicle or summarizing of results.  

FelixMarketing Committee
Chair:  Shannon Felix, Avalon Glassworks

Objective of this committee is two pronged:  marketing the Chamber and marketing the membership.  Focus on maximizing the Chamber’s ability to communicate Chamber value and increase visibility of members by introducing them to the membership and the community. 

Tamara Gillest 160x200Program Committee
Chair:  Tamara Gillest

Demonstrate your creativity and ability to target education that meets the needs of the membership.  Brainstorm ideas for topics and speakers to be used at luncheons, workshops and social media.  Assist in acquiring speakers.  Participate in discussion of new programs. 

Mary Jean colorSpecial Events  
Chair:  Mary Jean Stephens

Work with a great team that produces well-attended revenue generating events each year which give our members the opportunity to network, promote themselves and make connections.   Join the fun!