Chamber Committee Opportunities...
In order to continue the positive growth within our organization, the Chamber relies on a fantastic team of volunteers to help keep things running smoothly. Our "Task Teams" work behind the scenes to make sure our members are receiving meaningful benefits, our events are well-run, and our region is getting the attention it deserves. The Chamber holds numerous events throughout the year. Some are in the form of fundraisers that help support the mission of our organization, while others, such as our networking and "Meet the Chamber" events, are designed to benefit our members and the community in an immediate and direct way.
Our current major committees include:
Charged with making sure our region gets the attention it deserves, as well as covering all aspects of marketing for the Chamber and its events. The marketing committee is responsible for putting together a yearly marketing plan and budget, and will work with each Event committee to assist in staying on plan and budget. Often meets monthly or every 2-3 weeks during planning periods.
Started in 2014, the Education Committee is tasked with researching and providing relevant educational benefits to our members, they are responsible for the introduction of our Chamber 101 sessions, as well as the creation of our new Business Growth Series. Group typically begins meeting in late spring monthly, then every 2-3 weeks as fall approaches, until all events of the season/series are complete.
LSRCC Annual Meeting Committee
Tasked with all aspects of planning the Chamber's Annual Meeting of the Membership, usually held in January. The committee begins meeting in Mid-October until the event takes place. Meetings are often bi-weekly.
Black Fly Open Golf Tournament Committee
Tasked with all aspects of planning the Black Fly Open LSRCC fundraiser, usually held in May. The committee begins meeting in mid-January, until the event takes place. Meetings are often every 2-4 weeks in the early planning and then weekly as we get closer to the event.
New London Hospital Days Committee
Tasked with all aspects of planning Hospital Days in conjunction with New London Hospital, specifically to include LSRCC's Chamber Night, Band Night and Midway on the Common. The committee begins meeting in mid-January, until the event(s) take place. Meetings are often every 2-4 weeks in the early planning and then weekly as we get closer to the event(s). There are subcommittees that will plan Chamber Night, Band Night and the Midway.
11/27/2021 - Small Business Saturday - all our retail shops, restaurants & small businesses - all season long!
12/11/2021 - TWAS in Newport sponsored by the NACC - 1 to 3pm
12/11/2021 - Under the Stars - A New London Holiday Celebration - 4 to 8pm
The LSRCC was able to partner up with our regional chamber neighbors in a partnership program with the State of NH. We were able to bring in around $275K to our region.
The programs we created had a focus on COVID recovery for businesses & communities as well as elements of travel & tourism for our region.