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  • Chamber Committees


  • Member involvement is what continues to make our Chamber a dynamic and growing organization. Below you will find a list of Committees to get involved with along with Committee Chair contact information.

    Some committees have specialized websites: Music & Arts Festival, Women in Business Network, Young Professionals Network, and Small Office Home Office (SOHO).  


  • AMBASSADORS 
    Chair: Kendra Lytle, Welcome Wagon

    Co-Chair: Patrick Stolly, Stolly Insurance Group
    About 20 Chamber members serve as "good will" ambassadors to retain members and serve as their voice for business needs/issues.


    BENEFITS
    Chair: Mark Faubel, Swisher Financial Concepts Inc.

    Reviews current membership benefits and researches potential opportunities for creating members savings. Also, expands and promotes the 'business to business' benefit on the Chamber's web site.


    BUSINESS PERSON/YOUNG PERFESIONAL OF THE YEAR
    Chair: Michael Swartz, Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.

    Assists in promoting the annual award, revises guidelines or selection process as necessary, reviews applications, interviews candidates, and selects recipient and finalists.    


    CHAMBER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP BOARD
    President: Paula Parlett, Huntington Bank
    Vice President: Patty Hohlbein, Otterbein University

    Board members serve one to three year terms managing the Chamber's 501c3 Foundation which funds educational scholarships for approved individuals of Chamber businesses and selected high school students.


    CPA NETWORK
    Chair: Donna Andriot, Capstone CPAs
    A network designed for chamber member CPAs to provide a forum for voicing concerns, giving feedback, and providing support for others with similar business practices.     


    EVENING OF ELEGANCE
    Chair: Sara Canterbury, Skylight Financial Group

    The largest Chamber fundraising event, held on November 13, 2015, features a live and silent auction for members, guests and general community members. The event is a black tie event. Proceeds benefit Chamber operating expenses and general community contributions.


    GOLF OUTING
    Chair: Mark Faubel, Swisher Financial Concepts Inc. 

    An annual outing for members and guests held on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club.


    GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
    Chair: Rob Twitchell, Information Control Corp.

    Works with elected officials to support and/or establish legislation, regulations, and policies that represent members' top concerns and enables businesses to thrive and compete locally, nationally and internationally. Also, provides related educational programs, materials, reviews and makes recommendations on local school and city issues affecting business.


    WESTERVILLE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
    Chair: Chuck Woodson, Heartland Bank
    Logistics Chair: Paul Hammer, Hanyman Matters NE Columbus 

    Organizes the annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival to be held July 11 and 12, 2015 at Heritage Park and Everal Barn. The second largest fundraiser for the Chamber. Features two full days of art, music, family and children's activities.


    PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    Chair: Tanya Copley, Fifth Third Bank - Business Banking

    Develops lunch programs and Business After Hours events to promote membership involvement and business promotion between members. 


    A TASTE OF WESTERVILLE
    Chair: Kelsey Stief, The Promo Girl/The Wyne Girl
    Vice Chair: Alli Redinger, Robin Enterprises

    A casual yearly spring event providing a taste of Westerville with a wine and beer tasting. Held Friday, April 17, 2015.


    WOMEN IN BUSINESS
    Chair: Vicki Miller, Otterbein University

    Delivers meaningful educational opportunities to women in business while inspiring them to carry what they learn into their organizations through quarterly luncheons or events.


    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
    Chair: Brandon Lawson, Simplex Tax Services LTD.

    Vice Chair: Matthew Fisher, WesBanco

    A network of young professionals networking with people of similar ages and goals for leadership and business opportunities while making a difference in the community. A support system and source for business contacts.


    SMALL OFFICE HOME OFFICE (SOHO): Visit Website!
    Chair: Gwen Nichols, Pusateri, Nichols & Co., CPAs

    A network designed to support and inspire each participant by sharing ideas, problem solving, strategizing and by learning from each other's experiences. Choice of two groups: morning and afternoon.


    WESTERVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION (WBA)
    Chair: Kyle Stroh, Metz, Bailey & McLoughlin
    A network for Chamber member attorneys to provide a forum for voicing concerns, giving feedback, and providing support for others with similar business practices. WBA also has its own website, which is currently under construction.