The Chamber Committees are divided into two divisions:
Member Relations and Community Relations
Member Relations Division
3RD FRIDAYS! NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Chairperson: Lisa O’Callaghan, Cumulus Media
A committee to coordinate the third Friday luncheons, using Chamber member facilities to provide a networking lunch for our members and soon-to-be members. This opportunity will also provide an opportunity for members to showcase their companies and services to attendees.
ANNUAL MEETING & SILENT AUCTION
Chairperson: Danna Mathiesen, Mercantile Bank
Acknowledge 5 Chamber members for their hard work and review the past year and introduce the board. This is required by the bylaws to be held annually on the 4th Friday of January.
NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST
A committee that will organize, plan, and promote the Chamber’s Business Breakfasts. The Business Breakfasts will provide networking opportunities and education for our members on how they can utilize the benefits and offering of the Chamber for their business.
This committee will work with schools in Wyoming and Kentwood to offer help and provide scholarships to students. The Education Committee will also offer business seminars to our members.
Chairperson: Kate Pyles, Massey State Farm
A committee of active members that reach out to new and existing members to keep them informed of current events and introduce them to the programs, benefits, committees, and the organizational structure of the Chamber.
Community Relations Division
Chairperson: Karen McCarthy, Consumers Energy
The committee monitors government activity and other public policy issues affecting the south Kent business community on behalf of Chamber membership and communicates relevant developments to the membership. The committee serves as a relationship type of liaison between the business members of the Chamber and government officials on the local, state and federal levels. The committee represents small business and the voice of small business.
WYOMING KENTWOOD SANTA PARADE
Chairperson: Michael Zomerilli, Diversified Protection
Hold a festive event that highlights the WKACC businesses during the Christmas Season.
28TH STREET METRO CRUISE
Chairperson: Bob O’Callaghan
Plan and Implement a Community-Wide Festival that both drives traffic to local busniesses and establishes the Wyoming/Kentwood Chamber as a leader in the business community.